San Antonio’s popular La Panadería named among best hot chocolate spots in US, Yelp says
Everyone — unless you’re the Grinch — loves a good cup of hot chocolate, but some people made it a point to highlight the restaurants with the best hot cocoa in the United States. One of those places is right here in San Antonio.
Petula Clark shocked and confused after ‘Downtown’ was used in Nashville bombing
Singer Petula Clark has spoken out in confusion about the use of her 1964 song “Downtown” by the man who set off a bomb in an RV on a Nashville street on Christmas Day. “Why this violent act — leaving behind it such devastation?” the British singer said in a statement posted Tuesday on Facebook. “A few hours later — I was told that the music in the background of that strange announcement — was me — singing ‘Downtown’! AdvertisementOn Facebook, 88-year-old Clark tried to make sense of why her song was used but didn’t come to a clear conclusion. “Of course, the opening lyric is, ‘When you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go Downtown,’” she wrote.latimes.com
San Antonio city budget: Where is the investment on the West Side?
SAN ANTONIO- San Antonios District 5 is the section of town that stretches 22 miles West from the Downtown area. The citys total budget for 2020 is 2.8 billion, 3.2% higher than the FY19 city budget all done without raising the citys property tax rate. According to Councilwoman Gonzales, what improvements in the community will be done with the 2020 district budget? This year the city increased public safety budget by 3.3 percent from $794.3 million last year. Click here for a break down on the districts spending for FY 2020.lakefrontollu.com
10 Reasons to Credit Castro for the Decade of Downtown
Under Castro, new levels of public incentives and infrastructure investment spurred private sector developers eager to meet growing market demand for urban life and work. The result after a decade of renewal and new construction is a center city that now welcomes locals alongside tourists and conventioneers. Cox also is expected to make the case for the initiative to be extended with new goals for the coming decade. Each succeeding bond led to greater investment not only in the urban core, but also in historically underserved communities. Here is my list of the 10 most notable and transformative projects and developments as the decade ends:Edward A. Ornelas for the Rivard Report permalink Scott Ball / Rivard Report permalink Hannah Whisenant / Rivard Report permalink Scott Ball / Rivard Report permalink Scott Ball / Rivard Report permalink Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalink Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalink Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalink Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalinkThe next decade might not come with a slogan, but the pace of center city development shows no signs of slowing.therivardreport.com
A Year in Review: Who and What Has Come and Gone in 2019
The past year has seen immense change in San Antonio. It was difficult to single out one thing that really capped the Decade of Downtown, so the Rivard Report compiled a list of the people, things, and ideas that have come and gone during 2019. The climate plan was an ambitious 2019 initiative, which called for the city to effectively abandon fossil fuels by 2050. As director of the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) for eight years, Luber was credited with doubling museum attendance and membership. After serving as city manager of San Antonio for 13 years, Sculley retired from the city government in February.therivardreport.com
Homeless man runs to McDonald's to ask for help after stabbing, police say
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Police say a homeless man with multiple stab wounds to the arm and back ran up to the drive thru of a McDonald's just west of Downtown asking for help. The assault happened around 2 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Houston and Leona. The man was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Officers say he was not cooperating with investigators. Police believe the stabbing was the result of a fight between the victim and another homeless man.