Teresa Cantu, a Villa Coronado neighborhood resident, challenges the group to attend city council meetings to increase communication. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Group Calls for City to Buy Land Around San Antonio Missions

The Alliance for San Antonio Missions, a group of Southside residents concerned about development near the four Spanish colonial Missions in the Southside, has called for the City to use part of the 2017 Municipal Bond to purchase land surrounding the historic structures. But Alliance representatives said they have yet to receive a response from city officials.

Overland Partners' Allison Hu and Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association Vice President Brian Dillard share a beer and a laugh. Photo by Joan Vinson.

Place Changing: A Conversation Forward

The Alamo Brewery’s big new tent purchased for Octoberfest provided both a literal and metaphorical shelter for Dignowity Hill neighbors, community leaders, members of the design community, and elected officials, including Mayor Ivy Taylor, to gather Wednesday night to talk about balanced neighborhood redevelopment.