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    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States. Located in South Texas, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is a cultural gateway into the American Southwest. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the seat of Bexar County with a population of 1,328,984 as of the 2007 U.S. Census estimate, as well as the 4th fastest growing large Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the nation from 2000-2006 in terms of percentage. Its metropolitan area has approximately 2 million people and is the 28th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was named for the Portuguese Saint Anthony, whose feast day is on (June 13) when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has a strong military presence-it is home to Loop 1604, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)-Base, with Loop 1604 and Camp Stanley right outside Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). Furthermore, Kelly Air Force Base (now Port Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)) operated out of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) until 2001, when the airfield was transferred over to Loop 1604 and the remaining portions of the base became an industrial/business park. The decision to close Kelly and consolidate its resources came from the 1995 BRAC. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

    Famous for its River Walk, the Alamo, Tejano culture, and home to the SeaWorld Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is visited by 26 million tourists per year according to the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Convention and Visitors Bureau. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to the first museum of modern art in Texas-the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, as well as one of the more successful National Basketball Association teams in league history, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Spurs.

    Economy

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has a diversified economy with four primary focuses: financial services, health care, national defense, and tourism. Located northwest of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) center is the South Texas Medical Center, the largest medical research and care provider in South Texas, which is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions. The center is "chief catalyst" for a $14 billion biomedical industry. It employs over 27,000 persons with a combined total budget of $2.8 billion. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the only Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the United States hosting three Level I Trauma Centers within Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) limits (2 military, 1 civilian).

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to one of the largest military concentrations in the United States. Loop 1604 on Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s northWest Side hosts Brooke Army Medical Center, focus of the U.S. Army's medical command and training functions. Lackland Air Force Base on Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s west side is one of the world's largest training complexes. While it is known for hosting the U.S. Air Force's basic military training, it also hosts follow-on technical training for many other Air Force specialties, as well as other operations. Randolph Air Force Base on the far northeastern outskirts is the headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command, headquarters for Air Force personnel management and also hosts pilot and navigator training. Additionally, Brooks Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)-Base on Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s south side and Port Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) (formerly Kelly Air Force Base) adjoining Lackland still have significant military presences as well as defense contractor businesses. The defense industry in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) employs over 89,000 and provides a $5.25 billion impact to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s economy.

    Twenty million tourists visit Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and its attractions every year, contributing substantially to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s economy. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center alone hosts more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world. Tourism employs 94,000 citizens and makes an economic impact of over $8.7 billion in the local economy as revealed in the Economic Impact Study conducted every two years by the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Tourism Council and the research team of Dr. Richard Butler and Dr. Mary Stefl of Trinity University. Tourism also brings new annual revenues to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and other governmental entities with the hotel & motel tax, sales taxes and other revenues from hospitality agreements and contracts. This number exceeded over $160 million in the 2004 study.

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is home to five major Fortune 1000 companies: Valero Energy Corp, Tesoro Petroleum Corp, Clear Channel Communications, USAA, and NuStar Energy. Telecom giant AT&T was once based in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), but in June 2008, they announced their decision to move corporate headquarters to Dallas, Texas, but will continue to operate telecom operations in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), leaving 5,000 employees. The move will be complete near the end of 2008. Other companies finding home in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) include: Advantage Rent A Car, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Frost National Bank, Harte-Hanks, H-E-B, Jim's Restaurants, NewTek, Rackspace, Southwest Research Institute, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Taco Cabana, V. K. Knowlton Construction and Utilities, Zachry Construction, EyeMasters, Kinetic Concepts Inc, and Fairchild. Companies not headquartered in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) but which have a strong presence in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) include: Bank of America, Boeing, Caremark Rx Inc., The Capital Group Companies, Citibank, InfoNxx, QVC, NSA, Wachovia Bank, Washington Mutual, West Corporation, Harland Clarke and Lowe's, while Microsoft is currently constructing a server farm on Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s northwest side. Other industries are establishing plants in the area, as Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s economy continues to grow.

    Geography

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is located near 29.5°N 98.5°W. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000 Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) had a total area of 412.07 square miles (1,067.3 km²) - 407.56 square miles (1,055.6 km²) of land and 4.51 square miles (11.7 km²) of water. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) sits on the Balcones Escarpment.

    The primary source of drinking water for Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the Edwards Aquifer. Impounded in 1962 and 1969, respectively, Victor Braunig Lake and Calaveras Lake were among the first reservoirs in the country built to use recycled treated wastewater for power plant cooling, reducing the amount of groundwater needed for electrical generation.

    Downtown

    Anton Wulff House, King William Historic District Anton Wulff House, King William Historic District Because of its status as a historic urban center, the architecture and layout of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) are more traditionally urban than other cities in Texas, such as Dallas and Austin, which have developed in the last half century.

    Downtown is encircled by three numerical freeways, I-35, I-37, and I-10. Together the three highways create a rectangular route around the downtown area of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX): I-35 to the north and west, I-37 to the east, and I-10 to the south.

    Downtown is home to many districts including the Alamo District, Alamodome District, Central Business District, Convention Center District, Historic Civic District, Houston Street District, King William Historic District, La Villita District, Market Square District, North Downtown, North River District, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) CO-OP district, River Bend District, SoSo (South of Southtown), Southtown, Eastbourough, and the University District.

    The Central Business District is home to Rivercenter, anchored by Dillard's and Macy's. The five-level Art Deco Dillard's, at the corner of Alamo and Commerce streets, opened in 1887 as Joske's. Joske's flagship store was 551,000 square feet (51,200 m2) in floor space until Dillard's bought the Joske's chain in 1987. Today, Dillard's only occupies a fraction of the original building.

    Housing the famous Alamo many people can be seen traveling to visit the historic district. Attractions such as the river walk are home to many of the festivities throughout the year including NIOSA (Night In Old Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)) which celebrates Fiesta, Cinco de Mayo, and numerous parades such as celebrations for their home NBA team the Spurs, Christmas parades and much more.

    The River Walk at North St. Mary's St.

    The Emily Morgan Hotel, one of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s earliest highrises.

    Houston Street.

    The Cathedral of San Fernando, the Tower Life Building, and the Tower of the Americas.

    Marriott Rivercenter

    The Weston Centre

    Tower of the Americas

    Hilton Palacio del Rio

    Climate

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s weather is alternately dry or humid depending on prevailing winds, turning hot in the summer, mild to cool winters subject to descending northern cold fronts in the winter with cool nights, and comfortably warm and rainy in the spring and fall. Only a few freezes occur each year and snow is rare.

    In Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), July and August tie for the average warmest months with an average high of 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 °C). The highest temperature ever to be recorded was 111 °F (43.8 °C) on September 5, 2000. The average coolest month is January. The lowest recorded temperature ever was 0 °F (-17.7 °C) on January 31, 1949. May, June, and October have quite a bit of precipitation. For the last 135 years, the average annual precipitation has been 29.05 inches (73.79 cm), with a maximum of 52.28 inches (132.79 cm) and a minimum of 10.11 inches (25.68 cm) in one year.

    Demographics

    According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) had a population of 1,144,646, ranking it the ninth-most populated Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the country. Due to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s low density rate and lack of significant population surrounding Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) limits, the metropolitan area ranked just 30th in the U.S. with a population of 1,592,383.

    Subsequent population estimates indicate continued growth in the area. The July 1, 2007, population estimate for Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was 1,328,984 making it the second-most populous Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and the third-most populous metro area in Texas, as well as the seventh-most populous Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the U.S. The 2007 U.S. Census estimate for the eight-county (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson Counties) Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) metropolitan statistical area (MSA) placed its population at 1,990,675, making it the third-most populous metro area in Texas and the 28th-most populous metro area in the U.S. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s MSA is bordered to the Northeast by the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and the two metros together combine to form a region of almost 3.6 million people.

    There are 405,474 households, and 280,993 families residing in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). The population density is 2,808.5 people per square mile (1,084.4 km²).

    There are 433,122 housing units at an average density of 1,062.7 per square mile (410.3 km²). According to U.S. Census data from 2006, the racial composition of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is 65.0% White, 6.7% African American, 2.1% Asian, 0.5% Native American, 22.5% Other, and 2.1% from two or more races. However, 61.9% of the population identify themselves as being of Hispanic origin. Whites of non-Hispanic background were 31.83% of the population.

    The age of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s population is spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. In Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), 48% of the population are males, and 52% of the population are females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.7 males.

    The median income for a household in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is $36,214, and the median income for a family is $53,100. Males have a median income of $30,061 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is $17,487. 17.3% of the population and 14.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.3% of those under the age of 18 and 13.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

    Attractions

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is a popular tourist destination. The jewel of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the River Walk, which meanders through the downtown area. Lined with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as the Arneson River Theater, this attraction is transformed into an impressive festival of lights during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and is suffused with the local sounds of folklorico and flamenco music during the summer, particularly during celebrations such as the Fiesta Noche del Rio. Also based along the River Walk is the newly restored Aztec On The River, the only surviving exotic-themed movie palace in Texas.

    The Alamo, located nearby, is Texas' top tourist attraction, while the River Walk is the second most visited attraction.

    The downtown area also features Cathedral of San Fernando, The Majestic Theatre, HemisFair Park (home of the Tower of the Americas and the Institute of Texan Cultures), La Villita, El Mercado, the Spanish Governor's Palace, and the historic Menger Hotel. On the northern side of the Alamo complex, beside the Emily Morgan Hotel, is the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Cavalry Museum, which features cavalry artifacts and exhibits and is frequented by local re-enactors.

    The Fairmont Hotel, built in 1906, is in the Guinness World Records as one of the heaviest buildings ever moved intact. It was placed in its new location, three blocks south of the Alamo, over four days in 1985, and cost $650,000 to move.

    " The Alamo, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s most famous attraction

    " The holiday season on the River Walk

    " The Torch of Friendship sculpture

    " Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s historic River Walk extends some 2½ miles, attracting several million visitors every year.

    " Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s downtown area

    " Central Library of The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Public Library

    " The Tower of the Americas characterizes Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s skyline

    " The historic Bexar County Courthouse

    " The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Convention Center

    " The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Botanical Garden

    " Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Missions National Historical Park

    " SeaWorld Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)

    " Aztec On The River Theater

    Other places of interest include the The Woodlawn Theatre, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Zoo, the Japanese Tea Gardens, Kumamoto En, Brackenridge Park, the missions of the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Missions National Historical Park, the Museo Alameda, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Museum of Art, the Witte Museum, the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, SeaWorld Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Texas Transportation Museum, and Splashtown Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). Visitors can also experience something of the cowboy culture year round, they can see the 40-foot (12 m) tall cowboy boots at North Star Mall.

    Beyond taking in the sights and sounds of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), tourists can sample some of its world famous Tex-Mex cuisine at the many fine restaurants located throughout Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). Mexican restaurants are abundant in virtually all parts of town, and most - except for those in the Far North and some of the Uptown enclaves like Alamo Heights - are relatively inexpensive. Some outstanding examples of Tex-Mex eateries include Jacala, on West Avenue on the near Northwest side, La Hacienda de Los Barrios, on the North West Side, and Los Barrios, on the near North side of town.

    Sports

    Current teams Sport League Club Founded Venue League championships Championship years Basketball NBA Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Spurs 1967 AT&T Center 4 1999, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07 Basketball WNBA Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Silver Stars 1997 AT&T Center 0 N/A Hockey AHL Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Rampage 2002 AT&T Center 0 N/A Baseball TL Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Missions 1968 Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium 11 1897, 1903, 1908, 1933, 1950, 1961, 1964, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2007

    The AT&T Center is home to the 4-time NBA champions, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Spurs. The AT&T Center is home to the 4-time NBA champions, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Spurs. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s only top-level professional sports team, and consequently the team most San Antonians follow, is the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Spurs of the National Basketball Association. The Spurs have been playing in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) since 1973 and have won four NBA Championships (1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007). Previously, the Spurs played at the Alamodome, which was built for football, and before that the HemisFair Arena, but the Spurs built -- with public money -- and moved into the SBC Center in 2002, since renamed the AT&T Center, following the merger of SBC and AT&T.

    The AT&T Center is also home to the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Rampage of the American Hockey League and the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Silver Stars of the WNBA, both owned by the Spurs. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to the Double-A Minor League affiliate of the San Diego Padres, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Missions who play at Nelson Wolff Stadium on the west side of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) also hosts the NCAA football Alamo Bowl each December. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) also has two rugby union teams, the Alamo Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Rugby Football Club, and Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Rugby Football Club.

    The University of Texas at Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) fields Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s only NCAA Division I athletic teams known as the UTSA Roadrunners. The university recently voted on the addition of a football team.

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, played annually in the Alamodome and televised live on NBC. The Bowl is an East versus West showdown featuring the nation's top 90 high school senior football players. The game has featured NFL stars Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Adrian Peterson, and many other college and NFL stars. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl also includes the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, the U.S. Army National Combine, and the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, all of which take place in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) during the week leading up to the game itself.

    The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band features 91 of the nation's top high school senior marching musicians who perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The U.S. Army National Combine features 500 of the nation's top high school underclassman football players. The U.S. Army Coaches Academy features 100 of the nation's top high school football coaches, including the coaches of each U.S. Army All-American. The Bowl and its related events are owned and produced by SportsLink, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company.

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was also a temporary home for the New Orleans Saints for the 2005 NFL season due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina. The Saints set up practice facilities in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) for the season, and played a split home schedule between the Alamodome and Baton Rouge, Louisiana's Tiger Stadium during the 2005 season. After the final game in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), the Saints committed to moving back to New Orleans for the 2006 season. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) officials are said to be attempting to lure the National Football League permanently to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and have also said that a strong showing at the Alamodome for the three local Saints games was vital to showing that Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) can support an NFL franchise. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue stated Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was successful in hosting the team, and that Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) would be on the short list for any future NFL expansions. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has also hosted the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers preseason camps in the past, and they have signed a contract with the Cowboys in which the Cowboys will practice in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) through 2011. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has acknowledged his support for Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s efforts to become home to an NFL franchise.[29] Although it is the second largest Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the United States without an NFL team (after Los Angeles), Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s smaller metropolitan population has so far contributed to its lack of landing an NFL, MLB, or NHL team.

    In March 2006, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) also made an offer to build a stadium for the struggling Florida Marlins baseball franchise. However, the Marlins and Major League Baseball, while indicating Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) would be a viable relocation option if things did not work out in Florida, have declined the offer and appear to be focused on keeping the franchise in South Florida.

    In 2005 Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) approached Major League Soccer with an interest in placing a soccer franchise in the vacant Alamodome. Both Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and the league seemed to be in harmony with the council voting 9-2 in favor of a the new Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) team, citing that it would reduce the financial burden of the stadium on Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) by providing it with a permanent tenant without an extra financial costs as the necessary upgrading of facilities at the dome would have to take place regardless of a team moving in or not. The following week an 8-3 vote carried the second part of the plan, which would see a major new youth soccer complex being built in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) to compete for what was described as the lucrative Texas youth soccer event market. At the time it was stated that Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) had only a fraction of the youth soccer facilities available in other Texan cities of Dallas, Houston and Austin. All seemed to be in place and plans on course until a media campaign against the soccer proposals exposing that the team would only be leased with the Alamodome for three years. After three years the team would have to vacate to a soccer specific stadium. Afer Hurricane Katrina Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) set their goal of earning an NFL franchise. The prospects for the franchise were further hindered when it became a political football during the election for Mayor, which was won by Phil Hardberger who instantly distanced Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) from any deal with MLS. MLS meanwhile released a statement claiming that they had planned to withdraw before the election but did not wish to comment until afterwards in order to "respect the electoral process in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)." The deal died with both sides blaming each other for its demise.

    Some current names in professional sports from Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s high school sports programs include WWE wrestler Shawn Michaels, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd, New York Giants defensive back Aaron Ross, New Orleans Hornets guard Devin Brown, Minnesota Vikings 2006 second-round draft pick Cedric Griffin, Kansas Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Chiefs running back Priest Holmes, Houston Texans defensive end N.D. Kalu, Florida Marlins pitcher Logan Kensing, Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal, Olympic gold medalist Darold Williamson, and Kansas Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Chiefs Tackle Anthony Alabi.

    Government

    Further information: List of mayors of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), Texas Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) runs under a Council-Manager form of government. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is divided into 10 council districts designed to ensure equal population distribution between all districts. Each district elects one person to sit on Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Council with the mayor elected on a Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)-wide basis. All members of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Council, which includes the mayor, are elected to two-year terms and are limited to two total terms. All positions are elected on non-partisan ballots as required by Texas law. Council members are paid $20 a meeting, while the Mayor earns $4,000 a year. Most council members maintain full-time employment in addition to their positions on the council.

    The council hires Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Manager to handle day to day operations. The council effectively functions as Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s legislative body with Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Manager acting as its Chief Executive, responsible for the management of day to day operations and execution of council legislation.

    The current mayor is Phil Hardberger (an active supporter of the U.S. Democratic Party, but officially elected on a non-partisan basis). Before he took office as Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s mayor, he served as Chief Justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas. The current Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Manager is Sheryl Sculley.

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) stretches into several national congressional districts and is represented in Congress by the following:

    Senate Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) John Cornyn (R) House of Representatives Texas District 20 - Charlie Gonzalez (D) Texas District 21 - Lamar Smith (R) Texas District 23 - Ciro Rodriguez (D) Texas District 28 - Henry Cuellar (D)

    Growth policy

    Unlike most large cities in the U.S., Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is not completely surrounded by independent suburban cities and under Texas law it exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) over much of the surrounding unincorporated land, including directing growth and zoning. It pursues an aggressive annexation policy and opposes the creation of other municipalities within its ETJ. Nearly three-fourths of its current land area has been annexed since 1960. In recent years, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has annexed several long narrow corridors along major thoroughfares in outlying areas to facilitate eventual annexation of growth developing along the routes. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) plans to annex nearly forty additional square miles by 2009.

    Involuntary annexation is a controversial issue in those parts of unincorporated Bexar County affected by it. Residents, attracted to the outlying areas by lower taxes and affordable real estate values, often see annexation as a mechanism to increase property tax rates without a corresponding improvement in services such as police and fire protection, while Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) regards its annexation policy as essential to its overall prosperity.

    Education

    University of Texas at Antonio (UTSA) is Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s largest university University of Texas at Antonio (UTSA) is Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s largest university Main article: Education in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), Texas Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) hosts over 100,000 students across its 31 higher-education facilities which include The University of Texas at Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), Texas A&M University-Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), and the Alamo Community College District's five colleges. Some of the private schools include St. Mary's University, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, and Wayland Baptist University. The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Public Library serves all of these institutions along with the 17 school districts within Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX).

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to more than 30 private schools and charter schools. These schools include Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Academy, Central Catholic Marianist High School, Holy Cross High School, Incarnate Word High School, and St. Anthony Catholic High School.

    Transportation

    A VIA bus stopped at a downtown intersection A VIA bus stopped at a downtown intersection The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) International Airport is located in north central Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), approximately eight miles from downtown. It has two terminals and is served by 21 airlines serving 43 destinations including three in Mexico. An extensive bus and trolley system (vehicular not rail) is provided by Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s metropolitan transit system, VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA is among the most economical large transit authorities in the nation and offers over 80 regular bus routes and four trolley routes, including express service from downtown to the West, Northwest, North Central and Northeast parts of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) including UTSA, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World. VIA also offers a special service to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) events, including Spurs games and Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) parades, from its Park and Ride locations.

    Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, provides service to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) at Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Amtrak Station, operating its Texas Eagle daily between Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and Chicago's Union Station. Amtrak also operates its Sunset Limited three times a week in each direction through Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) between Los Angeles and Orlando, Florida (currently truncated to New Orleans due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina). The Texas Eagle section travels between Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and Los Angeles as part of the Sunset Limited. The old Sunset Station is now an entertainment venue owned by VIA and neighbored by the current station and the Alamodome.

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is served by these major freeways:

    Interstate 10 - McDermott Freeway (Northwest) to El Paso, Jose Lopez Freeway (East) to Houston

    Interstate 35 - Pan Am Expressway (Northeast/Southwest) - runs between Laredo, Austin, Waco, and Dallas

    Interstate 37 - Lucian Adams Freeway (Southeast) - runs from Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) to Corpus Christi

    Interstate 410 - Connally Loop - simply called Loop 1604 (four-ten) by locals

    U.S. Highway 90 - Cleto Rodriguez Freeway (West) to Uvalde and Del Rio. Prior to I-10 East and US 90 expressway being built US 90 traveled through the west side via West Commerce St. (westbound) and Buena Vista St. (eastbound) as well as along Old Hwy 90. On the West Side it traveled along East Commerce to its current alignment. U.S. Highway 281 - McAllister Freeway (North) to Johnson Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and Wichita Falls. Southbound, it runs concurrent with I-37, then I-410 for 4 miles (6 km), then heads south to McAllen. Prior to I-37 and McAllister Fwy. being built US 281 traveled through the north side via San Pedro Ave. and the south side via Roosevelt Ave.

    State Highway 151 - leads to the "Westplex" which includes Westover Hills and SeaWorld.

    Loop 1604 - Charles W. Anderson Loop - simply called 1604 (sixteen-oh-four) by locals - serves as the outer loop for Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), like Houston's Beltway 8. Other highways include:

    U.S. Highway 87 - Southbound to Victoria along Rigsby Avenue. It runs concurrent with

    I-10 for 52 miles (84 km) where it goes to San Angelo northbound.

    U.S. Highway 181 - Starts 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of Loop 1604/I-37/US 281 junction and goes to Beeville and Corpus Christi. Prior to I-37 being built US 181 traveled along Presa St. from downtown to its current alignment.

    State Highway 16 - From Freer, it runs concurrent with Loop 1604 for 17 miles (27 km) along southwest Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), over to Bandera Road to Bandera.

    Loop 345 - Prior to I-10 being built this was the former alignment of US 87 which goes along Fredericksburg Road, where it meets with I-10/US 87 both ways.

    Loop 368 - Prior to I-35 north being built this was former alignment of US 81 north section which goes along Broadway to Austin Highway.

    Loop 353 - Prior to I-35 south being built this was the former alignment of US 81 south section which goes along Nogalitos St. to New Laredo Hwy. (formerly Laredo Hwy. when US 81 was signed.)

    Loop 13 - Serves as Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s inner loop on the south side serving Loop 1604, Port Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), South Park Mall and Brooks Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)Base traveling along Military Dr. on the south side and WW White Rd. on the West Side. Formerly traveled along the current alignment of I-410 on the north side before the expressway was completed.

    Print

    WOAI-TV is Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s NBC affiliate WOAI-TV is Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s NBC affiliate Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has one major newspaper, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Express-News, which has served the area since 1865. Robert Rivard, who currently serves as the paper's executive vice president and editor,[39] was named Managing Editor in 1994 and then Editor in 1997. The Express-News currently circulates as the largest newspaper service in South Texas. The Hearst Corporation, which owned a second newspaper, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Light, purchased the Express-News from News Corp. in 1992 and shut down the Light after failing to find a buyer. Hearst, using the Express-News brand, also produces Conexion, a weekly magazine written by an entirely Hispanic staff with a Hispanic spin on weekly events. The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Current is the free "alternative" paper published weekly with local political issues, art and music news, restaurant listings and reviews, and listings of events and nightlife around town. In addition, the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Business Journal covers general business news. La Prensa, a bilingual publication, also has a long history in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) River Walk Current covers general Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) news.

    Television

    While Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is one of the ten largest in the United States, its television market is only the 37th in the United States, according to the marketing research firm ACNielsen.[40] This is primarily due to the lack of suburbs; most of the population has been or is being annexed into Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) proper. The Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) market has 65% cable TV penetration.

    Radio

    See also: Broadcast media in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) FM: 28 AM: 20

    About 50 radio stations can be heard in the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) area - 30 of them are actually located in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). The first radio station to broadcast in South Texas was KTSA AM-550 in 1922. Some of KTSA AM-550's better known local talk show hosts include Jack Riccardi, Trey Ware, Rush Limbaugh and Ricci Ware. Another significant station is WOAI AM-1200 (the flagship of Clear Channel Worldwide), which is the radio home of the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Spurs.

    There are two National Public Radio stations in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), both belong to Texas Public Radio (www.TPR.org); KSTX 89.1 FM is NPR news/talk and KPAC 88.3 is a 24-hour classical music station. KSTX also broadcasts "Riverwalk Jazz", featuring Jim Cullum Jazz Band at The Landing, a fixture on the River Walk since 1963. KRTU 91.7 is a non-commercial radio station based out of Trinity University. Unlike other college radio stations throughout the U.S. the station plays jazz 17 hours a day and college rock/indie rock at night. College Alternative station KSYM, 90.1 FM, is owned by the Alamo Community College District and operated by Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) College students and like KRTU it plays the Third Coast music network during the day and alternative music at night.

    Most Latin stations in the area play Regional Mexican, Tejano or Contemporary Pop. But on January 12, 2006, Univision-owned KCOR-FM "La Kalle 95.1" changed its format from Hispanic-Rhythmic Contemporary Hits to Spanish Oldies, now named "Recuerdo 95.1". However, Univision announced on November 10, 2006, that it flipped KLTO Tejano 97.7's format to Reggaeton in an attempt to reintroduce the format to Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) again. KLTO was acquired earlier in the year and operated as a simulcast of KXTN Tejano 107.5. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has quickly diversified in recent years, with the influx of non-Tejano Latinos, mostly from the East Coast, who are serving in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s various military bases, as well as immigrants from Mexico. Therefore, just like in the rest of the country, radio station conglomerates have been changing formats in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) to reflect shifting demographics.

    History

    In 1536, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, a shipwrecked captive of Native Americans, visited the interior of what would later be called Texas. He saw and described the river later to be named the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX).

    In 1691, a group of Spanish explorers and missionaries came upon the river and Native American settlement (located in the area of present-day La Villita) on June 13, the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padova, Italy, and named the place and river "Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)" in his honor.

    In 1716, The Spanish Council of War approved a site on the Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) River for construction of a fortified presidio (fort). The Domingo Ramón expedition, accompanied by the trader St. Denis from Louisiana (who had come to the site two years previous) established a presidio on the river. That council also approved a request by Father Olivares to establish a Catholic Mission at the site.

    In 1718, Martin de Alarcón, then Governor of Texas, reinforced the presidio and the ten soldiers and their families were recognized officially as the beginning of the villa. Alarcón named the presidio Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Béjar in honor of the Duke of Béjar, in Spain, the viceroy's brother, who died what was considered a hero's death defending Budapest from the Ottoman Empire in 1686 (This is in dispute because there is no such saint).

    That same year, the Mission of San Francisco de Solano was moved from the Rio Grande to merge with Mission Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Padua. Father Olivares renamed his merged mission Mission Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Valero. The presidio, the villa and the mission comprised the municipality named Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de los Llanos (of the Plains) by Governor Alarcón. One year later, in 1719, Mission Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) moved to its second site on the east bank near the present day St. Joseph's Church on Commerce. (The names are in dispute because there are no such saints and only a Pope can name saints.)

    In 1721, The Marquis de Aguayo moved the presidio Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Béjar to its present site on the Plaza de Armas, where permanent quarters were constructed for the soldiers. In 1726 the official settlement population was 200, including 45 military and their families.

    The Mission Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was moved to its third and final site on Alamo Plaza in 1724 because of hurricane flooding at the previous location.

    On eleven o'clock on the morning of March 9, 1731, sixteen families (56 people) from the Canary Islands, often referred to as the "Canary Islanders," arrived at the Presidio of Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Bexar in the Province of Texas. By royal decree of the King of Spain, they founded La Villa de San Fernando and established the first civil government in Texas. The Marquis of Casafuerte, Viceroy of Spain, (King of Spain) bestowed upon each Canary Island family titles of nobility. Many descendants of these first settlers still reside in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX).

    The Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836, and eventually the town would grow to encompass the mission where the battle took place, a mile to the east. This was where 189 defenders, both Mexicans and settlers, were besieged in the old mission against 4,000 Mexican troops led by Antonio López de Santa Anna for 13 days. The defenders were all killed in the final assault on the garrison. Some recent evidence suggests there might have been a few prisoners, Colonel Davy Crockett perhaps among them, that were executed after the battle had ended. The cry "Remember the Alamo" became the rallying point of the Texas Revolution. Texas independence was finally attained at the subsequent Battle of San Jacinto the following April.

    Like many municipalities in the American Southwest, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) experiences a steady population growth. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s population has nearly doubled in 35 years, from just over 650,000 in the 1970 census to an estimated 1.2 million in 2005.

    Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has also grown substantially in area. Unlike most large cities in the U.S., Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is not completely surrounded by independent suburban cities, and under Texas law exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) over much of the surrounding unincorporated land, including directing growth and zoning. It pursues an aggressive annexation policy and opposes the creation of other municipalities within its ETJ. This is the reason Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the 7th largest in the U.S. but its metropolitan area is just 29th largest. Nearly three-fourths of its current land area has been annexed since 1960. In recent years, Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has annexed several long narrow corridors along major thoroughfares to facilitate eventual annexation of growth developing along the routes. Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) plans to annex nearly forty additional square miles by 2009.

    The Alamo is a shrine and museum located in the heart of downtown, and is surrounded by many hotels and tourist attractions. It is clearly Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s most well-known landmark, and is featured in its flag and seal and in Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)'s nickname, "Alamo Loop 1604 San Antonio Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)." Also right by the Alamo is the world famous Crockett Hotel. It is named after the legendary pioneer Davy Crockett.