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Commentary: San Antonio’s Historic Facades, What’s Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Several high profile historic building renovations in San Antonio, including the Joske’s Building at the rechristened Shops at Rivercenter, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and the City of San Antonio’s Plaza de Armas complex, have revealed how meaningful interior spaces contribute toward a building’s sense of place. In a city increasingly owning its heritage […]

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Stewards Safeguard Creek Trail Users

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department has deployed 10 trail stewards along the Salado, Leon Creek, and Medina River trails of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System to promote safety, render aid, and help cyclists, runners, and pedestrians who are new trail users with maps and directions. The City’s program has received little attention even […]

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Hemisfair Seeks Local Businesses to Fill Historic Homes

Curious about what kind of businesses could soon be located in Hemisfair Park? Hemisfair staff hosted a meeting at the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects on Thursday to answer questions from interested guests about the available spaces – three historic homes – at Hemisfair Park and the request for interest (RFI). The homes will become […]

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Texas Star Trails Guides Locals, Visitors to SA Hot Spots

The San Antonio Conservation Society has created a mobile tour for the Texas Star Trail, a sesquicentennial project established in 1986 in cooperation with the San Antonio Sesquicentennial Committee and the Granaderos de Galvez. Back in the 1980s, explorers could follow the large Texas Star Medallions embedded in the sidewalk to find key historic structures […]

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Thanksgiving 365: Fasting for Families in Need

The Inner City Development Food Pantry kicked off its Thanksgiving 365 initiative on Wednesday. The yearly effort aims to raise enough money during the Thanksgiving season to feed hungry families throughout the year. About 20 volunteers have started to fast, eating only bread, drinking only water, and soliciting donations from the community to meet Inner City Development’s fundraising […]

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When Education & Cultural Appreciation are Priceless

Whether you’re looking to explore another cultural perspective or simply try something new, San Antonio’s growing Museum Reach and downtown offers residents and visitors more artistic, cultural, and entertainment events than ever before. For many low-income residents, however, entry fees can be barriers to entry. However, several local cultural institutions offer free programming – typically on […]

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Healthy Start Receives $9.7 Million Federal Grant to Save Babies

San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District received a $9.7-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday that will go toward reducing high infant mortality rates and other problems related to pregnancy and mothers’ health in Bexar County. The grant will provide about $2 million per year over the next five years to expand […]