Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

50 people are dead today after the largest U.S. mass shooting in more than a 100 years. Now, trying to process the loss and what the shooting and its aftermath means for America as a whole, we open the phones to let San Antonio tell us what it thinks, and how it is processing this violence.


  • Robert Salcido, San Antonio Regional Field Coordinator for Equality Texas
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Eileen Pace

June 13, 2016, marks the 325th anniversary of the naming of the San Antonio River.

Father Damian de Massanet said mass on that June 13 and held the feast of St. Anthony on the river’s banks.

Spaniards making their way through Tejas in the 17th Century rode through scrubbrush, oaks, and cactus, in search of a place to settle. There was no Dallas, no Houston. But according to Father David Garcia of the San Antonio Missions, the settlers recognized a rock-star river when they saw it.

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This week the County Commissioners voted to award a security contract to Blue Armor Security Services.