South Side icon Bobbie’s Café celebrating 50th anniversary
Bobbie’s Café and Pie Bar located at 6728 S Flores St. is an iconic, long-standing diner serving up fantastic scratch-made comfort food and good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. The restaurant will be celebrating 50 years of serving San Antonio this July.
Veteran from South Side running 100 miles on San Antonio trails for autism awareness
Frank Vasquez is a veteran of the Marines, ultra-runner and motivational speaker. On April 23 and 24, he will be the first person to run 100 miles around San Antonio through the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System for autism awareness.
Youth amateur boxing show planned on the South Side to benefit athletes
Spoiler Castillo Boxing Academy (SCBA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support families and the youth of our community by educating, empowering, mentoring and enabling every individual to be exemplary citizens through a structured athletic program. Their program also educates each participant on how to be stewards of their community and ambassadors of dedication and perseverance.
Colt’s Sports Park Bar is coming to the South Side of San Antonio
The new Colt’s Sports Park Bar will be a family- and pet-friendly, indoor and outdoor venue for multiple sports. Amenities will include softball and kickball fields, sand volleyball and badminton courts, and areas for horseshoes and cornhole. The sports park will also have giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, Ring It and other games.
Southside-raised author debuts novel inspired by great-grandmother’s journey to US during the Mexican Revolution
Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the novel "Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna." She was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio and was raised on the South Side as a child. She studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She’s as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, different cultures and nature as she is about writing. Alda lives with her husband and two children outside Houston.
Rosie’s Gracious Heart opens new location on Southeast Side to help people with disabilities
The pandemic put a strain on many this past year, including non-profit organization Rosie's Gracious Heart. The non-profit serves the southside of San Antonio’s special needs community by providing food, clothing, hygiene, and school supplies when there is a need.
South Side community advocate and 2 Latina youth authors honored by Texas Legislature
House Resolution 86 mentions several contributions made to the local community by Monterrosa, including her effort “to be a positive role model and a source of encouragement to others,” creating a group “to empower, support, and educate women in an environment of mutual respect and acceptance” and promoting literacy among young people.