The non-profit organization was founded in 1976 to unite the local Cuban community through family-oriented events, such as its Three Wise Men Project and the annual Christmas Party. Puerto Rican Heritage Society Founded in 1984, the group's goal is to promote and maintain Puerto Rican culture and traditions in San Antonio, including its annual celebration of the Three Kings. Friends of Colombia Association in San Antonio Founded to help preserve Colombian culture and tradition, the group's annual events include a summer festival. Northwest Side is the location of the main campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the northwest campus of the University of the Incarnate Word, which includes the Rosenberg School of Optometry.
San Antonio is home to four Fortune 500 companies and the South Texas Medical Center, the only provider of research and health care in the South Texas region. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the headquarters of the Region IV Parole Division at the San Antonio Metropolitan Parole Complex. Therefore, as in the rest of the country, radio station conglomerates have changed their format in San Antonio to reflect demographic changes. Annual events, such as Fiesta San Antonio (the city's iconic event), Luminaria (a contemporary art festival) and Fiesta Noche del Rio, add a variety of entertainment options to the area and strengthen the economy.
The new attraction is located inside the Shops at Rivercenter, in downtown San Antonio, and is one of Merlin's Sea Life aquariums. Many descendants of German immigrants in San Antonio spoke Texas German until the fifth or sixth generation. The race least likely to be in poverty in San Antonio is the Islander, with 6.37% below the poverty level. The natural vegetation of the San Antonio area (where it is not affected by development) includes oak and cedar forests, oak grassland savannas, chaparral thickets, and riverine forests (streams).
Other attractions include the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Brackenridge Park, the Japanese tea gardens, The Shops at La Cantera, the Sunken Garden Theater, the Woodlawn Theater and the Majik Theater, an educational theater for children. The Alamo Mission in San Antonio (The Alamo), located in the center of the city, is the main tourist attraction in Texas. Under the leadership of Ben Milam, in the battle of Bexar, in December 1835, Texan forces captured San Antonio from the hands of forces commanded by General Martín Perfecto de Cos, Santa Anna's brother-in-law. The Valero Texas Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour that has been held in San Antonio since 1922.The agreement frees up a total of 3,486 acres (14.11 km) of ETJ land from San Antonio north of I-10 for Schertz.
Soccer Complex was sold to the city of San Antonio and Bexar County, an agreement that was accompanied by an agreement for Spurs Sports and Entertainment to operate the facilities and introduce a team that plays in the United Soccer League. San Antonio radio is diversified, due to the influx of non-Texan Latinos, mostly from the East Coast, who serve at the city's various military bases, as well as immigrants from Mexico.