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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In his essential book on San Antonio filmmaking, “Texas Hollywood,” author and film historian Frank Thompson writes:

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From the land of the bees, to the first woman to serve as mayor of a major metropolitan city, to defining the word “Maverick,” San Antonio’s history is as varied and colorful as the people who inhabit the Alamo City.

This is Texas Public Radio’s San Antonio Tricentennial Minute, a look back at 300 years of Alamo City culture, one day at a time, written and produced by David Martin Davies.

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Tricentennial Commission officials announced Friday a plan to have local artists tell the history of San Antonio.

 


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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg wants the city to reconsider how it will make future deals to fund nonprofit agencies.

 


Sunday night is New Year's Eve, and it's also the start of San Antonio's 300 year celebration. It all happens downtown at Hemisfair, starting at 4 p.m.


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