The artifacts of the city’s Spanish-colonial buildings may resonate with those who struggle with the identity politics of our present political landscape.
The tradition of the matachines music, costumes, and movement has lived on for generations, with many San Antonio families dancing together through the years.
Empty seats were hard to come by at Mission Concepción’s Sunday morning Mass, which parishioners have been holding uninterrupted since the Mission was dedicated more than 200 years ago.
The designation of the San Antonio Missions as a World Heritage Site will have a powerful economic impact, Archdiocese Director of the Old Spanish Missions Father David Garcia told 100 members and guests of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
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, 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.
The iconic Rose Window was bathed in a soft white light, a beacon in the shadows of the centuries-old Mission San José.
A few hundred matachines dancers gathered before 7 a.m. in freezing weather at Mission Concepción on Sunday, Dec.
The sound of rhythmic drumbeats and the snakelike hiss of rattles carried through the neighborhood and down to the San Antonio River as generations of San Antonians performed La Danza de Matachines Sunday morning at Mission Concepción.
There’s good reason to rise early Sunday morning, dress warmly to brave the cold, and make your way to Mission Concepción for an outdoor dance of 600 matachines, a spectacle unlike any other you’ve seen in San Antonio.