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  • North Star Mall
  • Central Park Mall
  • Rolling Oaks Mall
  • Wonderland of the Americas (formerly Crossroads Mall)
  • Ingram Park Mall
  • South Park Mall
  • Rivercenter Mall
  • Alamo Quarry Market
  • The Shops at La Cantera

Marriott Riverwalk


citizen from Mexico

Mexican American

No hyphen


military installations

  • Fort Sam Houston (Army post)
  • Lackland AFB (base)
  • Randolph AFB (base)


Lowercase minor. See degrees.


Delete excess numerals when you have a round dollar amount:

  • $10
  • $10.00
  • She won $10.
  • She won $10 dollars.

Use figures with million and billion, except in nonspecific references.

The building cost $3.5 million.

BUT I’d like to win a billion dollars.

EXCEPTION: In graphs or charts, you may use decimals and zeros.


Capitalize the names of months in all uses.

When a month is used with a specific date, abbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec.

When a phrase lists only a month and year, do not separate the year with commas and do not abbreviate the month. When a phrase refers to a month, day and year, set off the year with commas and abbreviate the month.

See also dates.

He was born Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at Methodist Hospital.
  • Feb. 1, 1996
  • February 1996
  • February, 1996
  • Feb. 1996

Monuments, Monument Lights

When discussing the two UTSA structures at the entrance to Main Campus from John Peace Boulevard, use a plural construction:

  • Monuments
  • UTSA Monuments

When referring to the lighting scheme tradition created in 2015, singularize monument:

  • Monument Lights
  • Lights at the Monument

Also acceptable to differentiate from other monuments:

  • Monument Lights at John Peace Boulevard
  • Lights at the Monument at John Peace Boulevard


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