Author Archives: Sam Sanchez

Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ruben Jauregui, Jr., founder and CEO of QueerBFF, announced on March 8 that his company will host an April 11, online Insta-thon to benefit San Antonio’s Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBTQ young people. The fundraiser, which will be streamed via Instagram Live, will be headlined by San Antonio’s own American Idol semi-finalist Ada Vox.

Weekend Is the Perfect Time to Order Take-Out from Community-Owned Restaurants

On Wednesday, March 18, San Antonio Mayor Ron instituted new regulations to help prevent the spread of the cornavirus. He ordered the temporary closure of restaurant dining rooms, bars, lounges, nightclubs, taverns, gyms or health studios, bowling alleys, bingo parlors and theaters. Restaurants with drive-throughs or carry out options will remain open. The new guidelines

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

In an effort to continue offering it’s monthly Noche Azul de Esperanza concert and staying within local coronavirus guidelines, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center announced it will stream its March 21 event on Facebook. The promotional announcements for this month’s concert said it was being streamed “out of an abundance of caution and deep

Mayor Nirenberg Closes Bars, Restaurants and Gyms In Battle Against Cornavirus

In a 5:00 p.m. news conference on Wednesday, March 18, San Antonio Mayor Ron instituted new regulations to help prevent the spread of the cornavirus. Beginning at midnight tonight, Nirenberg ordered the temporary closure of restaurants, bars, lounges, nightclubs, taverns, gyms or health studios, bowling alleys, bingo parlors and theaters. Grocery stores and restaurants with

Community Cancellations and Disruptions Continue Amid Coronavirus Worries

Community organizations and businesses are postponing, canceling events and making adjustments amid worries about the cornavirus outbreak. Recent emergency rules instituted this week will make it harder to proceed with any large group events. On Tuesday, March 16, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a public health emergency declaration which prohibits mass gatherings of 50

Pride Center Cancels Events and Meetings in Wake of Coronavirus

The board of directors of Pride Center San Antonio issued a letter on March 13 advising the community that it is suspending several group meetings and special events in wake of the coronavirus epidemic. The letter was signed by Robert Salcido, Jr., the Center’s executive director. “Because of the current cluster of COVID-19 cases impacting

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