In 1949, El Paso’s Bowie Bears, a team of poor Hispanic players who were too unworldly to be intimidated by their affluent Anglo opponents came from nowhere to win Texas’s first high school baseball championship.
Lupe Ontiveros, Who Portrayed Maids and Moms, Dies at 69.
Putting on a Spanish accent was part of acting for Ms. Ontiveros, who was born Guadalupe Moreno to Mexican immigrants in El Paso. Her parents owned two restaurants and a tortilla factory, gave their only child dance and piano lessons, and sent her to Texas Woman’s University, where she majored in psychology and social work.
…In “Selena,” released in 1997, Ms. Ontiveros was so credible as the killer of the Tejano star Selena Quintanilla, played by Jennifer Lopez, that for years the singer’s fans would hiss at her when she walked into a public place.
An enormous man dressed in an oilcloth slicker had entered the tent and removed his hat…He was bald as a stone and he had no trace of beard and he had no brows to his eyes nor lashes to them…He was close on to seven feet in height… His face was serene and strangely childlike…His hands were small. (Multiple suggestions.)