Live from the Southside Magazine is a Latina-owned online and print publication that helps residents and visitors find things to do on the Southside of San Antonio and throughout Texas. Our goal is to improve and expand community relationships through promoting positive stories, interesting people, and businesses.
Live from the Southside’s roots began over 10 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.
Live From The Southside readers, followers, and subscribers are some of the most influential people in San Antonio, 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.
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