San Antonio's Tricentennial

San Antonio's roots go back into the late 1600s, but it was made official in May 1718 when Fray Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares and Martín de Alarcón, Governor of Coahuila y Tejas established Mission San Antonio de Valero and Presidio San Antonio de Béxar.

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The CEO of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Commission, Edward Benavides, has resigned effective immediately, according to a statement from the commission.

San Antonio marks its Tricentennial in 2018, but Wednesday, the celebration officially kicked off. 

Organizers of San Antonio’s 300th birthday say it’s about celebrating where the city has come from, and where it’s going.

Tricentennial committee chair Lionel Sosa says the anniversary is also about inclusion.