San Antonio

News and events in and around San Antonio, as well as Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa and Medina counties.

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Everett Fly is an award-winning San Antonio architect and landscape architect. He is a 2014 National Humanities Medalist, honored by the White House for preserving the integrity of African-American places and landmarks.  

Fly has played an important role in unveiling the hidden African-American history of San Antonio. The east side of the city is known for being predominantly African-American, while the west side is predominantly Hispanic.


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The story of San Antonio is entwined with that of the Spaniards, Mexicans, Native Americans, and Anglo settlers. But the African-American story of the Alamo City is not one that’s widely known.


David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

It’s the pre-dawn hours at Port San Antonio Kelly Field and the scramble is on.

The challenge is to fit 49 dogs in their kennels into a single engine plane, a Cessna Caravan. 


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio officials broke ground Wednesday on a 112 acre site that will be the first IKEA in the area. This will be Texas’ sixth IKEA store, which is a Swedish company known for supplying fashionable furniture and housewares that require assembly.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A package exploded at a FedEx Ground distribution facility in Schertz, near San Antonio, on Tuesday. Officials said the device was headed to Austin, the site of four other explosions this past month.

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