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Celebrate the Holidays in San Antonio

This is the time of year where dark nights are transformed into brilliant lightscapes celebrating the holidays. Lights of Esperanza is a wonderful lighting event in our community that will be held on Tuesday, November 30th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Adjacent to VIDA, Texas A&M - San Antonio hosts this free annual event to celebrate the joy of the holiday season in the heart of the city’s Southside community.

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Topics: community news, South side, Vida, Texas A&M University - San Antonio, events, holiday, things to do

Top Fall Activities in San Antonio

San Antonio is a wonderful city year-round, but there’s just something about fall in the city’s Southside, including the downtown district. Summers in the city can become stiflingly hot, preventing many people from fully enjoying the outdoors; however, when fall comes around with its cooler temperatures, the downtown area can truly come to life.

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Topics: Vida, Texas A&M University - San Antonio, events, Palo Alto College, holiday, things to do

Top Industries in San Antonio

If you're looking to relocate, the local economy and job prospects are likely at the top of your list! As you outline considerations, consider San Antonio’s Southside communities, including VIDA, to meet all of your personal and professional needs.

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Topics: South side, Texas A&M University - San Antonio, economic development, Palo Alto College

University Health System Approves Purchase of Planned Hospital Site at VIDA

The University Health System (UHS) Board of Managers unanimously approved the purchase of 68-acres on the city’s south side. Located at the corner of S. Zarzamora and Jaguar Parkway, the parcel is part of the 600-acre VIDA community situated between Texas A&M University - San Antonio and Palo Alto College. 

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Topics: community news, in the news, South side, Vida, Texas A&M University - San Antonio, economic development

Benefits of Living in a Texas A&M University -San Antonio College Town

Texas A&M University -San Antonio has become a bustling hotspot of the Southside San Antonio area. The university has carved out a strong community of students, faculty and staff amidst beautiful architecture, lush landscaping and rich traditions. With the addition of the VIDA community, soon there will be apartments, single family homes, duplexes and more, allowing people to linger longer near this beautiful campus. 

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Topics: Vida, Texas A&M University - San Antonio

KENS-5: Development Begins on First Homes

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Topics: in the news, homes, Vida, Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Welcome Back, Texas A&M - San Antonio: 6 Tips for College Success!

Welcome back!  Whether it is your first day of kindergarten or you are wrapping up your Senior year of college, the first day of school can be filled with excitement, apprehension or even stress. When starting a new phase of life, those are all normal feelings and everyone goes through them. 

With a little preparation, planning and hard work you can succeed. According to a recent article by the Harvard Extension School, there are 6 tips for having your best year yet. 

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Topics: Texas A&M University - San Antonio

The Zócalo is coming to VIDA. But what is a Zócalo?

 

All around the world, town squares are considered the centerpiece of a city. Times Square in New York City, Red Square in Moscow, St. Peter’s square in Vatican City and Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona. Closer to home is San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza - decadent in location, the culture that floods the Alamo Plaza dates back to the battle of the Alamo 186 years ago. Alamo Plaza is not only rich with history, but has grown to become a highlight for tourists and locals alike.  Perhaps one of the more famed international central hubs is a zócalo. But what IS a zócalo? 

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Topics: Vida, Texas A&M University - San Antonio

VIDA Community brings artists to the forefront

San Antonio is filled with art and artists that represent the city’s rich history. From music to musicals, sculptures to murals, plays to comedy shows, San Antonio’s culture is always on display across the city. On the City’s vibrant Southside, art fills the halls and courtyards of the Texas A&M University – San Antonio campus, as a mission to introduce students to the wealth of artistic inspiration seen across the City. The new VIDA community adjacent to campus will expand on this vision.

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Topics: Texas A&M University - San Antonio

The Perks of Living Near a College or University

VIDA, the new community adjacent to Texas A&M University - San Antonio begins construction this month. The planned community will shape the ‘university residential neighborhood and town center’ for the area. And while some may think a ‘College Town’ is only for students and faculty, living in or near a university has a special spark of life that permeates throughout the community. There is something unique and vibrant when living in this type of town that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Topics: Texas A&M University - San Antonio

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