San Antonio Zoo’s routine habitat checks help keep animals, public safe
The San Antonio Zoo has 15,000 animals, including fish and birds and 812 species. Ninety-five percent of them are endangered or critically endangered. That’s why the San Antonio Zoo believes it’s so important to keep them all safe.
Business owners say ongoing construction north of downtown continues depleting revenue
San Antonio has 54 construction projects currently working and city officials say 89% of them are considered on time. Still, many business owners near construction say the limited access to their establishment is driving revenue into the ground.
How to get to the Alamodome for the Spurs game - free parking, bus options and road closures to avoid
This isn’t the same downtown San Antonio from 1973, or even from a decade ago — the boom in development has caused a bevy of road closures in the area. So if you’re one of about 65,000 fans expected at the game, here are some road closures and traffic solutions to help you navigate downtown San Antonio on Friday night.
Runners, walkers can get discounts at these San Antonio restaurants, bars for Rock ‘n’ Roll weekend
The 5K and 10K races are slated to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday just east of downtown and the half-marathon and marathon races and expected to start at 7 a.m. Sunday near City Hall. Here’s what to know about the big race weekend.
Everything to know about San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon, half-marathon
The 5K and 10K races are slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday just east of downtown and the half-marathon and marathon races and expected to start at 7 a.m. Sunday near City Hall. Here’s what to know about the big race weekend.
Brackenridge Park Conservancy names new CEO
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy has recruited a new CEO, Talli Dolge, who will lead the organization’s ongoing pursuit of key improvements for some of San Antonio’s more significant midtown assets, including a $62 million plan unveiled more than a year ago to restore and expand Sunken Garden Theater.
Jean-Pierre says GOP governors treat migrants ‘like chattel'
On Sept. 16, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issued a fresh condemnation of a pair of Republican governors — Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas — who have sent groups of migrants to Democratic areas, accusing them of employing “the kinds of tactics we see from smugglers in places like Mexico and Guatemala.”news.yahoo.com
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.