April 6, 2019

Love Deeper Than a River: My Life in San Antonio with Lila Banks Cockrell

  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  •    |   Location of Session: Launch SA
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 11:00 AM
  •    |   Signing Location: Southwest School of Art Parking Lot

About the Author

Lila Banks Cockrell

Lila Banks Cockrell served three terms on San Antonio’s city council, followed by four terms as mayor. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and holds several honorary degrees. She served as an ensign in the WAVES and later as president of the League of Women Voters in Dallas and San Antonio, executive director of United San Antonio, chair of the San Antonio River Oversight Committee, executive director of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, and in many other civic positions. Her book is titled Love is Deeper Than a River: My Life in San Antonio. In addition to her achievements in public life, she has cherished her role as wife, mother, and grandmother.


Rick Casey

Rick Casey has been a fixture in San Antonio journalism for more than four decades, starting as a summer intern at the late San Antonio Light in 1967. He has been editor of two San Antonio city magazines. He was a metro columnist for both the Light and the San Antonio Express-News, before a 10-year stint at the Houston Chronicle. He returned to serve from 2011 to 2017 as the host of a weekly news program modestly titled “Texas Week with Rick Casey,” which appeared on KLRN, San Antonio’s PBS station.

Casey attended St. Mary’s University, and has left San Antonio several times but can’t seem to stay away. He has lived in nine cities, served as a reporter and editor for the Seattle Times and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and other publications.

He has won numerous awards, including the Molly, named after the late Molly Ivins, and, twice, the Associated Press Managing Editors Association award as best general columnist in Texas. He is currently working on a memoir focusing on the pleasures of covering San Antonio, a sleepy oversized town when he arrived in 1964 that has evolved into a vibrant mid-sized city. Most delightfully for a journalist, he says, is that it is a city where “they commit a lot of news.”

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