San Antonio

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San Antonio is a city in south central Texas, approximately 140 miles northwest of the Gulf of Mexico and 150 miles northeast of the city of Laredo on the Mexican border. San Antonio covers 368.6 square miles, and is in the Bexar County. [1]

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Climate

Generally the weather is warm and dry. The average temperatures range from the 50s in January to the mid 90s in the summer months of July and August.

Population

The population is approximately 1,214,725.[2] and comprised of the following racial groups: Hispanic (58.7%), White (31.8%), Other (19.3%), Black (6.8%), Two or more races (3.7%) and American Indian (1.3%). [3]

Government

The City Government is comprised of the Mayor and a 10 member City Council. [4] One member is appointed from each of the ten districts. The current Mayor, elected on on June 7, 2005 is Phil Hardberger. [5] The City Manager is currently Sheryl L. Sculley. [6]

Sports

San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Spurs basketball team (NBA).

Education

San Antonio has many institutes of higher learning ranging from the community college level to Universities, including:

  • San Antonio College - 1300 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX [7]
  • Trinity University - One Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78212-7200 [8]
  • St. Mary's University - One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas 78228 [9]
  • Texas A&M University - Kingsville System Center - 1400 W. Villaret Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78224 [10]
  • University of Texas at San Antonio - One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249 [11]

Places of Interest

  • The Alamo - (Mission San Antonio de Valero) is the city's first Mission, founded in 1718, and the place of the famous "Battle of the Alamo" on March 6, 1836 between residents and Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's army. [12]
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site - the old adobe home of Texas patriot José Antonio Navarro (1795–1871), is now an historical site dedicated to Mexican history and heritage of Texas.
  • Natural Bridge Caverns
  • Old Spanish Trail (3400 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX)
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • The San Antonio Zoo & Aquarium

References

  1. It is predominantly Latino.http://www.sachamber.org/relo/general_info.php
  2. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4865000.html
  3. http://www.city-data.com/city/San-Antonio-Texas.html
  4. http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/
  5. http://www.sanantonio.gov/mayor/
  6. http://www.sanantonio.gov/manager/
  7. http://www.accd.edu/sac/sacmain/sac.htm
  8. http://www.trinity.edu/
  9. http://www.stmarytx.edu/
  10. http://www.tamuk.edu/sanantonio/
  11. http://www.utsa.edu/
  12. http://www.alamocity.com/alamo/


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