About

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.

Our Background

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.

Our Magazine

Features and columns in the magazine support the local community as well as inform about the latest events, deals, releases, and other relevant information.

Contents Include:

Business & Education
Cultural & Food Events
Wellness & Self Care
Lifestyle, Family & Relationships
Tourism, Travel & Leisure
Non-Profit Organizations
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

@SouthsideSATX – Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

Live From the Southside Magazine and KSAT Content-sharing Partnership

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

CEO/Editor in Chief April Monterrosa is a Southside San Antonio, Texas native.  As a marketing and social media professional, April works with brands locally and throughout the state of Texas. 

April has a passion for giving back to the community and is serving as the President of the Scooby Van of San Antonio Southside Chapter, a local literacy nonprofit, as well as President of the Southside Book Fair. 

She is a board member of the San Antonio Water System’s Community Experience Committee and a board member of Brooks Give Back and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center nonprofits.  April also serves on the Palo Alto College Cosmetology Advisory committee and as the Director of Communications for the Miss Plus San Antonio Pageant. 

She is an author, Certified Tourism Ambassador for the City of San Antonio, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association. 

April Monterrosa’s Social Media

@AprilMaeMedia – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter