Although Juneteenth is only in its second year as a federally recognized holiday, the San Antonio community has long been celebrating the holiday.
Photos: Holiday scenes in downtown San Antonio
Thousands of people gather at San Antonio’s most popular gathering places during the holiday season, including the Alamo; Travis Park and the H-E-B Christmas tree and Rotary Ice Rink; the River Walk, and the Pearl.
Artist celebrated at Esperanza’s Día de los Muertos event where she volunteered
Angie Merla, an artist and long-time volunteer at the Esperanza’s Día de los Muertos event, was honored with an ofrenda after she died of cancer earlier this year.
San Antonio steps up to replace stolen Christmas gifts
The Alazan-Apache Courts toy drive seemed doomed after more than half of the 200 toys collected were stolen from the property’s community room last Friday. Then, San Antonio stepped up.
Holiday scenes in and around downtown San Antonio
For the past few weeks, we’ve visited what are normally downtown San Antonio’s most popular spots for viewing and taking pictures of Christmas lights.
Nirenberg, Wolff order citywide curfew for holiday weekend
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Judge Nelson Wolff have placed a curfew prohibiting people from gathering outside their homes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Thanksgiving Day and lasting through Monday morning.
H-E-B Christmas tree lighting goes virtual amid Covid-19
This year’s 36th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting ceremony will happen virtually this year as a safety precaution amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
San Antonio’s Ford Holiday River Parade officially canceled due to coronavirus pandemic
In what may foreshadow an oncoming wave of Christmas-themed cancellations, the River Walk association announced Tuesday this year’s Ford Holiday River Parade has been canceled.
Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, a tradition for thousands in San Antonio, will switch to delivery
The Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner—a family-run charity event that annually feeds about 25,000 people—is getting a makeover due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MLK March in a changing East Side
On the shuttle from Freeman Coliseum to MLK Academy, the starting place of the Martin Luther King Jr. March, I remember thinking how the civil rights movement started, partially, on busses.