San Antonio

San Antonio, officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh-most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States, with more than 1.5 million residents. "San Antonio" ranks second worldwide on the List of popular place names. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas in 1731.
  • Saladino hits walk-off single in 13th, San Antonio beats New Orleans 5-4
    The Hanford Sentinel

    Saladino hits walk-off single in 13th, San Antonio beats New Orleans 5-4

    Saladino hits walk-off single in 13th, San Antonio beats New Orleans 5-4

  • Native Americans File Legal Notice to Declare Alamo Grounds as Cemetery
    The Daily Beast

    Native Americans File Legal Notice to Declare Alamo Grounds as Cemetery

    A Native American group in Texas has filed a legal notice declaring the Alamo to be an abandoned or unknown cemetery, according to court documents. The filing is likely to delay San Antonio's $450 million project to restore the Alamo, The San Antonio Express-News reports.

  • 'Stranger Things' trivia bar crawl coming in October to San Antonio
    San Antonio Express-News

    'Stranger Things' trivia bar crawl coming in October to San Antonio

    One Saturday in October can be spent reaping the benefits from all the other Saturdays you spent binge-watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix. On Oct. 19, the "Stranger Things" Trivia Bar Crawl will take over downtown San Antonio. Fans will be able to test their knowledge against each other, either as individual players or teams, as they hop from bar to bar. "Mornings are for coffee and contemplation, but evenings are for alcohol and trivia," the event invite reads. Earlybird admission is $18.99 or $16.99 per person if part of a group of four. Each person will receive a souvenir t-shirt. Each of the three rounds will have 25 questions and rankings will be viewable to all participants after each

  • Spurs set to retire Tony Parker's number in November
    Yahoo Sports

    Spurs set to retire Tony Parker's number in November

    Tickets to November's game against the Grizzlies are already the most expensive of the season.

  • Retail Roundup: Plus-size retailer closing all stores
    San Antonio Express-News

    Retail Roundup: Plus-size retailer closing all stores

    Caption Close Plus-size retailer Avenue is shuttering all 222 of its stores nationwide, including several in the San Antonio area. The company is offering discounts of 30 to 50 percent off the lowest-ticketed prices, Hilco Merchant Resources said in a statement. Hilco is one of two organizations handling the store sales. Avenue has stores at Northpoint Shopping Center, Westover Marketplace, the Forum and Northwoods Shopping Center, according to its website. Co-owners Ceasar Zepeda and Michelle Giusti were planning to open Whisky Rose, a restaurant serving pizza, pie and whiskey, at the Rand Building on East Houston downtown. Texas Inc.: Get the best of business news sent directly to your inbox

  • San Antonio Express-News

    4 San Antonio pools extend summer schedule in response to recent high temps

    Caption Close With scorching temperatures continuing in the Alamo City, San Antonio Parks and Recreation extended the swimming season at four additional pools to keep the community cool. The summer fun will continue at the Elmendorf Lake, Kingsborough, Lincoln and Spring Time pools, according to a news release from San Antonio Parks and Recreation. The pools were supposed to end their season Aug. 11 but will stay open on weekends only until Sept. 1 The pools will also open their doors on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. The extended hours are in addition to the already extended pool schedules at the Heritage, Lady Bird Johnson, Southside Lions and Woodlawn Lake pools. Those pools will open from 4

  • Julián and Joaquin Castro reveal details for 'giant,' public San Antonio birthday party
    San Antonio Express-News

    Julián and Joaquin Castro reveal details for 'giant,' public San Antonio birthday party

    Caption Close Everyone is invited to a birthday party for Julián and Joaquin Castro in September. Each year, the twin brothers plan a joint party in San Antonio, their hometown. This year, the event will be at the Tobin Center on Sept. 16 and is free to the public, but tickets must be reserved, according to an online invite. The soon-to-be 45-year-old Castro twins are welcoming everyone "for an incredible night of fun with Secretary Julián Castro and his one-minute younger brother Rep. Joaquin Castro." As with any birthday party, the "giant" function will have food and drinks, entertainment and cake. The Castros also mentioned attendees are not required to donate to the brothers' respective campaigns

  • San Antonio Express-News

    KSAT12 shares major Fiesta news for San Antonio viewers

    Caption Close Fiesta is still eight months away, but plans are already underway. KSAT12 has been named the official media partner of Fiesta 2020. The Fiesta Commission selected the local ABC affiliate to broadcast all Fiesta Parades for the next three years, with the option to extend it to five years, according to KSAT12 Vice President and General Manager Phil Lane. "We are extremely proud to partner with Fiesta once again to bring the amazing celebrations to people all over South Texas, throughout the country on other TV stations and throughout the world on," Lane said in an emailed news release. Aside from the three main Fiesta parades, Lane said the TV station will also broadcast

  • New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Baby Cakes use three-run eighth inning to top San Antonio 4-2

    SAN ANTONIO — New Orleans scored three eighth-inning runs to come from behind and defeat the San Antonio Missions 4-2 for the second consecutive game. The Baby Cakes have won four in a row and handed San Antonio its eighth consecutive defeat. The game was tied at one when the Missions grabbed the lead in the seventh. A lead-off walk scored on a Corey Spangenberg groundout. In the eighth inning Peter O'Brien led the inning off with a single. Jesus Sanchez singled and when the runners advanced on a throw, the Missions third baseman committed a throwing error allowing both runners to score and New Orleans took a 3-2 lead. The Baby Cakes added a fourth run in the inning on a Yadiel Rivera base hit

  • Mayor Nirenberg, Mexican National Team coach meet ahead of MexTour San Antonio stop
    San Antonio Express-News

    Mayor Nirenberg, Mexican National Team coach meet ahead of MexTour San Antonio stop

    Caption Close Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Mexican National Team Coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino met this week, ahead of the team's Sept. 10 game against Argentina. The Twitter account for the team posted a photo of the two on a Riverwalk barge on Wednesday. The meeting was to discuss the upcoming event and gift Nirenberg a customized Mexico jersey, according to the tweet. "We're ready for one of the biggest sporting events in #SATX history," Nirenberg replied. "I'll definitely be one of the louder ones at the @Alamodome" The match against Argentina will start at 8:30 p.m. and marks the fifth stop on the team's 2019 MexTour. Madalyn Mendoza is a breaking news reporter and general assignment writer. Read

  • San Antonio Express-News

    Rising Stars: 50 of the top San Antonio area athletes for the 2019-20 season

    Caption Close The 2019-20 high school sports season is two weeks old after the start of volleyball season. Football and cross country seasons begin over the next two weeks, kicking off a non-stop sports seasons that culminates with June's UIL baseball championships. Many of the area's top sports stars from last season return, including four who earned All-America distinction. Another made a mark as one of the country's top triple jumpers. There are four reigning state champions and a host of others who earned state medals in a variety of sports. Here's a rundown of 50 athletes who are looking to build from successful seasons last year. Wilmar Aguilar, LEE soccer, Sr. The forward earned local,

  • San Antonio Express-News

    'YOLO TX,' a San Antonio-based production, celebrates 100th episode

    Caption Close "YOLO TX" will reach a major milestone this weekend — 100 episodes. The show, which focuses on Texas travel, airs on 20 Texas TV stations, including two in San Antonio — WOAI-TV and KMYS. "YOLO TX" is hosted by Antonian College Preparatory grad Aerin Carreno, or A.C. READ ALSO: KENS 5 traffic anchor Niku Kazori is engaged Other hosts include Jay B. Sauceda, who is the founder of 'Texas Humor,' Ariel Monte, a former Miss San Antonio and University of the Incarnate Word grad. There is also Tessa Andrade, who has worked as an associate producer for the San Antonio Spurs, and Texas State grad Brooke Shoemaker. The show kicked off September 2017 after its executive producer and creator,

  • New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Baby Cakes score pair of runs in 10th to down San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO — New Orleans scored a pair of 10th- inning runs in a comeback win to take the first game of the series 5-3. The Baby Cakes have won three in a row and handed the Missions their seventh consecutive defeat. San Antonio sent eight batters to the plate in the first inning and scored a pair of runs. David Freitas and Tyrone Taylor each had an RBI. Starter Nick Neidert worked out of the inning as the Missions left the bases loaded. New Orleans answered with a Yadiel Rivera's three run home run in the second inning to take a 3-2 advantage. The pitchers settled down and neither team scored until the eighth inning, when Taylor hammered a solo home run tied the game at 3. In the 10th inning,

  • Sierra's single leads New Orleans over San Antonio in 10 innings
    Miami Herald

    Sierra's single leads New Orleans over San Antonio in 10 innings

    Sierra's single leads New Orleans over San Antonio in 10 innings SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Jesus Sanchez scored on an error in the top of the 10th inning to help lead the New Orleans Baby Cakes to a 5-3 win over the San Antonio Missions on Thursday. Sanchez scored after he started the inning on second. Later in the inning, New Orleans added an insurance run when Magneuris Sierra scored when a runner was thrown out. The Missions tied the game 3-3 in the eighth when Tyrone Taylor hit a solo home run. Brett Graves (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Angel Perdomo (3-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game. Taylor homered and singled, driving home two runs for the Missions.