Mission Reach http://tpr.org en Massive Stone Art Installation Taking Shape On Mission Reach http://tpr.org/post/massive-stone-art-installation-taking-shape-mission-reach <p>The Mission Reach continues with its massive, multi-year transformation. I was there Friday morning to get an update after heavy overnight rains had swollen the river. The artist who is creating the artfully imagined portal at Mission Concepción is Stacy Levy.</p><p>“This park lies right between the San Antonio River and Mission Concepción," she said. "So my job is to create a place that is talking about both the river and the mission.”</p><p>The installation is massive: nearly 200 ft. long and 90 ft. wide.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:36:37 +0000 Jack Morgan 35309 at http://tpr.org Massive Stone Art Installation Taking Shape On Mission Reach Mission Trail Mobile Home Park Residents To Be Forced Out For New Development http://tpr.org/post/mission-trail-mobile-home-park-residents-be-forced-out-new-development <p></p><p></p><p>In spite of their emotional pleas, residents of the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park will be forced to move to make room for a $75 million development. Many people who spoke struck a chord with several council members and the mayor Thursday.</p><p>When it came time for the vote, Mayor Julián Castro reversed course from his usual push for progress. He said he could not support a zoning request to make the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park, located on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, a mixed-use development for shops and apartments.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 15:11:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 31796 at http://tpr.org Mission Trail Mobile Home Park Residents To Be Forced Out For New Development The Source: Fuel Spill Into San Antonio River Leaves Questions http://tpr.org/post/source-fuel-spill-san-antonio-river-leaves-questions <p>Earlier in the month a jet fuel spill from the <a href="http://www.calumetspecialty.com/" target="_blank">Calumet Specialty Products</a> refinery left the community asking questions about the safety of the plant. The second in two months, the operator announced changes to the railcar loading area and other upgrades to prevent future spills.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:21:07 +0000 Paul Flahive 30595 at http://tpr.org The Source: Fuel Spill Into San Antonio River Leaves Questions Investigators Looking Into Weekend Mission Reach Fuel Spill http://tpr.org/post/investigators-looking-weekend-mission-reach-fuel-spill <p></p><p>Investigators are looking into a weekend fuel spill that shut down paddling trails on the San Antonio River. O<span style="line-height: 1.5;">il booms were still in place along the Mission Reach Monday, but parts of the river closed Saturday were open again.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:47 +0000 Eileen Pace 30048 at http://tpr.org Investigators Looking Into Weekend Mission Reach Fuel Spill River Authority Volunteer Program Looking For "Watershed Wise Warriors" http://tpr.org/post/river-authority-volunteer-program-looking-watershed-wise-warriors <p>The San Antonio River Authority is inviting members of the community who are interested in watershed preservation to join its new volunteer program "<a href="http://www.sara-tx.org/public_information/watershed_wise_warriors/index.php">Watershed Wise Warriors.</a>"</p><p>The call is going out for volunteers in the counties of Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad. It’s the first time SARA has called for an ongoing volunteer bank for its activities. Spokesman Steven Schauer said the "warriors" are needed for the not-so-sexy jobs.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:49:49 +0000 Eileen Pace 27017 at http://tpr.org River Authority Volunteer Program Looking For "Watershed Wise Warriors" World Heritage Status For San Antonio Missions Put On Hold http://tpr.org/post/world-heritage-status-san-antonio-missions-put-hold <p>San Antonio’s historic Franciscan Missions could join the ranks of the Pyramids of Egypt and the Grand Canyon as the most cherished and visited landmarks on Earth. The missions are being <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5247/" target="_blank">considered as U.N. World Heritage Sites</a>.</p><p>But a problem with Palestine, UNESCO and U.S. foreign policy is standing in the way.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:12:04 +0000 David Martin Davies 25065 at http://tpr.org World Heritage Status For San Antonio Missions Put On Hold 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 Grand Opening Of Mission Reach This Saturday http://tpr.org/post/grand-opening-mission-reach-saturday <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Completion of the final phase of the Mission Reach will be celebrated Saturday with a four-mile party along the San Antonio River.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials say the newest section of </span>Riverwalk<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is especially fun for the outdoor enthusiasts.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:46:54 +0000 Eileen Pace 19591 at http://tpr.org Grand Opening Of Mission Reach This Saturday Commissioners Approve Bexar County Budget http://tpr.org/post/commissioners-approve-bexar-county-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bexar County Commissioners have approved a budget of $1.6 billion for the coming fiscal year, which includes an increase of $2.5 million in record management funds -- things like fees for platting and marriage licenses.</p><p>The property tax rate did not increase, but Precinct 3 Commissioner Kevin Wolff explained in court Tuesday morning that in good economic times when property values go up, taxpayers are often confused about why their tax bill is higher.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:12:48 +0000 Eileen Pace 18282 at http://tpr.org Commissioners Approve Bexar County Budget Large Section Of Mission Reach Re-Opened To public http://tpr.org/post/large-section-mission-reach-re-opened-public <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday the San Antonio River Authority re-opened a part of the Mission Reach trails damaged in last month’s floods.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The section opened runs from VFW Boulevard to Mission Road.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SARA had to close portions of the Mission Reach after large sections of soil washed out from under the trails, creating a dangerous situation for pedestrians and cyclists.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:22:07 +0000 Eileen Pace 13699 at http://tpr.org Large Section Of Mission Reach Re-Opened To public