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Biz awards — City

Biz awards — City

City agencies honoredThree city agencies recently were honored: Tucson 12, the city’s government-access TV channel, second-place award for its video “Get Streetcar Street Smart!” in the public-education category of government programming by the National Association of Telecommunications Offi…

October 29, 2014 7:20 pm
Nine Tucson-area resorts keep 4-diamond ratings

Nine Tucson-area resorts keep 4-diamond ratings

Five area restaurants also won four diamonds from AAA.

October 28, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Street Smarts: Road namesake first to patrol border

Street Smarts: Road namesake first to patrol border

Jeff Milton worked by horse and Model T, long before Border Patrol.

October 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts map

Street Smarts map

October 20, 2014 9:51 pm
Street Smarts: Neighborhood, road named for Lady Suffolk

Street Smarts: Neighborhood, road named for Lady Suffolk

Wealthy woman built lavish winter home that is now convent, Catholic school.

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Gras introduced kids to desert creatures

Street Smarts: Gras introduced kids to desert creatures

Street Smarts: Desert Museum's Hal Gras always shared links between people, animals.

October 14, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts map

Street Smarts map

October 13, 2014 10:40 pm
Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Hal Gras. Courtesy of Peggy Larson of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

October 13, 2014 3:15 pm
Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Hal Gras in the Desert Ark. The road that bears his name is on Tucson’s west side next to Ironwood Picnic Area off Kinney Road in Tucson Mountain Park.

October 13, 2014 3:15 pm
Street Smarts: Lack of education didn't stop success

Street Smarts: Lack of education didn't stop success

Namesake of Franklin Street was bullwhacker, constable, newspaper owner, prospector and legislator.

October 06, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Franklin Street

Street Smarts: Franklin Street

Albert F. Banta, circa 1900s, who was also known as Charles A. Franklin.

October 06, 2014 10:04 am
Street Smarts: Silverlake's namesake made splash, powered mills

Street Smarts: Silverlake's namesake made splash, powered mills

Shore of man-made lake also boasted Tucson's first roadhouse and nightclub.

September 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Silverlake Road

Street Smarts: Silverlake Road

This 1888 photo by Leo Goldschmidt shows Silver Lake with the hotel on the right. The lake was created in 1857 or 1858 when two brothers from Virginia dammed the Santa Cruz River.

September 29, 2014 12:27 pm
Street Smarts map Sept. 23, 2014

Street Smarts map Sept. 23, 2014

September 23, 2014 9:14 am
Street Smarts: Road, field named for legendary groundskeeper

Street Smarts: Road, field named for legendary groundskeeper

Emil Bossard tended to Hi Corbett and Indians' minor-league fields in Tucson.

September 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Bossard Place

Street Smarts: Bossard Place

Sportsaster Jim McKay, and one-time Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck, in 1964.

September 22, 2014 3:13 pm
Street Smarts: Bossard Place

Street Smarts: Bossard Place

Emil Bossard, for whom a street to the annex baseball fields in Reid Park is named, was head groundskeeper for Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

September 22, 2014 3:13 pm
Street Smarts: Bossard Place

Street Smarts: Bossard Place

Bossard Place sign (top) at Reid Park.

September 22, 2014 3:12 pm
Street Smarts: Tiny street honors famous Tucson architect

Street Smarts: Tiny street honors famous Tucson architect

A block-long street in the Sam Hughes Neighborhood honors Josias Joesler.

September 15, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners

Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners

Back in the late 1800s, Ajo Way went by a different name: Robles Road.

September 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Contest named streets of El Encanto Estates

Street Smarts: Contest named streets of El Encanto Estates

Tony Tucson neighborhood may have started out as a small ranch.

September 01, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Hill, road honor Mexican military commander

Street Smarts: Hill, road honor Mexican military commander

Jose Maria Martinez also helped negotiate peace between Apaches, Mexicans.

August 25, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

The obelisk gravestone of Nicolas Martinez, son of Jose Maria Martinez, for whom Martinez Hill and Martinez Hill Drive are named. It is the only gravestone in the Mortuary Chapel cemetery at San Xavier. 

August 25, 2014 11:54 am
Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

Martinez Hill, with Interstate 19 in front, looking east from Grotto Hill.

August 25, 2014 11:54 am

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