Confluence Park: Nature’s Learning Laboratory Atop the Mission Reach

Some day soon, Confluence Park, a hands-on science and technology learning center, will come to life on an empty three-acre lot where the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek meet. What was once a fenced-off storage yard for CPS Energy that sat between the river and nearby homes will be transformed into a showcase Southside destination where learning will be fun.

A young girl reuses piles of confetti to surprise unsuspecting passersby. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Fiesta Excess: When Commemoration Turns Sloppy

With the arrival of Fiesta, the 23rd since my family's arrival here in late 1989, I find myself collecting medals, studying the official calendar of events, breaking out my Dos Carolinas guayaberas -- and wrestling with my own deep ambivalence about the next 10 days.