Brackenridge Park http://tpr.org en Newest Pet Adoption Center In San Antonio Sets Ambitious First-Year Goal http://tpr.org/post/newest-pet-adoption-center-san-antonio-sets-ambitious-first-year-goal <p>The <a href="http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/san-antonio-pets-alive-to-manage-the-new-paul-jolly-adoption-center-and-petco-pavilion/" target="_blank">Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions</a> is now open at Brackenridge Park and leaders are hoping the fresh design will make an impact on adoptions in a city that has struggled with animal overpopulation.</p><p>"We want this to be a destination [and] not just only for adoptions," said Joel Mclellan, the director of operations for the center.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:13:05 +0000 Ryan Loyd 20918 at http://tpr.org Newest Pet Adoption Center In San Antonio Sets Ambitious First-Year Goal Brackenridge Park Named State Antiquities Landmark http://tpr.org/post/brackenridge-park-named-state-antiquities-landmark <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio has landed another important cultural designation.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brackenridge Park is the first site to be named as a <a href="http://www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-antiquities-landmarks" target="_blank">State Antiquities Landmark</a>.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:04:53 +0000 Eileen Pace 20713 at http://tpr.org Brackenridge Park Named State Antiquities Landmark Mabel Jingu Enkoji Remembered for Cultural Legacy http://tpr.org/post/mabel-jingu-enkoji-remembered-cultural-legacy <p>The legacy of Mabel Jingu Enkoji will live on through the Japanese Tea Garden and the Jingu House, the home she grew up in.</p><p>Her daughter, Peggy Nishio, said she was a non-traditional Japanese person because she was boisterous and loved throwing parties. Just the same, Nishio said, her mother became a “Texas Asian.”</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:37:53 +0000 Ryan Loyd 15309 at http://tpr.org Mabel Jingu Enkoji Remembered for Cultural Legacy UTSA Archaeologists Announce Two Major Acequia Finds On San Antonio River http://tpr.org/post/utsa-archaeologists-announce-two-major-acequia-finds-san-antonio-river <p>An excavation at Brackenridge Park has unearthed irrigation systems built to serve the first settlers of San Antonio.</p><div><p>The find offers opportunities to study indigenous peoples and provides fuel for the UNESCO consideration of the San Antonio Missions as a World Heritage Site.</p><p>Archaeologists<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have long been aware of the existence of the 300-year-old irrigation systems, and even had maps and data from Spanish engineers who documented their work.</span></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 18:55:30 +0000 Eileen Pace 10813 at http://tpr.org UTSA Archaeologists Announce Two Major Acequia Finds On San Antonio River