The Menger Hotel is a historic hotel located in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA.The Menger FamilyWilliam and Mary Menger opened the Menger hotel in 1859 in San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza. The plans for the hotel arose through the popularity of William Menger’s brewery. The Mengers sold the property in 1881 to the Kampmann family. William Menger had emigrated from Germany to America in 1847. Menger settled in San Antonio and resumed his previous trade as a cooper and brewer. With his German roots Menger brought beer to San Antonio. He opened the Menger Brewery in 1855 on the battle-grounds of the Alamo (now known as the Alamo Plaza). In 1858 the Mengers hired an architect, John M. Fries, who would complete the two-story fifty-room hotel. Up until this point most businesses in San Antonio were boarding houses and there were few breweries. The Menger hotel opened in February 1859 and became an overnight success.The Construction of The Menger HotelThe Menger Hotel was built in 1859. William Menger hired John M. Fries to be the architect of the hotel and J.H Kampmann to be the contractor of the hotel.The Menger Hotel During the Civil WarThe hotel also withstood the trials and tribulations brought on throughout the time of the family’s ownership. The Mengers witnessed the exciting events that led up to the Civil War and also experienced the turmoil of the Reconstruction in the South. As the Civil War began gaining steam in southern Texas it brought many Army soldiers to San Antonio. The large amount of soldiers stationed in San Antonio during this time created a large need for boarding houses, which the Menger’s happily provided rooms to the soldiers. It is known that famous Army men such as Sam Houston and Robert E. Lee stayed as guests in the hotel. Once the Civil War began the Menger hotel did very little business and it was a struggle to maintain the business during this time. Given the charitable nature of the Menger family they decided to put the hotel to use to aid in the war effort. Due to the slow service and hard to come by help the hotel shut down its guestrooms during the war, however they maintained their meal service in order to feed the officers and soldiers of the war. The hotel also offered space for medical care of wounded soldiers. Once the war ended in the south the hotel was quickly back in business. Once again proving that the Menger’s hotel had made a name for itself in San Antonio.
Our chapel is conveniently located across the street from the County Courthouse since 1986. Non-denominational, Christian, or civil weddings. Rev. Lang is ex-military and will assist in all aspects of military paperwork.
Chapel, Riverwalk, outdoor, or location weddings and vow renewals. Serving couples for over 20 years; experts in all marriage ceremonies. Will help with absentee affidavits, marriage license, and any other wedding information. Feel free to call and talk.
Presidio San Antonio de Béxar was a Spanish fort built near the San Antonio River, located in what is now San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was designed for protection of the mission system and civil settlement in central Texas. It also served to secure Spain's claim to the region from French, English and American aggression. It was built by Franciscan priest Antonio de Olivares and the Payaya; and along with the Misión de San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) and the Acequia Madre de Valero, is the origin of the present city of San Antonio, Texas.EstablishmentFrom the Convent of Querétaro, several expeditions were organized to the region of Texas, an area of great strategic importance to the Spanish crown. With that goal in 1675, an expedition formed by Fray Antonio de Olivares, Fray Francisco Hidalgo, Fray Juan Larios, and Fernando del Bosque was sent to explore and describe the country beyond the borders of Rio Grande, to test the possibilities of new settlements in the area.
Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States CourthouseDistance: 0.6 miCompetitive Analysis 615 E Houston St San Antonio, TX 78205
The Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse is a historic courthouse, federal office, and post office building located in Downtown San Antonio in Bexar County in the U.S. state of Texas. It was formerly the U.S. Post Office, Federal Office Building and Courthouse. It is the courthouse for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. It holds a prominent location on Alamo Plaza, across from the Alamo. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as San Antonio U.S. Post Office and Courthouse.Building historyThe building was a product of the Federal Public Works programs enacted to relieve widespread unemployment during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Its construction accomplished several goals—generating employment, housing all federal agencies in a single building, and streamlining San Antonio's quickly expanding postal needs.Prominent local architect Ralph Haywood Cameron (1892–1970) designed the building in association with renowned Philadelphia architect Paul Philippe Cret under the direction of the Office of the Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury Department. Both Cameron and Cret studied at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Cameron, a native Texan who also designed the Dewitt County Courthouse, went on to become one of the leading Beaux-Arts architects of south Texas, and Cret was nationally recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the style. A ceremonial cornerstone was laid for the new federal building in 1935. Construction was completed in 1936, and the building officially opened in 1937. At that time, the first floor and basement were air-conditioned, a new technology that had not been installed in the any other post office in the country.
Yo Soy Guatemala es una iniciativa creada por MATT (Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together Foundation), una organización bi-nacional, no partidista, sin fines de lucro . Yo soy Guatemala ayuda al desarrollo económico y reintegración laboral a los inmigrantes que hayan optado por regresar a Guatemala , o bien, se hayan visto en la necesidad de hacerlo. Por medio de una plataforma en línea, se vincula a las personas por su experiencia y talento con empresas que buscan de sus habilidades.
The Volunteer Center serves nonprofit agencies by offering training, technical assistance, consultations and other resources pertaining to the administration of volunteer management programs. San Antonio Volunteer Administrators (SAVA), an organization sponsored by United Way. meets every other month allowing its members to network and expand their knowledge of volunteer management through structured meetings which feature a speaker on topics of interest to this field. Every other month, brown bag workshops are held during the lunch hour focused on helping volunteer administrators at local agencies and organizations improve their volunteer management skills and volunteer programs. An annual nonprofit board volunteer orientation is also held.
A Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC)was formed in 2007 to address the needs of corporate and business workplace volunteer groups. Meetings are offered quarterly and provide opportunities to network and receive training on volunteer management in the work place. Additional information can be found at www.unitedwaysatx.org.
The Volunteer Solutions web-based software is offered to any nonprofit agency at no cost allowing them to list their volunteer opportunities. Several features such as The Board Rules allow agencies to post their specific board volunteer needs while Product Connections serves a vehicle to post different needs. Several listings are published on the United Way website and include the Ways of Caring, which is a comprehensive directory of general volunteer needs in more than 200 agencies and volunteer programs throughout San Antonio and Bexar County. In the fall, the HoliDays of Caring lists both tangible and volunteer Agency needs.
The Volunteer Center coordinates with the San Antonio Express-News to run a weekly volunteer column and with the Community Calendar Cable TV to run PSAs. These opportunities are also publicized on our website.
Several volunteer events are coordinated by the Volunteer Center. Night of a Thousand Stars is an event honoring individuals, families, groups and youth who volunteer in our community. At this gala event, awards are given to honor deserving volunteers. The Feast of Sharing is an annual event sponsored by H-E-B, in which the Volunteer Center takes a leadership role by recruiting, training and managing over 1,000 community volunteers who help serve a holiday dinner to those who are hungry or lonely. Volunteers are also recruited for the Raul Jimenez Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The Volunteer Center also collaborates with the City of San Antonio and various corporations to sponsor large-scale volunteer projects throughout the year.
USO in Downtown San Antonio -- 203 W. Market St.
Amenities: Free local meals on Saturdays from 12-2 from local restaurants, WiFi, computer lab, snack bar, soft serve ice cream (weekends only), gaming rooms, battle station, home movie theater room, lounge area, 11 flat screen tv's, children's area and United Through Reading Military Program Room. Steps away from the historic Alamo and famous Riverwalk
USO @ San Antonio International Airport -- near baggage claim of Terminal B
Amenities: Wifi, computer area, kitchenette, lounge areas, recliners, 60" flat screen TV, information for buses and shuttles to area bases
Millions of people visit the River Walk each year to enjoy this unusual urban sanctuary that winds along the San Antonio River in central San Antonio, one story below the bustling street level. Restaurants, galleries and shops line the banks of the downtown River Walk while the north and south banks of the River are less commercial.
The River Walk’s new Museum Reach opened in May 2009 and stretches north along the San Antonio River, and connects the existing River Walk to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the 125-year-old Pearl Brewery, a vibrant urban village. New public art installations, by local, national and international artists, line the banks.
A lock and dam system, the only one in Texas, overcomes a 9-ft. rise in elevation. Take a river taxi and navigate right through the lock and dam.
The Museum Reach is the first phase of a concerted community effort to revitalize the San Antonio River begun in 1998. A comprehensive, multi-year project is underway to restore and enhance 13 miles of the San Antonio River both north and south of downtown.
Take a Sunset River Cruise
One of the best ways to see the new art installations along the River Walk Museum Reach is a sunset taxi ride. You'll see the full charm and beauty of the art lit up in the darkness.
Pick up a river taxi at convenient stops along the River Walk. The Rio Taxi drivers have tickets on board that you may purchase, or you may purchase them in advance at a ticket location. Find boarding points and get tickets
Guided River Tour
Explore the River Walk's downtown section aboard a river cruiser. You'll learn about San Antonio's rich history from a professional storyteller who is also the boat captain. It's a great way to learn more about San Antonio and its famous River Walk.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Kickoff 9:00am until 6:00pm
Things to look forward to in the Historic King William District in San Antonio
• Art and Craft Vendors
• Live Music
• Dance Performances
• Food and Beverage Booths
• Kids Kingdom
• Quirky Parade
The day starts with the best little Parade in Texas! A mile and a half meander through the neighborhood which will include: Political Parodies, Parading Pooches, Marching Bands and Belly Dancing.
200 Art & Craft vendors selling original hand crafted items which includes: Stain glass, wind chimes, paintings, photography, ceramics, apparel, home-made foods, home accessories and more!
The streets will be filled with the aroma of sizzling fajitas, as families amble the streets enjoying raspas (snow cones) and paletas (popsicles) and Kettle Korn. Food and Beverage booths will be conveniently located throughout the entire neighborhood.
Spend the afternoon listening to local and imported bands at four distinct venues. Spread a blanket next to the historic gazebo in King William Park as you enjoy soulful sounds and happy harmonies, listen to lyrical melodies at Pat’s Pub, sit in the shade awhile at Julia’s Veranda, watch in wonder at a variety of ethnic dancers; and experience living history with re-enactors at the 138-year-old Wulff House. Kids Kingdom offers a mix of children’s activities from crafts to basketball games and rides to rock wall climbing in a tree-shaded park setting.
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Artpace will present its 12th Annual Chalk It Up arts festival. Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Argo Group and our generous supporters, this annual celebration of contemporary art empowers the San Antonio community by providing free access to creative activities designed to engage and embolden young audiences.
In 2013, more than 22,500 people gathered to express their creativity among family, friends, and neighbors along four blocks of downtown’s Houston Street. Using the temporary and accessible medium of chalk, Artpace transports its mission to serve as a creative laboratory into the public sphere by providing barrier-free, direct engagement with the arts for all San Antonians. In fact, for many of the attendees, Chalk It Up is a hands-on introduction to art and art making. At its core, Chalk It Up plays a pivotal role in ensuring students continue to experience and explore the possibilities of art. Through participation in the festival’s street gallery and adjacent creation stations, children—who comprise an overwhelming majority of the audience—gain an invaluable opportunity to practice teamwork and sharpen critical thinking skills, proven outcomes of access to art education.
Taking place on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 10am to 4pm, Chalk It Up is entirely funded by Artpace’s generous partners who enjoy opportunities for community-wide brand exposure in exchange for event underwriting.
We have been given the opportunity and responsibility as citizens of the first National Historic District in the state to advocate for pragmatic preservation in ways big and small. Our proposed project heals old wounds of the constant struggle of historic urban school districts landlocked into difficult situations, forges new partnerships and bridges gaps between institutions. We have an opportunity to build the first public private partnership ever in SAISD and meld the goals of preservation and the pillars of our Bonham Academy Charter. We have a fabulous "win-win" synergistic approach that brings the proposed Black Box Theater behind the Solon Stewart House thus opening up very precious land resources on the other side of the campus where the playground actually works better for the school safety and monitoring requirements. Our project will encompass The Slow Foods Garden surrounding a world-class student/community theater that can be so much grander than the sum of its parts.
Our mission is to connect the private and public sectors through education, innovative marketing, community events, and creative financing programs. We provide direct assistance to homeowners and businesses ready to “go solar” on a daily basis.
We actively encourage the widespread use of solar and other renewable, sustainable energy sources by informing the community about how it benefits the regional economy, environment and human health. We also raise public awareness about supporting public policies that advance solar power and renewable energy.
By providing leadership in renewable energy, we are able to offer information and networking opportunities to the public, public officials, and to the business community. We connect solar energy suppliers and consumers, organize workshops, and act with local, state, and federal organizations to support clean energy options.
SSA’s largest program assisting the public to go solar is the “Bring Solar Home” Campaign. The campaign uses public outreach to connect potential solar adopters with the solar industry.
The program works with the City of San Antonio, local lending institutions, and the local municipally-owned utility CPS Energy to provide the public with information, incentives, and financing options that make it simple and affordable to go solar.
In addition, the education work done by SSA over its thirteen years of operation built the public support that facilitated the process of CPS Energy installing 46 megawatts of centralized solar and signing a contract for 400 additional megawatts of solar.
In honor of SSA founder William Sinkin, CPS Energy dedicated one of its newest solar projects in his namesake. The 19.8 megawatt project, dubbed William R. Sinkin Centennial Solar Farms 1 and 2, will produce enough clean power for an estimated 2,550 average Texas homes annually.