Tracie Mendoza was born In San Antonio and managed to get back here after being raised in one of those other Texas cities. She works for VentureLab here in San Antonio. She used to do stand-up but before that, before semi-celebrity as a Mariachi performer, before being paid $1 per for impromptu songs as a child, before it all, it was Mr. Microphone.
The transfixing gift would forever change the young girl's life.
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