[Hall Monitor] SAISD Asked Business Leaders for Support and They Delivered

Hall Monitor SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez at a school board meeting Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, where a vote was taken to move forward with a partnership with Democracy Prep Public School to takeover Stewart Elementary starting in the fall.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. One of the best things about business leaders is their fondness for putting things in writing. Rather than leave it to journalists and… Continue Reading

“Recaptured & Redirected”: A Panel Discussion on Public School Finance

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State and local governments collect taxes and allocate money for public education—but is enough money being spent on public schools, and what is the impact of public charter schools? A panel of experts discussed these issues on Monday, August 6,… Continue Reading

Opening Young Eyes to “Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Paintings” at the San Antonio Museum of Art

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My daughter, G.N., was worried about being bored at the San Antonio Museum of Art. We were on our way to see Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Paintings from the Museums of Madrid, at the museum through September 16, 2018.… Continue Reading

Alamodome Renovations: Good News for San Antonio Students and Families

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The Alamodome is in the final stages of renovations that will help the venue better serve San Antonio students and families—as well as continue to attract big sporting events. I recently attended a sneak preview to learn more about the changes.

Opera in the Park in Travis Park with Opera Piccola San Antonio

Ever since writing this post, I’ve had high hopes for Travis Park as a downtown cultural gathering place. Travis Park lived up to its promise with the recent Opera in the Park event, led by Opera Piccola of San Antonio and showcasing an… Continue Reading

F.T. and friends review "Swan Lake" with Ballet San Antonio and San Antonio Symphony

On Sunday afternoon, I went to Ballet San Antonio‘s Swan Lake with my son, F.T., age 8, and daughter, G.N., age 5. We received our tickets for free and were able to give away a set of tickets over social… Continue Reading

PLAY: Public Art in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park

Exciting news for Hemisfair and downtown San Antonio: families can now visit Yanaguana Garden, an active play area with climbing structures, giant game boards, a splash pad, and more. As described in this this post at Alamo City Moms Blog, October 2-4, 2015 is grand opening… Continue Reading

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s New Museum for Kids

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The DoSeum will open on June 6, 2015 as San Antonio’s new children’s museum, and will celebrate its Grand Opening over the June 6-7 weekend. I’ve been inside the building for a hard-hat tour and, more recently, for a sneak peek… Continue Reading

Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of "The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch"

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era… Continue Reading