N. St. Mary’s Street looking south toward intersection of Convent Street | Z-2126-R-18, Zintgraff Studio, UTSA Special Collections — Institute of Texan Cultures
The city of San Antonio was founded in 1718 and is the product of three settlements: San Antonio de Valero (church controlled community around the Alamo), San Antonio de Bexar (military garrison on Plaza De Armas), and Villa San Fernando (the civilian town on Main Plaza). Now that 300+ years have passed, the city and its streets are chock-full of vibrant history.
It’s safe to say that over the years, the city has been touched by countless historical figures and happenings — many of which have shaped the names of San Antonio’s buildings, parks, and streets. In this guide, we’re delving into the history of the Alamo City’s streets — specifically how they were named.
Fredericksburg Road —John O. Meusebach lead the first 120 settlers to New Braunfels on May 8, 1846 with an 8-men military escort. The naming of Fredericksburg and the subsequent streets are after Prince Frederick of Prussia, a member of the Adelsverein.
Grissom Road —John Grissom and his wife Marie Thompson started multiple businesses in the ranching and dairy industry by selling cattle on credit and renting them with land. John + Marie Grissom donated a right-of-way through their Bexar County ranch creating the name we know today.
Evans Road —The gold-rushing Texan, Robert Evans, purchased 160 acres of land and was elected Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 in 1872. Evans and his wife Rebecca had nine children.
Travis, Crockett, Bowie, and Bonham streets —These were named in honor of the fallen heroes at the Battle of the Alamo, James Bowie, William B. Travis, David Crockett, and James Bonham.
Antarctic Dinosaurs | Wednesday, May 24 | 10 a.m. | Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St., San Antonio | $6 | Come along on a dramatic adventure to Antarctica and dig into a breathtaking discovery.
MaKai-Pop K-Pop Dance Class| Wednesday, May 24 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Studio AVI , 15002 Tradesman Dr. Ste. 1, San Antonio | $15 | Light the dance floor up like Dynamite with this fast-paced dance class.
Theatrical Walking Tour: Fairytales with a Twist | Wednesday, May 24 | 6:30-9 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, San Antonio | $28-$35 | Take a magical stroll though the Botanical Garden with The Classic Theatre of San Antonio as they explore the dark side of fairytales.
Thursday, May 25
Southwest Rising: Exclusive Preview Party | Thursday, May 25 | 6-8 p.m. | The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., San Antonio | $20-$30 | Explore the museum’s newest exhibit featuring contemporary art in the Southwest.
Friday, May 26
Eat and Play | Friday, May 26 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Main Plaza, 115 N. Main Ave., San Antonio | Free | Come join a food truck park pop-up at Main Plaza with live music and unique eats + drinks.
Dil Se...A Musical on A.R. Rahman | Friday, May 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Jo Long Theatre, 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio | $30 | Experience an audio visual tribute performance for Oscar winner A.R. Rahman.
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The owners of the Southtown restaurant, La Tuna Grill, are shifting their focus into a new restaurant. The Ridge at the Hill is set to open later this summer in the Government Hill area. The family owners expressed that they will not be renewing their lease for La Tuna after this year. (MySA)
It’s Flood Awareness Week and the City of San Antonio Office of Emergency Management released a flood preparedness guide just in case we run the risk of rainy weather. The guide goes over emergency alerts, emergency supplies, and how to create a family emergency plan.
Watch out Austin, we’re growing too. According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, San Antonio had population growth of 2.3% from July of 2020 to July of 2022 — that’s an estimated 38,542 people. New Braunfels also passed the 100,000 resident mark for the first time ever.
After having a rocky start to the season, the San Antonio Missions are now ranked second in the Texas League South. The team has won nine out of their last 11 games and are now three games behind the Midland RockHounds. Join the Missions on Tuesdays for the AARP $2 Tuesday specials. (Express News)
The AT&T Center announced on its Instagram that Wade Bowen and Tanner Usrey are joining Koe Wetzel as part of the “On the Road to Hell Paso Pt. 2" tour. The concert is set for Friday, October 6 and tickets are on sale now.
Turn misplaced keys into a thing of the past with the Apple AirTag. The button-sized tracking device can give you step-by-step directions to your lost keys (or phone…or wallet…) and has a battery life of one year. Pro tip: Put one in your checked luggage and never worry about lost baggage again.*
I saw this TikTok going viral about how Hot Cheetos can cause gastritis, and nurses and doctors looking for a symptoms they call “Cheeto fingers” when folks come into the ER. Don’t tell my boyfriend (who’s a nurse, btw), who eats them like crazy.