Welcome to Live from the Southside Magazine!

Live from the Southside is a San Antonio-based women-owned lifestyle and travel publication rooted in the Southside community and launched in 2020. Initially focused on showcasing the culture of Southside San Antonio, we’ve grown into a platform that connects our community to a national audience.

Our mission is simple: Through powerful storytelling, we highlight individuals and businesses making a difference in San Antonio and share captivating tales across Texas and the nation.

With a dedicated and influential audience, we provide a perfect avenue for businesses, organizations, and individuals to connect. Our readers, 85% in Texas, 55% men, and 45% women aged 18-65, always seek new opportunities and adventures.

We proudly collaborate with KSAT12 and “SA Live,” KLMO 98.9 FM, and the South Texas Business Partnership to amplify community voices and support local businesses.

Stay updated on Southside news by subscribing to our free digital magazine monthly at https://bit.ly/SubscribeToLFTSS.

Find us @SouthsideSATX on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Twitter for daily updates and exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses into the incredible happenings within our community. Don’t hesitate to contact us at livefromthesouthside@gmail.com for PR and media inquiries.

 

 

 

About the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

April Monterrosa, a native of San Antonio, Texas, is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and business mentor. She’s the publisher and editor-in-chief of Live From The Southside Magazine, the first woman-owned publication in Southside San Antonio. Her entrepreneurial journey commenced at 12 when she assisted with various responsibilities within her father’s plumbing contracting company, Greg Galindo Plumbing. This early exposure laid the foundation for her journey into business ownership. With over 20 years of hospitality and spa industry expertise in the corporate world, April thrived as the proprietor of her esthetic and wellness business before her media career. Her media career began 15 years ago when she founded a travel and lifestyle blog specializing in exploring travel destinations, focusing on small Texas towns, self-care practices, and prioritizing adventure and enjoyment.

April actively contributes to her community by serving on boards and organizations, including the Small Business Advisory Commission for the City of San Antonio, Fin Addict Angler Foundation, Brooks Gives Back, The Pink Berets, San Antonio Water System’s Community Experience Committee, the Palo Alto College Cosmetology Committee, the VIDA Arts Council, the first woman to serve on the Texas Motor Press Association board, and is the chairwoman for Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. She is a proud graduate of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Latina Leadership Institute (Cohort 8) and is currently serving on its steering committee. She is also a business mentor for the City of San Antonio and Alamo Colleges Mentor Protégé Program.

As the host of The April Monterrosa Show on KLMO 98.9 FM, April Monterrosa highlights the achievements of Tejanos in entertainment, business, and music. Recognized as an influential Latina by KSAT12 News, April has been honored by the 87th Texas Legislature for her exceptional contributions as a civic leader and community advocate. She has also been nominated in the Social Media Influencer category in the Express-News Best of Awards. She has received the Community Rising Star Award from the National Women’s Business Association Women Business Awards. Additionally, April received the prestigious President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.