Southside http://tpr.org en Mission Drive-In: The Iconic South Side Icon's New Life http://tpr.org/post/mission-drive-iconic-south-side-icons-new-life <p>San Antonians knew it as the Mission Drive-In for decades. But the old Mission Drive-In was closed in the early 2000s. When the city bought the property with 2008 bond money, they built the new Mission Library.</p><p>“After the library was completed there was additional funds to rehab the marquee itself, and put some public art there and to create a plaza in front of the marquee,” said Sebastian Guajardo of the Department for Culture &amp; Creative Development.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:41:09 +0000 Jack Morgan 35588 at http://tpr.org Mission Drive-In: The Iconic South Side Icon's New Life Gemini Ink's 'Paletas y Poesia' Celebrates South Side At Mission Drive-In http://tpr.org/post/gemini-inks-paletas-y-poesia-celebrates-south-side-mission-drive <p></p><p></p><p>There’s a special celebration on the South Side on Saturday.</p><p>“It’s really a way to present the newly-renovated Mission Drive-In," said Gemini Ink’s Ben Tremillo.</p><p>The iconic, re-imagined and refurbished Mission Drive-In is hosting an event called <em>Paletas y Poesía </em>— popsicles and poetry.</p><p>“It’s a free event, so we’re going to have free <em>paletas</em>, and of course poetry," said Tremillo. "We’re going to have some community poets that are reading out there. And then the San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero is going to be reading as well."</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:53:32 +0000 Jack Morgan 32932 at http://tpr.org The Source: City Could Eliminate South Flores Bike Lanes http://tpr.org/post/source-city-could-eliminate-south-flores-bike-lanes <p>Neighborhoods across San Antonio are asking for bike lanes to be put onto their roads, but not one community on the South Side.</p><p>After the city changed the traffic pattern of South Flores from Theo/Malone to SE Military Drive from four lanes, two each direction, to two lanes with bike lanes, many area residents were upset. The changes were made last year.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:07:21 +0000 Paul Flahive 32533 at http://tpr.org The Source: City Could Eliminate South Flores Bike Lanes Mission Trail Mobile Home Park Residents To Be Forced Out For New Development http://tpr.org/post/mission-trail-mobile-home-park-residents-be-forced-out-new-development <p></p><p></p><p>In spite of their emotional pleas, residents of the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park will be forced to move to make room for a $75 million development. Many people who spoke struck a chord with several council members and the mayor Thursday.</p><p>When it came time for the vote, Mayor Julián Castro reversed course from his usual push for progress. He said he could not support a zoning request to make the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park, located on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, a mixed-use development for shops and apartments.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 15:11:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 31796 at http://tpr.org Mission Trail Mobile Home Park Residents To Be Forced Out For New Development 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