Erica Hernandez is an Emmy-winning journalist with 15 years of experience in the television news business. She has covered a wide range of stories throughout Central and South Texas and is currently the judicial reporter and co-host of the podcast South Texas Crime Stories. San Antonio, Texas is home to many iconic landmarks, including the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, who have won five championships and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship. The city is also home to the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, a leading academic health center with a mission to improve lives through excellence in advanced academic studies, lifesaving research, and comprehensive clinical care that includes health, dental and cancer services.
San Antonio is also known for its haunted history, with Yahoo Travel naming it one of the most haunted places in the United States. The city has a long history that dates back to 1729 when Canarians settled in San Antonio. It was also visited by Pope John Paul II in 1987, who celebrated a mass that was attended by more than 350,000 people. San Antonio is also home to many inventions.
Church's Chicken first opened its doors in San Antonio and the first place used to be across the street from the Alamo. The area was an early settlement that dates back to 1729, when Canarians settled in San Antonio. The inventions mentioned in this San Antonio Express-News article include the world's first coronary stent invented by Dr. Julio Palmaz, then professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.