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King William Fair, Saturday April 23, 2016.

posted Apr 13, 2014, 8:08 AM by Nathan Ross   [ updated Apr 22, 2016, 5:19 PM ]
The King William Association invites you to celebrate the history and diversity of Texas' first historic neighborhood. Stroll past stately Victorian mansions as you enjoy a wide variety of drink and fine ethnic cuisine. Lovingly restored homes provide backgrounds for many of Texas' best artisans as they offer their creations and demonstrate their artistry. Entertainment includes live music, dance groups and a small parade. Children have a special place to enjoy rides and games in the Kids' Kingdom. Proceeds from this event provide educational scholarships for inner-city students, art programs for elementary through high school and revitalization activities to complement the historic preservation of the King William Neighborhood.
Admission: $10 for adults. Children 15 and under free. No coolers allowed.
210.271.3247 |
VIA Park & Ride available.
Tickets available at The Fiesta Store.

Fiesta 2014, (Thursday April 10 - Sunday, April 27)

posted Apr 13, 2014, 7:48 AM by Nathan Ross   [ updated Apr 13, 2014, 8:11 AM ]

Much more than a local favorite, Fiesta® is one of America’s truly great festivals. It began as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That commemoration still takes place. But over the past century and more, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. 2014 is Fiesta’s 123rd anniversary.

210-227-5191      Visit Website  |  Buy Tickets

Local food truck trend goes into overdrive...

posted May 10, 2013, 10:15 AM by Nathan Ross   [ updated May 10, 2013, 10:24 AM ]

Food trucks are coming to new parts of the Alamo City, and many locations that started with a single truck now have three or more, bringing a diverse mix of cuisines and cultures to the streets of a city that appears to have embraced a growing trend around the country...

Trucks across the city now serve ­everything from Southern comfort food to several varieties of Asian cuisine. The trend has become so popular that local truck chefs have their own food festivals and cooking contests, and even some brick-and-mortar restaurants have also gone "mobile". 

Two of our favorite food truck confabs are the Eats Bar on S. Alamo and the Boardwalk on Bulverde.

•  Enjoy San Antonio’s first Urban Gourmet Food Truck Park where Food diversity hits Southtown in a big way. Located at The Historic Acapulco Drive Inn, Alamo Street Eat Bar provides gourmet eats and San Antonio draft favorites. Sit in the shadow of HemisFair’s Tower of the Americas and walk to all your favorite Downtown locations.

•  Open all year round, Boardwalk on Bulverde is the first and only fully functioning mobile vending park in San Antonio, TX. Combining gourmet cuisine from some of the top chefs in the region with an outdoor, laid-back atmosphere all food is made on site, to order to guarantee you get the freshest that is available. With open eating areas stocked with plenty of tables, you are more than welcome to check out the trucks, grab some grub, and B.Y.O.B. (or other alcoholic beverage) to unwind after a long day.

Roaming Hunger is a great resource for keeping up with the ever-changing lineup of who's who/where for San Antonio food trucks, enjoy!

BUC-EE'S is open in New Braunfels!

posted May 11, 2012, 8:57 AM by MADISONSA WEBadmin   [ updated May 11, 2012, 9:00 AM ]

The long-awaited opening of Buc-ee's on Monday (May 7, 2012) in New Braunfels drew swarms of shoppers, from curious newcomers to regulars seeking favored treats and some quality "throne" time (a reference to Buc-ee's amazing, clean restrooms that are often the initial attraction to those who stop in). “I really like it,” said 
San Antonian Cathie Williams, 57, intent on expanding her collection of T-shirts featuring the chain's trademark logo of a bucktoothed beaver. “Every time I go, I get a different color shirt,” she said, sporting a red Buc-ee's shirt. Most patrons were struck by the enormousness of the 26th store in the chain that Arch “Beaver” Aplin III and Don Wasek founded in Lake Jackson in 1982... read more

Read the full story at

For more information about Buc-ee's, visit their website at or see them on YouTube.

[Editor's note: New Braunfels, TX is approximately 30 minutes from San Antonio (assuming little, if any traffic on Interstate 35), and is weil worth the drive for those who enjoy some excellent "Texas" themed trinkets and some of the best kolaches in the world!]

San Antonio welcomes Trader Joes to the Quarry

posted Mar 23, 2012, 5:59 AM by Nathan Ross   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 5:54 AM by MADISONSA WEBadmin ]

After months of rumors, grocery chain Trader Joe's confirmed that it will open its first store in San Antonio, occupying the former spot of the West Elm furniture store at the Quarry Village.

The grocery chain has amassed a cult following across the nation, especially in cities where its stores are absent. There are Facebook groups dedicated to the grocer, including a page called San Antonio Needs a Trader Joe's, which has nearly 550 members.


Fiesta for First Timers (April 19 - 29, 2012)

posted Mar 10, 2012, 3:20 AM by MADISONSA WEBadmin   [ updated Mar 10, 2012, 3:31 AM ]

Fiesta is the ultimate San Antonio party, an 11-day celebration with more than 100 events across the city. It won’t take long to realize your first Fiesta won't be your last. These tips will help you acclimate faster to what can be a dizzying first time. A great way to get help with all things Fiesta!

TicketsWhat to Wear | Transportation | Find Cash | and more...

Read the full article at, or visit the
the official website of Fiesta San Antonio for more information.

Eagle Ford rig count continues to climb...

posted Feb 26, 2012, 6:02 AM by Nathan Ross   [ updated Mar 10, 2012, 5:01 AM by MADISONSA WEBadmin ]

The Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig count passed 260 for the first time in a month. 6 rigs were added to bring the total to 263. That’s getting close to the 265 rig record we set in January.
There have been several operational updates in the past week and all point to increased activity in 2012. 

Add the number of Eagle Ford Pipeline and Midstream expansion announcements over the past couple of months, and it’s easy to be confident about the long-term sustainability of the play. Midstream companies aren’t willing to take the risks an upstream company might, so big expansions plans mean confidence...


Downtown Tuesday

posted Feb 26, 2012, 5:52 AM by Nathan Ross   [ updated Mar 23, 2012, 8:45 PM ]

Tuesday is the new Friday! In an effort to bring locals Downtown, Councilman Diego Bernal and Downtown Operations Department bring you Downtown Tuesday. 

Downtown Tuesday offers parking at City-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters every Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Please note: the free parking is only available at City-operated facilities.
Click here for a map of eligible parking facilities.

Simple. Free. Parking. 
 It's easy to park for free downtown on Tuesday! Simply park in a city-operated facility or meter after 5:00 pm on a Tuesday. No coupon, identification, or other collateral is needed in order to obtain free parking. After parking, enjoy your downtown! Special discounts will be offered on Tuesday evenings at participating businesses. See a list of businesses below, or look for the “Downtown Tuesday” logo in the storefront.

Special Tuesday Deals
In addition to free parking, the City partnered with the Downtown Alliance and the Paseo del Rio Association to engage businesses in the effort to offer special discounts. Every Tuesday, simply ask for the“Downtown Tuesday special” at the following participating downtown businesses to get discounts and special rates:

Acenar146 E. Houston
Barriba Cantina111 W. Crockett St, Suite
The Bike Waiter
Crockett Hotel320
Casa Rio430 E.
Hard Rock Café111 W.
Houston Street Bistro204 East Houston
HRH Horse Carriages
Kremlin and Acapulco Sams212 College St. (above Joe's Crab Shack)
La Margarita120 Produce
La Paloma215
Lüke Restaurant125 E.
Mad Dogs123
Menger Hotel204 Alamo
Mexican Manhattan110 Soledad
Mokara Hotel and Spa212 W. Crockett
Moses Roses Hideout518 E.
Omni La Mansion Del Rio112 College
Original Mexican Restaurant528 E.
Oro Restaurant & Bar705 E.
Pizzarita's245 E.
Republic of Texas526 East River Walk
Rio Rio Cantina421 E.
Rio San Antonio Cruises205 N.
Schilo's424 E.
SegCity Segway Tours & Sales124 Losoya
Segway Nation260 E. Houston
Yellow Rose Carriages

* Please contact each business directly for offer details

Please note Downtown Tuesday free parking will not be offered at the Houston Street Garage on Majestic Theatre show nights, as follows:

February 21May 1
April 3May 8
April 24May 22

Downtown Tuesday free parking will NOT be offered during Fiesta San Antonio.


LUCY'S DOGGY DAYCARE opens new, CONVENIENT downtown location...

posted Dec 16, 2011, 6:04 AM by MADISONSA WEBadmin   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 9:09 PM ]

Address:  937 S. Laredo St., San Antonio, TX  78204  
Phone:  210-495-3647  
Fax:  210-495-3649  

Perfect for guests who prefer to bring pets with them for their San Antonio stay, Lucy's has recently opened a new location very close to The Madison offering an extensive range of services for your pet including (click to learn more):







Hours of operation:


Monday - Friday: 7am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 6pm


Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm 
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Print out the attached coupon below and take advantage of some free services by redeeming it on your first visit to Lucy's, and learn why Lucy's has been awarded the Best Pet Services (Readers' Choice - San Antonio Current) and Best Pet Boarding (Readers' Choice - San Antonio Express)!

December 3 2011 - Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

posted Nov 28, 2011, 8:58 AM by MADISONSA WEBadmin   [ updated Dec 16, 2011, 6:06 AM ]

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias...
Stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 2,500 luminarias. Warmly glowing candles in sand filled bags line the walkways to symbolically mark the "lighting of the way" for the Holy Family. This centuries old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday only. Get Details

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