Category: News

San Antonio’s Shining Moment – considered the best NCAA Final Four ever!

Based upon what the national media, NCAA committee members and staff, the participating schools and fans have said, the 2018 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® in San Antonio is being considered one of the best in the history of the event. Since San Antonio won the bid in 2014, the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee (SALOC) has worked tirelessly on the multitude of events, operations and tasks… Read more »

GCBOs News

Spring Fling and the Art Auction! Spring Fling is here and we couldn’t be more excited!   Quintana Sanctuaries is in full bloom and already being visited by travel-weary birds. Stop by from April 7th to May 6th anytime from 9 am – 4 pm daily to wander the beautiful grounds and see what migrants have set up camp at the Sanctuaries.   Quintana… Read more »

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release Inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings – and Texas isn’t on it. Texas is ranked #38 out of 50 states. Texas has poor access to decent healthcare that’s low quality in the first place.

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and civic journalism, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced the inaugural Healthiest Communities rankings. The new report evaluated nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 10 categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and economy. In addition to assessing which communities offer their citizens the greatest opportunity to live a productive, healthy life, the rankings offer insight into the best approaches for improving public health that can be shared and implemented across the country.

Join us at the exclusive multi-course No Kid Hungry Dinner in San Antonio on May 6th at Hotel Emma in the Pearl

Every year, the country’s best chefs join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America by supporting No Kid Hungry Dinners presented by Citi. In more than a dozen cities across the nation, guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience curated by each city’s premier culinary talent and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions – all while raising funds for No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

In San Antonio, we are proud to be hosted for the second time by Chef John Brand at Hotel Emma. In addition to delicious food and find

They, Who Sound

THEY, WHO SOUND
Presented in collaboration with Nameless Sound
Experimental sound making, improvised music, noises,
the sounding of art, and the performance of art and…

Different Artists and Performers
Every Monday at Lawndale
Two distinct sets each night

GCBO’s Bird of the Month

The Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) is a common year round resident in the mountains of West Texas (predominantly the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains) where they live in coniferous forest. There are occasional records for this species in lower elevations, including the desert scrub of the Trans-Pecos regions, predominantly during the winter as well as a few records in the western Panhandle.   The Mountain… Read more »

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – San Antonio Sports Sidelines – Feb.2018

Thanks to Methodist Healthcare for sponsoring San Antonio Sports. They support the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute and will be the title sponsor of Beyond the Game in the fall. And, thank you to the Red McCombs Foundation for their valuable and loyal support of i play! afterschool. Their grant supporting i play! afterschool helps us provide free programming to some of the most underserved populations in our city.

Diverse Lit, Performance Poetry, and Soup’s On!

We’ve kicked our spring season off with a bang.  Keep the ball rolling with diverse lit and poetry performance workshops, the return of Soup’s On!, and more to come! Feb 24:  WRITING PAST CLICHE:  DIVERSE LIT FOR DIVERSE AUDIENCES   The world is ready for diverse literature-and for you to join the movement. Reshape your representation of groups diverse in gender, race, disability, and religious background… Read more »

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory February E-News

It’s time to start thinking about our 20th Anniversary Celebration, “Brew on the Bayou” once again! As I’m sure you remember, Brew’s initial date last fall was postponed thanks to Harvey flooding GCBO. But now we are rescheduled and good to go for SATURDAY MARCH 10th from 4-8 pm!   JOIN US: Celebrate 20 years of conservation with our brew tasting evening event which… Read more »