The downtown San Antonio area is changing rapidly — the steriodic growth around the Pearl, the gentrification of the near East Side, the west end’s metamorphosis with the Frost Tower and San Pedro Creek Culture Park, etc. We’re here to chronicle that change.
The San Antonio Heron launched in June 2018 as a nonprofit news organization dedicated to producing thoroughly-reported and clearly-written stories about the changing downtown.
We exist to inform our readers. It’s that simple. We don’t produce our journalism for personal gain, for awards, or for vanity.
One topic of focus is how local policies intended to spur downtown growth are changing nearby communities. A trend for San Antonio of late has been an influx of luxury apartments, backed by city incentives, in the downtown area. We report extensively on this trend. We’re not pro gentrification nor anti gentrification. We’re journalists. And our goal is to ask questions and write stories that explore all sides of the issue, so you can have all of the facts and viewpoints to make your own informed decision.
We also cover general news, write human interest stories, and report on restaurants and nightlife.
We are self-financed for now, with a little help from our readers through Patreon at patreon.com/saheron.
We’re also actively seeking sponsors. If you’d like to promote your business on our site and to our more than 60,000 social media followers, contact Heron account manager Cassandra Rushing at email@example.com or 210-709-3469
The Heron is a nonprofit registered in the state of Texas. We are an exempt organization with status pending as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Read more about pending status.
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