The morning of Nov. 12, Bexar County 150th District Court Judge Janet Littlejohn lifted the temporary restraining order allowing the demolition of the KWEX Unvision building. Machines had resumed tearing down the building when local protestors jumped the fences halting the demolition. We took two cameras to the demolition site and gave one to Itza Carbajal, a protestor who was later arrested for jumping the fence.
Click the video below to watch our unique coverage from both sides of the fence.
NOWCastSA would like the thank Itza Carbajal for sharing her footage from behind the fence.
We have gathered the following links to other articles pertaining to the demolition of the Univision Building for more information.
- Univision building targeted for demolition: Westside Preservation Alliance/Esperanza Peace and Justice Center wrote this opinion piece about the demolition.
- Opinion: San Antonio’s Historic Preservation Problem: This article is collectively written by the members of the Westside Preservation Alliance, a volunteer organization that works to preserve the history, culture and historic structures of San Antonio’s primarily Mexican American West Side. The article provides a larger context for the Historic and Design Review Commission’s recent vote to allow demolition of the Univision building at 411 E. César E. Chévez Blvd.
- The Source: Univision Building Comes Down...Kinda: David Martin Davies speaks with representatives of Westside Preservation Alliance as well as San Antonio Conservation Society on what they had hoped to achieve by stopping the demolition.
- Eight Arrested Trying To Halt KWEX Univision Building Demolition: This TPR report shows the events that occurred at the Univision, Nov. 12, in sequence. Greystar’s attorney, David Kinder, was quoted making a statement on behalf the company.
- Heartbroken,' says ex-KWEX weatherman: This MySA report lightly covers some of the history of the KWEX building and where it fit in “the larger American narrative”.
- INSIDE THE MESSY DEMOLITION OF THE UNIVISION BUILDING: This SA Current article maps out the road that lead to the protest at KWEX. From the historical evaluation of the building to the bureaucratic red tape.