Valerie Salas: Paying It Forward

Nonprofit Nov 18, 2017

When Valerie tells her story at events or presentations, she starts by asking “What does homelessness look like to you?” People often take a stab at answering, referencing panhandlers they may very well have seen that same day. Inevitably, the description is stereotypical. Valerie answers them with a question: “What if I told you that was me?”

Valerie Salas: Paying It Forward

At the Mill Part 2: Pieces of Our Stories

Arts + Culture Nov 11, 2017

“I bet if you were an artist, you’d be pretty amazing,” said a friend to Albert Gonzalez as he doodled on a napkin. Those words stuck with him. 

At the Mill Part 2: Pieces of Our Stories

Unique Knits: The Peculiar Bunch

Business Nov 3, 2017

“I want people to feel like they’re in another world,” says Gilbert Glaster, owner of Unique Knits.

Unique Knits: The Peculiar Bunch

Aimee Lopez: Music Creates Compassionate Cities

Arts + Culture Oct 28, 2017

“I wouldn’t have been a musician if it wasn’t for the symphony in my city,” says Aimee Lopez, a proud member of the second violin section in the San Antonio Symphony. Aimee is a native of Washington, D.C. and moved to San Antonio in 2008.

Aimee Lopez: Music Creates Compassionate Cities

Christian and Uche: Making Connections

Business Oct 20, 2017

“We love that our clients allow us to think outside the box,” says Christian. She’s had the opportunity to transform spaces from Hayes Street Bridge to Houston Street and everything in between. “What I love most about San Antonio is it allows you to do stuff that’s new.”

Christian and Uche: Making Connections

Isabella And Ryan: Walks of Life 

Arts + Culture Oct 14, 2017

“People who gravitate toward Downtown are an eclectic group,” says Isabella, “We get to meet people from so many different walks of life.”

Isabella And Ryan: Walks of Life 

100 years of Paris Hatters: From Presidents to Popes

Business Oct 7, 2017

“I don’t think it was supposed to be a long term thing,” says Abe Cortez, Owner of Paris Hatters. “But it just went and went and went.” It’s unlikely that Abe’s father and uncle, who founded the business in 1917, could have imagined a simple hat repair shop lasting over a hundred years. 

100 years of Paris Hatters: From Presidents to Popes

Leaving Legacies: Straus, Hayne, and Frost

Education Sep 29, 2017

These three Lifetime Achievement Honorees, recognized at the 2017 Centropolitan Awards, changed the face of our downtown.

Leaving Legacies: Straus, Hayne, and Frost

RuByzaar: Capturing the Local Experience

Arts + Culture Sep 22, 2017

“And then I thought, Hold on. We can do that here in San Antonio. We have icons.”

RuByzaar: Capturing the Local Experience
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