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Small Business Success

Small business, big dreamsMore and more each year, Brooks is becoming a hub for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create the future that was once just a dream. Success for one is success for…


Zoned for Opportunity

The time is nowThe rest of the city, the state, and even the country are just as dedicated to the economic prosperity of Brooks as the South Side. In recent years, Brooks has been designated a Tax…


Southerleigh Brooks

Always looking forward, with an eye on the past

Legacy of innovationWhen the Brooks Development Authority inherited the closed Brooks Air Force Base, with it came dozens of shuttered buildings and more than 1,000 acres of land. These buildings…


An international oasis

A trilingual, global professional finds her home at Brooks From Mexico to Japan to San Antonio, Mary Carmen Dennis has lived all over the world. That means she speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese,…


A Legacy of Community

Being a South Sider means having pride in where you come from Despite all the changes that have happened at Brooks over the decades—from Air Force Base to mixed-use development—the atmosphere of…


Building the future with STEM

Science and engineering education at Brooks is preparing young engineers for growing career options “I graduated from BASE and now I’m the College and Career Readiness Counselor. I get to help…


Gulf Coast gourmet meets South Side hospitality

Southerleigh Chef and Founder is ready for his next adventure – this time at Brooks “When we made the announcement to open the restaurant at Brooks, people personally thanked us for taking a…


Jico Gallana Photography

A photographer finds his home

A San Antonio transplant explores the South Side through a camera lens Growing up in the Philippines, Jico Gallana dreamed of being a photographer. He couldn’t afford a camera though, until 2011…


A Runner’s Path to Brooks

Brooks running club member finds community and purpose on the South Side “When I first came to San Antonio, I was not a runner. I couldn’t run more than a mile,” said Kim Dea, South Side resident…