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Cary Clack

Cary Clack writes on local and national news, events and social issues. Born in San Antonio, he is a graduate of St. Gerard High School and St. Mary’s University. In summer 1984, he was a scholar-intern at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, and he wrote CNN commentaries for Coretta Scott King. From 1989 to 1995, he was a trainer in nonviolence at King Center workshops for high school and college students. He wrote columns for the San Antonio Snap and the San Antonio Informer and in 1994 began writing a biweekly column for theSan Antonio Express-News, becoming a full-time staffer one year later as a general assignment reporter and weekly columnist. In 1998 Clack joined the Express-News editorial board and in 2000 became a metro columnist. He has won the Dallas Press Club’s Katie Award for Best General Column and in 2008 won the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library’s Arts and Letters Award.

Clowns and Rats Scare Me

Cary Clack is beloved in San Antonio, and for good reason. He brings wit and wisdom to his writings, making his columns the first thing people turn to in the morning paper. It’s fair to say that Clack speaks to people beyond his local fans, using his heartfelt, probing, and powerful approach to cover national issues such as terrorism, racism, and child abuse. After 9/11 he spent weeks in New...

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