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Institute of Texan Cultures
James Benavides

The Institute of Texan Cultures has been caught up in the budgetary cuts that the University of Texas at San Antonio has undergone.  

Downtown San Antonio is empty, on the street level and on the River Walk.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

Now that restaurants, museums and bars are allowed to reopen in a limited capacity, Downtown San Antonio is preparing to bounce back.

Greg Sweeney sits at his desk making personalized postcards.
Janet Sweeney

San Antonio Artist Gary Sweeney doesn't actually think he can save the U.S. Postal Service. But then again, that doesn't mean he can't try, right? He’s striking blows against the effort to threaten the postal service, one postcard at a time. 

Betsy Newman Photography

This is the week that Fiesta would have begun, were it not for COVID-19. But as it turns out, the show will, in a sense, go on. The Fiesta Commission's Amy Shaw lays it out.

Jack Morgan

Several hundred people gathered at the round theater at La Villita this weekend to see guitars of all shapes and sizes. But many attendees were doing more than just looking. 

Jack Morgan

This weekend, you can learn more about unique Chicano art. You can rediscover Romeo and Juliet. And then you enjoy an elegant and creative take on baroque music.  

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Every year at the end of January, volunteers in cities across the country spend a single night counting the number of people experiencing homelessness. The information collected is used to better understand what causes homelessness and get a snapshot of how many people may be living on the streets.

Asian Festival

You can head west to tour cultural beauty in Kerrville. Learn more about Asia through music, dance and food. And then celebrate the Year of the Rat with a special float parade on the River Walk. Let’s get this party started! 

"Señora Dolores Treviño" by Jesse Treviño
San Antonio Museum of Art

Jesse Treviño is one San Antonio's greatest artists. For decades, he's celebrated everyday life on the city's West Side with photorealistic paintings and murals. He found his calling early, and by age 18 he was studying in a premier New York City art school, training for a long and successful career. But the unexpected journey Treviño endured, from young artist to the celebrated status he enjoys today, was darker and more difficult than anyone could have imagined. 

Flickr/Nan Palmero

In December, City Council approved a redesign project of 6.4 square-miles from Alazan Creek to Cherry Street and Interstate 35 to the Missions National Historic Park. The Downtown Area Regional Center Plan will focus on residential, retail, and green spaces.