As a native San Antonian born and raised here, it’s still hard for me to get my mind around we are now the 7th largest city in the country.
Growing up here included memories of driving downtown to see Santa on top of the Joske’s building at Christmas time (now Rivercenter Mall), following construction & participating in HemisFair 68, trips to our still famous zoo, Brackenridge park & Skyride, birthday parties at Kiddie Park on Broadway, field trips to Buttercrust Bakery (as well as the Alamo), and attending fiesta events! As you can see much has stayed the same; and yet so much has changed.
When I was in the 7th grade my parents decided to move out to what we considered the country at the time, for a large ½ acre lot to get away from the…
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