Detail of the door and facade of Mission San José. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

San Antonio Delegates Ready for World Heritage Commitee

July 4th will mean fireworks, cookouts and a three-day weekend for most in the city, but a select group of San Antonio delegates will be at work, observing UNESCO’s 39th World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany where representatives of 21 member nations will decide whether to grant World Heritage Site status to the San Antonio Missions and the Alamo.

Father David Garcia poses for a photo in his office. Photo by Scott Ball.

Father David Garcia: Man on a Mission

Father David Garcia, known to his parishioners and many throughout the city as just “Father David,” is the force behind the restoration of San Fernando Cathedral and, in partnership with then-Mayor Phil Hardberger, the redevelopment of Main Plaza across from City Hall downtown.