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  • Fiesta San Antonio Festival

    By 1890, San Antonio, Texas, was a thriving trade center with a population of 38,000. In 1891 a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and floats carrying children dressed as flowers. The Belknap Rifles represented the military. The participants pelted each other with blossoms.The Battle of Flowers Parade is the only one in the country to be planned and directed completely by women. Today it’s the largest parade in Fiesta. It’s second in size, nationally only to the Tournament of Roses Parade. Fiesta San Antonio is a ten-day festival held every spring in San Antonio. The festival starts on…

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  • Essay On Riverwalk

    It’s New Year’s Eve 2015. My family and I are walking the streets of downtown San Antonio heading to the Riverwalk. My heart is already pumping blood uncontrollably, not because of the lengthy walk we had to take in order to reach the Riverwalk, but of excitement. The feeling of excitement due to that I will once again be reunited with the Riverwalk; my favorite place in this whole world. This small stretch of river, which I’ve visited two times previously, has a special place in my heart. When…

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  • Economic Inequality And Poverty In San Antonio

    One very important one was the effect of race, where privilege and opportunities were given to whites and not people of other races. In San Antonio you can see this when you compare the north and the west side, whites were given loans and government assistance to build homes and businesses while other races were denied these opportunities. This created a vast gap in wealth in San Antonio that still exist today, reflected in my service learning at Our Haven of Hope Food Bank, where people of…

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  • San Antonio Foundation Case Study

    give those to in need. Later on, he had been giving to many foundations for years. That he became a member of their broad and the person who was now asking for the donations. Some of the nonprofits he was a part of are The San Antonio Area Foundation, The Santikos Foundation and The San Antonio Medical Foundation just to name a few. Mr. Ed Kelly looks for many things when someone is asking for money or when he is planning to give to an organization. When a solicitation letter is sent to…

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  • Mision San Antonio De Valero

    The Alamo, which was originally named Mision San Antonio de Valero, served as a home to religious missionaries and their Indian converts for many years. Construction of the Alamo had begun on 1724. In 1793, Mexican officials separated San Antonio's five missions and distributed the rest to the Indian residents. These people continued farming the fields that were once the mission's and participated in the growing community of San Antonio In the early 1800s, the Spanish military stationed a…

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  • Analysis Of The Easter Mission Trip To San Antonio

    Service Learning Project During March of 2016, my church held its annual Easter Mission Trip to San Antonio. The intention of the Mission Trip was to bring the message of love and mercy to a community that is filled with bitterness, fighting, and poverty. On the first day of the trip, a large group of people from the church drove down to San Antonio. On the second day, the group facilitated an Easter-Egg-Hunt for Agora Ministries. Later that evening, the group toured Church Under the Bridge…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To San Antonio

    Over the summer break, my family and I went to San Antonio, Texas. I remember the first day there, I had greeted my family there and talked about everything that had happened since we last saw each others. We had decided to the Guadalupe river, the water was frigid cold and awfully deep. I recall standing up on my two own feet and the water had passed my body. The next day, I had to practice for my cousin’s sweet sixteen, I was in her code of honor and I had to remember all the steps before her…

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  • Gender Barriers In Sports

    typically brought against women in the NCAA are significantly more pronounced at the professional level. In this manner, the assistant coach position is the dominant role that women are given, which is reflected in the example of Becky Hammon at the Sacramento Kings. More so, Hammon’s success is a reflection of the ongoing problem of sexism in the NCAA: On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first female full-time member of an NBA coaching…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Road Trip To San Antonio

    something productive that would not leave us at home doing nothing , and that’s when it popped we should go to San Antonio and go and see what there is out there. People should explore what there is road trip to san Antonio. My friend and I wanted to got to San Antonio because we heard of all the fun things there is to do over there, we heard you can have the time of your life in san Antonio we wanted to experience that. We didn’t want to be at home watching tv all day this summer, we wanted to…

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  • How Did Jackie Robinson Think About Racial Equality

    He paved a path for other young African American players to have a chance to play the game they love without being judged for their skin color but being judged for their skills. Jackie Robinson’s skill and courage soon covered his skin and people started to see him for the skilled baseball player he was. Yes racism still was a war for Jackie but more people started to look past that. Jackie died October 24, 1972 happy with his accomplishments. One of Jackie’s sons, David Robinson played in the…

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