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San Antonio River Walk’s Museum Reach Expansion

San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach Expansion

San Antonio River's Museum Reach Expansion

Wow. Words escape me (and the fact that it’s past 1:00 a.m. isn’t helping either), but luckily I have pictures of the San Antonio River’s Museum Reach Expansion preview tour  as do many others. We also have tweets, lots and lots of tweets about the Museum Reach of San Antonio’s River Walk Expansion. And, thanks to Charlotte Anne and Willie Lucas, we also have video footage of tonight’s San Antonio River Tour!

I thoroughly enjoyed the preview tour of San Antonio’s River Walk Expansion this evening. Who wouldn’t love a leisurely, informative stroll along a pretty new stretch of the River Walk with some of San Antonio’s leading social media experts? Social Media Club San Antonio members and other social media enthusiasts gathered at the Brooklyn Avenue Bridge to get an early glimpse into another beautiful feather in our fair city’s cap: the Museum Reach Expansion of the San Antonio River.

San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art

Social Media Maven and KGBTexas public relations account coordinator Andi Narvaez came up with the idea for a social media preview of the river expansion project after viewing Social Media Club San Antonio’s incredibly successful coverage of the mayoral election earlier this month. She organized the tour along with Steven Schauer of the San Antonio River Authority and together they led our excited group of social media mavens up and down the new extension of the San Antonio River for two fun-filled, tweet-filled hours.

The grand opening of this stretch of the San Antonio River Walk will be celebrated all weekend long. Visit’s Museum Reach page for details. 

And, be sure to check out Trinity University Dean David Tuttle’s blog post about the Museum Reach preview tour. I’m sure the only reason he beat me to a blog post (and one that’s WAY more thorough than mine) was because he didn’t join the River Gang for margaritas at Tomatillos afterward. Darn that tequila. It gets me every time.


Social Media Coverage Takes San Antonio Mayoral Election by Storm!


Social Media Club San Antonio covers the mayoral election

Social Media Club San Antonio covers the mayoral election

On Saturday, May 9, Social Media Club San Antonio participated in an event never before seen in our city. The San Antonio Current joined forces with, NewTek, and Social Media Club San Antonio to stream live coverage of San Antonio’s Mayoral Election over UStream. Social Media Club San Antonio had four members (Club founders Jennifer Navarrete and Luis Sandoval and Club members me and Stephanie King) stationed at the Current’s offices while other members of Social Media Club (Alan Weinkrantz, John Navarrete and Leslie Baldwin) were stationed at the various election headquarters around town. We also had one roving reporter (Shelley Cook) who roamed between all locations, giving us her unique perspective. Emceed by the Current’s Elaine Wolff and IGoSA’s Kaye Cruz, and directed by Ed Lozano, and supported by a huge cast of behind-the-scenes people who made the live event possible, the resulting broadcast was an amazing collaboration of journalists, social media enthusiasts, political commentary guests, bands, comedians and poets all who chatted, tweeted and performed in between updates on voter experiences and polling numbers. It was an experience like no other.


San Antonio is a hotbed of social media activity and as a member of Social Media Club of San Antonio I was thrilled to participate in this ground-breaking event.


Marcus Rubio & the Gospel Choir of Pillows performs at the San Antonio Mayoral election cybercast at the San Antonio Current

For a complete stream of tweets during the five hour broadcast, check out #savotes here on TwitterAnd, in case you missed it, here’s a little taste of what we were doing on Saturday night.