Southside http://tpr.org en Siclovia Takes Social Approach To Promoting March 30th Southside Event http://tpr.org/post/siclovia-takes-social-approach-promoting-march-30th-southside-event <p>It’s the event that closes down streets and invites San Antonians to come out and play, but there's change in the air. Previous Síclovía events have been held on Broadway, but this year they are moving to the Southside.</p><p>"The new route will be starting along St. Mary’s near Cesar Chavez, and then stretching down to Mission Concepción," said YMCA’s Director of Marketing Laura Waldrum. "The event is going to take place on Sunday, March 30.”</p><p>If you’re new to San Antonio, Waldrum described Síclovía this way:</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:58:11 +0000 Jack Morgan 28606 at http://tpr.org Siclovia Takes Social Approach To Promoting March 30th Southside Event Wolff And Adkisson Make Final Push To Voters Before Primary Election http://tpr.org/post/wolff-and-adkisson-make-final-push-voters-primary-election <p>In the last efforts to gain the democratic nomination for Bexar County judge, Nelson Wolff and his challenger, Tommy Adkisson, spent time with the people they hope to get to the polls to vote in Tuesday's primary. Wolff spent a warm Saturday block walking on the far Southside.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“This is our third street,” Wolff said, walking up to the gate at a home where the owner stopped doing yard work to chat.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Is this your place?” Wolff asked of Ross </span>Suniga<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:01:31 +0000 Eileen Pace 27692 at http://tpr.org Wolff And Adkisson Make Final Push To Voters Before Primary Election District 4 Councilman Saldana Takes Job In Education http://tpr.org/post/district-4-councilman-saldana-takes-job-education <p>While District 4 City Councilman Rey Saldaña is still on the council, he's got a new position that allows him to work in his background of education. He has been hired by KIPP San Antonio, a network of college preparatory public schools, as the chief of engagement. Saldaña said the position is a first for KIPP.</p><p>The job comes as a big relief for the councilman, who is engaged to be married and currently lives at home with his parents. He has taught at Trinity University and Palo Alto College, but the new job will help him support his new bride and himself.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:18:37 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27494 at http://tpr.org District 4 Councilman Saldana Takes Job In Education Brooks City-Base 50 Years After JFK's Final Address http://tpr.org/post/brooks-city-base-50-years-after-jfks-final-address <p>On Nov. 21, 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke to a crowd of 10,000 people at Brooks Air Force Base. It would be one of his last presidential acts.</p><p>"I have come to Texas today to salute an outstanding group of pioneers," he said, speaking of the compression chambers and training abilities for Air Force, space and other programs. "It is fitting that San Antonio should be the site of this center and this school [Brooks Air Force Base School of Aerospace Medicine and the Aerospace Medical Center]."</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:45:09 +0000 Ryan Loyd 22119 at http://tpr.org Brooks City-Base 50 Years After JFK's Final Address Soccer Complex Completes Bexar County Sports Facility Improvement Program http://tpr.org/post/soccer-complex-completes-bexar-county-sports-facility-improvement-program <p>Bexar County officials joined those from the Southside Independent School District to officially open the Mission City Soccer Complex, which completes the county’s <a href="http://gov.bexar.org/cvp/index.html" target="_blank">Community Venues Program</a>.</p><p>The county wanted to bring quality youth sports facilities to parts of town where there were none, or where the facilities had lost their luster or declined from a lack of maintenance or funding for improvements.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:57:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 22028 at http://tpr.org Soccer Complex Completes Bexar County Sports Facility Improvement Program Texas A&M San Antonio Dream Maker Award Goes To Steen, Hughes http://tpr.org/post/texas-am-san-antonio-dream-maker-award-goes-steen-hughes <p></p><p>On Wednesday the Texas A&amp;M San Antonio Foundation honored major supporters of the university with its Dream Maker Award.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The school honored a number of benefactors for their help in funding the education of some local students who otherwise could not have secured tuition assistance.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:37:08 +0000 Eileen Pace 20320 at http://tpr.org Texas A&M San Antonio Dream Maker Award Goes To Steen, Hughes Southside's Ballroom Luminoso Wins SXSW Eco Award For Public Space http://tpr.org/post/southsides-ballroom-luminoso-wins-sxsw-eco-award-public-space <p>It&rsquo;s pretty much just an overgrown and forbidding area on the Southside -- the space beneath the I-35 overpass between Theo and Malone -- but here your tax dollars have created something special in Ballroom Luminoso, a public art project that has won the SXSW Eco Award for Transformative Design in the Public Space Design Competition.</p><p>The transformative design award recognizes excellence in how a design shapes or reinterprets the physical environment.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Jack Morgan 19997 at http://tpr.org Southside's Ballroom Luminoso Wins SXSW Eco Award For Public Space Pre-K 4 SA Learning Centers Over 150 Students Shy Of Capacity http://tpr.org/post/pre-k-4-sa-learning-centers-over-150-students-shy-capacity <p>Pre-K 4 SA CEO Kathy Bruck updated the board Tuesday on the struggle to fill the two education centers to capacity. So far only 537 of the 700 slots are filled -- 229 students are enrolled at the Southside center, and 308 are enrolled in the North Side center.</p><p>Bruck believes some families will be better served with centers closer to their homes on the East and West Sides, which open next year.</p><p>She also said it's partly because it is a brand new program that many families still don't know about.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:58:21 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17885 at http://tpr.org Pre-K 4 SA Learning Centers Over 150 Students Shy Of Capacity Applications Now Open For BiblioTech Library Cards http://tpr.org/post/applications-now-open-bibliotech-library-cards <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bexar County residents can now apply for their own BiblioTech library card, as the</span> country’s first bookless all-digital public library gets ready to open its doors less than a month from now.</p><p>When it opens, the library will have 10,000 titles available for download from the publisher 3M.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:33:47 +0000 Joey Palacios 16985 at http://tpr.org Applications Now Open For BiblioTech Library Cards Pre-K 4 SA Facilities Yet To Be Licensed As Teachers Get Ready For First Day http://tpr.org/post/pre-k-4-sa-facilities-yet-be-licensed-teachers-get-ready-first-day <p>The Pre-K 4 SA master teachers and teaching assistants are hard at work training as the first day of school quickly approaches on Aug. 26.</p><p>The training this week consists of team building, social and emotional development in young children and building mathematical thinking.</p><p>At the Southside model education center, located at 2535 SE Military Drive, teachers got instructions on topics from dress code to keeping children engaged.</p><p>Amber Watson is a teacher's assistant who is going to school to be a kindergarten teacher.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:58:29 +0000 Ryan Loyd 16136 at http://tpr.org Pre-K 4 SA Facilities Yet To Be Licensed As Teachers Get Ready For First Day