Live from the Southside is a Latina-owned online and print publication that began on the Southside of San Antonio. Now encompassing all of Texas and beyond. Our goal is to improve and expand community relationships through promoting positive stories, interesting people, and businesses.
Our readers, followers, and subscribers are some of the most influential people in Texas and beyond! With a dependable, growing audience that values our coverage and community engagement, we offer area businesses and organizations a unique opportunity to connect with a motivated market.
Live from the Southside’s roots began over 13 years ago when Editor in Chief, April Monterrosa, wrote about small Texas towns and travel. Her focus was to inspire readers to try out new things and explore extraordinary places all over Texas.
Also a Southside native, her passion has always been helping the Southside community grow and expand, while also bringing it access to all the services, information, and content they deserved and were lacking. Her focus was on making a difference while helping the community grow, and that’s exactly what she’s doing with her publication and media platforms when she brought her writing career and love for the Southside together as one.
Our Founder’s Background
CEO of Live From The Southside April Monterrosa, the first Latina-owned publication in South side San Antonio is also a published author and the owner of April Mae Media, which is a marketing, advertising, and public relations company that specializes in media outreach for events, authors, artists, musicians, and business owners.
She has a really big passion for giving back to her community and serves as a board member on the San Antonio Water System’s Community Experience Committee, the Palo Alto College Cosmetology Committee, the San Antonio District 4 Small Business Committee, Brooks Give Back, the San Antonio Women’s Business Center, serves as the Director of Community Development for The Pink Berets, and the vice-chair for Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.
Because she loves her city, she became a Certified Tourism Ambassador for the City of San Antonio. She’s also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, Texas Motor Press Association, and the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. She’s also one of the founders of the Southside Book Fair, founder of the women empowerment group Wonderfully Wise Women, and Southside Market Days.
As a writer, marketing, public relations, and social media professional, she works with brands locally, throughout the state of Texas, and nationally. Connecting people through travel, business, social media, and events is her passion.
April is most proud of being listed as an influential Latina in San Antonio by KSAT12 News which is affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Her publication, Live from the Southside, being partnered with KSAT12 and the local tv show SA Live in an effort to elevate community voices and news coverage of her Southside community, and being honored by the 87th Texas Legislature for her achievements as a civic leader and community advocate.
Features and columns in the magazine support the local community as well as inform about the latest events, deals, releases, and other relevant information.
Business & Education
Cultural & Food Events
Wellness & Self Care
Lifestyle, Family & Relationships
Tourism, Travel & Leisure
Literature, Art & Music
With a goal of giving Southside residents an opportunity to express themselves, contributing writers are from the local community and share their expertise in the magazine.
Live from the Southside Social Media
Live From the Southside Magazine and KSAT have launched a content-sharing partnership in an effort to boost the Southside’s community voices and news coverage. As part of this partnership, KSAT.com will publish certain articles from Live From the Southside Magazine to highlight Southside stories about community, food, history, interesting people, interesting places, businesses, and things to do.
Work with Us
While we exist to help support and promote local businesses, events, and/or products like yours, our sponsored content helps keep Live From The Southside running. For PR and media inquiries, more information needed, and/or have an idea for a sponsored collaboration? Contact us via email.
Our Editor in Chief
April Monterrosa is a San Antonio, Texas native, an entrepreneur, a published author, and the CEO/Editor in Chief of Live From The Southside, the first Latina-owned publication in South side San Antonio.
April has a passion for giving back to the community and serves as a board member of the San Antonio Water System’s Community Experience Committee, of the Palo Alto College Cosmetology Committee, San Antonio District 4 Small Business Committee, and a board member of Brooks Give Back and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center nonprofits. April also serves as the Director of Community Development for The Pink Berets and the media sponsor for Fin Addict Angler Foundation.
She is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador for the City of San Antonio, a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association and Texas Motor Press Association, one of the founders of the Southside Book Fair, founder of the women empowerment group Wonderfully Wise Women, and Southside Market Days.
Monterrosa’s writing career began 12 years ago with a niche for travel, small Texas towns, self-care, and inspiring her readers to make time for adventure, self-care and fun.
As a writer, marketing and social media professional, April works with brands locally, throughout the state of Texas, and nationally. Connecting others through travel, business, social media, and events is April’s passion.
April Monterrosa’s Social Media