san antonio missions

Reflecting on Mission San José’s 300 Years in San Antonio

August 21, 2020 | By Annette Bernhard Nevins

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: The First Mission in Texas

July 30, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas shared this photo of Mission San Francisco de la Espada in San Antonio, 1936. 

9 of Texas’ Awe-Inspiring Man-Made Wonders

September 25, 2017 | By Lois M. Rodriguez

We asked our readers to tell us their favorite man-made wonders of Texas – those must-see locations that every Texan and visitor should see.

Play Ball

April 15, 2016 | By John Lumpkin

From a perch beyond the left-field fence, the mid-summer scene unfolds like a real-life Field of Dreams.

Escape the Heat and Love the Nightlife

July 16, 2015 | By E. Dan Klepper

We love the night illuminated, whether by the strobe of fireflies or the dazzle of Ferris wheels, and we are drawn to light’s embrace whenever it glimmers in the darkness like an invitation to dance. We may not be much good at the moves, but it beats standing alone in a dark corner tapping our feet.

Mission Accomplished

July 5, 2015 | By

The San Antonio Missions have long held a special place in my heart, but today, it was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) during the World Heritage Summit in Bonn, Germany.

Mission: Kayak

February 16, 2015 | By Melissa Gaskill

The river rounds a bend and six mossy-backed turtles sunning on a row of rocks drop into the water—plop, plop, plop, one after the other, as if in a water ballet.

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