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Alamo Heights High School girls' golf team and their coaches celebrate winning the Class 5A state tournament on May 11 in Georgetown. Courtesy photo/Alamo Heights ISD


ROSEY’S FISH AND CHIPS, 100 N. Santa Rosa St., offers British pub grub in a ground-floor space at The Dandy residential high-rise. For hours and more, call 210-863-0831 or visit http://roseysfishandchips.com.

LANDRACE, 111 Lexington Ave., from chef and James Beard Award finalist Steve McHugh, focuses on Texas heritage cuisine with dishes such as Gulf seafood stuffed crab shells, slow-cooked bison short ribs and charred free-range chicken. Hours are breakfast 7-11:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday, dinner 5-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday and 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with brunch served 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. For more, call 210-942-6026 or visit https://landracetx.com.

HOUSE OF MÃ RESTAURANT AND HUGMAN’S OASIS BAR, 135 E. Commerce St., are both owned by restaurateur Chris Hill. House of Má, by Singh’s Vietnamese restaurant operators Louis Singh and Eric Treviño, features dishes such as Hủ Tiếu (Cambodian noodle soup) and Phở Gà (chicken pho). Boulevardier Group owner Jeret Peña leads Hugman’s Oasis, a tiki bar also offering light bites from House of Má. Hugman’s Oasis hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. House of Má hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. For more, call 210-441-7229 or visit www.houseofmasatx.com.

House of Má, which focuses on Southeast Asian cuisine, recently opened in the same refurbished building as Hugman’s Oasis, a new tiki bar, at 135 E. Commerce St. Courtesy/Giles Design Bureau

PEARL COWORK, 200 E. Grayson St., is a community-oriented workspace on the second floor of Pearl’s Full Goods Building. It offers operating spaces for start-ups, small businesses and visiting executives. Memberships range from a day pass to private offices, with access to high-speed Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen, high-tech meeting rooms, private phone booths and a cleaning service. For more, call 210-762-6941 or visit Pearl’s website.

SEA LIFE, 849 E. Commerce St. in The Shops at Rivercenter, planned a grand opening May 25 featuring 10 interactive zones, including San Antonio’s only underwater ocean tunnel, stingray bay and seahorse mangrove exhibit. Sea Life also will have educational talks and feeding demonstrations. Sea Life annual passholders get 12 months of unlimited access. For more, visit www.visitsealife.com/san-antonio.


THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN COMPLETED ITS LARGEST-EVER FUNDING INITIATIVE, raising $39 million to help support expansion and enhancements. Those improvements include new programs, exhibits, an event space, Betty Kelso Center and an outdoor teaching kitchen.

THE TEXAS CAVALIERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION RECENTLY AWARDED GRANTS TO 83 LOCAL NONPROFITS, including the Witte Museum, the Assistance League of San Antonio, Christian Assistance Ministry, David’s Legacy Foundation, Hemisfair Conservancy, the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Botanical Garden Society, The DoSeum, the San Antonio Zoological Society and First Tee of Greater San Antonio. 

ALAMO HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ GOLF WON THE UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE CLASS 5A STATE TOURNAMENT in Georgetown. Alamo Heights shot a 609 total during the two-day event, giving the girls’ golf team their first state championship. Freshman Julia Vollmer led the way by shooting 70 on May 10 and 72 on May 11. Jordan Salisbury, Kat Salisbury, Jacklyn Gonzalez, Ella Williams and Charlotte Gnam also contributed to the Mules’ win.

HAVEN FOR HOPE ANNOUNCED A LEADERSHIP TRANSITION, with President/CEO Kenny Wilson becoming the chief of strategic relations, and current Chief Operating Officer, Molly Biglari, assuming interim president/CEO duties. Wilson said it was a good time for the transition, adding Haven for Hope is in solid financial condition and has a strong, motivated board, according to a news release.

SAY SÍ’S STUDENT-ART PORTRAIT CONTEST HONOREES INCLUDED TWO SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHERS: Mitzi Sandoval, a first-grade teacher at Bonham Academy, and Deana Schattel, a fourth- and fifth-grade instructor at Advanced Learning Academy. Kindergarten through ninth grade students were asked to submit an original portrait of their teacher and explain why they deserved to be recognized. Each of the 10 winners received a $100 H-E-B gift card, a commemorative plaque and an art kit for their class.

THE LATEST PIECES IN LOCAL ARTIST LETICIA HUERTA’S “BLOOM” SCULPTURE SERIES WERE INSTALLED at the River Walk Public Art Garden near Market and South Alamo streets. “Bloom” is designed to increase neighborhood connectivity and create a visual identity and path for selected areas, such as the River Walk, parks, greenways, trails and other locations citywide, officials said.

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE AMONG STUDENTS FROM 50 U.S. HIGH SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE in Vans’ Custom Culture High School competition. The contest began last winter when students were asked to submit sketches of their proposed creations based on the themes of “Head in the Cloud” and “Hometown Pride.”

Vans then sent blank shoes to 250 select high schools for students to use as canvasses to realize their proposed artworks, which underwent online public voting. Then, 50 schools advanced to the next round of online voting.

Edison junior Roger Zamarripa Jr. made the 50-school round. He applied acrylic paints to his pair of Vans to create a personal tribute to San Antonio, including images of the Alamo and the River Walk.

Zamarripa’s Vans bear orange, pink, and teal — colors similar to those San Antonio Spurs’ Fiesta swoosh logo used in the 1990s and 2000s. Other Edison students’ creations included imagery of a food truck, and a concha atop a shoe. The top final five student artists and winner are to be announced May 17-21 at the contest website.

Edison High School junior Roger Zamarripa Jr. shows the pair of Vans he painted and submitted for the Vans’ Custom Culture contest, where he was a finalist. Courtesy photo/Roger Zamarripa Jr.

METHODIST HOSPITAL-METROPOLITAN WAS RECENTLY DESIGNATED A LEVEL III MATERNAL FACILITY and a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

THE SAN ANTONIO ZOO IS BUILDING WHAT IT CALLS THE WORLD’S FIRST JAGUAR HABITAT AND CATWALK, which will provide the big cats more room to roam and different vantages for them to explore three habitats. The zoo also plans to finish a new jaguar paver design this year to welcome visitors to the attraction.

THE SAN ANTONIO HOUSING AUTHORITY AND ATLANTIC PACIFIC COMMUNITIES ARE DEVELOPING AN AFFORDABLE 64-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX north of The Quarry Golf Course. Vista at Everest at Everest Street and East Sandalwood Lane will include a business center, a fitness center and a playground. Construction is slated to start in July and finish by October 2022. The city’s Zoning Commission denied the project last summer, but the City Council rezoned the property, with some officials saying more affordable housing is needed north of downtown.

BLUE STAR CONTEMPORARY IS PARTNERING WITH UNIVERSITY HEALTH’S SALUD-ARTE: ART OF HEALING PROGRAM to create art activity kits for patients of University Health’s Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program. The kit contains three activities designed to stimulate and guide patients through the creative process.



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