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The St. Mary’s campus was founded in 1852 and is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. Their 135-acre site is located on the West Side of San Antonio, offers multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees, numerous special academic programs, and is home to more than 3,200 students. The private university has mentored, inspired, and served countless individuals over the decades since the opening of its doors. Their heritage is rooted in Marianist principles and those beliefs extend into their education and services.
San Antonio is a city rich in history, a confluence of cultures and parks, and of course, home to the Alamo and the River Walk. Strolling along the River Walk amongst the tall cypress trees that line the banks, one begins to discover how important preservation is to the city.
In a year filled with heartache, obstacles and challenges, The Texas A&M University-San Antonio and PBK were able to provide the community with inspiration and a glimpse of future progress. During the recent pandemic, the University was fortunate to complete its latest milestone of opening the sixth building on the San Antonio campus. The Texas A&M San Antonio Classroom Hall, which opened to the public on August 18, 2020, is a hub for learning and discovery.
In the City of Alamo Heights, near the intersection of Broadway and Austin Highway, there is a new office building at 200 Austin Highway. Designed to be a place for the neighborhood entrepreneur to call home, this unique Class A office building is one of many real estate transformations happening at this bustling intersection.
One of the brave establishments to open during the COVID-19 pandemic is Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery. Located in Hemisfair Park, this business model is refreshingly a-typical for your average winery.
Historically, the McNay Art Museum had the perception within the San Antonio community of being primarily for elite patrons. One who might have been unfamiliar with the museum could have easily gotten the impression that it was a closed-off residence — which it was originally — or private club with its narrow gates and meandering driveways. These perceptions are changing as the McNay is actively taking on a new approach to its outreach in the community.