Newcomers of San Antonio members have many resources available to them; however, as an organization we do not recommend or endorse any particular organization. Therefore, the best way to hone in on those leads is to attend coffees, luncheons and/or special interests groups and make new friends who want to share the valuable lessons they learned when they were new to San Antonio.
However, what we CAN share are the following “general information” links that may be helpful.
Finding your way around a new neighborhood can be a real hassle, especially when it comes to finding the reliable services you need. That’s where Bconnected comes in. As your community welcome service, we are here to personally connect you with the community information, services and contacts you need to settle in to your new neighborhood.
City of San Antonio for Culture and Creative Development
The Department for Culture & Creative Development is the local arts agency for the City of San Antonio funded by the hotel/motel tax and supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. We support arts and culture in the community through programs tailored to help arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, community groups and the tourism industry.Our mission is to provide leadership and support for arts organizations and individual artists, improving the quality of life for San Antonio citizens and visitors alike.
CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility providing both natural gas and electric service. Acquired by the City of San Antonio in 1942, today we serve more than 728,000 electric customers and 328,000 natural gas customers in and around the seventh-largest city in the nation.
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Operated under the auspices of the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the San Antonio Botanical Garden founded in 1980, encompasses 38 acres in the center of the city of San Antonio. Our mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.
San Antonio City Search
An online city guide providing information about dining, entertainment, retail, travel, and professional services in cities throughout the country.
San Antonio Library
The Library is more than a place to read, or research and study, it is a place where library users can also learn about any subject they are interested in, search for jobs, listen to and participate in engaging discussions about a host of subjects. San Antonio Public Library is looking forward to seeing you at one of our 26 locations across San Antonio to further enhance your library experience.
San Antonio Missions
When visiting San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, plan to spend at least a couple of hours – four hours if you have the time. Free guided tours, movies, and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the week. Besides the four historic missions and their churches, check out the grist mill at Mission San José, and the 270-year old Espada acequia (irrigation system) with its dam and aqueduct.
The four mission churches within San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are active catholic parishes, and hold regular services. They are open to park visitors during park hours, except for special services, such as weddings and funerals.
San Antonio River Authority
SARA, created in 1937, is one of many active river authorities in the State of Texas. Its jurisdiction covers 3,658 square miles—all of Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad Counties.
The State of Texas has empowered the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) to preserve, protect and manage the resources and environment of the San Antonio River and its tributaries. Our district spans Bexar, Goliad, Karnes and Wilson counties. We are passionately committed to the preservation, protection and sustainability of the San Antonio River Watershed.
San Antonio Water System
SAWS is a public utility owned by the City of San Antonio. It was created in May 1992 through the consolidation of its three predecessor agencies. Since the formation of SAWS, San Antonio has been recognized nationally for its novel conservation efforts and proactive water management planning, making San Antonio water’s most resourceful city.
TxDOT-Texas Department of Transportation
Learn more about Texas Travel, driving laws and highway safety.
Texas Parks and Wildlife
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Website is your online connection to some of the finest outdoor recreation in the world, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, birdwatching and much more. You will also find the latest on TPWD’s efforts to conserve fish and wildlife species and habitat as well as cultural and historic sites across Texas, with many opportunities for you to get involved with this important work.
Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio was organized in 1988 and formally incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization the following year. TPR operates five non-commercial radio stations: KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas; KTXI 90.1 FM, broadcasts to the West Central Hill Country; KTPR 89.9 FM, broadcasts to Snyder and the Big Country; and KVHL 91.7 FM, broadcasts to the Highland Lakes region.
The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in the early 1700’s, one of the first in Texas. The establishment of this mission played a crucial role in the settlement of San Antonio, Texas and the Southwest. The Alamo is dedicated to educating all visitors, either online or in person, about the history of the Alamo and its importance to Texas and the nation.
The Alamo offers many options for visitors to learn more about the history of the battle and the Texas Revolution. There is no charge to visit the Alamo and the public is welcome to walk the grounds and conduct their own self-guided tours.
The San Antonio River Walk is a public park open 365 days a year, lined with individual businesses composed of restaurants, hotels, attractions and more. The Paseo del Rio Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas. The Association accomplishes this through the production of special events along the River Walk throughout the year and through the publication of Rio Magazine, a monthly visitor magazine.
The State of Texas
Your guide to everything about Texas, including vehicle registration, driver licenses, State sales taxes, Business and professional services, etc.
The Witte Museum
The Witte Museum promotes lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. Exhibitions, programs, and collections connect the past, the present, and future through a dynamic learning environment.
Welcome Home! Magazine
Chances are, when you’ve browsed an edition of Welcome Home at your local coffee shop, doctor’s office, or along with your daily mail, you probably saw someone you know featured in the issue. Welcome Home Community Newspaper has been a part of San Antonio’s North Side for over 11 years, and is proud of its distinction as an invaluable source of local news for its ever-growing readership.