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You can’t spell TEXAS without HEB!

We Texans are breed unto ourselves (even if we happen not to have been born here) and we love Texas. Even though this video is an advertisement for our largest grocery chain HEB, it says a lot about what’s unique here and how we feel about our state. It also gives you a pretty good video tour of some of the best places in the Lone Star State – starting right here in good ole San Antonio, Texas.

Watch the it here and  head on back to hear again any time you get the hankering to be in Texas.

Enjoy!

Snow day in San Antonio!

It’s not very often that we get snow here in San Antonio, Texas – and I can’t say I was one of the excited ones waiting for it. BUT it was a pleasure to look out my window this morning to see the grounds here at The Historic Pearl Brewery covered in a light blanket of snow. I even ventured out in my jammies and hiking boots to get some pictures.

The picture here is of the recently opened Park at Pearl that sits on the bank of the San Antonio River – Museum Reach. I did a little slipping and sliding getting back there to take a few pictures and have more of the other beautiful buildings here on the property. My Facebook friends can check out my album. If you’re not a Facebook friend and want to be, just comment below and I’ll send you a friend request. I post lots on Facebook about what’s happening in Downtown and MidTown San Antonio and especially here at Pearl where I live and work. I’m on Twitter too as @SanAntonioism. Come follow me. I’m a better poster than blogger right now!

By the way, The Park at Pearl should look a lot different tomorrow as people fill in and the rest of the grounds here for Pearl Fit Fest. It’s from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and since the weather is supposed to be beautiful tomorrow I bet it will still go on. Check Pearl’s website for updates and all the details.

Happy SanAntonioism Snow Day!

 

 

I love San Antonio!

Unbelievable! That’s the only way to describe the coming together of the people of  San Antonio that I have observed in last few months.

From MidTown Brackenridge meetings to SA2020 to the Downtown Summit and now the HemisFair Park workshop last night, I feel the spirit of our community and concern of our city leaders for San Antonians and what we want and need. There is just something so special about gathering with people from all walks of life who continue to come together to make San Antonio a better place.

No one wants to make it a different place – we love who we are and we’re proud to “Keep San Antonio Lame” as the bumper sticker says. We poke fun at what others seem to think about us because we know who we are and we know we live in one of the most special places in the world. We validate ourselves but love to hear those who come here to work with us in our planning marvel at who we are, the jewel that is San Antonio and the feeling that permeates our community. As one group said last night, we celebrate everything in San Antonio.

Sure, there are things we need to make better but we’re working on it and I’m thrilled to be part of the planning. Maybe it’s since I became an Urban Girl I feel more a part of everything San Antonio. I see the life beneath my window and I want to be part of everything that’s happening; to make my voice heard and hear the voices of movers and shakers and everyday people like myself and your voice too.

Like I said, I love San Antonio!

San Antonio B-Cycle Coming Soon

San Antonio B-Cycle is taking memberships now. Join the bicycling revolution even if you don’t own a bicycle. There will be 14 locations around the downtown area with 140 bicycles available.

Discover San Antonio up close and personal in a different way.

http://www.sanantonio.bcycle.com/home.aspx?kiosklat=29.43740&kiosklong=-98.48233

 

Celebrating One Year of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk

Watch this fascinating video about the beginning of the expansion of the San Antonio River Walk – The Museum Reach.

Narrated by Tommy Lee Jones, this special on PBS station KLRN details the planning, the surprises, and the celebration of the addition to this lazy, beautiful river flowing through the center of San Antonio, Texas.

Visit this outdoor art gallery on video and then make your way to downtown San Antonio to visit it in person!

Still a lot of March Fun left in San Antonio

According to SanAntonioRiverwalk.com there are still some great events happening in March 2010. Check them out here:

  • JW Marriott San Antonio Grand Opening Fundraising Salute to Military Heroes 
    • 3/19-3/21 
    • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa
  • Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles 
    • 3/19-3/20 
    • Municipal Auditorium
  • The ARTS CART 
    • 3/20 
    • San Antonio Children’s Museum
  • Spring Fling with the Wild Things 
    • 3/20
    • Sunken Gardens Theater

  • Jasper Johns at the McNay: Past and Present 
    • 3/24-6/13 
    • McNay Art Museum
  • Curtains 
    • 3/26-3/27 
    • San Pedro Playhouse
  • Blaser Skeet Classic 
    • 3/26-3/28
    • National Shooting Complex
  • Mozart and Der Rosenkavalier 
    • 3/26-3/27 
    • Majestic Theatre
  • BRAVO!  Folklorico 
    • 3/27-3/27 
    • Arneson Riverwalk Theatre

Basura Bash

San Antonio River Authority has announced the upcoming 16th Annual Basura Bash to be held March 27, 2010.

Here’s what their website has to say:

The Basura Bash Planning Organization is a volunteer organization committed to increasing stewardship of the San Antonio Area Waterways through:

Mobilizing volunteers and hosting regular cleanups including  the annual Basura Bash.
Providing community education regarding water pollution and natural resource preservation.
Building public/private partnerships for the betterment of our community’s environment.

Dust off your Basura Bash work gloves and work boots, it’s almost time to clean it like you mean it. Learn more at basurabash.org

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