11 episodes

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

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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.

    The New Normal

    The New Normal

    This past month has been anything but normal. As the city of San Antonio continues to shelter in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all find ourselves navigating situations we never have before. The stories of how we as a community are dealing with all this may not be heroic, but they’re worth sharing all the same.

    • 13 min
    The Flying Schoolgirl

    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
    Designing for the Pope

    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
    Remembering Barney Smith

    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
    The Secret Life of Mascots, Part 1

    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

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