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

Deborah Little: Local People, Local Business

Business Nov 23, 2017

“The cooking is what I expected to be my favorite part. But my favorite part is actually visiting with the people who come in.”

Deborah Little: Local People, Local Business

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
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