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Like chapters of a book, each episode of the “San Antonio Storybook” will tell a different tale about the city we call home. The stories likely are ones you haven’t heard before – narratives about the lives of the people behind the headlines, the sounds you hear, and the places you see as you drive around San Antonio.

San Antonio Storybook Brantley Hightower

    • Reisen und Orte

Like chapters of a book, each episode of the “San Antonio Storybook” will tell a different tale about the city we call home. The stories likely are ones you haven’t heard before – narratives about the lives of the people behind the headlines, the sounds you hear, and the places you see as you drive around San Antonio.

    Chapter 7: The Flying Schoolgirl

    Chapter 7: The Flying Schoolgirl

    On the south side of San Antonio sits Stinson Municipal Airport. You may have heard of it, but you probably haven’t heard the story of Katherine Stinson. Like Davy Crockett, Theodore Roosevelt and Manu Ginóbili, she is part of a long line of fascinating characters who have passed through San Antonio and helped make it the place that it is today.

    • 15 Min.
    Chapter 6: Designing for the Pope

    Chapter 6: Designing for the Pope

    On September 13, 1987, Pope John Paul II visited San Antonio. While he was here, the supreme pontiff celebrated an open-air Mass with 350,000 people in an empty field on the west side of town. In this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook, we tell the epic tale of the architects tasked with preparing this site for the pope.

    • 14 Min.
    Chapter 5: The Secret Life of Mascots, Part 2

    Chapter 5: The Secret Life of Mascots, Part 2

    In a previous episode, we talked about the race that occurs at every San Antonio Missions home game between a kid and Henry the Puffy Taco. The implication was that the kid always wins this race, but that isn’t entirely true. One time the Taco won.

    • 15 Min.
    Bonus Episode: Remembering Barney Smith

    Bonus Episode: Remembering Barney Smith

    Barney Smith was both a preacher and a plumber, but he was best known as the creator of the Toilet Seat Art Museum. It wasn’t the legacy he set out to create, but it’s one he was proud to own. In this special episode of San Antonio Storybook, we pay a special tribute to Barney, who passed away last week at the age of 98.

    • 15 Min.
    Chapter 5: The Secret Life of Mascots, Part 1

    Chapter 5: The Secret Life of Mascots, Part 1

    Attending a baseball game at Wolff Municipal Stadium is a memorable event. Each player on the Missions’ roster has a story, but in this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook we aren’t going to tell the story of the person who plays shortstop or first base. Instead, we’re going to tell the story of the person who plays the mascot.

    • 17 Min.
    Chapter 4: The Kiddie Park

    Chapter 4: The Kiddie Park

    Earlier this year a local children's amusement park announced it would be relocating to the San Antonio Zoo. The Kiddie Park has been the site of countless happy birthday parties and childhood memories. Many stories could be told about the Kiddie Park and we’re going to tell one of them in this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook.

    • 11 Min.

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