Funeral Arrangements for Guerra Still Pending

Autopsy Done on Guerra, but Funeral Plans Still Pending

PORT ARANSAS–An autopsy was done on the body of a well-known columnist who died in Port Aransas on Monday, but it didn’t determine his cause of death.

Carlos Guerra, a native of Robstown, who wrote a national syndicated column for years and also was a San Antonio Express News columnist, died on a fourth floor unit at the Casa Condominiums in Port Aransas.

Friends said Guerra, 63, was staying at the condo for more than a month. He was supposed to check out Monday at 1 pm, but never came out of his room. When they checked his room, they found him dead.

 Police investigators don’t believe foul play was involved, but they will have to wait for a toxicology report from the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office to find out how he died.

Until his body is released from coroner, the funeral arrangements for Guerra are pending and haven’t been announced.  

Guerra would stay annually at this condo in Port A and enjoyed seeing the sunset on the beach. He even considered buying condominium in the small tourist town.

Guerra was one of the first Mexican-American columnists at the San Antonio Light in Texas and the nation. Guerra later went to work for the San Antonio Express News. He was known for his involvement in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement back in the 1970′s.

Guerra graduated from Texas A&I was name a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M Kingsville in 2003. He has a scholarship named after him at the university. To donate to it:

Carlos Guerra Scholarship Fund 650323

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

MSC 178700 University Blvd.

Kingsville, TX 78363

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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