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San Antonio lies about 150 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico and 100 miles south of the geographical center of Texas in Bexar County.

The first Spaniard to reach the area did so on the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua in 1691. He named the area for the saint. Permanent settlement did not begin until 1718, when the Spanish established the Mission of San Antonio de Vlero, now called the Alamo. San Antonio entered history as the site of the Battle of the Alamo during the war for Texas independence in 1836. The city celebrated its 250th anniversary with HemisFair in 1968.

Today San Antonio, population 1,144,646, enjoys a diversified economy. The San Antonio River winds through the heart of the city and is a major feature of its urban life. Average temperatures range from 50 degrees in January to the mid-90s in July and August. The normal annual rainfall is about 28 inches. A campus of the University of Texas is in San Antonio.

San Antonio is part of the San Antonio, Texas metro area.

Cactus Pear Music Festival | Baptist Memorial Hospital System-Inst Of | Seven Oaks Resort & Conference Center Sa | St Philips College | University Of Texas Health Science-San Antonio |
Art Kleywood Southwest Pottery | Brackenridge Park | Lake Calaveras |
Education International Bible College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries HemisFair Park | Sam's Burger Joint | Silo Restaurant and Bar |
History Alamo Cenotaph | Buckhorn Hall of Horns Museum | Cowboy Museum and Gallery | General Cos House | Hangar 9 Museum of Flight Medicine | La Villita | Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo | The Alamo |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Econo Lodge Inn And Sts Fiesta | Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites |
Museum Plaza Theater of Wax |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Golden Feather Realty | Guy Chipman Company Realtors |
Shopping Market Square |
Sports and Sporting Events Cinco Lomas Ranch |
Wine Country Alamo Farms Winery and Vineyard |

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03/02 Coming to The area
Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair Sabinal TX March22-24 The annual World Championship Wild Hog Catching Contest features a two-person team chasing a wild hog in a pen, capturing the hog, placing it in a burlap sack and crossing the finish line in the fastest time.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Cactus Pear Music Festival San Antonio TX July5-15 A classical music festival inspired by the cactus pear margarita.