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One of my favorite San Antonio events is the offbeat King William Parade in the lovely King William National Historic District (the oldest historic district in Texas). Above is a photograph taken during last year’s event. Some 50,000 are expected this year!
After the parade, one can stroll through the neighborhood fair, which includes arts and crafts by many talented artists, and purveyors of delicious specialty foods and products, many “home grown” in Texas.
Click to learn about the many worthy nonprofits that have benefited from this popular event: King William Fair Grant Recipients.
San Antonio River Authority ~ Low Impact Development Design Competition 2013
As a volunteer “social media reporter,” I covered events surrounding an exciting, forward-looking project sponsored by the San Antonio River Authority.
The San Antonio Low Impact Development Design Competition is providing three $15,000 prizes to three winning projects.
“The goal of the competition is to increase the San Antonio/Bexar County design and development communities’ understanding of the economic, environmental, and quality of life benefits of LID through development of LID designs for actual Bexar County properties.”
The contest aims to:
- Provide a hands-on learning experience through which design, construction and development professionals in San Antonio will gain meaningful experience in working with Low Impact Development methodologies that can be applied to their everyday practices.
- Demonstrate to local design professionals, and to the development and civic communities, the economic, environmental and marketing benefits that are available to those developers and local governmental entities who adopt and innovate with respect to sustainable site development.
- Encourage, through the body of work represented by the entries submitted, greater use of these beneficial techniques for sustainable development in our area.
- Recognize the participants and finalist design teams for their creativity, innovation and application of sustainable site design.
A project fact sheet is available online. Work is now underway! We’ll report back this coming summer.
Photographs: 1) campus of the San Antonio River Authority, in the King William National Historic District, just south of downtown San Antonio; 2) kick-off reception for the competition on February 6; and 3) SA202 CEO Darryl Byrd addressing interested contestants during the kick-off reception.
Summer in San Antonio, Texas ~ More Random Photos
The 2012 “staycation,” continued.
- San Antonio Express-News (the primary newspaper here, owned by Hearst Corporation)
- Flamenco! Nancy Cook-Monroe, “Performances by the river brighten summer nights.”
- Tre Trattoria (enjoyed a delightful prix fixe supper courtesy of Chef Jason Dady who is pictured above, and I’ll definitely be back)
- Vincent T. Davis, “Cemetery tour tells city’s history.” I’ve made a suggestion for the City on Tumblr regarding the historic cemeteries on the East Side.
- King William National Historic District (I discovered a 1914 inscription in the sidewalk during a warm, early evening stroll through the shady King William District); here’s a link to the National Park Service.
- Pearl Farmers Market (held each Saturday in an area being rapidly developed at historic Pearl Brewery, which includes a branch of the Culinary Institute of America).
- Southwest School of Art (fabulous gift shop, too).
- Social Media Breakfast (held monthly, I’ve learned so much about what’s going with new technologies and local tech efforts).
- Hispanic Leadership Network (enjoyed a conference on issues affecting small business).
Summer in San Antonio, Texas ~ “Life” Around Town
I moved to San Antonio in fall, 2010, and I am still a bit of a tourist.
Sharing a few photographs from my travels around town in 2012 … as I enjoyed a “staycation.”
- San Antonio Express-News (the primary newspaper, Hearst Corporation)
- Liberty Bar (marvelous food and a great place to camp out if your wireless goes down at home)
- Tower of the Americas (I live nearby and enjoy this landmark a great deal; Chart House is found at the top, and it has a commanding view of San Antonio)
- Pearl Brewery (an area being rapidly developed at present which includes a branch of the Culinary Institute of America, and a Saturday farmers market)
Blue Star Contemporary Art ~ San Antonio Painters
Photos from the opening on May 31, 2012 ~ exhibition curated by Barbara MacAdam.
For more information: http://www.bluestarart.org/exhibits.
King William Fair ~ San Antonio, 2012
I “tweeted” the fair and parade on April 28; see CAROLYNAPPLETON on Twitter for more photographs and commentary.
Thanks to top sponsors: Bud Light, Shiner Beers, H-E-B, UPS, Valero, Christus Santa Rosa, Rosarios and Pioneer Brand.
The fair has a website, too: kwfair.org. “Our mission is to support the arts, education, and community improvements with family fun in the state’s first residential historic district.”
What an enjoyable creative event, and very well organized.