The river barge features an all-electric motor which is nearly silent during operation. Photo by Scott Ball.

Buena Vista Barges: Local Underdog for the River Barge Contract

Editor’s note: Several local and national firms are competing for the 10-year, multimillion-dollar contract with the City of San Antonio to operate the new San Antonio River Walk barges. 

The following commentary was written by Melanie Tawil, a representative of Mery & Associates, which submitted a proposal to be considered for the contract.

The Alamo.

City Council Approves Conceptual Alamo Plan

City Council on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of the $450 million Alamo Master Plan, which initiates the hiring of architects to design the final physical space surrounding the Alamo and allows city and state officials to start work on key elements of the plan.