Civic engagement: Getting re-connected with state and local politics

There’s an election going on now in San Antonio. Yes, really! Early voting happened last week, and election day is tomorrow, January 6, 2015. Voter turnout is likely to be in the single digits. Sigh. Elections matter. What will it… Continue Reading

Profile (Place): Mahncke Park neighborhood

The historic neighborhood of Mahncke Park is located in the heart of San Antonio, covering roughly the area between Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and built around its namesake city park, Mahncke Park.  The Mahncke Park Neighborhood… Continue Reading

Profile (Place): Monte Vista Historic District

Monte Vista is one of San Antonio’s great historic neighborhoods. The Monte Vista Historical Association is the glue that keeps the neighborhood together. The book San Antonio’s Monte Vista: Architecture and Society in a Gilded Age by Donald E. Everett discusses the founding of… Continue Reading