Many people in Texas think of Fiesta as a time of over-the-top colorful traditions that lure people from all over to San Antonio.
But there is one event locals and diehard fans know and love that challenges tradition, all for a great cause. Cornyation, created to satirize the more formal Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, has gone from a tiny underground event to a major fund-raiser that has given more than $2 million to HIV/AIDS charities over the years.
In her new book, Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition, Amy Stone documents the history and evolution of this event. The San Antonio Current talks to Stone about a book that's been fifty years in the making. Read more.