West Side http://tpr.org en Shirley Gonzales Expands Family Business, Encourages Others To Make Investments http://tpr.org/post/shirley-gonzales-expands-family-business-encourages-others-make-investments <p>As city council members push for redevelopment across town, one member in particular is doing that with her personal business.</p><p>District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales dedicated her family's pawn shop business along West Commerce, encouraging other business leaders to do the same to revitalize the area.</p><p>Gonzales said it's been a long time in the making. Since 2009, Gonzales said she's worked toward opening the new Bill's Pawn and Jewelry, adjacent from the old location.</p><p>Now the 10,000 square foot building is a reality.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:30:26 +0000 Ryan Loyd 34353 at http://tpr.org Shirley Gonzales Expands Family Business, Encourages Others To Make Investments In Tijuana, These Sisters Rule The Boxing Ring http://tpr.org/post/tijuana-these-sisters-rule-boxing-ring <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>More high schools in Texas may start offering Mexican-American studies. Can you guess the political affiliation of a legislator just by looking at them? In Texas, it’s pretty simple. Experts say a new bi-national agreement just signed in San Antonio has the potential to solve a variety of issues. Boxing competes only with soccer as Tijuana’s most popular sport: We’ll hear about two sisters who are slugging their way into the spotlight.<br /><br /><br /> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:27:30 +0000 Crystal Chavez 31489 at http://tpr.org In Tijuana, These Sisters Rule The Boxing Ring Chupachanga 2: The Artful West Side Party http://tpr.org/post/chupachanga-2-artful-west-side-party <p>Chupachanga is a West Side block party. And here's why it’s more than just a block party: Art will be a byproduct of the party.</p><p>“This event is actually centered around large-scale print-making," said Samantha Lopez, the program coordinator a San Anto Cultural Arts.</p><p>“The way it works is that the artist carves into the woodblocks,” she said.</p><p>Those woodblocks get some ink and a big roller and voila! Three 3 ft. by 4 ft. prints are the result.</p><p>"Two of those prints will be sold," Lopez explained. "And then the last print goes to the artist." &nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:51:55 +0000 Jack Morgan 31368 at http://tpr.org Chupachanga 2: The Artful West Side Party The Source: San Pedro Creek, Once City Lifeblood, Being Improved http://tpr.org/post/source-san-pedro-creek-once-city-lifeblood-being-improved <p>San Pedro Creek is about to see big changes and the city and county are going to be shelling out big bucks. Bexar County alone is putting in $175 million to turn the West Side creek into a green belt of running trails and parks.</p><p>The hope is that the improvement will lead to additional business investment in the West Side according to Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Paul Elizondo, the Precinct 2 county commissioner, whose district covers the West Side.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:07:13 +0000 Paul Flahive 29822 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Pedro Creek, Once City Lifeblood, Being Improved Guadalupe's CineFestival Features The Best In Latino Independent Films http://tpr.org/post/guadalupes-cinefestival-features-best-latino-independent-films <p>CineFestival is based out of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and began last week, running through Saturday.</p><p>"It’s been going for 36 years, so it’s the longest and original Latino film festival" said CineFestival Director Jim Mendiola. "First, it’s the only place in town you’ll see the latest and best independent Latino films and narratives and documentaries in one place. And it’s actually a place where you can actually meet the filmmakers because pretty much every major film that we show we bring the filmmakers in, so there’s a Q&amp;A session afterwards."</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:59:43 +0000 Jack Morgan 27273 at http://tpr.org Guadalupe's CineFestival Features The Best In Latino Independent Films Designs Unveiled For East And West Side Pre-K 4 SA Centers http://tpr.org/post/designs-unveiled-east-and-west-side-pre-k-4-sa-centers <p>Pre-K 4 SA is growing by two education centers in the fall. That means construction will soon be underway as the public gets its first look at the new center designs.</p><p>The centers, said CEO Kathy Bruck, are still heaps of dirt. But leaders are giving the first look at the new centers, which will hold up to 350 students when school begins.</p><p>The new centers means that Mayor Julián Castro's vision will be fully operational in the program's second year.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:36:44 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26989 at http://tpr.org Designs Unveiled For East And West Side Pre-K 4 SA Centers Bexar Commissioners Honor Jesse Trevino For Lifetime Of Work http://tpr.org/post/bexar-commissioners-honor-jesse-trevino-lifetime-work <p>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Commissioners today presented the Hidalgo Award to San Antonio artist Jesse Treviño, honoring him for a lifetime of service to the community.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Treviño’s work can be seen all over San Antonio, from his Virgen de Guadalupe mosaic at Guadalupe Plaza to the recently-completed mural&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at the historic home of José Antonio Navarro depicting scenes of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;early life on the West Side. </span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:11:25 +0000 Eileen Pace 26918 at http://tpr.org Bexar Commissioners Honor Jesse Trevino For Lifetime Of Work Bexar Commissioners Viewing Additional Contracts For San Pedro Creek Redevelopment http://tpr.org/post/bexar-commissioners-viewing-additional-contracts-san-pedro-creek-redevelopment <p>On Tuesday Bexar County Commissioners will consider some of the contracts for renovation of San Pedro Creek.</p><p>The San Pedro Creek restoration project announced last May has been touted as the second River Walk for downtown. The project starts at Fox Tech and runs southward and ties into the trails at Mission Concepción.</p><p>County Judge Nelson Wolff said it will take over 40 acres out of the flood zone and make them developable.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:50:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 26887 at http://tpr.org Bexar Commissioners Viewing Additional Contracts For San Pedro Creek Redevelopment The Source: When Mexicans Could Play Ball http://tpr.org/post/source-when-mexicans-could-play-ball <p></p><p>When the San Antonio Sidney-Lanier "Voks" won the 1939 city championship basketball game, the arena erupted in violence.</p><p>How could a West Side team of Mexican-American kids from the other side of the tracks beat the dominant King William-adjacent Brackenridge Eagles? The event was too much for one Brackenridge fan to take, and he attacked one of the teenage "Voks" players. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A full-scale riot broke out as "</span>Voks" fans responded in kind.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:58:06 +0000 Paul Flahive 24299 at http://tpr.org The Source: When Mexicans Could Play Ball Sheriff's Department Throws Holiday Party For Children Of Bexar County Inmates http://tpr.org/post/sheriffs-department-throws-holiday-party-children-bexar-county-inmates <p>The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department made sure Santa Claus didn’t forget the children of the inmates at the county jail.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Sunday afternoon at the El Progresso Hall on the city’s West Side, 13-year-old Sunshine sat on her new bike.</span></p><p>"I got a raffle ticket when I got here and they called the numbers and I won," Sunshine said.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:30:40 +0000 David Martin Davies 22846 at http://tpr.org Sheriff's Department Throws Holiday Party For Children Of Bexar County Inmates