Pearl Brewery

Jack Morgan

It's a big weekend with outstanding weather predicted. I've found that great music, free trees, and Kinky Boots are on the horizon. First off, s tarting tonight, music from some of the biggest black entertainers of the recent past. The Carver Cultural Center 's Teresa Vasquez-Romero: "Etta James, Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington." And where those talents played had a compelling name: it was called the Chitlin' Circuit . Back in the segregation era, these were clubs where black talent was...

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend I've been on the prowl, and have some ideas. First off, why be restrained to just staying in San Antonio when you can go interstellar? San Antonio Symphony’s President David Gross explains. “The Symphony is presenting music from John Williams. Star Wars, Superman, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List —all these great sound tracks.” I asked "The dress code is going to be a bit lax this weekend?" Gross chuckled. "I believe we’re going...

courtesy of the Parks and Recreation Department

The city has an annual giveaway that many of you may want to know about. What they’re giving away is trees--A lot of ‘em. Here’s City Forrester Ross Hosea. "We provide up to about 750 fruit and nut trees. We have the public come out and they can take home and plant and grow in their own yards.” I jokingly asked “I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess you’re not giving away Blue Spruce?” “No Blue Spruce, but we do have quite a variety, from apple, apricot, fig, a number of citrus—lemon,...

Eileen Pace

The latest piece of history to come to the Museum Reach is a 20th century iron bridge originally constructed to convey beer across the Pearl Brewery. The 17.5-ton bridge did the heavy lifting at the Pearl Brewery starting back in the 1970s . “It used to be what we called the conveyor bridge," said Allen Sikes with Silver Ventures. Sikes is supervising the installation of the old bridge between the amphitheater and what will soon be Hotel Emma. " And it was basically a bridge that went across...

Courtney King

The City’s Historic and Design Review Commission has denied permission for the Boehler Building’s owner to move the leaning structure to the Pearl property down the street. The new owner of the crooked building, which many people still call the Liberty Bar, wanted to move it from its location on Josephine at the Hwy 281 exit, two blocks south to the corner of Avenue A and Pearl Parkway. Courtney King, who said her great-great-grandfather is the building’s original owner, said her family only...

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