Former Tricentennial Commission head Edward Benavides is resigning from the City of San Antonio, and Carlos Contreras, named the interim executive director, will take the job permanently, according to a memo from City Manager Sheryl Sculley.
These “once-in-a-lifetime events” will receive focus throughout the year with marketing and eventually marked on the Tricentennial Commission’s online calendar as such.
To reflect on all the comings and goings, the Rivard Report compiled a highly subjective list of what’s in the rearview mirror as we leave 2017 behind.
The weather forecast for the Celebrate 300 New Year’s Eve party calls for cold and windy conditions with a chance of patchy drizzle. But Tricentennial officials emphasized Friday that the Hemisfair event will go on regardless of the weather.
This Sunday night, Dec. 31, Hemisfair is the site of the city’s 300th anniversary kickoff celebration featuring a lineup of Texas bands on two stages.
The Tricentennial Commission could bring a local executive out of retirement or “borrow” someone for a year, interim director Carlos Contreras said.
Too many events that have nothing to do with the city’s 300th anniversary are currently listed as Tricentennial activities.
The digital face of San Antonio’s Tricentennial will get a much-needed upgrade as early as Monday.
Thousands are expected to fill Hemisfair Park on New Year’s Eve as San Antonio begins celebrating its Tricentennial with the Celebrate 300 kickoff party. The event’s organizers have a message for would-be partygoers: Leave your car behind.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Thursday nominated Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio and former Northside Independent School District Superintendent John Folks as co-chairs on the commission.