Mission Trail http://tpr.org en San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site Bid Moves Forward Despite Congress http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-missions-world-heritage-site-bid-moves-forward-despite-congress <p>Missing from the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that passed Congress on Wednesday was payment to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for dues that could have paved the way for San Antonio’s Franciscan Missions to gain World Heritage Site status.</p><p>But that doesn’t automatically mean the missions will be passed over.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:27:05 +0000 David Martin Davies 25188 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site Bid Moves Forward Despite Congress 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 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 20 Years Later, Mission Trail Project Nears Completion http://tpr.org/post/20-years-later-mission-trail-project-nears-completion <p></p><p>The plan to connect San Antonio’s Missions from the Alamo to Mission Espada has been ongoing since the mid-1990’s. This portion of the project--called package 4 and 5--will repair streets&nbsp; and add pedestrian and bike routes along Mission Road to Roosevelt Avenue.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:32:44 +0000 Joey Palacios 3103 at http://tpr.org 20 Years Later, Mission Trail Project Nears Completion