WASHINGTON, TEXAS - “Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an admission free, two-day living history celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to commemorate when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico and form a new nation. After all, there is no better place to celebrate Texas independence than on the very spot “Where Texas Became Texas.”
Written by rudyarispe on Feb 21 2019 - 12:54pm
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 6 2018 - 2:22pm
For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 2:43pm
NOWCastSA webcast The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on June 7, 2018 from the Witte Museum Prassel Auditorium. The committee heard a presentation by the design team on draft site plan and strategy for Alamo Plaza. Afterwards, the committee members discuss the presentation and their reaction to the draft plan. Anyone can replay it here for free, right here on this page, thanks to generous support from Myfe Moore. (Scroll down for additional details and context)
Written by Jason Gil on May 24 2018 - 9:14pm
By Jason Gil “Stories Seldom Told” is an annual Say Sí event where student artists explore topics in need of the telling, in need of being unpacked, in a creative manner. “Every year, all of our student leaders will get together and have informal conversations about what they feel isn’t addressed in their everyday lives,” said Stephen Guzman, Communications Director, at Say Sí. “Each studio has a lead liaison (student leader) that provides feedback and informs programming, and one of their tasks is to come up with the theme for Stories Seldom Told.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 17 2018 - 7:56pm
Updated: Board members of the Alamo Trust, which manages the daily operations of the historic Alamo, met in public for the first time, giving a peek inside closed-door meetings, and getting an earful from passionate preservationists. Watch complete video here or scroll down for an article with quotes and links to context.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 30 2018 - 8:45pm
Join NOWCastSA and the San Antonio Public Library on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. as Dr. Edward Westermann examines artistic depictions by survivors of the Holocaust and discusses the insights that the works of art offer as a method for understanding genocide. Westermann's keynote address concludes the 6th annual Holocaust: Learn & Remember month-long commemoration of the Holocaust.
Written by rudyarispe on May 9 2017 - 1:34pm
Battle For Texas: The Experience has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas to deliver interactive Texas heritage training that teaches scouts the skills of survival in Texas during the 1800s and allows them to step into the journey of Texas settlers who find themselves at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Apr 20 2017 - 11:54am
By Mike Greenberg In nearly four decades as an architecture and urban planning critic in San Antonio, I have seen some good plans and some bad plans. Never have I seen anything as destructive, wasteful and historically insensitive as the Alamo Plaza Master Plan. It deserves a place of honor all its own in the trash bin.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 26 2016 - 6:06pm
The U.S. Treasury said it will put abolitionist leader and feminist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, responding to a public campaign to put women’s images on U.S. currency. What makes Tubman so special? University of Texas at San Antonio professor Catherine Clinton wrote a biography of Tubman called The Road to Freedom
Written by BexarCounty on Apr 20 2016 - 2:10pm
With the recent World Heritage designation of the San Antonio Missions and the upcoming Tricentennial Celebration, Bexar County is hosting Nuestra Historia - Our History: Spain in Bexar County, an exhibit that tells the story of the 17th and 18th century Spanish colonial exploration and settlement of this area.