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Garrison established in 1775

Garrison established in 1775

The original Spanish garrison posted where the restored presidio now sits was established in 1775, the year the Revolutionary War began.

September 05, 2014 2:38 pm
Presidio San Agustin

Presidio San Agustin

The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson stands at 133 W. Washington St. The site’s out-of-the way location makes it harder to raise public awareness.

September 05, 2014 2:37 pm
Hacienda del Sol

Hacienda del Sol

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, which has an 85-year history, attracts visitors who want desert scruff and luxury, taste of the Old West and modern amenities. A large expansion seeks to accommodate those expectations.

September 04, 2014 5:39 pm
Monsignor Carlos Romero Moreno

Monsignor Carlos Romero Moreno

Foto por Mike Christy / La estrella de TucsónEl monaguillo Manuel Carbajal, izq., y monseñor Carlos Romero se preparaban para la misa en español el pasado 27 de agosto.

September 02, 2014 5:46 pm
Sahuaro High School football

Sahuaro High School football

Sahuaro coach Scott McKee talks with quarterback Stephen Miller during an offensive drill at practice this week. McKee says making the playoffs three straight years but losing in the first round each time is “agonizing.”

August 27, 2014 4:56 pm
Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona Wildcats football practice

Head coach Rich Rodriguez keeps close watch as an offensive and defensive player square off during the "boards" drill during the Arizona Wildcats football practice on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. 

August 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona Wildcats football practice

Mike Christy / La Estrella de TucsónEl entrenador Rich Rodríguez observa una jugada entre la ofensiva y la defensiva de los Gatos en la práctica del 13 de agosto en el Arizona Stadium.

August 26, 2014 12:38 pm
Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona Wildcats football practice

Foto por Mike Christy / La estrella de tucsónEl coach de los Arizona Wildcats, Rich Rodríguez, en la práctica del equipo el pasado 13 de agosto en Tucsón, Arizona.

August 26, 2014 12:37 pm
Salpointe Catholic vs. Buena high school football

Salpointe Catholic vs. Buena high school football

Salpointe Catholic running back Taylor Powell stiff-arms Buena linebacker Stephen Choy in the first quarter. Salpointe led 27-3 at halftime .

August 22, 2014 8:22 pm
Mr. Beer

Mr. Beer

Logistics manager Ellen Bruce pours a sparkling ale during an invite-only open house at Mr. Beer’s expanded Tucson headquarters at 3366 N. Dodge Blvd.

August 21, 2014 6:13 pm
Tucson's growing craft beer scene

Tucson's growing craft beer scene

Bartender Elizabeth Montoya fills a growler of craft beer for Ryan Duffy at the e.River Bar inside Whole Foods, 5555 E. River Road. The full-service bar lets you drink while you shop.

August 18, 2014 7:55 pm
Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery

Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery

Late-night favorite Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery, 266 E. Congress St., keeps the steamed mussels and gourmet mac n’cheese going until midnight seven days a week. Not to mention, they also have an ice cream counter ...

August 18, 2014 2:25 pm
Streetcar benefits

Streetcar benefits

The Depot Plaza parking garage was part of the redevelopment of the Martin Luther King Jr. Apartments — a job first approved by the City Council in 2002.

August 15, 2014 4:06 pm
Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona Wildcats football practice

Anu Solomon (12) talks with receiver Samajie Grant during drills. “Sometimes I see myself being laid back, and I’m like ‘Come on, Anu, step it up.’ ”

August 13, 2014 7:26 pm
Julie Reed

Julie Reed

Julie Reed, a co-author for the Tucson in Style blog, poses with her kids Lincoln, right, 7, and Clementine, 5, at her home.

August 10, 2014 5:08 pm
Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery

Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery

Pedestrians walk past the south entrance to Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery, 3015 N. Oracle Road. The cemetery, founded in 1907, is one of the city’s oldest.

August 06, 2014 9:25 am
Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona running back Terris Jones-Grigsby takes a handoff from quarterback Anu Solomon.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am
Biz awards - County recognized for water, ranch work

Biz awards - County recognized for water, ranch work

Pima County won two statewide 2014 Project of the Year awards from the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association.The Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility won in the category of environment, more than $75 million. The Robles Ranch improvements project won in the structures cate…

July 29, 2014 9:22 pm
Renovated Old Main

Renovated Old Main

The executive suite features raised ceilings and about $250,000 worth of Scandinavian-style furnishings. But “there’s no gold dripping from the ceiling,” says UA Provost Andrew Comrie.

July 25, 2014 12:08 pm
Fatal shooting

Fatal shooting

Tucson Police Department investigators bag evidence and investigate the scene of a fatal morning shooting in the 1500 block of South Craycroft Road. A man fired multiple shots, leaving another man dead on Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 3:11 pm
Loft Kids Fest Kick-Off

Loft Kids Fest Kick-Off

LaNora Carrafa, 4, finds a suitable piece of “gold” to stash away while panning for the shiny stuff with her dad, Mike, at The Loft Kids Fest Kick-Off at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. The event was Friday.

July 21, 2014 4:34 pm
Ultra high-intensity lights for migrants

Ultra high-intensity lights for migrants

El reverendo Robin Hoover muestra cómo el uso de estas linternas de luz súper intensa pueden servir a los inmigrantes que necesiten pedir auxilio en medio del desierto. El 3 de julio de 2014 anunció en conferencia de prensa en El Tiradito, en Tucsón, la donación de 100 linternas en una igles…

July 08, 2014 9:57 am
Crafty Readers

Crafty Readers

Olivia Santiago, 5, listens intently as library associate Betty Corr reads from “The Shivers in the Fridge” during the Crafty Readers event July 3, at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Kids listened to the story and afterward made crafts related to the themes and characters rela…

July 07, 2014 1:38 pm
More fun to look at

More fun to look at

Alex Gutierrez, 6, makes a face after taking a whiff of a stink bug from entomologist Christina O’Connell during her presentation at Science Saturdays on July 5 at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. As part of the library’s Fizz Boom Wow summer series, O’Connell gav…

July 07, 2014 1:39 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Workers with Frontier Towing clean up the wreckage from an overturned moving truck at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. The driver of the truck was killed.

July 04, 2014 5:13 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

An official with the Arizona Department of Public Safety walks through the wreckage at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday.

July 04, 2014 5:14 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily StarThe cab of a moving truck was sheared away and its trailer lays overturned at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. The driver of the moving truck was killed in the crash.

July 04, 2014 5:12 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

The cab of the moving truck was sheared away and its trailer overturned. The driver was westbound when he lost control and entered the eastbound lanes, striking two other vehicles.

July 04, 2014 5:11 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Freeway travel between Cortaro Farms Road and Twin Peaks Road on Interstate 10 was restricted throughout Friday afternoon while officers investigated the crash.

July 04, 2014 5:09 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Workers clean up the wreckage after a 41-year-old California man driving a moving truck was killed in a three-vehicle Interstate 10 crash at about 11:45 a.m. Friday.

July 04, 2014 5:10 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Workers with Frontier Towing clean up the wreckage from an overturned moving truck at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. The driver of the moving truck was killed.

July 04, 2014 4:58 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety watch as a tractor-trailer is hoisted to be towed away from the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday.

July 04, 2014 5:00 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Westbound traffic sits idle at the scene of a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 between Twin Peaks and Cortaro Roads on Friday. Freeway travel was restricted throughout the afternoon while Arizona Department of Public Safety officers investigated a crash involving a moving truck, a…

July 04, 2014 4:57 pm
1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

1 dead, 2 injured in I-10 crash near Marana

Freeway travel between Cortaro Farms Road and Twin Peaks Road on Interstate 10 was restricted throughout Friday afternoon while Arizona Department of Public Safety officers investigated a crash involving a moving truck, a passenger care and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the moving truck w…

July 04, 2014 4:47 pm
High-intensity lights for migrants

High-intensity lights for migrants

Robin Hoover is planning to distribute the flashlights through a church in Altar, Sonora, one of the last staging points for those about to cross into the United States.

July 03, 2014 7:23 pm
Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros

Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros

Heather Woods, playing Maggie, delivers a swift kick to Tim Wambolt, playing Jefe, during the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros’ Wild West stunt show, “The Legend of the Masked Marshal,” at Trail Dust Town on East Tanque Verde Road.

June 30, 2014 11:33 am
Night Wings

Night Wings

Dad Kyle Steinbuch, left, and his son Bridger, 4, try to fly a kite in the breeze outside the main hangar during Night Wings Saturday at the Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road.

June 30, 2014 11:34 am
AZ Air Time

AZ Air Time

Caide Grimes, 12, hurls the ball in a game of dodgeball at AZ Air Time, 3931 W. Costco Drive.

June 30, 2014 11:21 am
Reptiles of Southern Arizona at Woods Memorial Library

Reptiles of Southern Arizona at Woods Memorial Library

Audreyanna Hodsden, 8, leans in to take an up-close look at a zebra-tailed lizard during the Reptiles of Southern Arizona informational event on June 25 at Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave. The event was presented by Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

June 30, 2014 11:20 am

Fire cadets

45 firefighters graduate

June 27, 2014 8:48 pm
Splash! at La Encantada

Splash! at La Encantada

Union Public House’s Evan McCurdy whips up samples of rocket salad at the Splash summer benefit gala on Saturday at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. The event was a benefit for the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Creative Arts Therapy for Veterans programs. One of the even…

June 23, 2014 10:12 am
City courts

City courts

City officials may seek to move some customer-service operations to the Pima County Joint Courts Complex, which will open in February.

June 22, 2014 12:17 pm
The Bisbee Blue of the Pecos League

The Bisbee Blue of the Pecos League

Bisbee players don’t mind chores as pitcher Tom Goodman, of Sarasota, Florida, chalks the third-base line before a game at Warren Ballpark, built in 1909.

June 20, 2014 4:00 pm
The Bisbee Blue of the Pecos League

The Bisbee Blue of the Pecos League

Sierr Vista’s Tim Mahon, left, and David Loeffelman take in the Bisbee Blue-Roswell Invaders game Thursday at Warren Ballpark.

June 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Alex Robles

Alex Robles

Austin Peay State University’s star freshman Alex Robles is back in Tucson for the summer to play with Tucson Post 7, an American Legion wood bat team. Robles contributed as both a pitcher and infielder for the Governors this past season.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
Ronny G's Pottery and More

Ronny G's Pottery and More

Owner Ron Gerson, left, yanks on the cord to fire up a generator to test for handyman Todd Barricklow at Ronny G’s Pottery and More. Gerson, who’s had the shop for just over half a year, combines pottery and metal art with yard sale and thrift shop items.

June 17, 2014 4:39 pm
Tony Redhouse

Tony Redhouse

Tony Redhouse performs the eagle dance of the Navajo Nation for a crowd of about 100 people at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 3733 W. Ina Road. The visual artist, a two-time winner of the Native American Music Awards, engaged the audience Friday by letting them play along on traditional in…

June 16, 2014 11:03 am
Splash N' Dash Aquathon

Splash N' Dash Aquathon

Two weeks ago, Sadie Silverstein, 8, gulped for air during a 200-yard swim at the Splash N’ Dash aquathon at the Marana Municipal Pool at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road. The six-date race series put on by Marana Parks and Recreation continues today. It features a two-part swim an…

June 16, 2014 11:05 am
Connect in the City discount card; Aveda Institute

Connect in the City discount card; Aveda Institute

Maricela Hernandez, 17, has her hair cut and styled by Nikki Cordova at Aveda Institute, which is offering discounts of 50 percent on any service with the new Connect in the City card, available for $5.

June 12, 2014 6:28 pm
Connect in the City discount card; Maker House

Connect in the City discount card; Maker House

Alex Dittrich, right, explains to customer Kim Upston the benefits of the Connect in the City discount card she bought at Maker House, among more than 100 local stores taking the card.

June 12, 2014 6:25 pm

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