Late Wednesday, the San Antonio Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Ed Hinojosa Jr., a 17-year veteran of the agency, as president and CEO following a national search.
As tourists and locals flock to the Canopy by Hilton, downtown’s latest hotel, they most likely won’t have a clue as to the difficulties in building something that tall, and on the river no less.
In an effort to allay concerns of Lavaca residents, the San Antonio Housing Authority has greatly reduced the density of housing at its Victoria Commons master community from a plan it proposed last year.
A growing number of advocates are demanding that the City of San Antonio stop using property tax exemptions to build housing, while Texas lawmakers have a similar debate in Austin.
City Council members were by and large supportive of the Hemisfair redevelopment project, which has struggled for years with construction delays, during a presentation Wednesday.
However, there is little hope of Zachry Corp. breaking ground soon on the mixed-use development that will enclose the park.
Billed as the largest Day of the Dead festival in Texas, Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair — or Muertos Fest to those who prize brevity — will return virtually for its 8th annual installment.
Luminaria, downtown’s largest arts festival, will envelope Hemisfair and, for the first time, Mission San Jose with art in all forms, artists of all ilk this weekend.
Chocollazo, the chocolate and candy shop on Broadway, has been selected as Hemisfair’s latest tenant and is expected to open by Valentine’s Day.