Ideas for winter fun
Around this time of the semester, burnout, abundant stress and precious little free time is a fact of life at Trinity, but it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about what you’re going to do with all that free time once Thanksgiving break starts or even when final exams end and winter break begins. Here’s a...trinitonian.com
‘Unprecedented’ number of migrants coming through San Antonio
Since April 2021, more than 185,000 migrants have come through the city, typically staying only for one to three days, according to the City of San Antonio. The numbers have picked up recently, with the city estimating 19,000 immigrants will come through in June alone.
‘What the hell do you need an AR-15 for?’ Spurs coach Popovich, Castro brothers speak at ‘Stand with Uvalde’ benefit rally
Hundreds of people gathered in Travis Park on Saturday to stand with the town Uvalde, during a call-to-action event in support of the victims and families affected by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary.
Travis Park Church to reveal design of new downtown mural recognizing 175th anniversary and policy of inclusion
On September 21, Travis Park Church plans to unveil the design of a mural commemorating its 175th anniversary with the theme, “All Are Welcome, Love Conquers All.”The church is located downtown at 230 E. Travis Street adjacent to Travis Park. The Office of Historic Preservation has given Travis Park permission to locate the mural on the wall of the church’s Travis Street parking lot. Travis Park Church has long been a stalwart supporter of San Antonio’s LGBTQ community. “With hope and a prayer that our church would move forward in a truly inclusive way,” Billie Watts, Travis Park associate minister at the time, said in a prayer at Crockett Park, KENS-TV reported. The September 21 event will be a Mural Launch & Paint Party.outinsa.com
Win prizes in free holiday loteria scavenger hunt sponsored by Travis Park
SAN ANTONIO – Everybody seems to be looking for some socially-distanced fun this holiday season and Travis Park is delivering. The park is sponsoring a free holiday loteria scavenger hunt with prizes valued at more than $300. After completing the scavenger hunt, participants can submit their answers over email to email@example.com for a chance to win prizes. Scavenger hunt participants are encouraged to tag @travisparksa on social media using #ExploreDTSA. Click here for a map of city-owned parking places downtown.
WATCH: San Antonio’s virtual 2020 Christmas tree lighting ceremony
SAN ANTONIO – An annual tradition in San Antonio will carry on virtually this year in celebration of Christmas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s tree lighting ceremony will be livestreamed on H-E-B’s YouTube channel, starting at 7 p.m. Friday. San Antonio’s official Christmas tree arrived in Travis Park on Tuesday. The tree lights will be turned on at 7:20 p.m., followed by musical entertainment from Mariachi Las Altenas. This is the fourth year that the tree will be displayed in Travis Park.
H-E-B to give away holiday goodie bags at 4 San Antonio stores on Friday
And it’s how H-E-B hopes people will commemorate this year’s tree lighting ceremony. San Antonio’s official H-E-B Christmas Tree arrived in Travis Park on Tuesday and the tree lighting ceremony will be a virtual celebration. The tree lights will be turned on at 7:20 p.m. that night followed by musical entertainment by Mariachi Las Altenas. The following store locations will distribute the bags in the parking lots while supplies last:Marbach and 410 H-E-B plus ! Zarzamora and Military H-E-B plus !
Christmas tree in Travis Park gets decorated with lights overnight
Overnight, vendors paid for by H-E-B as a gift continued to put up lights and decorate the tree in Travis Park. H-E-B donated $250,000 for the decorating of the tree, so no tax dollars or city employees were used in decorating it. It will be decorated with more than 10,000 red, white and blue lights and dozens of handmade decorations, according to a press release from H-E-B. The tree lights will be turned on at 7:20 p.m. that night followed by musical entertainment by Mariachi Las Altenas. This is the fourth year that the tree will be displayed in Travis Park.
San Antonio’s 2020 Christmas tree arrives at Travis Park
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s official Christmas Tree arrived in Travis Park on Tuesday. The tree lights will be turned on at 7:20 p.m. that night followed by musical entertainment by Mariachi Las Altenas. This is the fourth year that the tree will be displayed in Travis Park. The following store locations will distribute the bags in the parking lots while supplies last:Marbach and 410 H-E-B plus ! Zarzamora and Military H-E-B plus !
You can win prizes in San Antonio’s free scavenger hunt
SAN ANTONIO – A scavenger hunt sounds pretty awesome already but when you add the chance to win something, the hunt gets that much sweeter. Travis Park is sponsoring a scavenger hunt that kicks off Thursday, Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 5 as a way to encourage people to explore downtown San Antonio. Scavenger hunt participants with the highest score will be entered into a drawing to win one of five prize packs valued at $300. There are 15 questions in the scavenger hunt with an opportunity to earn bonus points. Scavenger hunt participants are encouraged to tag @travisparksa on social media using #ExploreDTSA.
Downtown ice rink will not return this year due to coronavirus pandemic
Downtown ice rink will not return this year due to coronavirus pandemicThe Rotary Club of San Antonio will not bring back the Travis Park ice rink due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization told mySA.com via email Thursday. The Rotary Club of San Antonio will not bring back the Travis Park ice rink due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization told mySA.com via email Thursday. Photo: Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News / Staff Photographer Photo: Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Downtown ice rink will not return this year due to coronavirus pandemic 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThe Rotary Club of San Antonio will not bring back the Travis Park ice rink due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization said in en email sent to mySA.com Thursday. Last year, the organization launched its first ice rink the weekend after Thanksgiving. In 2019, the Rotary Club of San Antonio partnered with Ice Rink Events, a company that makes seasonal ice rinks all over the country, to help make the pop-up project possible.mysanantonio.com
Rotary Club of San Antonio cancels Travis Park ice rink due to ongoing pandemic
click image Instagram / rotaryicerinkSkaters at the Rotary Ice Rink in late 2019. Due to uncertainty regarding social gatherings and safety, and in light of the preparation needed to plan such an event,... Posted by Rotary Club of San Antonio, TX on Thursday, September 17, 2020Anyone hoping to engage in outdoor iceskating fun in Travis Park this winter may need to brace themselves.On Thursday, the Rotary Club of San Antonio, the organizers behind last year's popular downtown attraction, officially put the kibosh on the skating rink's planned return in a statement posted on Facebook "Due to uncertainty regarding social gatherings and safety, and in light of the preparation needed to plan such an event, the RCSA, working with the ice rink provider, has found it necessary to cancel the Rotary Ice Rink planned for the end of this year," the post reads.According to KSAT , the attraction drew more than 20,000 skaters to Travis Park last winter. The rink opened in conjunction with the annual lighting of the H-E-B Christmas Tree on November 29, 2019, and operated through the end of January of this year.sacurrent.com
Candlelight vigil held in San Antonio for Garrett Foster
Candlelight vigil held in San Antonio for Garrett FosterPublished: August 6, 2020, 7:25 amOrganizers held a candlelight vigil in San Antonio on Wednesday for Garrett Foster, the man shot last month during a protest against police brutality in Austin.
Word art in downtown San Antonio brings message of joy
SAN ANTONIO Next time you drive through downtown San Antonio, keep your eyes on the road to see the newly installed art mural. Surrounding Travis Park on East Pecan, Jefferson and Travis streets, youll notice yellow letters that make up San Antonio Poet Laureate, Andrea Vocab Sandersons words that celebrate dark skin. (KSAT)According to Vocab Sanderson, the poetry is meant to bring joy as well as amplify the 2020 Civil Rights Movements call for systematic reforms. This was my form of resistance for those who feel kind of like stuck in a place where they know they need a glimmer of something to get them through.Centro San Antonio said the location was strategically chosen in partnership with the City of San Antonio. For more information of Centro San Antonio and its initiatives, click here.
Leading SA: Congressman Will Hurd says San Antonio PD is a leader when it comes to mental health
SAN ANTONIO San Antonians have united over the last three weeks in protest amid the death of George Floyd. On Sunday, Congressman Will Hurd, R-Texas, joined Leading SA to discuss these issues that have not only plagued the nation, but also have made quite the impact here in San Antonio. Hurd said police departments around the country can learn from San Antonio. San Antonio Police Department is kind of a leader when it comes to mental health. The San Antonio Police Department does 40 hours.
San Antonios faith community rally calls for equality, unity
SAN ANTONIO Hosted by Community Bible Church, A Call to Worship and Prayer for Equality and Unity saw what San Antonio Police estimate was a crowd of 500-600 people gather in Travis Park Wednesday evening. Even some who had come to march in the fifth day of protests downtown this week joined the faith community from throughout San Antonio. So they enjoyed our coming together, said Pastor Paco Garcia, executive director of the Hispanic Prayer Platform, part of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He said the air of peace and harmony that permeated Travis Park helped avoid another confrontation with police officers that have occurred in downtown San Antonio this week. Lucado said those who came were not there to blame or shame anyone, but rather treat some of these deep-seated problems with spiritual solutions.RELATED: San Antonio protesters demand change; city leaders talk about what that really means
Activist who helped organize peaceful San Antonio protest for George Floyd so happy city represented black lives
SAN ANTONIO Kimiya Factory helped organize the peaceful protest that took place at Travis Park on Saturday afternoon. It was just a really, really great atmosphere and it was just so peaceful and Im just so happy that, you know, this city represented black lives, Factory said. Hundreds gather for fourth day of protests in San Antonio over George Floyds deathProtesters gathered at Travis Park following the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. We wanted to stand in solidarity with the protests happening across the country and we want to make sure that San Antonio represents black lives, Factory said. Black Lives Matter.
WATCH: San Antonio police will have ‘massive show of force’ at protest over George Floyd’s killing
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said law enforcement, public safety staff and local businesses are prepared for the peaceful protest planned for Saturday afternoon. The protest is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Travis Park and is in response to the recent killing of Houston native, George Floyd. McManus said 75 Department of Public Safety Troopers as well as numerous San Antonio police officers and other officials will be working at the protest for safety, in case behaviors escalate. McManus said he met with the protest organizers and believes the protest will be peaceful. What happened to the police officers is an absolute justice in this case,” McManus said.
Peaceful protest scheduled at Travis Park in response to George Floyd’s killing
The former officer, identified as Derek Chauvin, was then seen kneeling on the neck of the suspect, an African American man named George Floyd, until he passed out and later died. Minneapolis ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck is in state custodyHe’s calling for more peaceful conversations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. George Floyd deserves justice. And if that justice is to be blind, then we must see clearly in its pursuit.”A peaceful protest is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at Travis Park. Protests at Minneapolis police precinct set ablaze following death of George Floyd
Spray-painted messages on Alamo’s Cenotaph have people seeing red
SAN ANTONIO – Graffiti spray-painted on the Cenotaph on the grounds of The Alamo has some people seeing red. Graffiti found in multiple places downtown, including cenotaph in Alamo PlazaThe words there seemed to condemn white supremacy, capitalism and The Alamo, itself. The red paint caught his attention hours later as he paid a visit to a nearby post office. Police also found red paint spelling out an anti-policy brutality message on the sidewalk at Travis Park. As we condemn this vandalism, we salute the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) for its swift action to investigate.
March in Travis Park!
Take a break from the office and celebrate St. Patricks Day at Travis Park during Eat & Play on Mar. SAN ANTONIO (Mar.10, 2020) The community is invited to attend events throughout the month of March at Travis Park, located at 301 E. Travis St.Univision Fan FairFriday, Mar. 15, 12 p.m. 10 p.m., FREEEnjoy food, drinks, dancing and fun with Tejano and Proud KXTN 107.5 in Travis Park! 17, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.Take a break from the office and celebrate St. Patricks Day at Travis Park during Eat & Play! In addition, there are numerous non-City owned lots and garages in the area where visitors can park for a fee, including the Travis Park Plaza Garage.saobserver.com
Holiday spirit lives this weekend with 8 events around San Antonio
From the Natural Bridge Caverns in New Braunfels to Market Square downtown, happenings involve tamales, coffee, family-friendly activities, booze and exploration. Features include a LEGO Santa, a MINILAND San Antonio as a Winter Wonderland, a LEGO holiday tree, a workshop and more. For more information, click here. For more information, click here. For more information, click here.
Instagram photos show a picture-perfect winter wonderland at Travis Park ice rink
Published: December 12, 2019, 6:25 am Updated: December 12, 2019, 7:17 amA beautiful sight, Travis Park guests are happy every night walking in a San Antonio-style winter wonderland. Instagram photos capture a bright and blissful Travis Park encompassing the Rotary Ice Rink, a 50-foot Christmas tree and several props spectacular enough to make the North Pole smile. Story behind River Walk’s 100,000 holiday lights and what squirrels have to do with itAnd for two lovebirds, it was the scene of a “beautiful” proposal. Danny Torres, 43, proposed to longtime girlfriend Chrissy Ruiz, 54, at the ice rink he helped construct over the weekend, Ruiz’s daughter Christina said. “It was a shock," she said, adding that the family first thought they were visiting the park to see Torres’ work and for skating.
River parade, tree lighting officially kick off holiday season in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Thanksgiving has come and gone, but it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas here in San Antonio. Folks celebrated the holiday season downtown with the Christmas tree lighting at Travis Park and the 39th Annual Holiday River Parade on Friday. Organizers said it was a year-long effort, and this year was the best one yet. Morgan’s Wonderland kicks off annual Christmas celebrationDozens of artists were at the event to represent different parts of Texas. This year’s ceremony also incorporated a new feature: an ice rink, which will remain open until Jan. 31.
Coolest Place in Town: Outdoor Ice Rink Opens This Week at Travis Park
Winter in San Antonio may not typically come with snow, but this year, residents can experience a frosty landscape with the opening Friday of an outdoor ice rink downtown at Travis Park. The platform holding the ice rink took about a week to piece together, and building and filling the rink itself took roughly three days. The showcase tree is located at Travis Park for the third year after previously occupying a prominent spot at Alamo Plaza. The ice rink will be open during all types of weather unless there is lightning. Those taking public transit to the tree-lighting ceremony Friday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. can ride for free if they tell the bus operator theyre going to Travis Park.therivardreport.com
Travis Park Church Continues Worship, Homeless Ministry After Collapse
Eric Vogt, head pastor of Travis Park Church, bounced up to the front of the crowd after the band performed a few songs. Curry arrived at Travis Park Church at 1 a.m. Friday to the sight of water flowing down the stairs inside. In order to remove those, the church first had to address the asbestos in the building, according to Travis Park Church. It seems like whenever the city is in need, Travis Park Church has always stepped up, Nirenberg said. People who wish to donate toward Travis Park Churchs repair costs can do so online here.therivardreport.com
25,000 expected to skate on ice rink in downtown San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - More than 25,000 ice skaters are expected to take to the ice in downtown San Antonio from Dec. 2 until the end of January. The Rotary Ice Rink in Travis Park will be set up next to a giant Christmas tree. Tickets for the rink will be $10 per person, skate rentals will cost $4. Map shows where to find pumpkin patches in San Antonio and surrounding areasSeason passes will also be available for purchase and there will be themed nights and specials. Pumpkin pie is back at Bill Miller Bar-B-QThere will be movie screenings select Thursdays and skating with Santa Claus on select Saturdays, according to the Rotary Ice Rink website.
Travis Park goes to the dogs in the 17th Siclovia
By Linda Owenslowens24@student.alamo.eduPartly cloudy skies and a forecast of rain did not deter participants in Siclovia Sept. 29 at Travis Park downtown. Streets were closed from Mahncke Park on Broadway to Fourth Street, then Alamo Street to Travis Park on East Travis Street. Travis Park, Lions Fields, Mahncke Park and Maverick Park all had Reclovia stations where participants could enjoyed music, healthy food options, vendors and exercise demonstrations for the event sponsored by the Greater San Antonio YMCA. Lawrence and Diamond Lopez biked from the Pearl Brewery on Broadway to Travis Park. John Herrera, San Antonio bike police officer who was patrolling Travis Park said, Crowds were light this morning.theranger.org
Ballet San Antonio Brings Dance to the Outdoors with Ballet in the Park
click to enlarge Alexandra DevoraEvent Details Ballet in the Park @ Travis Park 301 E. Travis St. San Antonio, TX When: Sat., Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m. Price: Free Dance MapDancers will descend on Travis Park this Saturday for Ballet San Antonio's annual Ballet in the Park. The event kicks off with a free class for tiny dancers followed by a showcase featuring the local company's premiere performers.This year's Ballet in the Park was originally scheduled for March 9 but was cancelled due to inclement weather. The rescheduled event leaped over summer's unbearable heat and landed gracefully in the beginning of fall.At 6 p.m., dancers aged 7-10 can participate in a class taught by members of Ballet SA. The only requirement is that each has a minimum of one year's ballet experience and comes wearing appropriate dance attire. Participation is limited to 30 and granted on a first come, first served basis.After the class, the corps of Ballet SA will dance as the sun sets, showing off their honed skills and, if audiences are lucky, giving a sneak preview of their upcoming production of Lewis Carroll's beloved classicsacurrent.com
Several streets around Travis Park will be closed for jazz event
SAN ANTONIO - Several streets downtown will be closed Friday and Saturday for the annual Jazz'SA Live at Travis Park. According to the city's Transportation & Capital Improvements, Navarro, Pecan and Jefferson Streets around Travis Park will be closed from 5 a.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Sunday (See map). Travis Street will be closed Saturday through 5 a.m. Sunday (See map). Residents who plan to be downtown near Travis Park are urged to plan ahead and arrive early. Related: Get latest traffic conditionsRelated: Watch Live: Transguide Traffic CamerasCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Travis Park Hosting Weeklong Free Movie Marathon to Close Out the Month of July
click to enlarge Travis Park / FacebookEvent Details Movies By Moonlight: Marathon Week @ Travis Park 301 E. Travis St. San Antonio, TX When: Mondays-Fridays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2 Price: Free Film MapWhile storm clouds can bring a welcome reprieve from blistering Texas temperatures, they also put a damper on outdoor plans. In the wake of a slew of rain cancellations, Travis Park is making it up to us by scheduling an entire week of free movies.As with the park's usual Movies by Moonlight screenings, food trucks will arrive at the park at 7 p.m. so you can start things off with a bite while you settle in for a good place to lay out your blanket or lawn chairs on the lawn.The family-friendly feature presentations will begin once the sun sets, starting with the hit Marvel animated movieon Monday, July 29. The rest of the week features classics both old and new:andsacurrent.com
Travis Park Event Latin Roots Music & Food Fest to Celebrate Latino Cultures
click to enlarge Facebook / travisparksaThe 6th annual Latin Roots Music & Food Fest will celebrate Latino culture Saturday, August 3 from 1 to 11 p.m. in Travis Park. The event will also feature cuisine from various cultures and craft vendors, and artisans will sell their work.The festival is unique because it will provide the public the opportunity to enjoy music, food, arts from all Latino minority cultures represented in the San Antonio area; all in one place, the Facebook page said. It provides the perfect environment for all to celebrate our similarities and embrace our differences. Along with celebrating Latino culture, the event will also commemorate the 10th anniversary of APRISA.The event is free and open to the public but guests can purchase tickets for the VIP experience. VIP tickets cost $60 and are restricted to guests 21 and over. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the APRISA scholarship program.sacurrent.com
Free Wings! Free video game rental! Free outdoor movie!
SAN ANTONIO - How about scoring some free wings at a new restaurant in San Antonio before it opens? The free wings will be served during two-hour windows at lunch and dinner every day next week. How about checking out "Black Panther" outdoors at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Show up at 7 p.m. to check out the food trucks and activities before the movie, which starts at dusk. Because it's Tuesday, parking is free at City of San Antonio parking facilities.