Thursday, April 4, 2013
This month we’re spotlighting the Alamo Ranch area of San Antonio, Texas. This week we will be exploring the schools and employers in and near this upscale Northwest San Antonio suburb.
The schools in Alamo Ranch are in the Northside Independent School District. Students in Alamo Ranch attend the brand new Mireles Elementary, where the mascot is the Knights and the school colors are red, black and white. The Middle School is Briscoe Middle School, who are the Bengals and whose colors are Maroon and Gold.
The high school is the TEA Recognized Taft High School, which is also the Communications Arts Magnet High School. Taft’s mascot is the Raiders and their colors are Red and White. For higher education, The University of Texas San Antonio is also located just north of Alamo Ranch.
Lackland is the Air Force’s only site for basic training for enlisted servicemen. Through its Defense Institute English Language Center, it also provides professional and technical skills training and gives students from 117 countries a place to improve their English skills.
QVC Network specializes in televised home shopping and its call center facilities are located in San Antonio. They employ 250 local residents at their offices here.
American Funds is a family of 33 mutual funds managed by Capital Research and Management. They employ over 1,000 people at their San Antonio location.