Mission Reach http://tpr.org en 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 Mission Reach Under Inspection For Structural Damage http://tpr.org/post/mission-reach-under-inspection-structural-damage <p>The Mission Reach of the San Antonio River is still closed today but maintenance crews are making progress.</p><p>San Antonio River Authority spokesman Steven Schauer said inspections of the Mission Reach began Saturday as soon as it was safe to go out. He said maintenance began over the holiday weekend, first cleaning up the Museum Reach and then turning attention to the Mission Reach, which suffered greater damage.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:25:30 +0000 Eileen Pace 12139 at http://tpr.org Mission Reach Under Inspection For Structural Damage Mission Reach Opens Paddling, Two Popular City Parks http://tpr.org/post/mission-reach-opens-paddling-two-popular-city-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, Bexar County officials announced the opening of another section of the Mission Reach.</span> The new section will be ready for use just in time for Easter celebrations.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new 2 mile section of <a href="http://www.sanantonioriver.org/mission_reach/mission_reach.php" target="_blank">Mission Reach</a> from Padre Park to Mission San Juan will offer more hiking, biking, and paddling opportunities for river enthusiasts.</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:05:46 +0000 Eileen Pace 8638 at http://tpr.org Mission Reach Opens Paddling, Two Popular City Parks River South Management Plan Continues Development Of Mission Reach http://tpr.org/post/river-south-management-plan-continues-development-mission-reach <p></p><p>The San Antonio River Authority has secured the final approval it needs to move forward with a coordinated plan to develop the area in and around the Mission Reach.&nbsp;</p><div><p>Portions of the Mission Reach below Lone Star Blvd. to Loop 410 South opened to hikers and cyclists last year. Much like they’ve done on the Museum Reach north of downtown, SARA has been rebuilding the riparian habitat by installing native plants and other elements to encourage wildlife.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:40:21 +0000 Eileen Pace 6502 at http://tpr.org River South Management Plan Continues Development Of Mission Reach