Awhile back we talked to Brandon Sherouse from the Downtowners. You can check out that story here. While we were talking, Brandon brought up all his favorite downtown San Antonio hangouts, dives, artists, and businesses. We have distilled his recommendations into a list of the “Ten Downtown Trending” that you need to check out in the New Year.
“One of the best things that’s happened is not all the pretty new buildings,” Dr. Gilger says of the hospital’s growth, “but the people who have come here.”
“I had an inborn ability to respond with great insight to emergency situations,” she explains. That earnestness to promote the health of children, to protect the future generations of our community, is a thread that ties together not only Sister Sarah’s story, but the story of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
Starting this holiday season, visitors to Travis Park will experience new art installations dotting the four quadrants of the historic space. This is thanks to Public Art San Antonio and local artist Emily Fleisher, who has delved into the history of the park for this project.
“We’re not trying to think inside of a box, or outside of a box, but no box,” says Dr. Antonio Petrov, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus and founder of the Urban Future Lab.
“That very first Diwali- when the fireworks went up- that’s a memory I can’t forget,” recalls Kausi Subramaniam, President of AnujaSA.
“We believe that together with other young people we can make a stronger democracy,” explains Raven Douglas, Deputy Director of MOVE Texas.
“I don’t treat a society, you know- I have a community,” explains Dr. Gabriel Bietz, Vascular Surgeon at Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA). Each patient has specific needs, he continues, which is why the team at PVA combines experience with the latest medical advancements to treat vascular disease.
There’s clearly momentum for UTSA in downtown San Antonio. But this school spirit is nothing new. Just ask Austin Smith, a senior Chemistry major at UTSA and San Antonio native. He dons an eccentric orange suit for each game, a tradition built from his early days attending UTSA games with his dad.