Mission San Juan http://tpr.org en The Source: The Missions 'World Heritage' Status Under Threat | Freedom Of Speech Evolves http://tpr.org/post/source-missions-world-heritage-status-under-threat-freedom-speech-evolves <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In late October the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to admit Palestine as a member state. The U.S., which has long opposed recognition, promptly stopped paying dues and subsequently lost its voting rights in the organization. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:34:09 +0000 Paul Flahive 24747 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Missions 'World Heritage' Status Under Threat | Freedom Of Speech Evolves World Heritage Week Gives Franciscan Missions A Chance To Shine http://tpr.org/post/world-heritage-week-gives-franciscan-missions-chance-shine <p><a href="http://www.nps.gov/saan/parknews/world-heritage-week-2013.htm" target="_blank">World Heritage Week</a> began Saturday in San Antonio, and there are plenty of activities throughout the week from April 27 - May 4, including an opportunity for children to learn about the missions and earn a World Heritage Badge.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:06:35 +0000 Eileen Pace 10459 at http://tpr.org World Heritage Week Gives Franciscan Missions A Chance To Shine Doggett Urges Committee To Act Quickly On Missions Expansion Resolution http://tpr.org/post/doggett-urges-committee-act-quickly-missions-expansion-resolution <p>Congressman Lloyd Doggett testified Tuesday before a committee on Capital Hill to expand the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Park.</p><p>Doggett expressed his desire to expand the boundary of the <a href="http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm" target="_blank">San Antonio Missions National Park</a> by 137 acres to the Committee on Natural Resources.</p><p>The area includes Missions San Jose, San Juan and Espada.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:12:21 +0000 Ryan Loyd 9828 at http://tpr.org Doggett Urges Committee To Act Quickly On Missions Expansion Resolution Bexar County Congressmen Introduce Mission Expansion Bill http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-congressmen-introduce-mission-expansion-bill <p>As the Texas legislature takes up the possibility of forming a commission to look at what it would take to transform the area around the Alamo, U.S. congressional leaders are also making strides toward the future integrity of the Missions.</p><p>State Rep. Mike Villarreal is attempting to create the Alamo Museum District Commission, a group that would study how to honor the Alamo as a national treasure.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:04:51 +0000 Ryan Loyd 9519 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Congressmen Introduce Mission Expansion Bill Archbishop Re-dedicates San Juan; Old Spanish Missions Receive Governor's Award http://tpr.org/post/archbishop-re-dedicates-san-juan-old-spanish-missions-receive-governors-award <p>The Old Spanish Missions were honored with the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation at Saturday’s rededication ceremony for Mission San Juan Capistrano.</p><p>Attendees at the dinner commemorating the restoration of San Juan got a look at the details that made the project outstanding, like the hand-worked altar and architectural pieces, an exterior surface restored to its original look, and the re-interment of Native American remains found in the repair of the building’s foundation.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:09:26 +0000 Eileen Pace 8539 at http://tpr.org Archbishop Re-dedicates San Juan; Old Spanish Missions Receive Governor's Award First Mass In Newly-Restored Mission San Juan Capistrano http://tpr.org/post/first-mass-newly-restored-mission-san-juan-capistrano <p>Mission San Juan Capistrano has had restoration work done numerous times over the years to keep it from collapse, and the tiny colonial church re-opened this week to its first mass since the extensive renovation started almost two years ago.</p><p>It was a big undertaking -- more work needed to be done than with any of the other mission restorations -- but San Juan was about to collapse. Its buttresses struggled to restrain the cracking walls, and the ground was giving way.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:05:44 +0000 Eileen Pace 7099 at http://tpr.org First Mass In Newly-Restored Mission San Juan Capistrano