Paul Francis: What Defines A City

Business Feb 16, 2018

“When it comes to downtown and skateboarding, I’ve been doing it since I was twelve.”

Paul Francis: What Defines A City

DJ Soul Stairs: Retropolitan, The Old And The New

Downtown Development Feb 3, 2018

"You're showcasing someone else's music," she says of the DJ craft, "You're curating something for someone. You're creating an experience."

DJ Soul Stairs: Retropolitan, The Old And The New

Ashley Smith: Architect. Resident. Activist.

Downtown Development Jan 20, 2018

“Things don’t always turn out in the way that you plan but that’s one of the things that makes it interesting.”

Ashley Smith: Architect. Resident. Activist.

DreamWeek: Finding Common Ground

Education Jan 5, 2018

DreamWeek is about the people who make up our city. It's about coming together to celebrate San Antonio diversity.

DreamWeek: Finding Common Ground

Gary Perez: Timepieces of the Ancestors

Arts + Culture Dec 29, 2017

Gary is a Centro San Antonio ambassador and researcher who first deciphered the geographical, astronomical and mathematical elements of the White Shaman Mural rock art near Del Rio that portrays the ceremonies of native peoples.

Gary Perez: Timepieces of the Ancestors

Navarra Williams: Half Time

Education Dec 23, 2017

“If you’ve been blessed and have the capacity to help others, then that’s what you should do,” says Navarra Williams, President and CEO of SAMMinistries.

Navarra Williams: Half Time

La Gran Tamalada: Comida, Musica, Y Familia

Arts + Culture Dec 14, 2017

Cariño Cortez was sixteen when she started working at her family’s restaurant, Mi Tierra. She learned quickly that there were many more aspects to running the iconic business than she thought.

La Gran Tamalada: Comida, Musica, Y Familia

Paleteria San Antonio: Homegrown Flavors

Business Dec 9, 2017

Joey started making paletas when his parents, who own La Jalisco restaurant Downtown, gave him the idea. But it was his wife CeCe who saw the potential of his creations.

Paleteria San Antonio: Homegrown Flavors

This is a city of dreams, a poem by Carmen Tafolla

Arts + Culture Dec 2, 2017

In 2015, Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla presented a poem about the heart of the city to the Downtown community, her childhood experiences there, and her family's long history in El Centro de San Antonio. We are reminded of its sincerity this holiday season.

This is a city of dreams, a poem by Carmen Tafolla
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