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Encyclopedia > San Antonio, Texas
City of San Antonio
Skyline of City of San Antonio
Flag of City of San Antonio
Flag
Official seal of City of San Antonio
Seal
Nickname: Alamo City
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°32′01.3″N 98°28′11.2″W / 29.533694, -98.469778
Counties Bexar
Government
 - Mayor Phil Hardberger
Area
 - City 412.1 sq mi (1,067.3 km²)
 - Land 407.6 sq mi (1,055.6 km²)
 - Water 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km²)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 1,296,682 (7th)
 - Density 2,808.5/sq mi (1,084.4/km²)
 - Metro 1,942,217
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 210, 830
Website: www.sanantonio.gov

San Antonio (pronounced /ˌsænænˈtoʊnioʊ/) is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States. Located in the northern part of South Texas, the city is a cultural gateway into the American Southwest. San Antonio is the seat of Bexar County with a population just under 1.3 million as of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, as well as the 4th fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000-2006 in terms of percentage.[1] Its metropolitan area has a population of over 1.9 million and is the 29th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. San Antonio may mean: Argentina: San Antonio, Jujuy (Jujuy Province) San Antonio Department San Antonio de Areco (Buenos Aires Province) San Antonio Oeste (Río Negro Province) San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta Province) San Antonio, Misiones (Misiones province) Belize: San Antonio Cayo (Cayo District) Brazil: Santo Antônio do... Image File history File links Flag_of_San_Antonio,_Texas. ... Seal of the City of San Antonio, Texas This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Bexar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Phil Hardberger (b. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Ten most populous cities in the United States Los Angeles San Jose San Diego Phoenix Chicago New York City Houston San Antonio Dallas Philadelphia The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... The map to the right is now clickable; click on an area code to go to the page for that code. ... North American area code 830 is a state of Texas telephone area code for numbers in the San Antonio area. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Ten most populous cities in the United States Los Angeles San Jose San Diego Phoenix Chicago New York City Houston San Antonio Dallas Philadelphia The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. ... South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas which lies roughly south of, or beginning at, San Antonio. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bexar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Map of Texas highlighting the San Antonio metropolitan area. ... There are two official definitions of metropolitan area used today in the United States, metropolitan statistical areas, and combined statistical areas, the former restrictive, the latter more extensive. ...


San Antonio was named for the Italian Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day it was (June 13) when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691. The city has a strong military presence—it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley right outside the city. San Antonio is home to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region. For other uses, see Saint (disambiguation). ... Saint Anthony of Padua, also venerated as Saint Anthony of Lisbon, is a Catholic saint who was born in Lisbon, Portugal, as Fernando de Bulhões to a wealthy family and who died in Padua, Italy. ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ... Fort Sam Houston is a U.S. Army post in San Antonio, Texas. ... Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located in the western area of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Lackland AFB is the only entry processing station for Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT). ... Randolph Air Force Base (Randolph AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Bexar County, Texas near San Antonio. ... Brooks City-Base is a former United States Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas, that was established in 1918. ... The South Texas Medical Center is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions, located in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Famous for its River Walk, the Alamo, Tejano culture, and home to the SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, the city is visited by 20 million tourists per year. San Antonio is also home to the first museum of modern art in Texas—the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, as well as one of the more successful National Basketball Association teams in league history, the San Antonio Spurs. The River Walk at St. ... The Alamo (San Antonio de Valero Mission) is a former mission and fortress compound, now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas. ... A Tejano (Spanish for Texan; archaic spelling texano) is a person of Hispanic descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas. ... SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine-life theme park located in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio, Texas. ... Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 200-acre theme park located at 29. ... Dejeuner sur lHerbe by Pablo Picasso At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1892 The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893 I and the Village by Marc Chagall, 1911 Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, 1917 Campbells Soup Cans 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two... NBA redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...

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History

Aerial view of the city, San Antonio 1939
Aerial view of the city, San Antonio 1939

Native Americans originally lived in the San Antonio River valley in the San Pedro Springs area, calling the vicinity "Yanaguana," meaning "refreshing waters." Download high resolution version (1418x1083, 428 KB)Aerial view of San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding plains, December 1939. ... Download high resolution version (1418x1083, 428 KB)Aerial view of San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding plains, December 1939. ... This article is about the river in Texas. ... San Pedro Springs is the name of a cluster of springs in Bexar County, Texas, U.S.A. These springs provide water for San Pedro Creek, which flows into the San Antonio River. ...


In 1536, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, a shipwrecked captive of Native Americans, visited the interior of what would later be called Texas. He saw and described the river later to be named the San Antonio.[2]


In 1691, a group of Spanish explorers and missionaries came upon the river and Native American settlement (located in the area of present-day La Villita) on June 13, the feast day of St. Anthony, and named the place and river "San Antonio" in his honor. For other uses, see Missionary (disambiguation). ... Saint Anthony of Padua, also venerated as Saint Anthony of Lisbon, is a Catholic saint who was born in Lisbon, Portugal, as Fernando de Bulhões to a wealthy family and who died in Padua, Italy. ...


In 1716, The Spanish Council of War approved a site on the San Antonio River for contruction of a fortified presidio (fort). The Domingo Ramón expedition, accompanied by the trader St. Denis from Louisiana (who had come to the site two years previous) established a presidio on the river. That council also approved a request by Father Olivares to establish a Catholic Mission at the site.[2]


In 1718, Martin de Alarcón, then Governor of Texas, reinforced the presidio and the ten soldiers and their families were recognized officially as the beginning of the villa. Alarcón named the presidio San Antonio de Béjar in honor of the Duque de Béjar, the viceroy's brother, who died what Spain considered a hero's death defending Budapest from the Ottoman Empire in 1686.[2] Ottoman redirects here. ...


That same year, the Mission of San Francisco de Solano was moved from the Rio Grande to merge with Mission San Antonio de Padua. Father Olivares renamed his merged mission Mission San Antonio de Valero. The presidio, the villa and the mission comprised the municipality named San Antonio de los Llanos (of the Plains) by Governor Alarcón. One year later, in 1719, Mission San Antonio moved to its second site on the east bank near the present day St. Joseph's Church on Commerce.[2]


In 1721, The Marquis de Aguayo moved the presidio San Antonio de Béjar to Its present site on the Plaza de Armas, where permanent quarters were constructed for the soldiers. In 1726 the official settlement population was 200, including 45 military and their families.[2]


The Mission San Antonio was moved to its third and final site on Alamo Plaza in 1724 due to hurricane flooding at the previous location.[2]


On eleven o'clock on the morning of March 9th, 1731, sixteen families (56 people) from the Canary Islands, often referred to as the "Canary Islanders," arrived at the Presidio of San Antonio de Béjar in the Province of Texas. By royal decree of the King of Spain, they founded La Villa de San Fernando and established the first civil government in Texas.[8] The Marquis of Casafuerte, Viceroy of Spain, (King of Spain) bestowed upon each Canary Island family titles of nobility. [9] Many descendants of these first settlers still reside in San Antonio. [10]


The Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836, and eventually the town would grow to encompass the mission where the battle took place, a mile to the east. This was where 189 defenders comprised of both Mexicans and settlers, held the old mission against some 4,000 Mexican troops led by Antonio López de Santa Anna for 13 days. The defenders were all killed in the final assault on the garrison. Some recent evidence suggests there might have been a few prisoners, Colonel Davy Crocket perhaps among them, that were executed after the battle had ended. The cry "Remember the Alamo" became the rallying point of the Texas Revolution. Texas independence was finally attained at the subsequent Battle of San Jacinto the following April. Combatants Republic of Mexico Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas Commanders Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón William Travis† Jim Bowie† Davy Crockett† Strength 6,000 in attack (1,800 in assault-see below) 183 to 250 Casualties 650 killed 974 injured 180 killed The... Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (February 21, 1794 – June 21, 1876), also known simply as Santa Anna, was a Mexican political leader who greatly influenced early Mexican and Spanish politics and government, first fighting against independence from Spain... Combatants Texas Mexico Commanders Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston Antonio López de Santa Anna Martin Perfecto de Cos Strength c. ... Combatants Mexico Republic of Texas Commanders Antonio López de Santa Anna{POW} Manuel Fernandez Castrillon† Juan Almonte{POW} Sam Houston{wounded} Strength about 1,400 800 Casualties 630 killed, 208 wounded, 730 captured 9 killed, 26 wounded For other battles of the same name, see San Jacinto. ...


Like many municipalities in the American Southwest, San Antonio experiences a steady population growth. The city's population has nearly doubled in 35 years, from just over 650,000 in the 1970 census to an estimated 1.2 million in 2005. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The city has also grown substantially in area. Unlike most large cities in the U.S., San Antonio is not completely surrounded by independent suburban cities, and under Texas law exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) over much of the surrounding unincorporated land, including directing growth and zoning.[3] It pursues an aggressive annexation policy and opposes the creation of other municipalities within its ETJ.[4] This is the reason the city is the 7th largest in the U.S. but its metropolitan area is just 29th largest. Nearly three-fourths of its current land area has been annexed since 1960.[5] In recent years, the city has annexed several long narrow corridors along major thoroughfares to facilitate eventual annexation of growth developing along the routes. The city plans to annex nearly forty additional square miles by 2009.[6] Extraterritorial jurisdiction or ETJ is the legal ability of a government to exercise authority beyond its normal boundaries. ...


As of 2007, the Alamo is a shrine and museum located in the heart of downtown, and is surrounded by many hotels and tourist attractions. It is clearly San Antonio's most well-known landmark, and is featured in its flag and seal and in the city's nickname, "Alamo City." Also right by the Alamo is the world famous Crockett Hotel. It is named after the legendary pioneer Davy Crockett. The Alamo (San Antonio de Valero Mission) is a former mission and fortress compound, now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas. ... Colonel David Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician; usually referred to as Davy Crockett and by the popular title King of the Wild Frontier. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the...


Geography

San Antonio is located at 29°N 100°W. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000 the city had a total area of 412.07 square miles (1,067.3 km²) — 407.56 square miles (1,055.6 km²) of land and 4.51 square miles (11.7 km²) of water. The city sits on the Balcones Escarpment. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The Balcones Fault is a zone of normal faulting in Texas (USA) that runs approximately from the southwest part of the state to the north central region. ...


The primary source of drinking water for the city is the Edwards Aquifer. Impounded in 1962 and 1969, respectively, Victor Braunig Lake and Calaveras Lake were among the first reservoirs in the country built to use recycled treated wastewater for power plant cooling, reducing the amount of groundwater needed for electrical generation. The Edwards Aquifer is one of the most prolific artesian aquifers in the world. ... Victor Braunig Lake, formerly known as East Lake, is a reservoir on Calaveras Creek and Chupaderas Creek 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1962 by the construction of a dam to provide a cooling pond for a power plant to... Calaveras Lake is a reservoir on Calaveras Creek 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. The reservoir was formed in 1969 by the construction of a dam to provide a cooling pond for a power plant to supply additional electrical supply to the city of San... The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ... A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... Electricity (from New Latin Ä“lectricus, amberlike) is a general term for a variety of phenomena resulting from the presence and flow of electric charge. ...


Downtown

Because of its status as a historic urban center, the architecture and layout of San Antonio are more traditionally urban than other cities in Texas, such as Dallas and Austin, which have developed in the last half century.


Downtown is encircled by three numerical freeways, Interstates 35 and 37, and U.S. Highway 90/Interstate 10. Together the three highways create a rectangular route around the downtown area of San Antonio: I-35 to the north and west, I-37 to the east, and US-90/I-10 to the south. For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ...


Downtown is home to many districts including the Alamo District, Alamodome District, Central Business District, Convention Center District, Historic Civic District, Houston Street District, King William Historic District, La Villita District, Market Square District, North Downtown, North River District, River Bend District, SoSo (South of Southtown), Southtown, and the University District.


The Central Business District is home to Rivercenter, anchored by Dillard's and Macy's. The five-level Art Deco Dillard's, at the corner of Alamo and Commerce streets, opened in 1887 as Joske's. Joske's flagship store was 551,000 square feet (51,200 m²) in floor space until Dillard's bought the Joske's chain in 1987. Today, Dillard's only occupies a fraction of the original building. Rivercenter is a shopping mall located in downtown San Antonio, Texas along the River Walk. ... This article is about a department store chain. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ...


Housing the famous Alamo many people can be seen traveling to visit the historic district. Attractions such as the river walk are home to many of the festivities throughout the year including NIOSA (Night In Old San Antonio) which celebrates Fiesta, Cinco de Mayo, and numerous parades such as celebrations for their home NBA team the Spurs, Christmas parades and much more.

Neighborhoods

Further information: Neighborhoods of San Antonio

The city of San Antonio, Texas is made up of a number of neighborhoods, spreading out surrounding the central downtown area. ...

Culture

Further information: Culture of San Antonio

The San Antonio River Walk. ...

Climate

San Antonio's weather is alternately dry or humid depending on prevailing winds, turning hot in the summer, mild to cool winters subject to descending northern cold fronts in the winter with cool nights, and comfortably warm and rainy in the spring and fall. Only a few freezes occur each year and snow is rare.


In San Antonio, July and August tie for the average warmest months with an average high of 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 °C). The highest temperature ever to be recorded was 111 °F (43.8 °C) on September 5, 2000.[7] The average coolest month is January. The lowest recorded temperature ever was 0 °F (-17.7 °C) on January 31, 1949. May, June, and October have quite a bit of precipitation. For the last 135 years, the average annual precipitation has been 29.05 inches (73.79 cm), with a maximum of 52.28 inches (132.79 cm) and a minimum of 10.11 inches (25.68 cm) in one year.[8] is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 62 (16) 66 (18) 74 (23) 80 (27) 86 (30) 92 (33) 95 (35) 95 (35) 90 (32) 82 (28) 71 (22) 64 (17) 80 (27)
Rec high °FC) (year) 89 (32) (1971) 100 (38) (1996) 100 (38) (1971) 101 (38) (1996) 103 (39) (1927) 107 (42) (1998) 106 (41) (1894) 108 (42) (1986) 111 (44) (2000) 99 (37) (1991) 94 (34) (1988) 90 (32) (1955) 111 (44) (2000)
Average low °F (°C) 39 (3) 43 (6) 50 (10) 58 (14) 66 (18) 72 (22) 74 (23) 74 (23) 69 (20) 59 (15) 48 (8) 42 (5) 58 (14)
Rec low °F (°C) (year) 0 (-18) (1949) 4 (-16) (1899) 19 (-7) (1980, 2002) 31 (-1) (1987) 43 (6) (1984) 48 (9) (1919) 60 (16) (1905) 57 (14) (1891) 46 (8) (1981, 1983, 1890) 27 (-3) (1993) 21 (-6) (1976) 6 (-14) (1989) 0 (-18) (1949)
Average precipitation:
inches (mm)
1.7 (43) 1.9 (48) 1.6 (41) 2.6 (66) 4.2 (107) 3.6 (91) 1.9 (48) 2.5 (64) 3.2 (81) 3.2 (81) 2.1 (53) 1.7 (43) 30.3 (770)
Maximum precipitation:
inches (mm) (year)
8.52 (216) (1968) 7.88 (200) (1903) 7.24 (184) (2007) 11.64 (296) (1915) 14.07 (357) (1935) 11.95 (304) (1986) 16.92 (430) (2002) 11.14 (283) (1974) 15.78
(401) (1946)
18.07 (459) (1998) 9.46 (240) (1874) 13.96 (355) (1991) 18.07 (459) (1998)
Source: Weatherbase[9], National Weather Service [10]

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Demographics

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 1,144,646,[11] ranking it the ninth-most populated city in the country. Due to San Antonio's low density rate and lack of significant population surrounding the city limits, the metropolitan area ranked just 30th in the U.S. with a population of 1,592,383.[12] The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ...


Subsequent population estimates indicate continued growth in the area. The July 1, 2006, population estimate for the city was 1,296,682,[13] making it the second-most populous city and the third-most populous metro area in Texas, as well as the seventh-most populous city in the U.S. The 2006 U.S. Census estimate for the eight-county (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson Counties) San Antonio metropolitan statistical area (MSA) placed its population at 1,942,217,[14] making it the third-most populous metro area in Texas and the 30th-most populous metro area in the U.S. San Antonio's MSA is bordered to the Northeast by the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and the two metros together combine to form a region of almost 3.6 million people. Map of Texas highlighting the San Antonio metropolitan area. ... Map of Texas highlighting the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. ...


There are 405,474 households, and 280,993 families residing in San Antonio. The population density is 2,808.5 people per square mile (1,084.4 km²).


There are 433,122 housing units at an average density of 1,062.7 per square mile (410.3 km²). According to U.S. Census data from 2006, the racial composition of San Antonio is 66.0% White, 6.7% African American, 2.1% Asian, 0.5% Native American, 22.5% Other, and 2.1% from two or more races. However, 61.3% of the population identify themselves as being of Hispanic origin. Whites of non-Hispanic background were 31.83% of the population.[15] The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The age of the city's population is spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. In San Antonio, 48% of the population are males, and 52% of the population are females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $36,214, and the median income for a family is $53,100. Males have a median income of $30,061 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,487. 17.3% of the population and 14.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.3% of those under the age of 18 and 13.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

San Antonio has a diversified economy with four primary focuses: financial services, health care, national defense, and tourism. Located northwest of the city center is the South Texas Medical Center, the largest medical research and care provider in South Texas, which is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions. The center is "chief catalyst" for a $14 billion biomedical industry.[16] It employs over 27,000 persons with a combined total budget of $2.8 billion.[17] San Antonio is the only city in the United States hosting three Level I Trauma Centers within the city limits (2 military, 1 civilian). Image File history File linksMetadata STMC_SA.jpg Summary I took this pic with my digicamera. ... Image File history File linksMetadata STMC_SA.jpg Summary I took this pic with my digicamera. ... The South Texas Medical Center is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions, located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Financial services is a term used to refer to the services provided by the finance industry. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Any activity or effort performed to protect a nation against attack or other threats. ... Tourist redirects here. ... The South Texas Medical Center is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions, located in San Antonio, Texas. ... South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas which lies roughly south of, or beginning at, San Antonio. ...


The city is also home to one of the largest military concentrations in the United States. Fort Sam Houston on the city's northeast side hosts Brooke Army Medical Center, focus of the U.S. Army's medical command and training functions. Lackland Air Force Base on the city's west side is one of the world's largest training complexes. While it is known for hosting the U.S. Air Force's basic military training, it also hosts follow-on technical training for many other Air Force specialties, as well as other operations. Randolph Air Force Base on the far northeastern outskirts is the headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command, headquarters for Air Force personnel management and also hosts pilot and navigator training. Additionally, Brooks City-Base on the city's south side and Port San Antonio (formerly Kelly Air Force Base) adjoining Lackland still have significant military presences as well as defense contractor businesses. The defense industry in San Antonio employs over 89,000 and provides a $5.2 billion impact to the city's economy.[18] Fort Sam Houston is a U.S. Army post in San Antonio, Texas. ... Brooke Army Medical Center is a University of Texas Health Science Center teaching hospital in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located in the western area of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Lackland AFB is the only entry processing station for Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT). ... Seal of the Air Force. ... U.S. Army recruits learn about bayonet fighting skills in an infantry Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. ... Randolph Air Force Base (Randolph AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Bexar County, Texas near San Antonio. ... Air Education and Training Command (AETC) was established July 1, 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University. ... Brooks City-Base is a former United States Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas, that was established in 1918. ... Kelly Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Twenty million tourists visit the city and its attractions every year, contributing substantially to the city's economy.[19] The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center alone hosts more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world. Tourism employs 94,000 citizens and makes an economic impact of over $8.7 billion in the local economy as revealed in the Economic Impact Study conducted every two years by the San Antonio Tourism Council and the research team of Dr. Richard Butler and Dr. Mary Stefl of Trinity University. Tourism also brings new annual revenues to the City of San Antonio and other governmental entities with the hotel & motel tax, sales taxes and other revenues from hospitality agreements and contracts. This number exceeded over $160 million in the 2004 study. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Lila Cockrell Theater along the San Antonio River Walk. ...


San Antonio's corporate profile includes: Advantage Rent A Car, AT&T (formerly SBC), Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Clear Channel Communications, Frost National Bank, Harte-Hanks, H-E-B, Jim's Restaurants, NewTek, Rackspace Managed Hosting, Southwest Research Institute, Tesoro Petroleum Corp, USAA, Valero Energy Corp, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Taco Cabana, NuStar Energy, V. K. Knowlton Construction and Utilities, and Zachry Construction which are all headquartered in the city. Companies not headquartered in San Antonio but which have a strong presence in the city include: Bank of America, Boeing, Caremark Rx Inc., The Capital Group Companies, Citibank, InfoNxx, QVC, NSA, Wachovia Bank, Washington Mutual, West Corporation, Clarke American and Lowe's,[20] while Microsoft is currently constructing a server farm on the city's northwest side.[21] Other industries are establishing plants in the area, as the city's economy continues to grow. Advantage Rent A Car is a privately held rental car company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... Frost National Bank (DBA Frost Bank) is a nationally chartered bank founded in 1869 that is based in San Antonio. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... H.E. Butt Grocery Company (abbreviated H-E-B) is a privately held San Antonio, Texas-based supermarket chain with over 300 stores throughout Texas and northern Mexico. ... {{Infobox_Company | company_name = Jims Restaurants | company_logo = | company_type = Restaurant | foundation = 1947 | location = San Antonio, Texas | key_people = [[G. Jim Hasslocher, Owner and Chief Executive Officer industry = casual dining restaurant | homepage = www. ... Founded in 1985 in Kansas, USA, by Tim Jenison, NewTek produces video post-production and imaging tools for personal computers. ... Rackspace US, Inc. ... Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. ... Tesoro Corporation NYSE: TSO is a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with 2004 annual revenues of $12. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is based in San Antonio, Texas and is one of the leading U.S. refining companies. ... Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas is a truck factory near San Antonio, Texas. ... Taco Cabana is a US-based fast food restaurant chain specializing in Mexican food. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Caremark Pharmacy Services, formerly known as Caremark Rx, was founded in 1993 in Birmingham, Alabama as MedPartners, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... QVC is a West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, multinational corporation, specialising in televised home shopping. ... NSA can stand for: National Security Agency of the USA The British Librarys National Sound Archive This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Wachovia Corporation NYSE: WB, based in Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the largest banking chains in the United States. ... “WaMu” redirects here. ... West Corporation (formerly West TeleServices) provides outsourced customer relationship management (CRM) services based in the United States. ... “Lowes” redirects here. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... A typical server farm. ...


Attractions

San Antonio is a popular tourist destination. The jewel of the city is the River Walk, which meanders through the downtown area. Lined with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as the Arneson River Theater, this attraction is transformed into an impressive festival of lights during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and is suffused with the local sounds of folklorico and flamenco music during the summer, particularly during celebrations such as the Fiesta Noche del Rio. Also based along the River Walk is the newly restored Aztec On The River, the only surviving exotic-themed movie palace in Texas. The River Walk at St. ... The Arneson River theater routinely features local acts that draw large crowds throughout the year. ... A woman dancing folklórico in the traditional dress of Jalisco Baile folklórico, literally folk dance, is a collective term for traditional Latin American dances that emphasize local folk culture. ... Flamenco is a Spanish musical genre with strong, rhythmic undertones and is often accompanied with a similarly impassioned style of dance characterized by its powerful yet graceful execution, as well as its intricate hand and footwork. ... The 2007 season Fiesta Noche del Rio is a seasonal outdoor performance which features the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Texas. ... Aztec On The River Theater Aztec Theater in 1959 Special Effects Show in the Grand Lobby 104 N. St. ... Movie palace is a synonym for movie theater, but nowadays usually used for the grand art deco cinemas of the 1910s to 1940s, contrasting with modern multiplexes. ...


The Alamo, located nearby, is Texas' top tourist attraction, while the River Walk is the second most visited attraction. The Alamo (San Antonio de Valero Mission) is a former mission and fortress compound, now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas. ...


The downtown area also features Cathedral of San Fernando, The Majestic Theatre, HemisFair Park (home of the Tower of the Americas and the Institute of Texan Cultures), La Villita, El Mercado, the Spanish Governor's Palace, and the historic Menger Hotel. On the northern side of the Alamo complex, beside the Emily Morgan Hotel, is the San Antonio Cavalry Museum, which features cavalry artifacts and exhibits and is frequented by local re-enactors. The Cathedral of San Fernando is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. ... The Majestic Theatre is San Antonios oldest and largest atmospheric theatre. ... The Tower of the Americas, the theme structure for HemisFair 68 HemisFair 68 was the first officially designated worlds fair (or international exposition) held in the southwestern United States. ... Downtown San Antonio features the historic San Fernando Cathedral, the Tower Life Building and the Tower of The Americas. ... The Institute of Texan Cultures is a museum and library located in HemisFair Park in central San Antonio, Texas. ... Inside of Spanish Govenors Palace in San Antonio, Texas Inside of Spanish Govenors Palace in San Antonio, Texas The Spanish Governors Palace is a National Historic Landmark in the city of San Antonio, Texas. ... Menger Hotel 2005 Menger Hotel 1865 The Menger Hotel, located in downtown San Antonio, Texas, was built in 1859 (3 years after the fall of the adjacent Alamo). ...


The Fairmont Hotel, built in 1906, is in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the heaviest buildings ever moved intact. It was placed in its new location, three blocks south of the Alamo, over four days in 1985, and cost $650,000 to move. The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...

Other places of interest include the The Woodlawn Theatre ,San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Gardens, Brackenridge Park, the missions of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas,The Texas Transportation Museum,and Splashtown San Antonio. Visitors can also experience something of the cowboy culture year round, they can see the 40-foot (12 m) tall cowboy boots at North Star Mall. The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in San Antonio, Texas, United States. ... The San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens (also known as the Sunken Gardens) is a registered Texas historical landmark in San Antonio, Texas. ... San Antonio Missions National Historical Park preserves four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio, Texas. ... SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine-life theme park located in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio, Texas. ... Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 200-acre theme park located at 29. ... , Texas Transportation Museum is an all volunteer organization located near San Antonio, Texas that collects, preserves and displays transportation equipment and related items. ... Splashtown San Antonio is a water park located in San Antonio, Texas. ... A pair of Texas-sized cowboy boots near the Saks Fifth Avenue greets drivers along Loop 410. ...


Beyond taking in the sights and sounds of San Antonio, tourists can sample some of its world famous Tex-Mex cuisine at the many fine restaurants located throughout the city. Mexican restaurants are abundant in virtually all parts of town, and most — except for those in the Far North and some of the Uptown enclaves like Alamo Heights — are relatively inexpensive. Some outstanding examples of Tex-Mex eateries include Jacala, on West Avenue on the near Northwest side, Karam's, in the middle of the West Side, and Los Barrios, on the near North side of town. Tex-Mex is a term for a type of American food which is used primarily in Texas and the Southwestern United States to describe a regional cuisine which blends food products available in the United States and the culinary creations of Mexican-Americans that are influenced by the cuisines of...


Sports

The AT&T Center is home to the 4-time NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs.
The AT&T Center is home to the 4-time NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs.

The city's only top-level professional sports team, and consequently the team most San Antonians follow, is the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. The Spurs have been playing in San Antonio since 1973 and have won four NBA Championships (1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007). Previously, the Spurs played at the Alamodome, which was built for football, and before that the HemisFair Arena, but the Spurs built and moved into the SBC Center in 2002, since renamed the AT&T Center, following the merger of SBC and AT&T. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1391 KB) The AT&T Center at night I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1391 KB) The AT&T Center at night I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... NBA redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... NBA redirects here. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The facility opened on May 15, 1993, at a cost of $186 million. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The HemisFair Arena was an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $175 million, financed by county issued bonds which were supported by a hotel-occupancy and car rental tax increase and an additional contribution...


The AT&T Center is also home to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League and the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA, both owned by the Spurs. San Antonio is also home to the Double-A Minor League affiliate of the San Diego Padres, the San Antonio Missions who play at Nelson Wolff Stadium on the west side of the city. San Antonio also hosts the NCAA football Alamo Bowl each December. San Antonio also has two rugby union teams, the Alamo City Rugby Football Club, and San Antonio Rugby Football Club. The San Antonio Rampage are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Texas League South Division Major League affiliations San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers (1968-2000) Seattle Mariners (2001-2006) Name San Antonio Missions (1968-1976), (1988-present) San Antonio Dodgers (1977-1987) Ballpark Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium Minor League titles League titles 1897... Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium is a stadium in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Alamo Bowl is a major American college football bowl game played annually since 1993 in the 65,000-seat Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Official website alamocityrfc. ...


The city is also home of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl [11], played annually in the Alamodome and televised live on NBC. The Bowl is an East versus West showdown featuring the nation's top 90 high school senior football players. The game has featured NFL stars Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Adrian Peterson, and many other college and NFL stars. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl also includes the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, the U.S. Army National Combine, and the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, all of which take place in San Antonio during the week leading up to the game itself.


The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band features 91 of the nation's top high school senior marching musicians who perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The U.S. Army National Combine features 500 of the nation's top high school underclassman football players. The U.S. Army Coaches Academy features 100 of the nation's top high school football coaches, including the coaches of each U.S. Army All-American. The Bowl and its related events are owned and produced by SportsLink, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company.


The city was also a temporary home for the New Orleans Saints for the 2005 NFL season due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina. The Saints set up practice facilities in San Antonio for the season, and played a split home schedule between the Alamodome and Baton Rouge, Louisiana's Tiger Stadium during the 2005 season. After the final game in San Antonio, the Saints committed to moving back to New Orleans for the 2006 season. City officials are said to be attempting to lure the National Football League permanently to San Antonio and have also said that a strong showing at the Alamodome for the three local Saints games was vital to showing that San Antonio can support an NFL franchise. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue stated San Antonio was successful in hosting the team, and that the city would be on the short list for any future NFL expansions. The city has also hosted the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers preseason camps in the past, and they have signed a contract with the Cowboys in which the Cowboys will practice in San Antonio through 2011.[22] Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has acknowledged his support for the city's efforts to become home to an NFL franchise.[23] Although it is the second largest city in the United States without an NFL team (after Los Angeles), San Antonio's smaller metropolitan population has so far contributed to its lack of landing an NFL, MLB, or NHL team. It should also be noted that the city of Toronto, Canada is over twice as large as San Antonio, and any plans for an expansion team in San Antonio could potentially be interrupted by the NFL expanding to Toronto instead. Recently, the University of Texas at San Antonio voted on adding a football team. City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ... Tiger Stadium is a stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... NFL redirects here. ... Paul John Tagliabue (born November 24, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was the Commissioner of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...


In March 2006, the city also made an offer to build a stadium for the struggling Florida Marlins baseball franchise. However, the Marlins and Major League Baseball, while indicating San Antonio would be a viable relocation option if things did not work out in Florida, have declined the offer and appear to be focused on keeping the franchise in South Florida. Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ...


In 2005 the city approached Major League Soccer with an interest in placing a soccer franchise in the vacant Alamodome. Both the city and the league seemed to be in harmony with the council voting 9-2 in favor of a the new San Antonio team, citing that it would reduce the financial burden of the stadium on the city by providing it with a permanent tenant without an extra financial costs as the necessary upgrading of facilities at the dome would have to take place regardless of a team moving in or not. The following week an 8-3 vote carried the second part of the plan, which would see a major new youth soccer complex being built in the city to compete for what was described as the lucrative Texas youth soccer event market. At the time it was stated that San Antonio had only a fraction of the youth soccer facilities available in other Texan cities of Dallas, Houston and Austin. All seemed to be in place and plans on course until a media campaign against the soccer proposals exposing that the team would only be leased with the Alamodome for three years. After three years the team would have to vacate to a soccer specific stadium. Afer Hurricane Katrina the city set their goal of earning an NFL franchise. The prospects for the franchise were further hindered when it became a political football during the election for Mayor, which was won by Phil Hardberger who instantly distanced the city from any deal with MLS. MLS meanwhile released a statement claiming that they had planned to withdraw before the election but did not wish to comment until afterwards in order to "respect the electoral process in San Antonio." The deal died with both sides blaming each other for its demise. Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league sanctioned by FIFA as the top flight of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... Phil Hardberger (b. ...


Some current names in professional sports from the city of San Antonio's high school sports programs include Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd, New York Giants defensive back Aaron Ross, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Devin Brown, Minnesota Vikings 2006 second-round draft pick Cedric Griffin, Kansas City Chiefs running back Priest Holmes, Houston Texans defensive end N.D. Kalu, Florida Marlins pitcher Logan Kensing, WWE Superstar Shawn Michaels, Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal, and Olympic gold medalist Darold Williamson. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Sam Hurd (born April 24, 1985 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Aaron Jermaine Ross (born September 15, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football defensive back in the NFL for the New York Giants. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah[1]) is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the New Orleans Hornets. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Cedric Leonard Griffin (born November 11, 1982) is a current American football cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Priest Anthony Holmes (born October 7, 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is an American football running back who is currently a member of the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. // Holmes was raised in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... N.D. Kalu is a National Football League defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Logan French Kensing (born July 3, 1982, in San Antonio, Texas) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, presently with the Florida Marlins. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL) (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Darold Williamson, was born February 19, 1983 in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Government

Further information: List of mayors of San Antonio, Texas

The City of San Antonio runs under a Council-Manager form of government. The city is divided into 10 council districts designed to ensure equal population distribution between all districts. Each district elects one person to sit on the City Council with the mayor elected on a city-wide basis. All members of the City Council, which includes the mayor, are elected to two-year terms and are limited to two total terms. All positions are elected on non-partisan ballots as required by Texas law. Council members are paid $20 a meeting, while the Mayor earns $4,000 a year. Most council members maintain full-time employment in addition to their positions on the council. The following is a list of mayors of San Antonio, Texas. ...


The council hires the City Manager to handle day to day operations. The council effectively functions as the city's legislative body with the City Manager acting as its Chief Executive, responsible for the management of day to day operations and execution of council legislation. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


The current mayor is Phil Hardberger (an active supporter of the U.S. Democratic Party, but officially elected on a non-partisan basis). Before he took office as San Antonio's mayor, he served as Chief Justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas. The current City Manager is Sheryl Sculley. Phil Hardberger (b. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ...


The city stretches into several national congressional districts and is represented in Congress by the following:[24] The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ...

Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Representative Charlie Gonzalez Charles A. Gonzalez (born May 5, 1945), is a Democratic politician from Texas. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Lamar Seeligson Smith (born November 19, 1947) is a Republican politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the states 21st congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Ciro D. Rodriguez (b. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Henry Roberto Cuellar (born September 19, 1955) is a Democratic politician from Laredo, Texas, representing the states 28th Congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ...

Growth policy

Unlike most large cities in the U.S., San Antonio is not completely surrounded by independent suburban cities and under Texas law it exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) over much of the surrounding unincorporated land, including directing growth and zoning.[25] It pursues an aggressive annexation policy and opposes the creation of other municipalities within its ETJ.[26] Nearly three-fourths of its current land area has been annexed since 1960.[27] In recent years, the city has annexed several long narrow corridors along major thoroughfares in outlying areas to facilitate eventual annexation of growth developing along the routes. The city plans to annex nearly forty additional square miles by 2009.[28]


Involuntary annexation is a controversial issue in those parts of unincorporated Bexar County affected by it. Residents, attracted to the outlying areas by lower taxes and affordable real estate values, often see annexation as a mechanism to increase property tax rates without a corresponding improvement in services such as police and fire protection, while the city regards its annexation policy as essential to its overall prosperity.[29] Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ...


Education

Main article: Education in San Antonio, Texas
See also: List of colleges, universities, and schools in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio hosts over 100,000 students across its 31 higher-education facilities which include local branches of both the University of Texas and Texas A&M University, and the Alamo Community College District's five colleges. Other schools include St. Mary's University, Trinity University, and Wayland Baptist University. The San Antonio Public Library serves all of these institutions along with the 17 school districts within San Antonio. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... The Alamo Community College District is a system residing in San Antonio which currently governs over 5 Community Colleges. ... St. ... Trinity University is an independent, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university in San Antonio, Texas. ... Wayland Baptist University is private, coeducational Baptist university based in Plainview, Texas, U.S.A. Wayland Baptist has a total of 12 campuses in several other states and Texas cities. ... The San Antonio Public Library is a collection of a Central Library and 24 branch libraries (as of the fall of 2007) that serve the City of San Antonio. ...


The city is also home to more than 30 private schools and charter schools. These schools include San Antonio Academy, Holy Cross High School, Incarnate Word High School, and St. Anthony Catholic High School. The San Antonio Academy is a private military school for boys located in San Antonio, Texas, offering instruction from prekindergarten through the eighth grade for day students. ... Holy Cross High School may refer to: // Holy Cross Girls High School, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Incarnate Word High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in San Antonio, Texas. ... St. ...


Colleges, universities, and research institutes

The Alamo Community College District is a system residing in San Antonio which currently governs over 5 Community Colleges. ... Address 3535 North Ellison Dr. City San Antonio , Bexar County, Texas 78251 Established 1994 Population 9660 (2007 Fall Semester) President Dr. Jacqueline Claunch District Alamo Community College District Mascot Wildcat Colors Green and Purple Mission Creating Opportunities For Success School website Northwest Vista College Home Page Northwest Vista College is... San Antonio College is a college of the Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX. San Antonio College was established as University Junior College in September 1925, under the auspices of the University of Texas. ... Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is one of the nation’s leading academic research and treatment centers. ... Everest Institute is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States. ... The Hallmark Institute is comprised of two schools, Hallmark Institute of Aeronautics and Hallmark Institute of Technology. ... ITT Technical Institute (often shortened to ITT Tech) is a private, for-profit, nationally accredited technical institute with over 85 campuses in over 30 states of the United States. ... The Mind Science Foundation is a private operating scientific foundation in San Antonio, Texas. ... Oblate School of Theology Oblate School of Theology is a Catholic graduate school for theological studies in the city of San Antonio. ... Our Lady of the Lake University was founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, a religious order begun in 18th century Lorraine, France. ... Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) is a large private research institute located in San Antonio Texas. ... Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. ... St. ... St. ... The Texas A&M University–Kingsville System Center/San Antonio was created to address an educational need in South San Antonio. ... Texas A&M University–San Antonio is a public university in San Antonio, Texas, USA that is expected to open in the fall of 2009. ... Trinity University is an independent, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university in San Antonio, Texas. ... UTSA is San Antonios largest university. ... The UT Health Science Centers administration building. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Wayland Baptist University is private, coeducational Baptist university based in Plainview, Texas, U.S.A. Wayland Baptist has a total of 12 campuses in several other states and Texas cities. ...

Public schools and libraries

San Antonio and Bexar County are served by 17 separate independent school districts:

The city is served by the San Antonio Public Library. Alamo Heights Independent School District is a school district based in Alamo Heights, Texas. ... East Central Independent School District is a public school district located in eastern Bexar County, Texas (USA). ... Edgewood Independent School District is a public school district based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Fort Sam Houston Independent School District is a public school district based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Harlandale Independent School District is a public school district based in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. ... Judson Independent School District is a public school district based in Live Oak, Texas (USA). ... Lackland Independent School District is a public school district based in San Antonio, Texas. ... North East Independent School District is a school district located in San Antonio, Texas (USA). ... Northside Independent School District is a school district located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Randolph Field Independent School District is a public school district based in Universal City, Texas. ... San Antonio Independent School District is a school district based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District is a public school district based in Schertz, Texas (USA). ... South San Antonio Independent School District is a public school district based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Southside Independent School District is a public school district located in southern Bexar County, Texas (USA). ... Southwest Independent School District is a public school district located in southwestern Bexar County, Texas. ... Somerset Independent School District is a public school district based in Somerset, Texas (USA). ... The San Antonio Public Library is a collection of a Central Library and 24 branch libraries (as of the fall of 2007) that serve the City of San Antonio. ...


Private schools

San Antonio has many private schools, including:

Central Catholic Marianist High School, is a Catholic, all-male, non-boarding college preparatory school located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. ... // Holy Cross of San Antonio was started by the Brothers of Holy Cross, members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, as an all boys college preparatory, which has a tradition of education tried and proven over more that 175 years. ... Incarnate Word High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in San Antonio, Texas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Providence High School is a Catholic, single-gender college preparatory high school located in downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. It is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of The College Board. ... The San Antonio Academy is a private military school for boys located in San Antonio, Texas, offering instruction from prekindergarten through the eighth grade for day students. ... St. ... St. ... St. ...

Charter Schools

  • Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering (B.A.S.E.)

Transportation

A VIA bus stopped at a downtown intersection
A VIA bus stopped at a downtown intersection

The San Antonio International Airport is located in north central San Antonio, approximately eight miles from downtown. It has two terminals and is served by 21 airlines serving 43 destinations including three in Mexico. An extensive bus and trolley system (vehicular not rail) is provided by the city's metropolitan transit system, VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA offers 78 regular bus routes and four trolley routes, including express routes from downtown to the theme parks. VIA also offers a special service to city events, including Spurs games and city parades, from its Park and Ride locations.[30] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 564 KB)A VIA city bus stopped at a San Antonio intersection File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 564 KB)A VIA city bus stopped at a San Antonio intersection File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... San Antonio International Airport (IATA: SAT, ICAO: KSAT) is a commercial airport in San Antonio, Texas. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, provides service to San Antonio at San Antonio Amtrak Station, operating its Texas Eagle daily between San Antonio and Chicago's Union Station.[31] Amtrak also operates its Sunset Limited three times a week in each direction through San Antonio between Los Angeles and Orlando, Florida (currently truncated to New Orleans due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina).[32] The Texas Eagle section travels between San Antonio and Los Angeles as part of the Sunset Limited. The old Sunset Station is now an entertainment venue owned by VIA and neighbored by the current station and the Alamodome.[33] The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... San Antonio Station serves as the Amtrak train station in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... Amtraks eastbound Sunset Limited at the Houston Amtrak station. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 261. ... NOLA redirects here. ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The facility opened on May 15, 1993, at a cost of $186 million. ...


San Antonio is served by these major freeways:

Other highways include: Interstate 10 in Texas, (abbreviated I-10 or IH-10), the major east-west Interstate Highway in the Southern United States, runs east from El Paso, Texas, near the border with New Mexico, through San Antonio and Houston to the border with Louisiana near Orange, Texas. ... El Paso redirects here. ... Houston redirects here. ... Interstate 35 in Texas (abbreviated I-35 or IH-35) is a major north-south Interstate Highway running from Laredo near the United States-Mexico border to the Red River north of Gainesville where it crosses into Oklahoma. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Webb Settled 1755 Government  - Type Mayor / City Manager  - Mayor Raul G. Salinas  - City Manager Carlos R. Villarreal Area  - City 84. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Interstate 37 is an intrastate interstate highway located within the state of Texas, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Nueces, San Patricio Government  - Mayor Henry Garrett Area  - City 460. ... The Interstate 410 number was also used for a route in Arizona (now part of I-10) and two never-built routes in Louisiana. ... U.S. Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... Uvalde is a city located in Uvalde County, Texas. ... Johnson City is a city located in Blanco County, Texas. ... Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. ... A multiplex or concurrency on a road network occurs where a single physical road carries two or more different highway, motorway or other road numbers. ... McAllen is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. ... Junction Location Bexar, County Loop 1604 San Antonio I 410 San Antonio SH 16 US 90 San Antonio Legend < Image:Texas 150. ... SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine-life theme park located in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio, Texas. ... State Highway Loop 1604 (Texas), also known as the Charles W. Anderson Loop, is a highway loop that encircles the city of San Antonio, Texas. ... Texas State Highway Beltway 8 or BW8, also Sam Houston Parkway and Sam Houston Tollway, is a Texas state highway located in Houston. ...

  • U.S. Highway 87 - Southbound to Victoria along Rigsby Avenue. It runs concurrent with I-10 for 52 miles (84 km) where it goes to San Angelo northbound.
  • U.S. Highway 181 - Starts 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of Loop 410/I-37/US 281 junction and goes to Beeville and Corpus Christi.
  • State Highway 16 - From Freer, it runs concurrent with Loop 410 for 17 miles (27 km) along southwest San Antonio, over to Bandera Road to Bandera.
  • State Highway Loop 345 - Former alignment of US 87. Goes along Fredericksburg Road, where it meets with I-10/US 87 both ways.[34]
  • State Highway Loop 368 - Former alignment of US 81. North section goes along Broadway to Austin Highway. South section goes along Nogalitos to New Laredo Highway (formerly Laredo Highway when US 81 was signed).[35]

Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State County Victoria Government  - Mayor Will Armstrong Area  - Total 33. ... San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green CountyGR6, Texas, United States. ... Beeville is a city in Bee County, Texas, United States. ... Texas State Highway 16, or SH 16, is a north-south state highway that runs from U.S. Route 281 24 miles (38. ... Freer is a city located in Duval County, Texas. ... Bandera is a city in Bandera County, Texas, United States. ...

Notable natives and residents

Further information: Notables of San Antonio, Texas

Below follows a comprehensive list of notables of San Antonio, Texas. ...

Media and entertainment

Print

WOAI-TV is San Antonio's NBC affiliate
WOAI-TV is San Antonio's NBC affiliate

San Antonio has one major newspaper, the San Antonio Express-News, which has served the area since 1865. Robert Rivard, who currently serves as the paper's executive vice president and editor [36], was named Managing Editor in 1994 and then Editor in 1997. The Express-News currently circulates as the largest newspaper service in South Texas. The Hearst Corporation, which owned a second newspaper, the San Antonio Light, purchased the Express-News from News Corp. in 1992 and shut down the Light after failing to find a buyer. Hearst, using the Express-News brand, also produces Conexion, a weekly magazine written by an entirely Hispanic staff with a Hispanic spin on weekly events. The San Antonio Current is the free "alternative" paper published weekly with local political issues, art and music news, restaurant listings and reviews, and listings of events and nightlife around town. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal covers general business news. La Prensa, a bilingual publication, also has a long history in San Antonio. The San Antonio River Walk Current covers general San Antonio news. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... The San Antonio Express-News is the daily newspaper of San Antonio, Texas. ... South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas which lies roughly south of, or beginning at, San Antonio. ...

Television

While the city is one of the ten largest in the United States, its television market is only the 37th in the United States, according to the marketing research firm ACNielsen.[37] This is primarily due to the lack of suburbs; most of the population has been or is being annexed into San Antonio proper. The San Antonio market has 65 percent cable TV penetration. Consumer research redirects here. ... ACNielsens Logo ACNielsen is an international marketing research firm, based in Schaumburg, Illinois. ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional...

Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ...

Radio

See also: Broadcast media in San Antonio

FM: 28 AM: 20 San Antonio, Texas is the 29th largest radio market in the country as ranked by Arbitron. ...


About 50 radio stations can be heard in the San Antonio area — 30 of them are actually located in San Antonio. The first radio station to broadcast in South Texas was KTSA AM-550 in 1922. Some of KTSA AM-550's better known local talk show hosts include Jack Riccardi, Trey Ware, and Ricci Ware. Another significant station is WOAI AM-1200 (the flagship of Clear Channel Worldwide), which is the radio home of the San Antonio Spurs. KTSA is a News-Talk AM radio station in San Antonio, Texas. ... KTSA is a News-Talk AM radio station in San Antonio, Texas. ... WOAI is a San Antonio, Texas news/talk radio station operating on 1200 kHz AM with 50,000 Watts non-directional day and night from a transmitter site near Marion, Texas. ...


There are two National Public Radio stations in San Antonio, both belong to Texas Public Radio (www.TPR.org); KSTX 89.1 FM is NPR news/talk and KPAC 88.3 is a 24-hour classical music station. KSTX also broadcasts "Riverwalk Jazz", featuring Jim Cullum Jazz Band at The Landing, a fixture on the River Walk since 1963. KRTU 91.7 is a non-commercial radio station based out of Trinity University. The station plays jazz 17 hours a day and college rock/indie rock at night. College Alternative station KSYM, 90.1 FM, is owned by the Alamo Community College District and operated by San Antonio College students. NPR redirects here. ...


Most Latin stations in the area play Regional Mexican, Tejano or Contemporary Pop. But on January 12, 2006, Univision-owned KCOR FM "La Kalle 95.1" changed its format from Hispanic-Rhythmic Contemporary Hits to Spanish Oldies, now named "Recuerdo 95.1". However, Univision announced on November 10, 2006, that it flipped KLTO Tejano 97.7's format to Reggaeton in an attempt to reintroduce the format to San Antonio again. KLTO was acquired earlier in the year and operated as a simulcast of KXTN Tejano 107.5. San Antonio has quickly diversified in recent years, with the influx of non-Tejano Latinos, mostly from the East Coast, who are serving in the city's various military bases, as well as immigrants from Mexico. Therefore, just like in the rest of the country, radio station conglomerates have been changing formats in San Antonio to reflect shifting demographics. The Music of Mexico has many different regional variations that greatly vary from state to state. ... Tejano (Spanish for Texan) or Tex-Mex[1] music is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Hispanic-descended Tejanos of Central and South Texas. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States and Puerto Rico. ... KWEX-TV is the local Univisión owned and operated station in San Antonio, Texas. ... KXTN is a radio station in San Antonio, Texas broadcasting Tejano Music at 107. ... A Tejano (Spanish for Texan; archaic spelling texano) is a person of Hispanic descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Latino refers to people living in the US of Latin American nationality and their US-born descendants. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Demographics refers to selected population characteristics as used in government, marketing or opinion research, or the demographic profiles used in such research. ...


Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2005 population 221,627) is a Spanish city on the island of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands as stated in the 2005 census. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Kumamoto Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... This article is about Gwangju Metropolitan City in South Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a Spanish city, the capital city of Gran Canaria which is one of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, 210 kilometers located off the northwestern coast of Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 860 km² (332 sq mi) Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,133,814  - Density 1,989/km² (5... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Madras redirects here. ...

References

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  33. ^ http://www.sunset-station.com/
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Houston redirects here. ... 66 Foot Tall Statue of Sam Houston in Huntsville, Texas. ... Jacksboro is a city located in Jack County, Texas. ... Jasper is a city in Jasper County, Texas, on U.S. highways 96 and 190, State Highway 63, and Sandy Creek in north central Jasper County. ... Jayton is a city located in Kent County, Texas. ... Jefferson is a city located in Marion County, Texas. ... Johnson City is a city located in Blanco County, Texas. ... Jourdanton is a city located in Atascosa County, Texas. ... Junction is a city located in Kimble County, Texas. ... Karnes City is a city located in Karnes County, Texas. ... Kaufman is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, USA. The population was 6,490 at the 2000 census. ... Kermit is a city in Winkler County, Texas, United States. ... Kerrville is a city in Kerr County, Texas, United States. ... Kingsville is a city in Kleberg County, Texas, United States. ... Kountze is a city located in Hardin County, Texas. ... La Grange is a city located in Fayette County, Texas. ... Lamesa is a city in Dawson County, Texas, United States. ... Lampasas is a city located in Lampasas County, Texas, United States. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Webb Settled 1755 Government  - Type Mayor / City Manager  - Mayor Raul G. Salinas  - City Manager Carlos R. Villarreal Area  - City 84. ... Leakey (pronounced LAY-key) is a city in Real County, Texas, United States. ... Levelland is a city located in Hockley County, Texas, in the United States. ... Liberty is the county seat of Liberty CountyGR6 located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... Linden is a city located in Cass County, Texas. ... Lipscomb is a census-designated place located in Lipscomb County, Texas. ... Littlefield is a city located in Lamb County, Texas. ... Livingston is a town located in Polk County, Texas. ... Llano is a city located in Llano County, Texas. ... Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. ... Longview is a city in Texas, United States, located between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA. The population was 73,345 at the 2000 census, but a 2005 estimate placed the citys population at 75,609. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. ... Madisonville is a city located in Madison County, Texas. ... Hotel Paisano and the Presidio County courthouse View south from the county courthouse Marfa is a city located in the high desert of far West Texas. ... Marlin is a city located in Falls County, Texas. ... Marshall is a major city of the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. ... Mason is a city located in Mason County, Texas. ... Matador is a town located in Motley County, Texas. ... McKinney is a city in Collin County, Texas (USA), the county seat and second in population to Plano. ... Memphis is a city in Hall County, Texas, in the United States. ... Menard is a city located in Menard County, Texas. ... Mentone is the only town in Loving County, Texas, United States, the least populous county in the U.S. As such it is, of course, the county seat. ... Meridian is a city in Bosque County, Texas, United States. ... Mertzon is a city in and the county seat of Irion County, Texas, United States. ... Miami is a city located in Roberts County, Texas. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Midland Government  - Mayor Mike Canon Area  - City 173. ... Monahans is a city in Texas, United States. ... Montague is a community in central Montague County, Texas. ... Morton is a city located in Cochran County, Texas. ... Mount Pleasant is a city located in Titus County, Texas. ... Mount Vernon is a town located in Franklin County, Texas. ... Muleshoe is a city located in Bailey County, Texas. ... Nacogdoches (pronounced ) is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in the United States. ... Motto: friendship Coordinates: County Comal County Founded 1845 Government  - Mayor Bruce Boyer Area  - City 76. ... Newton is a city located in Newton County, Texas. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Country State County Ector Government  - Mayor Larry Melton Area  - City 36. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, Texas. ... Ozona is a census-designated place (CDP) in Crockett County, Texas, United States. ... Paducah is a town located in Cottle County, Texas. ... Paint Rock is a town located in Concho County, Texas. ... For other uses, see Palestine (disambiguation). ... Palo Pinto is an unincorporated town located in Palo Pinto County, Texas. ... Panhandle is a town located in Carson County, Texas. ... This article is about the city in Northeast Texas. ... Pearsall is a city located in Frio County, Texas. ... Pecos is a city located in Reeves County, Texas. ... Perryton is a city in Ochiltree County, Texas, United States. ... Pittsburg is a city located in Camp County, Texas. ... Plains is a town located in Yoakum County, Texas. ... Plainview is a city located in Hale County, Texas. ... Port Lavaca is a city located in Calhoun County, Texas. ... Garza County courthouse in Post, with a statue of C. W. Post in front. ... Quanah is a city located in Hardeman County, Texas, 192 miles (309 km) northwest of Fort Worth, Tx. ... Quitman is a city located in Wood County, Texas. ... Rankin is a city located in Upton County, Texas. ... Raymondville is a city located in Willacy County, Texas. ... Refugio is a town in Refugio County, Texas, United States. ... The city of Richmond is the county seat of Fort Bend CountyGR6 in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... Rio Grande City is a city located in Starr County, Texas, United States. ... Robert Lee is a city located in Coke County, Texas. ... Roby is a city located in Fisher County, Texas. ... Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. ... Rocksprings is a town located in Edwards County, Texas. ... Rockwall is a city in Rockwall County, Texas (USA). ... Rusk is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas. ... San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green CountyGR6, Texas, United States. ... San Augustine is a town located in San Augustine County, Texas. ... San Diego is a city located in Texas. ... Image:Marcos. ... San Saba is a town located in San Saba County, Texas. ... Sanderson is a census-designated place located in Terrell County, Texas. ... Sarita is a city located in Kenedy County, Texas. ... Coat of Arms/Seal of Seguin Seguin (pronounced suh-GEEN) is a city located in Guadalupe County, Texas. ... Seminole is a city in Gaines County, Texas, United States. ... Seymour is the county seat and only town in Baylor County, Texas, United StatesGR6. ... Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. ... Sierra Blanca is a census-designated place located in Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. ... Silverton is a city located in Briscoe County, Texas. ... Sinton is a city located in San Patricio County, Texas. ... Snyder is a city in Scurry County, Texas, United States. ... Sonora is a city in Sutton County, Texas, United States. ... Spearman is a city located in Hansford County, Texas. ... Stanton is a city located in Martin County, Texas. ... Stephenville, a city founded in 1856, is in Erath County, Texas, in the United States. ... Sterling City is a city located in Sterling County, Texas. ... Stinnett is a city located in Hutchinson County, Texas. ... Stratford is a city in Sherman County, Texas, United States. ... Sulphur Springs is a city located in Hopkins County, Texas. ... Sweetwater is a city in Nolan County, Texas, United States. ... Tahoka is a city located in Lynn County, Texas. ... Throckmorton is a town located in Throckmorton County, Texas. ... Categories: US geography stubs | McMullen County, Texas ... Tulia is a city in Swisher County, Texas, United States. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas, United States. ... Uvalde is a city located in Uvalde County, Texas. ... Van Horn is a town located in Culberson County, Texas. ... Vega is a city located in Oldham County, Texas. ... Vernon is a city in Wilbarger County, Texas, United States. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State County Victoria Government  - Mayor Will Armstrong Area  - Total 33. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... Weatherford is a city in Parker County, Texas, United States. ... Wellington is a city located in Collingsworth County, Texas. ... Wharton is a city in Wharton County, Texas, United States. ... Wheeler is a city located in Wheeler County, Texas. ... Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. ... Woodville is a town located in Tyler County, Texas. ...

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San Antonio, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (7147 words)
San Antonio is the second-most populated city in the state of Texas and seventh-most populated in the United States.
San Antonio's weather is alternately dry or humid depending on prevailing winds, turning hot in the summer, mild to cool winters subject to descending northern cold fronts in the winter with cool nights, and comfortably warm and rainy in the spring and fall.
In San Antonio, 48% of the population are Males, and 52% of the population are Females.
Handbook of Texas Online: (2159 words)
San Antonio, at the head of the San Antonio River in Bexar County, is on Interstate Highway 10 (east–west) and Interstate Highway 35 and 37 (north–south).
San Antonio was once again the largest city in the state in 1900, with a population of 53,321; it remained the largest city in 1910, with 96,614 inhabitants, and 1920, with 161,379.
San Antonio was raised to a Catholic diocese in 1874, and the Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio
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