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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

A celebration of life: Dia de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, traditionally held November 1st, is the perfect celebration for entering into the holiday season. Why? Because at its core, Día (as we call it around here) is about celebrating our deep cultural respect and admiration for our loved ones who have passed on. Just as VIDA’s community is a celebration of art, movement, and culture, so too is Día a celebration of life. 

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Topics: South side, Vida, holiday, things to do

Signs of Fall in San Antonio

Fall in San Antonio—especially in and around the VIDA community adjacent to Texas A&M - San Antonio and Palo Alto College—is beautiful, if you know where to find it. While we don’t have huge swaths of trees shifting in color in the city, with our beautiful green spaces, there are plenty of native trees and plants putting forth their showy best.

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Topics: South side, parks and nature, Vida

Palo Alto College: Best Study Spots on Campus

Adjacent to VIDA, Palo Alto College offers plenty of study and work spaces to mix things up in your school or work week. Whether you are a student looking for a quiet place to study or want to take advantage of Palo Alto College’s many public spaces to finish some remote work, there are plenty of great work and study spots on campus. As a public college, the main campus is open to all members of the community, including those who will soon live at VIDA. You can also purchase memberships for access to the pool, library rentals, or to reserve equipment on campus. Explore the following study and work spots for community members:

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Topics: Vida, education, Palo Alto College

In the news: University Health to invest $10.4 million for new hospital site

Bexar County Hospital District to purchase land for Southside facility

San Antonio Report, September 29, 2021

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Topics: community news, in the news, South side, Vida

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

Top 5 MUST-try Meals in Southside San Antonio

Southside San Antonio restaurants are well known as some of the best small-time cookeries in town. Many of them have been serving customers for more than 50 years, creating simple and traditional dishes that make you come back for more. We're sharing a few of our favorites for inspiration. 

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Topics: Vida

KENS-5: Development Begins on First Homes

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

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