This year's convention runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, and focuses on all things anime and "anime-adjacent," including video games, horror, and sci-fi.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the four-day event will attract 70,000 visitors, fill more than 40,000 hotel room nights, and generate “priceless media exposure.”
Michael Sawaya, who oversees the convention center and the Alamodome and is one of the longest-tenured department heads with the City of San Antonio, has resigned to accept a position at the convention center in New Orleans.
Volunteers prepared 3,750 pounds of ham, 300 gallons of gravy, 3,750 pounds of mashed potatoes, 3,300 pounds of green beans, and 15,000 rolls.
When tens of thousands of runners line up at the start for this weekend’s Humana Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Antonio, they will be protected by security measures adopted in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, event organizers said.
San Antonio will host the 88th LULAC National Convention and Exposition, an event with leadership development seminars, workshops, college, career, and health fairs, and more for the Latino community, on July 4-8.
H-E-B operates more than 380 stores and 33 dinners are held in various locations, providing more than 250,000 meals to the community.
Local author and world explorer Catherine Nixon Cooke has written a book to awake the slumbering mural as an example of San Antonio's cultural diversity and expression.
More than 4,000 volunteers got to work preparing a quarter of a million meals for the 37th annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner this coming Thursday.
With a wide range of elaborate costumes, San Japan 009, the annual anime and Japanese culture convention, kicked off Friday morning at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.