“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.
“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.
Her career had always been in the arts, and she didn’t associate San Antonio with an arts scene. But even though she’s only a few months in, she has already uncovered so much of the city’s artistic heritage. “I have been proven quite wrong. The cultural scene is immense,” she explains, “It’s very different art than what I was used to seeing in Mexico City.”
“One of the most precious joys in life is getting to meet other cultures and other people,” says Embajadora (Ambassador) Reyna Torres Mendívil, Consul General of the Consulado General de México en San Antonio (Mexican Consulate in San Antonio).