Bob Heckman, project manager for the San Antonio Museum Society museum, sits atop a 1927 American LaFrance pumper truck. Heckman is anxious to open the museum, which will feature an education center for children
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A rendering of the museum inside Fire Station Number 1 downtown. The old firehouse will turn 75 years old in February, when the museum is expected to open
Last week, TPR News brought you the story of a fighter struggling to make his weight class so he could compete in the 2012 San Antonio Golden Gloves competition. Through tough bouts that had record-setting numbers at Woodlawn Gymnasium, that fighter, Edward Ortiz, made it to the finals this Saturday night at the Scottish Rite Center.
There’s a new emphasis on public art around the city, and San Antonio’s public arts effort has been awarded a portion of the city budget to create art projects throughout town. The Mulberry Bridge project is the latest work of public art; it’s located at Brackenridge Park. Eileen Pace visits to the Brackenridge Golf Club and talks with artist Diane Kersey, creator of the Toad and Golf Bridges artwork. Also, David Martin Davies also gives us a peek at a Year of Jazz, a citywide celebration that kicks off October 23.