This Injured City Is Still Full Of Vitality
I came to San Antonio to pay my respects and mourn the founder of the Carson Advertising company, Mr. Paul Carson. We have been doing business with them over the past several years.
Paul Carson was born in San Antonio 83 years ago. He and his son John had been running a very successful business in Houston. Paul had a full and wonderful life with a beautiful family.
San Antonio is located in the south central part of Texas. It is the second largest city in Texas with a population of over 1.5 million. When the Spanish explorers arrived in this area in 1619, it was on the holy day of St. Anthony, Saint Padua in Portugal, so the city is named after St. Anthony. Lackland Air Force Base is located here. Due to the influence of the Spanish and Mexican cultures, the city is full of Latin culture. More than half of the residents are Latino.
This southern city welcomes more than 20 million tourists annually and you can feel the atmosphere of Native Americans and ancient Mexico here. Walking along the River Walkyou can taste the best cuisines from different worlds. The Alamo and SeaWorld are popular gathering places for tourists.
Unfortunately, the town of Uvalde is nearby. It suffered the tragic school shooting massacre in which twenty-one lives were lost due to a teenager killer. This tragedy covered the whole city and the nation with so much grief.
This afternoon I walked into this injured and beautiful city and saw the bustling crowds. We just don’t know how to explain the ugly side of human beings. This severely damaged town needs our prayers and blessings to take care and heal their scars.