Things move so fast today. Well, some much more than others. Working at CBS affil KENS5 in San Antonio is definitely in the Fast column, where CSD (and fave) DON SMITH has named a new Art Director, having lost one to Austin’s Fox in a manager slot. In Don’s utterly creative style, he sent out a welcome for DERRICK BARRIOS that is too good not to share.
Derrick has spent the last few years at WOAI/KABB as their Art Director and has worked at the station for 10 years. He also spent time doing graphics at KIRO in Seattle. A native of San Antonio, Derrick has been recognized for his work with multiple Emmy nominations and one win, two silver Promax Awards and he was recognized by the San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission for his graphical work on their latest documentary. Fun facts: WAY better dresser than me His family owns legendary SA restaurant Los Barrios He’s an avid car enthusiast and loves doing his own small maintenance on vehicle Loves to sing karaoke (at least every other weekend) and go out dancing Well Dunne! Derrick~
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Think About This: “Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The eyes of Texas…you know the song. And it’s the theme for today’s post. Beginning in the heart of Texas (another song), namely Austin. FOX’s KTBC has a new Promotion Manager who’s a Texan through and through and has even worked at the station before. Welcome GENO GARZA to the new title. He came up I-35 from San Antonio, where he was Art Director for the CBS affil under the fab DON SMITH. Of course, his new CSD is fab as well (shout out to DAVID SQUIRES). Back in the day, Geno worked at KTBC as a graphic designer before teaching it at Austin Community College. Then he went over to KVUE and added Video Editor to his talents. He ran his own creative shop and added motion graphics as well. KTBC has landed a whale, as they say in Vegas (and always as a big ol’ compliment). Well Dunne! Geno.
What’s he going to miss is the big debate at KENS. Big Senate race in the Lone Star State between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. They’ve agreed to do three (and only three) debates, and KENS landed one. The last one. Set for October 16, details will be coming along. Hoping they stream it. The candidates will also debate at my alma mater SMU, so there’s that. Well Dunne! everyone.
Think About This: “Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.” ~ John Lennon