Southtown

David Martin Davies / TPR News

Popular fitness event Síclovía will be rolling through Southtown on its way to Mission Concepción this Sunday, March 30. The preceding two Síclovías have seen Broadway Street closed off to traffic so that cyclists and pedestrians could get out and move. The first event attracted 15,000 people, but last year's event saw growth to four times that number with over 65,000. As reported by TPR , several people have supported the move including District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, who said it...

Joey Palacios / TPR News

The sixth semi-annual Síclovía will turn roadways into bike lanes this weekend as thousands of San Antonians are expected to flock to the streets. San Antonio’s Síclovía started in October 2011 and is based off a similar event in the country of Colombia. The streets are shut down to give cyclists and runners a clear path to exercise. Since it’s first inception, attendance has soared from 30,000 to 75,000 people, and even more are expected this Sunday. Monica Garza, director of Síclovía with...

Jump-Start Performance Co.

A new stage work by the Jump-Start Performance Co. called "Tales of Lost Southtown" documents one of San Antonio’s legendary neighborhoods. The production has a preview this Sunday, February 23, at 3 p.m. “An insight into the quirky and funny, and sometimes disturbing, aspects of the strange characters that live in the Southtown neighborhood," said Erik Bosse, who created the work. Bosse is the marketing director for Jump-Start, which has recently relocated from its long-time home at the Blue...

David Martin Davies / TPR News

Síclovía has once again shattered its attendance record despite a bout of rain early Sunday morning. 73,000 people came to play in the streets on Sunday, breaking the 65,000 person record set in April. Since its inception in 2011, YMCA President Sandy Morander said San Antonio has improved its body-mass index level according to the Centers for Disease Control. Its really about creating an environment where physical activity is the norm and not the exception, Morander said. Its a little harder...

Joey Palacios / TPR

For about the last 20 years the Jump-Start Performance Company could been seen on stage at the Blue Star Arts Complex, but now they are looking for a new home. Jump-Start started producing it’s cutting-edge performances at the Blue Star’s theater space before there were First Fridays, before there was a Southtown scene. That scene is now about to be without its most theatrical presence. Jump-Start's 15-year lease at the Blue Star Arts Complex expires in September, but they have been given...