The Opening of the New Southwest Library

By Southwester Staff The new Southwest library opening was truly a Southwest event, with Southwest’s favorite son Ben Sands serenading the small group with beautiful flute music. Library Executive Director Richard Reyes Gavilan kicked off the short ceremony and thanked those who had a role in the new library’s creation.  The next speaker, Ward 6 […]

Buzzard Point: Dusty Questions Remain

By Matt Koehler Last month, The Southwester published an article that investigated complaints of pollution and excess dust experienced by long-existing border communities and incoming residents in and around Buzzard Point. Our investigation centered around the ready-mix concrete plants that operate out of the area and delved into whether those plants were continuing to exacerbate […]

Breast Cancer Walk Held for SW Resident

By Southwester Staff It was an amazingly beautiful day and a wonderful way to surprise a special person, as more than 100 family, friends, and coworkers recognized LaCretia “Rose” Bell-Willet, newly diagnosed breast cancer survivor, with a mini breast cancer walk on Sunday, June 13. The walk started at the imposing Titanic statue on the […]

Ward 6 Mutual Aid July Times and Hours

By Max Grossman and Carlee Brown Ward 6 Mutual Aid (W6MA) is a grassroots group working with Black and Brown grassroots organizations to help keep our communities safe. For over a year, the Southwest Pod of W6MA has partnered with Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) on a community food and supply drive to serve our […]