tourism http://tpr.org en New Signs Help San Antonio B-Cyclists Get Around Town http://tpr.org/post/new-signs-help-san-antonio-b-cyclists-get-around-town <p></p><p>Downtowners<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have been noticing some new signage pointing out major attractions in the Center City. D</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ozens of new signs have gone up that also help cyclists locate the nearest B-cycle station.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:40:33 +0000 Eileen Pace 29477 at http://tpr.org New Signs Help San Antonio B-Cyclists Get Around Town Council Committee Hears Arguments On Both Sides Of La Villita Lease Proposals http://tpr.org/post/council-committee-hears-arguments-both-sides-la-villita-lease-proposals <p>As the city's Department for Culture and Creative Development presented its side of the argument in the ongoing discussion about La Villita Tuesday, tenants in the historic arts district sighed and shook their heads.</p><p>They are angry about a proposal by San Antonio city staff to change the structure of the village, which would call for evicting most of the businesses currently located on the city-owned grounds of La Villita.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:11:04 +0000 Ryan Loyd 28532 at http://tpr.org Council Committee Hears Arguments On Both Sides Of La Villita Lease Proposals Leases In La Villita Could Be Pulled To Revitalize Arts Village http://tpr.org/post/leases-la-villita-could-be-pulled-revitalize-arts-village <p>La Villita is a historic arts village in the heart of downtown San Antonio, across from Hemisfair Park. But the city wants to update the look and feel of La Villita with a plan that would totally overhaul the current village.</p><p>A recommendation by city staff includes asking tenants in La Villita, some who have been there for three decades or more, to reapply for a space within the village next year.</p><p>The conversation is very early, though, and artists like woodworker Wendell Fuqua keeps his schedule as usual.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:37:40 +0000 Ryan Loyd 28460 at http://tpr.org Leases In La Villita Could Be Pulled To Revitalize Arts Village The Source: Longtime La Villita Vendors Crying Foul http://tpr.org/post/source-longtime-la-villita-vendors-crying-foul <p>The city has been unhappy with the amount of foot-traffic the historic area gets and multiple&nbsp;<a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yHnbgE5ocJa1cxUlkzaXVvTjA/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">studies&nbsp;</a>have been done to try and address shortcomings.&nbsp;City&nbsp;council will be discussing the <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yHnbgE5ocJUEVlTUZhRlZLM1k/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">request for proposals</a> that the Department for Culture &amp; Creative Development has devised to encourage more visitors.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:05:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 28407 at http://tpr.org The Source: Longtime La Villita Vendors Crying Foul City Seeking Input For Alamo Plaza Master Plan And Re-Interpretation http://tpr.org/post/city-seeking-input-alamo-plaza-master-plan-and-re-interpretation <p>The City of San Antonio is calling for a master plan for a re-interpretation of Alamo Plaza. Last fall, members of a panel met in an lively debate at UTSA about the future of the Alamo and Alamo Plaza. Diverse groups were outspoken about the issue.</p><p>District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal said ideally many entities will be involved with the goal of giving the Alamo a more appropriate presence and scope in the center of the city.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:39:25 +0000 Eileen Pace 25094 at http://tpr.org City Seeking Input For Alamo Plaza Master Plan And Re-Interpretation New Braunfels May Implement Tubing Fee For Non-Residents http://tpr.org/post/new-braunfels-may-implement-tubing-fee-non-residents <p>Floating the Comal River could cost non-New Braunfels residents a $5 fee if its city council votes in favor of a new proposal.</p><p>When tubing the Comal River you can either rent a tube from an outfitter and use their entry point, or use your own tube and enter from one of the city’s parks.</p><p>"We spend pretty close to $1 million per year in all of the river maintenance, clean-up, and police and fire," said New Braunfels Mayor Gale Pospisil. "So we were looking at a way to try to bring in some revenue to help us to keep the river and keep the services provided for our visitors."</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:32:32 +0000 Joey Palacios 24819 at http://tpr.org New Braunfels May Implement Tubing Fee For Non-Residents River Walk Christmas Lights Excite Visitors And Locals For The Holidays http://tpr.org/post/river-walk-christmas-lights-excite-visitors-and-locals-holidays <p>It is said that New Yorkers don’t go see the Statue of Liberty -- they just take it for granted. With that as premise, I took you to the River Walk in a recent report so that others could remind you how wonderful the River Walk is. Those to whom I spoke expressed too much enthusiasm for only one report, so here's a follow up.</p><p>"I’m Catherine Perez, we just recently moved to the San Antonio area from Florida."</p><p>I asked Catherine what she thought of the River Walk in its holiday finery.</p><p>"I love it! It’s busy, it’s pretty," she said.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:02:48 +0000 Jack Morgan 24214 at http://tpr.org River Walk Christmas Lights Excite Visitors And Locals For The Holidays Visitors Say River Walk Lives Up To Holiday Expectations http://tpr.org/post/visitors-say-river-walk-lives-holiday-expectations <p>San Antonio’s largest single piece of art has many fans, both local, and international. It's the San Antonio River, downtown. A pan flute fills the air with South American magic at the River Center Mall lagoon, where the barges circle and head out on their circumnavigation of the river's big horseshoe bend.&nbsp;</p><p>I went down the other night to see what people thought about how the city dresses up its River Walk for the Holiday Season.</p><p>"My name is Justin Self, and I’ve been having fun just walking around and seeing all the pretty lights."</p><p>"Where are you from?" I asked.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:35:05 +0000 Jack Morgan 24077 at http://tpr.org Visitors Say River Walk Lives Up To Holiday Expectations San Antonio Getting Outside Backlash For Anti-Discrimination Ordinance http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-getting-outside-backlash-anti-discrimination-ordinance <p>San Antonio city staffers say letters are rolling into city hall by the dozens from people who are angry about the proposed anti-discrimination ordinance.</p><p>The ordinance being considered by the San Antonio City Council would prohibit discrimination within the city’s hiring practices and anyone who contracts a job with the city.</p><p>Although the ordinance maintains anti-discrimination policies for race, color, religion, age and disability, the proposal would add veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity to the list. The latter two are why most people are angered.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 16245 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Getting Outside Backlash For Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Convention And Visitors Bureau Campaigning To Fill Hotels For Fiesta Week http://tpr.org/post/convention-and-visitors-bureau-campaigning-fill-hotels-fiesta-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau is kicking off a new campaign to increase occupancy at area hotels during Fiesta week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Krystal Jones, senior brand manager for the bureau, said locals often don’t try to book hotels, thinking they’re booked up long in advance.</span></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:52:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 8335 at http://tpr.org Convention And Visitors Bureau Campaigning To Fill Hotels For Fiesta Week