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Frost tower overlooking San Pedro Creek.
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The new Frost tower downtown is officially open. The latest addition to San Antonio’s skyline is also the first downtown office high-rise built in a quarter century, according to Frost officials. 

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Electric scooters are a convenient way to get around San Antonio, until you can't get around them.

As their popularity rises, so do concerns regarding safety and accessibility for people living with disabilities.

  

David Finell

The Ford Holiday River Parade announced their Grand Marshal and other float participants on Tuesday. The River Walk Association's Marketing Diretor Paula Schechter said the Grand Marshal for the Friday, November 29 parade will be wearing cheap sunglasses.


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Centro de Artes opens a new exhibit Thursday, June 27 born of a special artistic partnership.   

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Mixed income lofts are even more popular in downtown San Antonio as affordability weighs on many renters.


Michael Cirlos

A new art installation downtown grew out of some large black and white pictures by Michael Cirlos, extracted from his book Humans of San Antonio. It's in a spot that’s quite accessible but perhaps not in a place the public would normally visit.

San Antonio Book Festival

The San Antonio Book Festival returns in April for a seventh time and with a new executive director: Lilly Gonzalez succeeds festival founder Katy Flato. 

The Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures prepares to take Texans on a delicious tour of the world this weekend.

 

Jo Ann Andera, the director of the Asian Festival, is excited at what the public will see.

 

"It's an incredible event, and it's an experience in color of costumes, incredible faces,” she said. “It's a great showcase of the diversity of our community."

Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Roshini Kempadoo and Sama Alshaibi. Artpace artists in residence.
Mark Menjivar/Roshini Kempadoo/Sama Alshaibi / Courtesy Photos

The residency program at Artpace, the museum Linda Pace created, has been a San Antonio institution.


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Youth Orchestras of San Antonio is teaming up with a genre-busting music group that has toured the world, has been featured with many orchestras and was the subject of an Emmy-winning PBS concert program, as well as NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series: Time for Three.


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