Fans share photos, well wishes to beloved San Antonio performer ‘Hispanic Elvis’
Since news spread of his condition, fans of Hispanic Elvis have sent in several photos to KSAT 12 News showing their support and well wishes for the man who has entertained thousands of people at Market Square for more than two decades.
Fully funded: Cannery Public Market is a go
A project to rehabilitate the dilapidated Quonset hut building at the corner of East 6th and Ringgold streets and transform it into the new, permanent home of the Brownsville Farmers’ Market and local office of Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Inc. is fully funded and the design phase in its final stages.myrgv.com
As seen on SA Live - Thursday, January 21, 2021
Which reality TV show would you want to be on? Which reality TV show would you want to be on? Which reality TV show would you want to be on? pic.twitter.com/FuR5T4lYgA — SA Live (@SALiveKSAT) January 21, 2021Jen takes us “Texas Trippin’” to Rock Harbour Hill Country Lodge. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Pop-up Mercado now open at Market Square
If you’ve visited Market Square in the past few days, you probably noticed that the indoor Farmers Market Plaza is closed. We did reopen.”In less than a week, small business owners from the Farmers Market Plaza made the move down the Market Square corridor to settle into the Centro de Artes building at 101 S. Santa Rosa for the Pop-Up Mercado. They’ve been advertising and put up this Pop-Up Mercado for us. Pop-up Mercado now open at Market Square inside the Centro de Artes building at 101 S. Santa Rosa (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.) The Pop-Up Mercado will be open four days a week beginning on Thursday.
Market Square adding pop-up farmers market at beginning of 2021 with plaza building temporarily closing
(Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – A pop-up mercado at Market Square will open up at the beginning of 2021 as the Farmers Market Plaza Building will temporarily close for repairs and maintenance. Starting on Jan. 7, more than 25 businesses from the Farmers Market Plaza will head to the Centro de Artes building at 101 S. Santa Rosa for three months. The pop-up mercado will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays. The Farmers Market Plaza Building will close on Jan. 2 and reopen sometime in the spring, according to the Center City Development and Operations Department. The rest of the shops and restaurants in Market Square will stay open during that time.
City of San Antonio unveils plans for pop-up mercado amid Market Square renovations
click to enlarge Courtesy City of San Antonio - Center City Development & Operations DepartmentSome 25 businesses from Market Square's Farmers Market Plaza Building will participate in a pop-up mercado while their normal retail space is temporarily closed for repairs and maintenance, KSAT reports Staring January 7, the temporarily displaced vendors will set up at the Centro de Artes building at 101 S. Santa Rosa for three months, according to the station. The move will allow them to continue selling wares while the Market Plaza structure receives necessary upgrades and mold abatement.The Farmers Market Plaza Building is expected to reopen in spring of 2021. It houses 50 shops, largely operated by mom-and-pop retailers.The Centro de Artes pop-up market will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newslettersacurrent.com
Part of San Antonio’s Market Square will temporarily close in 2021, and it’s not COVID-related
click to enlarge Courtesy City of San Antonio - Center City Development & Operations DepartmentThe Farmers Market Plaza Building, a top draw at downtown’s Market Square, will temporarily close its doors January 2,The building — which houses 50 shops, largely operated by mom-and-pop retailers — will close for roughly three months to undergo improvements and mold abatement. The rest of Market Square will remain open, the city's development and operations department told the news site.The city said owners of the shops inside the building will be provided with vending opportunities during a "Pop Up Mercado." They'll also receive rent breaks for the months of closure.The improvements have been a long time coming. The mold issue was discovered during a standard environmental protocol check in 2017, and initial remediation was completed last year. Even so, the next phase of work comes after vendors have already endured a summer shutdown due to the pandemic.The closure of the iconic building is expected to run through spring, at which time the shops will reopen.sacurrent.com
Part of San Antonio's historic Market Square will close for months in 2021
JERRY LARA/San Antonio Express-NewsA portion of San Antonio's Market Square will be shuttered for three months beginning Jan. 2 — and it's not because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Famers Market Plaza Building will undergo improvements and mold abatement. Only the Farmers Market Plaza, which is the building closest to Interstate 35, will be affected by the closure. The rest of the Market Square — shops and restaurants included — will remain open, the city's development and operations department told mySA.mysanantonio.com
Cheerleaders bring the spirit back to Market Square for SA Live’s homecoming
SAN ANTONIO – Give me an S! Give me an A! You get it... Club Cheer Jags welcomes SA Live back home to Market Square. Watch the group’s performance in the video above, and for more information on Club Cheer Jags, check out the cheer group’s website. Related:- Cheer club featured in SA Live’s Quarantine-oween special
Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones performs at Market Square
SAN ANTONIO – Did you catch SA Live’s return to Market Square this week? If not, you don’t want to miss this performance by Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones. The traditional Mexican folklorico dance group stopped by and danced Mike and Fiona into their first week home since March. Check out the group’s Facebook page here.
You can explore Market Square, win prizes in free scavenger hunt in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – If you’re looking for a fun, socially-distanced outing in San Antonio, then get ready to explore Market Square and take part in the city’s free scavenger hunt! The scavenger hunt kicked off Thursday and runs through Nov. 30. Scavenger hunt participants are also encouraged to tag @marketsquaresa on social media and use the hashtag, #ExploreDTSA. To learn more about the scavenger hunt or the rules, click here. RELATED: You can win prizes in San Antonio’s free scavenger hunt
Spin the Wheel of Margaritas
SAN ANTONIO – It’s National Tequila Day! From Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26, you can spin the wheel of margaritas and randomly enjoy one of their 9 delicious margaritas. You can also check out Mi Familia at The Rim shopping center, where they will have an drive-thru bar set up all weekend. They have $2 margaritas or enjoy any drink you like since it’s a full bar. There’s plenty of ways to celebrate National Tequila Day with La Familia Cortez.
Prickly Pear Pina Colada
SAN ANTONIO – The iconic Mi Tierra and brand new Mi Familia are back open and ready for summer. They’re serving the meals and cocktails that San Antonio loves. They’ve made some changes with COVID-19 but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the great tastes and recipes. They are highlighting the Pina Coladas, which include flavors like, strawberry, horchata, mango, and of course the traditional. If you want to see more of what they’re offering right now, check out their website or jus give them a visit.
US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak
Former Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmate Stephanie Parris sits in Market Square on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard shed be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Fiesta San Antonio canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus
San Antonios historic Market Square during Fiesta San Antonio. Getty Images/iStock PhotoFiesta San Antonio was canceled Friday as the number of people infected with the coronavirus continues to surge in Texas, festival organizers said. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is not likely to subside sufficiently at any time in 2020," event organizers said in a written statement. My calendar is marked for April 15-25, 2021, when we will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the first Fiesta," said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg in a tweet. "I know San Antonians will be ready to make Fiesta 2021 the best ever.
San Antonio’s Market Square reopens to public with modified hours
SAN ANTONIO – Market Square has reopened after several weeks of being closed due to the stay-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its modified hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. About 100 small family-owned businesses operate out of the Farmers Market building and El Mercado, officials said. Officials said tenants were encouraged to take a pledge to ensure the safety of employees and customers. Market Square will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen Wednesday
SAN ANTONIO – Some big changes are in store at Mi Tierra as staff members work to get the restaurant as clean as possible before reopening on Wednesday. Gerardo Carbajal, manager of Mi Tierra, said the building has been cleaned from top to bottom. "If you come to Mi Tierra, you see we're known for all the decorations and the culture that goes through the walls of Mi Tierra. Instead, customers will find a QR code, where they can access the menu through their smartphone. All these steps are to help protect customers in what the restaurant owners are calling the new normal.
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen Wednesday
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen WednesdayPublished: May 18, 2020, 6:24 pmSome big changes are in store at Mi Tierra as staff members work to get the restaurant as clean as possible before reopening on Wednesday.
WATCH: Iconic San Antonio landmarks now ghost towns amid coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Downtown streets that are normally packed with tourists have become deserted as San Antonians and Americans social distance in an effort to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19. Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued "Stay Home, Work Safe” order earlier this month and it runs through mid-April. To see what these streets normally look like, check out these Throwback Thursday segments from KSAT News @ Nine. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT:
Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair Returns to San Antonio With Chris Perez and More
The Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair will return to Market Square in March.More than 200 bands from Mexico and the U.S. will perform at the annual event, which runs Thursday, March 12, through Sunday, March 15. A full lineup and more information is available at tejanomusicawards.comWere keeping you informed...and its what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Lineup announced for 4-day Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair at SA’s Market Square
SAN ANTONIO – More than 200 bands from the U.S. and Mexico will hit up San Antonio’s iconic Market Square for the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair in March. The lineup for the festival, set for March 12-15, was released Monday morning and includes local favorites like Shelly Lares and Ram Herrera. The free event, expected to bring in more than 150,000 fans, will run from noon-11 p.m. daily. Tejano singer Ram Herrera shares emotional message to fans from hospital bedHerrera, who has won numerous awards throughout his career, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tejano Music Association, said he was “going to pull through" and “be back to work soon.”The “Tejano music event of the year" is held annually before the Tejano Music Awards Show, which will mark 40 years in 2020. The awards show will take place in November, but the exact time and place have not been released.
0.5K, a ‘fun-(not)-run,’ taking place at Market Square for National Margarita Day
SAN ANTONIO – National Margarita Day is a day for slow-sipping. To honor the chill holiday, La Familia Cortez, the family behind Mi Tierra, La Margarita and Pico de Gallo, is hosting a Margarita Y Musica 0.5K at Market Square on Saturday. The family is calling it a “fun-(not)-run,” and that’s because a short stroll will lead to five mini-margaritas from each La Familia Cortez restaurant. Where to grab a margarita in San Antonio on National Margarita DayTicket prices are $25 for one runner or $40 for two, and they can be purchased online. Packets, including a race map, can be picked up starting at 4 p.m. at La Margarita, 120 Produce Row.
Viva Villa offers unique barbecue tacos during rodeo run
SAN ANTONIO – It’s all about barbecue on the menu at Viva Villa during the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. But it’s not your typical Texas barbecue that’s being served at the Market Square eatery, it’s Tex-Mex barbecue. San Antonio food truck serves up delicious ramen bowlFor example, a smoked brisket taco stuffed on a flour tortilla with guacamole and tomatillo habanero sauce will make your mouth water. And if you like carnitas, entertain your taste buds to a smoked carnitas taco with guacamole, tomatillo habanero sauce, pickled onions and a chile torreado on the side. If you can’t make it to Viva Villa during the rodeo, no problem.
San Antonios Tamalada Event Rings in Tamale-Making Season
On Saturday, Lily made one for her grandmother saying she would give it to her for Christmas. At La Gran Tamalada, families and friends celebrated the holiday tradition of gathering together to fill cornhusks with masa and meat and share family stories with one another. Tamale-making season is here, and Lilys mother Maria Snell thanked the organizers, La Familia Cortez, for bringing back the memories. What makes a tamale good is the history and tradition, according to Tafolla. Scott Ball / Rivard Report permalink Scott Ball / Rivard Report permalinkFollowing the kickoff, Mi Tierra Cafes Chef Miguel Jorge gave hands-on lessons at tables spread with stacks of cornhusks and bowls of masa, shredded pork, and chicken.therivardreport.com
Get ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in San Antonio
The city of San Antonio has some big plans to mark Hispanic Heritage Month in September at Market Square. Organizers on Wednesday announced that various groups throughout the Alamo City will host a two-day citywide celebration Sept. 14 and 15.