Fiesta 2013 http://tpr.org en HIV/AIDS Charities Get $150,000 Boost From This Year's Cornyation http://tpr.org/post/hivaids-charities-get-150000-boost-years-cornyation <p>Cornyation, the annual spoof of San Antonio during Fiesta, generates money for AIDS- and HIV-based charities and this year more than $150,000 was returned to the community as a result of the three-night show.</p><p>Though the show is not necessarily exclusive to the gay community, HIV and AIDS issues tend to resonate within that group.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:12:51 +0000 Joey Palacios 13881 at http://tpr.org HIV/AIDS Charities Get $150,000 Boost From This Year's Cornyation Cornyation: Fiesta's Lewd, Crude And Rude Celebration Of The Offbeat http://tpr.org/post/cornyation-fiestas-lewd-crude-and-rude-celebration-offbeat <p>For three days the traditional Fiesta is turned upside down as an event known as Cornyation rips apart political correctness and turns it into a stage act dramatizing current events.</p><p>Cornyation may be lewd, but the party with the purpose is left intact, the spoof on the Fiesta Coronation takes place April 23-25 at the Empire Theater.</p><p>This year there are about 12 Cornyation skits, and each one pokes fun at something different: Childhood obesity, the nearly retired Twinkie, Gov. Rick Perry and sonograms, the NRA, a pensioned Pope, and even Manti Te'o.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:04:37 +0000 Joey Palacios 10310 at http://tpr.org Cornyation: Fiesta's Lewd, Crude And Rude Celebration Of The Offbeat PACfest, A Family-Friendly Fiesta At Palo Alto College http://tpr.org/post/pacfest-family-friendly-fiesta-palo-alto-college <p>Now in its 10th year, today's PACfest at Palo Alto College is a free family-friendly event that&nbsp; offers games for kids, and has plenty of music for everyone.</p><p>PACfest is one of the few Fiesta events that offers no alcoholic beverages, and PACfest Co-chair Carmen Velasquez said it provides plenty of opportunities for families to enjoy themselves.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:41:50 +0000 Eileen Pace 10263 at http://tpr.org PACfest, A Family-Friendly Fiesta At Palo Alto College Pictures: Army North "Gets Down" For Fiesta Army Day At The Alamo http://tpr.org/post/pictures-army-north-gets-down-fiesta-army-day-alamo <p>Wednesday's Soldier Show at the Alamo is one of the unique military Fiesta events, and visitors to this year's event found both the Commanding General of Army North, Lt. Gen. Bill Caldwell, and the second in command, Major Gen. Perry Wiggins dancing the electric slide to the tunes of Fort Sam's Own, a band made up of members of the 323<sup>rd</sup> Army Band.</p><p>Officers handed out Army Fiesta medals during the show, and soldiers lined up to shake the hands of citizens who wanted to say "thank you" for their service.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:29:37 +0000 Eileen Pace 10260 at http://tpr.org Pictures: Army North "Gets Down" For Fiesta Army Day At The Alamo A Celebration Of Local Cultures, NIOSA Kicks Off Tonight http://tpr.org/post/celebration-local-cultures-niosa-kicks-tonight <p>The San Antonio Conservation Society is hard at work putting together the final touches in La Villita for <a href="http://www.niosa.org/" target="_blank">Night in Old San Antonio</a>, a tradition dating back nearly 100 years.</p><p>"We started back in the 1920’s when the city wanted to do an Indian festival, and so we stepped forward and put on a very short one night festival for that," said NIOSA treasurer Barb Machado. "Then it grew and they tried a couple of things along the banks of the Riverwalk and then after that they decided to turn it into this."</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:35:58 +0000 Joey Palacios 10151 at http://tpr.org A Celebration Of Local Cultures, NIOSA Kicks Off Tonight The Source: The Sequester And San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/source-sequester-and-san-antonio <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As cuts in federal spending begin to take effect, how are San </span>Antonians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> feeling the impact? We speak with Melanie </span>Villalobos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the San Antonio Housing Authority on how the cuts will freeze their ability to assist low-income families.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:39:04 +0000 Paul Flahive 9977 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Sequester And San Antonio Public Safety Officials Plan To Keep Fiesta Fun And Safe http://tpr.org/post/public-safety-officials-plan-keep-fiesta-fun-and-safe <p>Fiesta gets underway tomorrow and the Boston Marathon bombings have San Antonio police and firefighters strengthening their presence to make sure people stay safe during the 11-day celebration.</p><p>Fiesta is San Antonio's way to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto and it all started in 1891 with a hugely successful Battle of Flowers Parade.</p><p>Though the years since have been full of fun and festivities, there was one incident that changed everything.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:11:26 +0000 Ryan Loyd 9846 at http://tpr.org Public Safety Officials Plan To Keep Fiesta Fun And Safe SA Symphony Celebrates Fiesta With Traditional And Baroque Music http://tpr.org/post/sa-symphony-celebrates-fiesta-traditional-and-baroque-music <p><strong>Three concerts span fun Fiesta and Riverwalk themes with Akiko Fujimoto!</strong></p><p>This weekend the San Antonio Symphony adds cellos, oboes, and more to mariachi&nbsp;sounds with their annual Fiesta Pops at the Majestic Theatre Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:59:52 +0000 John Clare 9817 at http://tpr.org SA Symphony Celebrates Fiesta With Traditional And Baroque Music TxDOT Offering Free Cab Rides For Intoxicated Fiesta Goers http://tpr.org/post/txdot-offering-free-cab-rides-intoxicated-fiesta-goers <p>The Texas Department of Transportation is reviving its Fiesta Safe voucher program this year to offer free cab rides to intoxicated individuals.</p><p>San Antonio Police Chief William McManus echoed the words of other law enforcement agencies on catching drunk drivers.</p><p>"If you drink and drive, you’re going to get caught," McManus said. "It’s just a matter of when. When you do, it’s going to cost you a lot of money and a lot of heartache that you don’t need."</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:57:46 +0000 Joey Palacios 9783 at http://tpr.org TxDOT Offering Free Cab Rides For Intoxicated Fiesta Goers 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