How Santikos became San Antonio’s theater chain, and its plans for two new locations
(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.) Santikos opened the Palace Theater in 1923 and expanded to drive-ins, including the Mission and San Pedro locations in the 1940s. (KSAT)(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.) (KSAT)(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.) (KSAT)(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.)
Spanish films, iconic performances, desegregation: More interesting facts about SA’s Alameda Theater
SAN ANTONIO – The Alameda Theater is one of the last symbols of San Antonio’s Golden Age for grand movie palaces. (Images of the historic Alameda Theater.) (Images of the historic Alameda Theater.) (Images of the historic Alameda Theater.) “The time they went with friends to to enjoy an amazing event, an amazing movie, a performance.
Throwback Thursday: How Mt. Zion Church impacted Civil Rights in SA; Bible that lasted through fire
Zion First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Drive has served the San Antonio community and opened its doors to those in need. “The church was there for a long time until 1924 when they marched from Santos Street to this current location and they built this church,” said Rev. It continues to serve community members, no matter what race or social status. “We’re here to do God’s will and not just to look good or to say, look how long we’ve been here,” said Rev. “We want people to say, ‘look what God is doing.’”There are generations of families that have walked through the doors and worshipped at Mt.
Throwback Thursday: Origins of Chili Queens, how women helped create Tex-Mex food
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Chili Queens was a group of women who brought flavor and spice to the San Antonio food scene for nearly 100 years. The Chili Queens started to set up their stands in the 1850s. “People always remember Chili Queens as being very enchanting, fiery, feisty,” said Cortez. In the 1900s, the Chili Queens moved to Market Square and introduced different tastes and ingredients to their food. The Chili Queens began to use cheddar cheese, which led to another San Antonio food staple.
Throwback Thursday: UIW's history can be traced to letter, call for help in 1869
SAN ANTONIO – The foundation of the University of Incarnate Word can be traced back to a single letter in 1869, that was sent from a bishop in San Antonio to the Catholic sisters in France. The letter asked for the sisters to help take care of victims of a cholera outbreak in the city. “The sisters and the school always emphasized science, along with the humanities and the arts,” said Hinojosa. “At Christmas time we celebrate, the Nativity of the Lord, which is the celebration of the word incarnate,” Hinojosa said. “It's been a long haul from that little letter where the mayor needed help and bishop wrote for help for the sisters.”
Throwback Thursday: San Antonio Rodeo keeps focus on education
The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is now one of the city's biggest events, but it began 69 years ago as something much smaller. The first San Antonio Rodeo was held on February 17, 1950, at the newly opened Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum. In 1984, the rodeo began awarding scholarships to students in Texas. To date, the rodeo's educational committee has awarded more than $198 million to Texas students going into all fields of study. The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is in town until Feb. 24.