Just outside San Antonio’s scenic downtown, past the crowds that pack the Alamo and the River Walk, the city is becoming so expensive so fast that many Latinos simply can’t afford to live there anymore. They have shaped San Antonio’s rich Mexican-American culture for generations. But like many minorities living in low-income and rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhoods, they’re struggling to keep up with some of the harshest side effects of economic development: rising property values and shrinking access to transportation.
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Written by Laura Romero on Sep 11 2019 - 7:50pm
Written by Esther@SAPL on Nov 15 2018 - 11:24am
Please join Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, District 5, Kathy Donellan, Assistant Director, San Antonio Public Library, Stacy Gonzales, Project Manager, Transportation & Capital Improvements and Geoff Edwards, Principal, MuñozMuñoz and Company for a Community Informational Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Branch Library, 3222 Culebra Road 78228. Learn more about the bond projects on the Bond Projects Status Dashboard.
Written by esperanzacenter on Apr 19 2018 - 12:59pm
Join us for a multimedia preview of Still Here: Homenaje al Westside de San Antonio, a book and CD featuring all new original music by Lourdes Pérez, based on oral histories of 12 Westside elders and performed by 20 Westside musicians. The CD will include a variety of genres and will be released fall 2018. We will have a special dance performance, as well as live readings by some of the Westside elders whose historias of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s were given to Pérez to create the songs.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 22 2017 - 8:50pm
Updated: What is "puro" in San Antonio? In a Feb. 21 event at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 11 San Antonians offered their thoughts on what makes something or someone purely San Antonio. The consensus? It depends on one's viewpoint, the speakers and audience members said. The definition could range from music or color to food or sense of place. Or all of the above.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 11 2017 - 4:56pm
More than 250 people held signs, bumper stickers and cheered on the honking horns of some passing motorists as they showed their support for Planned Parenthood on Feb. 11.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 9 2016 - 1:55pm
The San Antonio Neighborhood Improvements Bond Committee voted Thursday, Dec. 8, to recommend 13 distressed areas for inclusion in what would be the city's first affordable housing bond project. The recommendations are part of a five-category, $850 million total bond issue the city plans to put before voters May 6.
Written by kaitlynncomer on Aug 31 2016 - 10:28pm
The Martinez Street Women’s Center, the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, and the San Anto Cultural Arts (SACA) completed a mural depicting and honoring local African American women and their inspiring contributions and lives while living in the East Side of San Antonio.
Written by esperanzacenter on Jan 31 2013 - 10:14pm
Eva Garza was a basketball and baseball star at west side San Antonio's Lanier High School in the 1930's. She became better known for her sultry singing voice. Garza was also a legendary, international, Mexican superstar known as a songstress and actress. Her career would eventually lead her to perform in Mexico and Latin America during La Epoca de Oro or the Golden Age of Music and film during the 1940s and 1950's.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Oct 18 2012 - 2:15pm
The McNay art museum will host a BYOBike tour of the murals and public art pieces created by youth and adult residents of San Antonio's Westside neighborhoods.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Mar 29 2012 - 5:29pm
REPLAY THE VIDEO: Just months before he retires from the U.S. Congress, Rep. Charles Gonzalez updated his constituents on the state of Texas' 20th Congressional District for the final time on Wednesday, April 4. Throughout his impassioned speech about the need for immigration reform and investment in education, Gonzalez repeatedly expressed confidence in the ability of Joaquin Castro to succeed him in Congress. The event, hosted by the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, was at El Tropicano Hotel in San Antonio.