Mike Casey and Peter Grojean paddle a canoe North on the San Antonio River. Photo by Scott Ball.

San Antonio River South Channel Gets a Reboot

The San Antonio River’s South Channel is finally getting some much-needed attention. In the past three months, the 1.5-mile stretch of the river that winds through the historic King William neighborhood from West Nueva Street to South Alamo, has seen the removal of invasive species, the first planting of three pollinator gardens, and a long overdue clean-up of rotting detritus that had occupied the river for almost a year.

Children play in the sand where the future Confluence Park will be developed. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Bexar County to Consider $1.2 Million for Confluence Park

Bexar County Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez is lobbying his colleagues on the Commissioners Court to include $1.2 million in next year’s County budget for Confluence Park, a “living classroom” that broke ground Wednesday morning in his Southside precinct on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River.