Things to do in your backyard

After a conversation with Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, I decided to search for things to do for kids in the Westside, Southside, and Eastside of San Antonio. Councilwoman said she is sure there are things to do but where are they listed? Where are they advertised? I didn’t find anything other than the large theme parks and attractions. La Prensa Texas would like to be where you can find that information. We are asking you to send us family-oriented things that are happening in your community. My question is, why do you think that this is not something already put in place? What do you suppose would happen if these communities came together more often? Am I wrong? Where would someone find this info as per community? Let’s talk about it… Greg Jordan Something I have been doing to entertain and educate my grandchildren is taking them to Traders Village. No I’m not just advertising for my business either. The amusement rides are plentiful for the young and old.

There are numerous events pre planned throughout the weekend. I’m also teaching the kids the value of money and how to take care of it, spend it, or just save it. The adults also have a good time as well. I’m just suggesting that y’all give it a chance. $4.00 per vehicle. Thank you for your time!! Denise Castano Wirth Look at the alamo city moms blog, it’s for ALL moms. There’s always activities listed Stephanie Chavez We have parks but kids events to guide them into activities would help. I’ve done several kids camps and kids events. You have to engage and work with these kids so many that really don’t know what to do at a park , parents as well. I’ve been to even YMCA’s and staff doesn’t know how to get kids excited or interested . You have so many personalities, so many with ADHD, autism you have to set the environment for them to engage and learn to socialize. Kelly Narvaez There is always stuff posted in that Kids magazine that’s at HEB. Maria Perez You’re absolutely right Tello each district should have a listing under child development or community activities. Or at least listed under the city of San Antonio web page. We’re all responsible for our children’s development and education. Apparently San Antonio ranks in between. When it comes to education I believe that each organization or children activities/ events should merge. So that it won’t be so difficult for parents to look for. Stephanie Chavez We have Texas Parks and Wildlife that hosts several events. I work with them. Fin Addict with Shimano Penn. Local Peter Piper Pizza’s , Chikfila’s Aquarium on Bandera… They actually come out to community events as well as host their own. Noel Tello My nephew leads one of the Fin Addict groups. George Tello Jr. George Tello Jr. Check out Our Facebook at Fin Addict Angler Foundation or website We host “FREE” fishing Clinics to the public. We are a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization.

UTSA Professor Discusses the Resilience of San Antonio’s Cultural Heritage

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 By R Eguia . Last month, scholars, community members and students gathered at the Southwest School of Art Coates Chapel to hear a conversation by the San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor at UTSA, William Dupont, called A Resilient Heritage: Designing San Antonio’s Future to Preserve Our Past. The talk introduced Cultural Sustainability as the continuity of cultural systems of human existence. People have heritage identities and values that bind them to places and communities are essential for full sustainability. “Design with respect for Heritage,” was a key theme as Dupont...

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Computer and Internet Addiction is a Real Thing

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 Are you dependent on technology to bring you satisfaction in life? Dependency can be playing video games to escape reality, posting to social media to get attention or validation, compulsive online spending when anxious or bored, or visiting dating sites with the hopes of meeting the love of your life. Are there noticeable negative patterns surrounding your computer or internet activities? Are they causing problems in your relationships or affecting your work performance? Most of the time, these addictions are just distractions to real issues that people are not yet ready to face. They may feel anxious, impulsive or unfulfilled in life. These activities produce a “high”, filling a void and bringing pleasure that lasts momentarily. Overtime, these addictions have negative consequences that outweigh the positive feelings experienced. They can also have long-term negative effects on many areas of our lives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research has shown that certain people are more susceptible to computer or internet addiction. These individuals include; those who have had prior addictions to other behaviors or substances; a history of depression or anxiety; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; or Low self-esteem. Recovering computer addicts reported feelings of euphoria when using the computer and feelings of depression, unfulfillment and irritability when not using it. They also described feeling withdrawn or neglected by family and...

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S.A Performance Art Collective HoK

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 On March 9, the local performance art collective, HoK (House of Kenzo) presented Permutations, a 20 minute production exploring systems, fluidity, work and cycles, at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston. The trio, Ledef (sound production), Brexxitt (choreography) and Grapefruit (concept design) embodied possibilities through splash choreography and projection mapping. Local carpenter company, Precision Woodworking Texas, assisted the group with an installation that included an indoor water trough, a 10 part pulley system and a network of clear bags filled with water tied onto natural rope. The performance was inspired by...

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Mariachi Girl Stars Lucero Garcia at the Magik Theatre

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 1 Many women have made their mark in the performance arts. In San Antonio, girls go to places like the Magik theatre to begin their journey. Like 14-year-old San Antonio actress, Lucero Garcia. She began acting at the age of 7 during The Magik Theatre’s summer camps and classes. She plays the role of Carmencita in the new show called Mariachi girl at the Magik Theatre. “I fell in love with musical theatre. All I could think about was being on stage singing and dancing and performing for people and making them...

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Guadalupe Cultural Arts

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 By Melinda Gonzalez There is a renewed energy in the air and the culmination of efforts to re-establish the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) as the beacon of Chicano Art is paying off. Founded in 1980 and located in the heart of San Antonio’s historic Westside, the nonprofit organization serves over 100,000 people each year on a local, national and international scale through artistic, educational, and community programming. Jorge Piña who is a native San Antonian is back and fulfills a key leadership position for the GCAC after resigning from the...

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