Tuesday, October 23, 2018

El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke to run against Ted Cruz for Texas Senate.

In early 2018, Congressman Beto O’Rourke from El Paso, Texas publicly announced he would be running against Senator Ted Cruz for Texas Senate. Beto O’Rourke is also running for US Senate against Ted Cruz. However Beto O’Rourke is mainly shifted his focus on primarily running for Texas Senate.

In this past year alone, Beto has managed to gain Hispanic vote across the State of Texas. He plans to gain the Hispanic vote across the United States. In early 2018, Beto O’Rourke ran a 10k race from US to Mexico as a symbol of unity. All this was to gain the Hispanic vote across the United States.

David Ewalt Community Center in limbo after residential bid.

Pontiac resident Demetra Leonard made a $120,000 winning bid on buying out the David Ewalt Community Center in 2013. She bought the property from the City of Pontiac. It is now under private ownership. It is now October 2018 and nothing has happened. The building is sealed and now vacant.

(Ref: https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/pontiac-receives-in-high-bids-in-auction-of-city-owned/article_3f20007d-d978-5712-be28-f44ce2b5ef63.html)

David Ewalt Community Center is located at 1460 North Perry Street, Pontiac, Michigan US 48340.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

History of Tablito School rediscovered and revealed.

Tablito School was named after a place called La Tablita. Governor Manuel Salcedo and Governor Herrera along with his 12 other officers were escorted from San Antonio de Béxar under an armed guard. They were executed near the site of the battlefield at a place called “La Tablita” in 1813. The killing of Governor Manuel Salcedo and his officers in 1813 was by some of the revolutionaries. A declaration of independence was adopted on April 6, 1813, establishing the First Independent State of Texas of the Mexican Republic, with José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara as president. (Ref: Castaneda, 1950, p. 99)

Tablito School was built in the area of La Tablita on January 1st, 1917 for Common School District No. 23 aka Elemndorf School District. Bexar County Common School District was responsible for financing and maintaining this school. J. C. Schulz was appointed by a county judge and commissioners to hold an election for increased special school tax and issuance of school bonds.

Tablito School was once located at the intersection of Streich Road & Old Corpus Christi Road just 3½ miles west of Elmendorf. Tablito School was also known as Tablito Elementary School. (Ref: East Central Independent School District Museum map of 1949)

Talbito School had a high percentage of Hispanic students many of whom were Mexican. Over 70% of its student population was Hispanic. It was a “Mexican school” for Hispanic students enrolled in the Elemndorf School District which is why it was called the “Mexican school”. Children spoke Spanish freely while attending Tablito School.

In 1949, the East Central Independent School District was formed and 15 rural schools were united into that one school district. Tablito School was consolidated into East Central Independent School District in 1949. Tablito School was closed in 1951. The Tablito School building was moved about a mile east on Goliad Road.


Today Tablito School is now the David Crocket Grange located at 14309 Old Corpus Christi Road, Elemendorf, Texas, US 78112. David Crocket Grange is a grange hall.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,540

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Lil Mo - P.S. iLoveMe Reloaded Diva.

Lil Mo - P.S. iLoveMe Reloaded Diva that came out on her independent label HoneyChild Entertainment back in 2014. P.S. iLoveMe Reloaded Diva is iLoveMe revisited with additional tracks that did not make to the iLoveMe album. The songs that were not included on iLoveMe were Rock Star, Secret Lovers, Anotha One, and Be Sure. P.S. iLoveMe came out on CD from on her independent label HoneyChild Entertainment back in 2011.

This album's production is a lot better and louder volume-wise than the Pain & Paper album was. Lil Mo is back to her 4 star self on this album! Songs like Take Me Away, Love Song, Movie, Higher, and iLoveMe with songstress/soul vocalist Tweet are highlight tracks. Every song on here is a banger!


iLoveMe features songstress and soul vocalist Tweet. Tweet lays down the smooth slow melody with her smooth soulful voice. iLoveMe is a Lil Mo and Tweet duet. The song iLoveMe raises awareness in self-love. The song iLoveMe is about self-love. Loving yourself for who you are. Lil Mo and Tweet take it to church on this one! iLoveMe is a love song of course.

The uprising of dawn begins with a piano solo at the beginning of iLoveMe. Beautiful job on the viola chorus in the background. The violins help accompany the viola. Lil Mo incorporates elements of rock laced into soul music on iLoveMe.

Lil Mo doesn’t know what self-love feels like. Lil Mo doesn’t where to begin. So she’ll start right here. Just when Lil Mo was about to give up, he pulled up to her heart. The man wants a bond with her. Something about him seemed so different to Lil Mo. Something that she never felt. It feels like she lost herself trying to find him. It feels like she’s living a lie just for him. So now it’s time to tell the truth. iLoveMe more than iLoveYou. Lil Mo finds out that she loves herself more than she loves you.

Tweet is next up. Tweet lays down the smooth slow melody with her smooth soulful voice. She tired of walking the thin line and hitting walls of regret & sorrow. It’s better that they call it quits. Just when Tweet was about to give up, he pulled up to her heart. Sharing love with him is so innocent and heaven sent. (It feels like she forced herself trying to love him.) It feels like she’s living a lie just for him. So now it’s time to tell the truth. iLoveMe more than iLoveYou.

Because you have changed. Tweet no longer gives to you pain. Love remains here with Tweet. (Love remains here with me.) She made it through the pain and she finally sees clearly. So clearly. Tweet finds out that she loves herself more than she loves you.


On The Floor has that Baltimore go-go dance sound to it with usage of the new school soul. On The Floor is dedicated to ladies up in the club. The beats are quite hyphy. One can wonder if Lil Mo or the producer was influenced by the Bay Area hyphy sound when it came to music production. Lil Mo’s lyrics and ad-libbing is super superb. Fatman Scoop does his usual annoying chanting in the background which ruins the whole song of course. But that’s what he does best and what he is internationally know for. Take Missy Elliott - Loose Control (feat. Batman Scoop and Ciara) for instance.

On The Floor is an ode to ladies in the club and to the dancers outside. Dancers will love dancing to the track as the bpm is perfect for such dancing to. On The Floor is a song that makes you want to move and groove. The go-go dance sound from Baltimore is perfect for this track.


Love Song has that nostalgic childhood memories/playful mood feeling to it. It feels as if you are taking a walk down memory lane when listening to Love Song. The beats are on point and the production is extremely loud as the volume for some reason has been turned up very high. Love Song is, well, obviously a love song of course.

Perfect Man is about how Lil Mo is looking for the perfect man to be her wife. Lil Mo is looking for “the one” exactly for her. She is addicted to a man’s love. Lil Mo is looking for someone to love and hold on to. She’s looking for someone she can trust. But she has not someone for herself truly for her. She wonders if she’ll ever be complete.

One for the Road is revisits the same One for the Road song from her Pain & Paper album from 2007. This version is comepltey different from the 2007 version. This version uses autotune and is more upbeat. Much more than the mid tempo version.

I rate this album, P.S. iLoveMe Reloaded Diva, 4/5****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,539

Ex-boyfriend was released on Toukuma Records, D4P Music, and  Victor Entertainment in 2004 on CD. Lil Ai - Ex-boyfriend is sometimes referred to as an album by hardcore longtime Lil Ai fans although its duration time is short as an EP. Despite this EP’s short duration, Lil Ai fans still refer to the Ex-boyfriend EP as an album. In fact, Ex-boyfriend is a mini-album. Her cute attractive voice is what led fans to buy this EP. The pop elements are strong on this EP. A flavor of J-Pop is added into the mix of R&B and pop in this mini-album. Sounds of Ex-boyfriend are similar to the sounds of pop and R&B from the 90s. Ex-boyfriend is perfect for both R&B lovers and pop lovers.

Her charm in her singing makes people happy. While certainly not too hardcore, her charm lies in the music. There is a youthful presence in her voice when it comes to singing. Her voice is super cute. She is also an accomplished dancer known in the underground music scene in the country of Japan. She can be seen dancing in her own music videos. At times, Lil Ai is modest. Lil Ai is modest in taste.
[Lil Ai is a female pop singer from the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. Lil Ai (リルアイ) is Ai Kawamitsu (アイ川満愛) [Kawamitsu Ai (川満愛)].]


Lil Ai gets soulful on 純粋な罪. (純粋な罪 means pure sin in Japanese.) Elements of loneliness and isolation as she feels loneliness on Pure Sin. Pure Sin was not so much a smash hit with Lil Ai fans as songs Ex-boyfriend and Without U were on this mini-album within reason. It’s hit and miss in the J-Pop market. Overall 純粋な罪 (Pure Sin) was a flop.

Lil Ai takes jabs at her ex-boyfriend on the song Ex-boyfriend. She expresses her hatred and disgust towards her ex-boyfriend relating to love long lost. She often wonders if she did the right thing by dumping her boyfriend to be with someone else. Yet Lil Ai still has feelings for her ex-boyfriend. She still secretly loves him inside her heart. Her cute attractive voice is what captures her audiences attention for this song.

Lil Ai sings about loneliness and isolation on Without U. Elements of loneliness, desperation, and isolation are prevalent on Without U hence the song title. Elements of loneliness and isolation stand out the most as she feels loneliness without her lover. She feels isolated without her lover by her side. Whenever she’s without him, she feels lonely. It hurts her emotionally. Some people may think Lil Ai sings about love long lost on Without U. However that is not the case for this Lil Ai song.

Toasty Sunday has a somewhat mellow sound with an upbeat vibe as Toasty Sunday is a mellow melody. The BPM is not too fast. Beats for Toasty Sunday follow the melody perfectly. Her vocals are perfect without error nor flaw. Her cute attractive voice captures her audiences.

I rate this single, Ex-boyfriend, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,538

Jeru’s The Sun Rises In The East album has to be the most underrated album in Hip Hop/Rap history! DJ Premiere's dope production skills on the album from start to finish. He is nearly all over the album. DJ Premiere was at high point in the 90s and early 00s. It has that dope 90s sound to it because nearly all the tracks are sample crazy as a lot Hip Hop/Rap albums were in the 80s and 90s. No filler tracks. No filler material. You don't get albums like this anymore! I can't believe this fell off the radar! This is a must have!

I rate this album, The Sun Rises In The East, 5/5*****!!

History of Coushatta Indian Village School of Livingston, Texas.

Coushatta Indian Village School is one of the forgotten of few Indian schools of the State of Texas. Only so much information is known about this school in particular. This news article will explain the history behind Indian Village School in Livingston, Texas.


Coushatta Indian Village School as an “Indian school” for Native American Indian students living within the confines of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation beginning in 1906.

School was taught in a wooden shack that was constructed out of pine wood. Coushatta Indian Village School operated under the Coushatta Indian Village School District No. 17 located in Livingston, Texas. The Coushatta Indian Village School was not eligible for rural aid since the school district did not levy a tax. Languages taught at the school were English, Spanish, and Koasati (Coushatti).

Up until 1916 all of the teaching was done by Mrs. C. W. Chambers for six months each year. The school term was only a six month period. Mrs. C. W. Chambers was the main teacher for this school and she was well respected. Teacher for this school were Mr. J. H. Wilbanks, Mrs. J. H. Wilbanks, and Mrs. C. W. Chambers. Mr. W. Chambers served as principal.

60 scholastics enumerated the 1924-1925 school year. Over 50 students were counted for daily attendance.

At the beginning of the 1927-1928 school year is when the State of Texas made the Coushatta Indian Village School District eligible to receive rural aid. Appropriations of $1,035 were given in state apportionment. Industrial aid was $256 dollars. By 1928 two small frame buildings compromised the Coushatta Indian Village School. One building was specifically for the primary school grades (elementary school grades).

State administration for the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation began in 1930. The state began making appropriations for the reservation and designated the Texas State Board of Control as the supervising agency. The Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools (now TXDADS) managed the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation between 1949 and 1965.

The wooden shack was removed from the site by 1960 leaving Coushatta Indian Village School with the original building in tact. Appropriations were used to build an equipped modern school building sometime during the 20th century. In its place is a new modern school building.


Coushatta Indian Village School is located 1082 Colabe Road, Livingston, Texas, US 77351.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

History of San Juan School in San Antonio, Texas explored.

San Juan School was one of the many forgotten schools of San Antonio and Bexar County next to Berg’s Mill School. Not much is known about the San Juan School in San Antonio, Texas. What is known is that San Juan School was a rural school located way out in the county in San Antonio, Texas. Many historians have not covered this school written in books. Many citizens of San Antonio seemed to have forgotten about this school’s existence or its presence.

San Antonio Independent School District established San Juan School sometime during the mid-to-late 19th century. Its exact year of establishment is unknown. What is known is that San Juan School was an elementary school that was known as San Juan Elementary School and was a co-ed school. Students in grades 1 through 6 were educated here. 7th grade was added later. 

School attendance boasted a small bumbling population. Attendance rate was very high. Student enrollment never went past 300. Most of the pupils were children of Mexican descent. 70% percent of the student population was Mexican.


As early as 1884, San Juan School had faced structural problems and health concerns. A San Antonio Light newspaper article had highlighted the issue in their newspaper that year. Citizens of San Antonio were protesting against San Antonio Independent School District dumping sewage into the San Antonio River. Many of whom were upset.

“The citizens below San Antonio assembled and met at San Juan School House for the purpose of protesting against throwing the sewerage into the San Antonio River. Such interference with the health and use of the water for their household purposes.

The meeting was called to order by Captain D. M. Poor. Ed Braden was appointed Chairman, and Frank Ashley Secretary. The following named gentlemen were appointed to draft a resolution and report the same next Saturday in the San Juan School House at 3 o'clock p.m. for a protest against throwing the filth of the city into the river and that a committee meet on Thursday in the County court room at 10 o'clock a.m.”

(Ref: San Antonio Light, Page 1, Tuesday, January 29, 1884)


School attendance in the 1930s boasted a bumbling population. On average, 30 students attended this school daily. In the 1930s, San Juan School educated students in grades 1 through 6. 7th grade students attended school elsewhere.

Over 60% of the student population was Mexican by 1932. The PTA was very involved with the quality of education upon its students. Manual training and sewing were taught at this school. Boys were taught manual training while girls were taught sewing. Girls learned sewing at a young age. Girls held an intense interest in sewing. Classes in dancing were held. (Ref: San Antonio Express, February 13, 1932)

The 1940s is when 7th grade was added to the school. By the end of the 1960s, over 70% of the student population was Hispanic. Over 200 students had attended this school during that time. 7th grade classes were discontinued.

In 1952, parents complained to the school district and city council that students were being deprived and denied of outdoor activities due to air traffic and noise pollution from Brooks City Air Force Base. Students were deprived of outdoor activities by playing indoors due to air traffic. However nothing happened. The school continued classes and remained open.


San Juan School closed in 1970 after the school building was found to be too closely located within the flight path of Brooks City Air Force Base. This led students to relocated to different schools across the school district.

It was at the suggestion of Frank Tejeda of the Southside Neighborhood Association who requested the school board consider leasing San Juan Elementary School at $1 per year. San Juan Society offered to become a tenant and use the property on a lease from the school district.

San Juan Society began using this building on a lease in 1970. San Juan Society used the San Juan School building as a community center for a year with a lease of $1 a year. The San Juan Society received legal permission from the board to lease the old San Juan School building for community meetings, recreational and educational activities. San Juan School was is the third retired school in the district (SA ISD) to be leased out in 1970 for such purposes. (Ref: San Antonio Express, Page 55, August 28, 1970)

In 1971, San Juan Society requested its lease be cancelled for some apparent reason. The school district delayed the lease. However San Juan Society pulled away slowly from the lease and took business elsewhere. This left the building to sit vacant for a few years until 1975. (Ref: San Antonio Express, Page 3, February 12, 1971)

By 1975, San Antonio Express referred to the school property as improved land for sale by San Antonio Independent School District offers. The school building and property was up for sale. The building was still extant then.
(Ref: San Antonio Express, Page 3, February 18, 1975)
(Ref: San Antonio Express, Page 19, February 18, 1975)

San Antonio Independent School District sold the property to Barthold Gilbert in 1976. The school bundling was demolished in 1977. Barthold Gilbert would own this property until his death in 1981. The lot was sold to a woman named Fay A Kiln in 1982. (Ref: http://bexardata.com/property/id/eBkP3iQ4j)


Restrictions were put on the property as part of the special warranty deed issued on December 14, 1992. The pretty was not to be used for educational purposes meaning that a school could not be operated on such property. $3,000 dollars was paid to Fay A Kiln. A quorum was present. (Ref: Bear County Public Records Doc No. 2372965)

Many people have lived address over the years especially during the beginning of the 2000s. However Fay A Kiln remained on record as property owner. Many people have had their mailing address located at this location.

The school building is no longer extant. No remains of the school are left. Today Fay A Kiln owns the property. She leases the property to various people in San Antonio and of Bexar County.
(Ref: http://bexardata.com/property/id/eBkP3iQ4j)


San Juan School was located at 8630 Old Corpus Christi Road, San Antonio, Texas, US 78223. Its other known address was 8632 Old Corpus Christi Highway San Antonio, Texas, US 78223.
Today its current address is located at 8638 Old Corpus Christi Road, San Antonio, Texas, US 78223.


Berg's Mill School history long forgotten revisited.

Berg’s Mill School is one of the many forgotten schools of San Antonio and Bexar County. The Berg’s Mill School was a rural school located way out in the county in San Antonio, Texas. Not much is known about the Berg’s Mill School or its history. Many historians have not covered this school written in books. Many citizens of San Antonio seemed to have forgotten about this school’s existence or its presence.

Berg’s Mill School was constructed believably as a one room schoolhouse in the year of 1896. The one room schoolhouse was probably built as a single story structure. 1896-1897 is the first school year the Berg’s Mill School operated from. By then Berg’s Mill School was considered both as a rural school and a “county school”. This school was a co-ed school. Most of the pupils were children of Mexican descent.

Student enrollment never went past 100. School attendance boasted a bumbling small population. Despite a small bumbling population of students, attendance seemed not to be very high. School attendance in the 1930s boasted a bumbling population.

Manual training and sewing were taught at this school. Boys were taught manual training while girls were taught sewing. Girls learned sewing at a young age. Girls held an intense interest in sewing.

In 1940, Berg’s Mill School closed. In 1940 when Berg’s Mill School closed, most of its students were transferred over to schools in San Antonio Independent School District. Other students who attended Berg’s Mill School were transferred and redistricted to Harlandale ISD and Southside ISD. Berg’s Mill School pupils were then transferred to San Juan School. Berg’s Mill School closed due to the curbed growth of San Antonio growing southbound and grown in the San Juan neighborhood. Post World War II growth absorbed the population.

Today no trace of Berg’s Mill School remains. The school has been long demolished.

History of Webster School in Pontiac, Michigan explored.

Elmer Webster Elementary School (Webster School) was built in 1920. It was designed by Perkins, Fellows, & Hamilton. This school would open in 1921 and served students from Kindergarten up to 6th grade.

It was an unusual building as it had an innovative combination cafeteria located in the center of the school. An auditorium and gymnasium located in the center of the school as well. The basketball court had a stage. The building was just one story in height.

The school closed in 2006 due to low enrollment. Pontiac School District had lost students due to other school closures. The building has been vacant for more than 10 years.

Pontiac School District sold the property to developer Micah 6 Community in 2015. A neighborhood group worked out an agreement after the sale. This neighborhood group was looking at buying the building and property at the time. The reason why is because this neighborhood group was looking into preserving the history of this school.

Renovations had started in the summer of 2016. There have been plans to turn this school into a small business, garden, and playscape.

Webster School is located at 640 West Huron Street, Pontiac, Michigan, US 48341.