Change seemed to be the only constant this year in San Antonio. One day, an old downtown building is there, the next it’s gone, replaced by construction cranes and steel beams. And just when it seemed that Ivy Taylor was going to roll into another term as the city’s mayor, along comes Ron Nirenberg going door-to-door and pulling off an upset victory. That triggered its own cycle of change in and around City Hall.

To reflect back on all the comings and goings, and with a hat tip to the Washington Post‘s annual The List for the concept, the Rivard Report compiled its own, highly subjective list of what’s in the rearview mirror as we leave 2017 behind and head into San Antonio’s Tricentennial year.

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Mayor Ivy TaylorMayor Ron Nirenberg
Old barges operated by Rio San AntonioNew electric river barges operated by Go Rio Cruises
Hurricane HarveyFlood preparedness
Taciturn Spurs Coach Gregg PopovichOutspoken Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich
Shopping mall food courtsFood Hall at the Pearl
San Antonio StarsSan Antonio FC
UTSA President Ricardo RomoUTSA President Taylor Eighmy
Kelly Field’s 100th anniversarySan Antonio’s 300th anniversary
Robert E. Lee High SchoolLegacy of Educational Excellence (LEE) High School
Confederate monument in Travis ParkChristmas tree in Travis Park
The old Solo Serve buildingConstruction cranes and street closures downtown, including Frost Bank Tower
Spurs injury reportTony Parker and Kawhi Leonard
Google Fiber hutsGoogle Fiber in very select locations
Edward Benavides, Tricentennial CEOCarlos Contreras, Tricentennial Commission interim executive director
Glass walls around Alamo PlazaShade trees on Alamo Plaza
Texas House Speaker Joe StrausState Senate President Dan Patrick
Councilman Alan Warrick (D2)Councilman Cruz Shaw (D2)
Proposed apartments near the Hays Street BridgeViews of the Hays Street Bridge
Satellite parking at San Antonio International Airport (SAT)Short-term parking at SAT
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio)Twenty candidates for the 21st Congressional District
Lone Star Brewery redevelopment in SouthtownMerchants Ice complex and Red Berry Estate redevelopments on the Eastside
Councilman Cris Medina (D7)Councilwoman Ana Sandoval (D7)
Brad ParscaleJill Giles and Kori Ashton
Bathroom billAshley Smith
Amazon HQ2Hulu Viewer Experience Headquarters
Tacos and TequilaThe Modernist
Local Coffee heads to AustinRosella Coffee in downtown San Antonio
Rivard Report Staff

Rivard Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the Rivard Report staff.