Monday, August 3, 2015

August Meeting

Writing With Your Eyes and how to write and publish a guest book review in the El Paso Times. 


Born in Valentine, Texas, Ramon Renteria is a retired El Paso Times reporter and columnist. He attended Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, and the University of Texas at El Paso and worked for 44 years in print journalism in Southern California, New Mexico and Texas.  Over the course of his career, he covered crime news, education, the courts, city politics, entertainment, U.S. / Mexico border issues, plus books and authors.  His feature story “Separate and Unequal: the story of Kelli, Veronica and school finance” about the inequities in Texas public school financing received a 1989 Texas Headliner Award and a 1990 Martinez-Marguez award for journalistic excellence.  He also received the 1980 Texas Headliner Spot News of the Year Award and a 1995 Texas Headliner Spot News Award for feature writing.


He served as the content editor of the newspaper’s Sunday book page for more than 10 years and continues to organize the page on a free lance basis.

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