Presidents at the Gunter Hotel

In honor of President’s Day we want to share with our guests some amazing piece of history. In the 109 years the hotel has been in operation, we’ve had our fair share of important people pass through. Some actors, some socialites, and some politicians, more specifically, United States presidents.

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San Antonio Zoo Zootenial

We know a thing or two about being a part of San Antonio’s history. So do our friends at the San Antonio Zoo. This year marks the official 100th anniversary of the San Antonio Zoo. Their humble beginnings can be traced back to 1914 when Colonel George W. Brackenridge gifted a scenic area of San Antonio for the public to enjoy watching buffalo graze and elk meander, as well as see monkeys, lions and bears (oh my!). Now, the San Antonio houses more than 8,500 animals! Continue reading

Valero Alamo Bowl 2013

Hut, hut, HIKE! Kickoff for the Valero Alamo Bowl is just days away and we’re already full of team spirit. At 5:45 p.m. on Monday, December 30, cheers and chants will ring out from the Alamodome as thousands of fans from all over the country root for #1 Pac-12 team Oregon and #2 Big 12 team University of Texas at Austin. Continue reading

Holiday Home Security Tips

BWStakedSignThis time of year is filled with hot chocolate, Christmas songs, and trips to see family members. And after a holiday trip, the last thing you want to do is come home to find a broken glass and valuables missing. Take steps to secure your home for when you’re gone.  Continue reading

Tamales Festival 2013

What’s round and skinny and yellow all over? San Antonio’s favorite holiday goodie - tamales. Join fellow San Antonians this Saturday, December 7 at the Pearl Brewery for the 3rd Annual Tamales! Holiday Festivalbucket_of_tamales

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Ford Holiday River Parade

urlAlthough the official Christmas season does not begin until the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. November 29, the radio stations and retail stores are already playing holiday tunes and selling Christmas decorations. Who are we to disagree? Continue reading

San Antonio Auto and Truck Show

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Get your motors runnin’. Head out on the highway… and exit E. Commerce St. because starting November 21, the San Antonio International Truck and Auto Show will be taking up residence in the Henry B. Gonzales Center. Continue reading

Why We Celebrate Veteran’s Day

imagesThe observance of what is now known as “Veteran’s Day” started at the end of World War 1. Although the Treaty of Versailles signed on June 28, 1919 officially marked the end of World War 1, the fighting had stopped seven months prior after an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany. The armistice began “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” in 1918. November 11 is generally regarded as what ended the war. Continue reading

Sícolovía 2013

1097805_78104276An amazing singer once say, “Get on your feet! Get up and make it happen.” This year’s Síclovía event is making the community do just that!

Now that the weather is cooling down, the evenings are perfect for a little outdoor fun. A great way to get the community out of the house and into some workout clothes, Síclovía is a wonderful event that turns city streets in to temporary workout facilities. It creates a safe place for people to exercise and play for about 6 hours on Sunday. Continue reading

September 11 Memorial

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It’s amazing how 12 years can fly by, but one event can make it feel like just yesterday. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have never left the minds of Americans, young and old, who experienced the shock and devastation the attacks brought. Continue reading