🌱 Collection of school supplies for teachers + new luxury hotel coming to South Africa


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Here are today’s top stories in San Antonio:

  1. “A drive-thru school supply drive…to help teachers start the school year” will be held Tuesday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, located at 100 Circle Auditorium. Tobin Center officials are asking for donations of school supplies “such as crayons, dry erase markers, crayons, crayons, markers, paper, Clorox wipes and Kleenex.” They can be dropped off at the Tobin Center, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lauren Keck, Tobin Center Marketing Manager, said, “Teachers are the foundation of our communities, and we want to thank them for dedicating their days to building a better future for the next generation. (KSAT San Antonio)
  2. Earlier this week, two boys aged 4 and 9 “were grazed by bullets while waiting for a snack at a business on the west side of South Laredo Street”. One of the boys was “shot in the leg”, while the other was shot “in the foot”. Both were taken to hospital and, thankfully, are expected to “make a full recovery”. No further details were released, but police
    spoke to witnesses and watched “area surveillance video” to hopefully “track the shooter” soon. (550 KTSA)
  3. On Saturday, July 30, Mr. & Mrs. G’s Home Cooking at 2222 S. WW White Road will be closing “after more than three decades” of service in San Antonio. The decision to close was due to “the impact of COVID-19 and other factors”. The restaurant was opened in 1991 by husband and wife team, William and Addie Garner. Sadly, Addie “passed away in 2017” and William passed away last year after a long illness. After announcing the closure on Tuesday, July 12, restaurant representatives “thanked the community for their support and business over the past 32 years.” (San Antonio Current)
  4. Recently, “local actor, PR expert and emcee Chuck Cureau” posted on social media, “So…it happened tonight! So fun to be part of @themaskedsingertour tonight. I thought so much fun with @natashabedingfield, the cast, the @tobincentersa, my friends and family, and my beloved city. My heart is full right now.” During “The Masked Singer National Tour” stop in San Antonio on Tuesday, July 12, “Cureau sang, rapped, and danced to Run DMC’s song ‘It’s Tricky’ during his “surprise celebrity guest” performance. (mysanantonio.com)
  5. In late 2024, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open a “luxury boutique hotel” in downtown La Villita and Hemisfair in San Antonio. The new hotel will feature “347 rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge, 10,000 square feet of event space, and a fitness center.” According to a press release, “the development will include both new construction and the renovation of two existing historic buildings”, which will include “an upscale restaurant, a lively lobby bar and several uniquely designed hotel suites. gender”. For more details visit: (KSAT San Antonio)

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Today in San Antonio:

From my notebook:

  • “We’re less than a week away from the anniversary of ‘The Great (Little) Train Robbery’ at the San Antonio Zoo! Each zoo train ride on Monday July 18 will host an audio tour of the event that took place 52 years ago on July 18, 1970, when passengers aboard the Brackenridge Eagle passed through the park and into history when the miniature train was looted. by two masked thieves. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at our Train Depot for only $10 and include a free box of popcorn!” (San Antonio Zoo via Instagram)
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All right, all is well for today. See you tomorrow for another update!

Gabriela Cantu Couvillion

About me: I am a working mother of two adult sons and a lifelong resident of San Antonio. I received a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and in my free time I immerse myself in creative writing. Thanks for reading Patch, and please let us know if you have any news and events that you think our readers might enjoy!

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