Love Deeper Than a River
My Life in San AntonioThe memoir of a beloved San Antonio public servant
Lila Banks Cockrell has been an important voice in San Antonio politics and public life for more than six decades. In Love Deeper Than a River, she recalls her life as a public servant in the city she loves and, as member of the Greatest Generation, recounts how coming of ...
“As long as I have known Lila Cockrell, I have thought of her as a quintessential member of the Greatest Generation. Everything about her affirms her love of country and of America’s core values, a sense of duty, and resolute responsibility.” —Henry Cisneros
[Lila Cockrell] was instrumental in the [San Antonio] River Walk as we know it today, bringing Valero to San Antonio and the creation of HemisFair Park. —San Antonio Express-News
Lila Cockrell's influence on the Alamo City runs far deeper than just the San Antonio River. After her city council years, to the time she became the city's first woman Mayor, Ms. Cockrell's persuasive personality helped her to make a real difference in our community. —Texas Public Radio
"This is a book about politics, but also a book about family. It’s no stretch to call it a sweet love story."—The Rivard Report