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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 23, 2017
Updated: After hearing testimony from 26 residents, the San Antonio Zoning Commission voted 6-1 on May 17 to deny a request by Tobin Hill North neighbors to be designated a Historic District. The move also rejected the recommendation by city staff that the panel approve the historic designation or grant a continuance.
Written by rudyarispe on May 17, 2017
Many San Antonio institutions began in the 1890s: Battle of Flowers Parade; Peacock Military College; Buckhorn Saloon; Gebhardt’s Chili Powder Company; Bexar County Courthouse; Brackenridge Park…..and the San Antonio Liederkranz. Some of those institutions are no longer around, but the San Antonio Liederkranz—a men’s choir formed on July 11, 1892 by Father Henry Pfefferkorn as the choir of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in downtown San Antonio—is alive and strong with more than 50 active singers.  
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 12, 2017
On May 11, 2017, people gathered in San Antonio's Main Plaza where they rallied to resist SB4, Texas' new anti-sanctuary city law. The group also announced formation of the Pro-Immigrant Coalition/Coalicion Pro-Inmigrante.
Written by rudyarispe on May 09, 2017
Battle For Texas: The Experience has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas to deliver interactive Texas heritage training that teaches scouts the skills of survival in Texas during the 1800s and allows them to step into the journey of Texas settlers who find themselves at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 05, 2017
The San Antonio Police Chief, the Bexar County Sheriff and District Attorney condemned the bill banning sanctuary policies, and were joined by C.O.P.S./Metro leaders who said they “refuse to give up a culture of hospitality and welcoming the stranger.”