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December 12, 2010
As a Mexican American born in the 60's Carlos, your struggle to break the restraints of inequality within our state, made my struggle and that of many others, a little bit easier. Thank you for your strength to endure the good fight. Thank you for your contribution to better the world.
December 12, 2010
My Prayers are with your daughter and family and my son Reggie James from Comsumer Union thought you was the greatest.Rest in Peace. Inez James S.A.texas
December 11, 2010
Rest in Peace Carlos. Your passion and wisdom will be missed.I feel privileged to have known you.
December 11, 2010
A great San Antonioan whom I saw at many environmental functions throughout the city. He was always there to discuss the issues and I very much admired his knowledge and wisdon.
December 11, 2010
My compadre Carlos:
I will miss you buddy. You were a class act. I will wear that pin you gave me to your memorial that says, "Do I look illegal?"
Judge Steve Walker
December 11, 2010
I was shocked to see the Carlos Guerra article on his life. I had no idea he had passed. My condolences and prayers are with his daughter, his friends and colleagues. I often read his articles and never met him or knew him personally but I remember reading his articles and I believe he wrote with integrity about issues that matter most.
December 11, 2010
I heard Carlos speak at an event at Palo Alto College once to encourage students to stay in school and learn all that they possibly could. I remember he said that a professor in Kingsville had taught him how to do math. He explained how grateful he was to that teacher, because Carlos knew that understanding math was power and that he would never be taken advantage of when he bought a car or a house because he knew how to figure the interest rate! I also remember seeing Carlos at the Tejano Conjunto Festival in Rosedale Park not long after I'd seen him at Palo Alto College, and I loved watching him glide around the dance floor. That man could dance! His face was lit up, and I could see that he was having the time of his life. Carlos spoke truth to the powerful and encouraged those in power to do what was right. San Antonio and South Texas has suffered a great loss with his passing.
December 10, 2010
Hermano,

We crossed the Rubicon, the river of no return, and I was proud to march at your side. You were always elegant in your demeanor and and your wise words will be your legacy to those you leave behind.

Vaya con Dios
Albert Pena
December 10, 2010
One of the things I remember about Carlos is that he always wore really big shoes. During the last couple of years, the shoes just seemed to keep getting bigger and bigger. Perhaps he needed a firm anchor as his steps began to falter.

Of the many times that he accompanied me to the sites of various disasters around the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, (and to sites of potential disasters that he helped to avert), I recall most vividly Carlos stepping his way through raw sewage at a spill at 281 and Evans Road. He had on these really nice loafers, which I suspect had to be discarded after that foray into a particularly smelly instance of aquifer abuse. But, the resulting column was priceless.

I am so grateful to Carlos for the many stories he initiated on our behalf. He was often the first on the scene, and the first to show that someone “important” cared about the various issues that our water and hill country activists are so passionate about. Folks were thrilled have their stories featured in his columns in the San Antonio Express News. Carlos was always able to hit just the right note, and the remedies he recommended reflected keen common sense underlined delectably with wit and irony.

As wonderful as they were to read, the best thing about Carlos’ columns is that they got things done. Because of his many years of pointing out the stupid things being done in our region, our water and our world are less sullied.

It is my sincere hope that, out of the many young people who Carlos mentored over the course of his career, someone will step up who can fill his shoes.

Thank you, Carlos. You will be greatly missed.
December 10, 2010
So long dear friend. We were part of a renewal that brought change to every chicano/a. Say hello to all our friends that are there to greed you. We will all be together one day. Tu Amigo Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez

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On Jack Riccardi "Gang of Four" with me back two years ago. Carlos, you have left an indelible imprint in both of our hearts.  We will always love you.

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