Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1972 Page: 4 of 20
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THURSDAY, JUNE 15| 1972 THE RIO GRANDE HERALD PAGE 4
voiks & Facts
SAN DIEGO « Marine Pfc.
Homer E. Garza, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Requenez Jr. of
Route 34, Delmlta, graduated
from basic training at the Ma-
rine Corps Recruit Depot in San
A 19G8 graduate of San Isidro
High School, San Isidro, he at-
tended Pan American Univer-
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Sakratis Mas-
tropperros of Brownsville, are
presently on a three month va-
cation that will take them to
visit with relatives in Greece,
Italy and France.
Mrs. Eloisa Cruz Mastropper-
ros is the daughter of Mrs. San
J aanita Perez Rodriguez of Rio
Grande City. Mr. Mastropper-
ros is from Athens, Greece.
ANGELES, Philippines -- Al-
Santa Ana National
In the six months that I have been assigned to Santa Ana, I
have never seen a painter or illustrator doing any work on
the refuge. I have met lots of camera enthusiasts, writers,
poets, and movie-makers, but never a painter or Illustra-
tor. With the multitude of artistic possibilities available
out here, I wonder why this is so.
Each patch of brush, each tree, and each leaf offers the
artist an opportunity to let his imagination go wild. There
is not a single square foot on the refuge that does not offer
potential. We, whostay out here all the time, have not seen
all there is to see. Each day, each change in season, and
each change in light and shadows should provide some art-
ist with a special Idea.
Photography has offered the majority of people a faster
approach to nature's art. All too often though, it can be
just a lazy way to avoid the time and true creativity that
is required for a painting or Illustration. Photography In
Its highest form also is an art, but many people use the
camera as a mechanical means rather than for true art.
The painter or illustrator takes a great deal of time just
to be able to "feel" what his subject Is. Then he must be
able to create it just as he wishes others to see it.
We have seen and taken so many photographs of the cha-
chalaca that we are almost tired of looking at them. But
we have never seen anyone try to do them with brush or
pencil. We have tried many times to capture Spanish moss
with a camera, but usually end up feeling that it could be
more honestly represented with a painting.
Many camera bugs rush to the out-of-doors during the
spring and summer months when they can rely on the pro-
fusion of colors. But a true artist can find many art forms
In nature even during the most drab months. The way In
which a ray of light pours around a single leaf, the twisted
vines against a dead tree, the details of a bird nest or pack
rat mound, the skin of an alligator, or a drop of dew on a
blade of grass will Inspire the artist who learns to look
Spanish moss grows in thick masses on the Dlcllptera
Trail and Owl Trail. Yuccas and arrld brush can be found
on the Wetback Trail. Toad stools, mushrooms, mosses
and lichens are abundant on the North Lake Trail. Fields
of flowers and cactus patches lie along the main road. Riv-
er scenes with steep banks border the south end of the re-
fuge. Spider webs, oddly-shaped insects, elephant ear
leaves, cattails, tree bark, and an endless list of other art
subjects abound throughout Santa Ana.
Individual artists, art clubs, or school classes would
find that they would never leave Santa Ana feeling that they
had captured even a fraction of what nature's art has to
offer. Professionals or amateurs who are tired of painting
bowls of flowers or mountain scenics are extended a spe-
cial invitation to "capture" Santa Ana on their canvases.
Check in with us if we can help. We'd like to see your
bert S. McCrory has been pro-
moted to sergeant in the U.S.
Sergeant McCrory, a commun-
ications specialist at Clark AB,
Philippines, serves with a unit
of the Air Force Communica-
The sergeant, a 19G8 graduate
of Rio Grande City High School,
attended Pan American College,
His wife, Belinda, is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Olivarez
of 713 E. San Benito, Rio Grande
SAN ANTONIO —Airman
David Villarreal, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Eudocio Villarreal of
Rt. 1, Rio Grande City, has com-
pleted his U.S. Air Force basic
training at the Air Training
Command's Lackland AFB.
He has been assigned to Chan-
ute AFB, 111., for training in
weather services. Airman
Villarreal is a 1970 graduate of
Rio Grande City High School.
* * *
MERCED, Calif. — U.S. Air
Force Senior Master Sergeant
Oscar Franco, brother of Mrs.
Fred Pilon of Roma, has ar-
rived for duty at Castle AFB,
Sergeant Franco, a jet engine
superintendent, is assigned to a
unit of the Strategic Air Com-
mand, America's nuclear de-
terrent force of long range
bombers and intercontinental
ballistic missiles. He pre-
viously served at Barksdale
AFB, La., and has completed a
year of duty in Vietnam.
The sergeant attended M.G.
High School. Sergeant and Mrs.
Franco, the former Josephine
Valenti, are the parents of a
son, Oscar, and two daughters,
Brenda and Marianne.
SEGAL TO STAR
NEW YORK — George
Segal has been signed to star in
"Love in Blume." a romantic
contemporary picture which
will be filmed later this year in
Los Angeles and Venice, Italy
Paul Mazursky will produce
Congratulations... to its Management...
from the Staff and Management at
Starr Plaza Shopping Center
Rio Grande City
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Trejo, Raul. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1972, newspaper, June 15, 1972; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194359/m1/4/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.