The silence of the morning in San Antonio is broken by the sound of a distant boom.
The silence of the morning in San Antonio is broken by the sound of a distant boom. Credit: Courtesy / Bria Woods

San Antonio can be pretty quiet before it wakes up and before its streets fill with traffic. That’s what makes it so jarring when the silence of the morning is broken by the sound of a distant boom. In this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook, we discover the story behind that boom as well as the people who are responsible for it.

Brantley Hightower

Brantley Hightower is the founder of HiWorks, an architecture firm, and the author of the 2015 book The Courthouses of Central Texas. His podcast, San Antonio Storybook, can be found at the Rivard Report.