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 323rd Army Band.
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.
The redevelopment of Hemisfair has an estimated $ 1 billion pricetag, and battles over whether or not to allow a new hotel on the property have gone from the statehouse back to San Antonio.
Andres Andujar, CEO of the Hemisfair Area Redevelopment Corporation joins us to address the issues, update listeners on the progress, and give some vision on what the effect of the redevelopment will be.
The promise of gold's safety lured many in uncertain economic times and the price, which was often stable, shot up over the past decade to unprecedented levels. Doomsayers predicting the collapse of the U.S. and world financial systems all bet on gold.
As the housing sector continues to rebound and the national spending begins to shrink, the price of gold has fallen more than 25 percent with analysts predicting it will continue to fall, perhaps even touching the $1,000 per ounce level.
On Tuesday Bexar County Commissioners celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the Mental Health Court.
In 2008, the program began diverting non-violent, mentally ill offenders from jail, and instead entered them into a structured treatment program and case management to stop the cycle of arrest-release-arrest that many offenders get caught in.
Judge Michael Mery, who founded the court, said people who are now recovering from drug abuse or mental illness often tell him how the court changed their lives:
According to a city ordinance read into the record Monday night, three-wheeled pedicabs would be allowed to take pedestrians around downtown area.
New Braunfels Mayor Gale Pospisil said there are already business people hoping to start running pedicabs as soon as possible.
"I think it will just be a nice added amenity and particularly since it does cover the historic downtown area where we have a lot of historic buildings and things. I think it will certainly be a nice attraction," Pospisil said.
The San Antonio Conservation Society is hard at work putting together the final touches in La Villita for Night in Old San Antonio, a tradition dating back nearly 100 years.
"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."
The announcement that CPS Energy is considering changing the amount of money it would reimburse its solar generating customers - cutting it by nearly 40 percent - caused more than a stir in the solar community.
As cuts in federal spending begin to take effect, how are San Antonians feeling the impact? We speak with Melanie Villalobos from the San Antonio Housing Authority on how the cuts will freeze their ability to assist low-income families.
Dr. Emily Kidd, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Health at the UT Health Science Center, said she was in West from midnight Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday to assist at the scene of the explosion.
Kidd said she was impressed with what local responders had been able to do in such a short period of time:
"Initially I thought that we were going to be seeing a lot of patients, however, by the time I arrived, the far majority of the patients had actually already been triaged, treaded and transported to area hospitals," Kidd said.
A leading expert in royal festivals and celebrations, Sir Roy Strong is an art historian, broadcaster, diarist, gardener, and writer, who has served as director of the National Portrait Gallery (1967–1973) and Victoria and Albert Museum (1974–1987), both in London. His talk focuses on the evolution of coronations in recent yearsand coincides with the exhibit fiesta, fete, festival.