🌱 Rose’s Fiesta Flowers In SA + Java And Dance At Bright Coffee

Up and at ’em, San Antonio! Let’s get you started this Monday with everything you need to know going on today in San Antonio.

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and breezy. High: 86 Low: 62.

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Here are the top stories in San Antonio today:

  1. Rose Garcia, who “has been hand-making Battle of Flowers decorations for more than 50 years” now, is doing it for the last time for this year’s Fiesta parade and celebration. Her colorful crêpe paper flowers await in boxes in a room called “The Den,” at the Battle of Flowers headquarters in Government Hill. Garcia, now 72, started making the flowers with her mother her in 1928, when she was just 13. Soon it “became a family affair and tradition” when sisters, daughters and daughters-in-law joined them. Eventually, Garcia “became the boss of the blooms” after graduating from high school in 1970. Although she doesn’t yet know who is going to succeed her, she said that she’s still going to be around during future Fiesta flower preparations, just ” to make sure everything is running smoothly.” For more visits: (
  2. A local food truck named Rosey’s Fish and Chips, located at 1602 E. Houston Street, Suite 109, serves authentic English food, including their signature fish and chips. Matthew Rose, owner of Rosey’s Fish and Chips, said, “I got started because I thought that there was a lack of genuine, good quality British fish and chips here, and maybe people would like to eat it.” Rose partners with local businesses where he parks his food truck and has met many friends and customers who visit his pop-ups and love the food! Customer Laurie Gibson said, “Rosey’s Fish and Chips are hands down the best food I have had in San Antonio. Wouldn’t miss it for anything. Absolutely delicious.” If you ‘d like to support the small business, “click here to visit his social media his so you can know where he ‘ll be next” and visit : (
  3. Bright Coffee shop, which recently opened at 1705 Blanco Road, is now offering swing dance classes at night “under the instruction of leaders in the San Antonio Swing Society.” Owners Hana Buck and Rolando Almaraz previously served on the dance society’s board and now Almaraz, along with dancer Alyssa Beard, teach the beginners swing dance classes starting at 8 pm The shop’s java menu features espresso drinks and Korean-inspired specialty beverages such as banana milk latte, melon latte and “non-caffeinated red bean and black sesame drinks” served by Buck herself. The venue’s San Antonio Swing Dance Society’s schedule offers dance classes like Lindy Hop and solo jazz and beginner’s dance. Start the day with a delicious cup of coffee Monday-Friday from 7 am-2 pm, Saturdays from 7 am-3 pm and Sundays from 8 am-3 pm Then go back at night for Lindy Hop classes on Tuesdays at 7 pm, and solo jazz and beginner classes on Thursdays. In the near future, they will also be hosting dance socials. For more information visit: (mySA)

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Today in San Antonio:

  • Black Cowboys: An American Story at The Witte Museum. (11 am)
  • Alzheimer’s Association Virtual/Phone Caregiver Support Group. To register and for instructions on accessing the group, please call 800-272-3900 or visit (12:15 pm)
  • Valero Texas Open Kicks Off at TPC San Antonio. For tickets and information visit (All Day)
  • Beginning of 40 Days of Lent and Service Climate Change Event and Prayer Service at St. Mary’s University. (4:30 pm)
  • Chinese Take Out at Central Market San Antonio for ages 13 and over. Children 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Cooking class cost is $65. Purchase your tickets at Eventbrite. (6:30 pm)

From my notebook:

  • “The first foundation pour of our state-of-the-art performance center, ‘The Rock at La Cantera,’ started this week! More on the San Antonio Spurs Human Performance Campus at” (Facebook)
  • “Grab the April edition of Rio Magazine out now! From fun events to delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, you can get so many great ideas of how to spend your time in San Antonio. For details visit RIO MAGAZINE APRIL 2022 by Traveling Blender – Issuu .” (Facebook)
  • “Basic comforts such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other personal-care items are a luxury for many San Antonio children, veterans, elderly, homeless, and vulnerable populations. Change a life today by participating in United Way’s 8th Annual Shoebox Project! Grab a shoebox, decorate it and fill it with toiletries, and drop it off at the San Antonio Food Bank or at United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. For a detailed list of items allowed and those not accepted, please visit:…/volunteer/shoebox-project.” (Facebook)

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That’s it for today. I’ll see you around!

Gabriela Couvillion

About me: I’m an active mom of two grown sons and lifelong San Antonio resident. I received a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and in my free time I immerse myself in creative writing. Thanks for reading Patch, and feel free to reach out if you have any news and happenings you think may appeal to our readers!

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