Stories By Edmond Ortiz

  • Sampling for a cause The San Antonio Cocktail Conference features special events, tastings, paired dinners and seminars devoted to the art, science and business of (mostly) cocktails
  • New Alamo Heights proposal sparks a familiar debate While no action took place at the recent Alamo Heights City Council, many residents sounded off a new mixed-use midrise proposed for the center of town. The initial appraisal for the property in targeted property has prompted a variety of...
  • The city of Olmos Park is grappling with parking challenges with the arrival of The Yard farmers' market. Meanwhile, Terrell Hills has adopted its budget.
  • At least two participating businesses at the OPEN pop-up shops program have seen mixed results from an effort to highlight fledgling enterprises along busy downtown streets during the holiday shopping season.
  • Peanut Factory Lofts on the near West Side is now open for leasing. It’s one of three new apartment complexes that are viewed as possible triggers for economic revival in the downtown area.
  • The University of the Incarnate Word has broken ground at The Republic Golf Course for a facility that will house the university’s new golf management program.
  • New programs sponsor pop-up shops, offer special loan program for entrepreneurs
  • Additionally, the city has moved almost all of its operations into the new municipal complex. Plus, CPS Energy is making an exception for residents who wish to opt out of smart meter program.
  • Alamo Heights turns out for holiday parade Residents came out in droves for the local chamber of commerce’s annual holiday parade, which was pushed back two weeks due to stormy weather.
  • Veterans put skills on line at Toyota Texas Having learned a variety of mechanical or organizational skills in the military, some veterans are now applying their talents in the regimented atmosphere of the South Side pickup assembly plant.
  • City leaders also look toward possible zoning ordinance changes, completing city hall project.
  • McNay Art Museum officials have plans for the portion of Rittiman Road that runs along the institution's property. The city is also closer to finishing the 2015 budget.
  • AH city attorney guides property owners Alamo Heights city attorney has given parameters to owners of a piece of prime property in the center of town, as they owners seek to better market their land.
  • Midtown sees new luxury apartments, museum progress The Brackenridge at MidTown represents the latest high-end multi-family complex along the Broadway corridor. Also, exterior construction on the nearby Do Seum is done.
  • SAC launches new educational era Renovated planetarium, new Challenger Learning Center part of new facility.
  • Redesigned Challenger Learning Center opens The fact that humans were launching into space, opening up a new era in scientific exploration, inspired Kelley to pursue astronomy. Renovations on the planetarium have been completed as part of the Scobee Education Center, a facility offering...
  • UIW grad teaches 3D, game design An alumnus of the University of the Incarnate Word and St. Anthony High School, Matt Tovar has returned to teach what he learned.
  • City Council lessens restriction on newer drive-through facilities.
  • Making up art is a passion for makeup artist Local special effects makeup artists such as Zachry Smith have a talent for transformation.
  • City Council also addresses McCullough project, revising costs to fulfill open records requests.