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4 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
27: The San Antonio Storybook
Each episode of the “San Antonio Storybook” will tell a different story about the Alamo City. The stories will be about the sounds you hear and the places you see as you drive around San Antonio.
9 minutes | Aug 17, 2018
26: Game Of Cones
Most people who visit Alamo Plaza are there to see the Alamo but some are there to sell snow cones. Their story is not what you might expect: it is a song of ice and fire and government-sponsored lotteries.
11 minutes | Jul 17, 2018
25: Come and Borrow It
Plenty of people have seen the "Come And Take It" flag and think they know what it means. In Gonzales, Texas they know the story of how and why it was first created and it's not what you might imagine.
6 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
24: The Tree Lot
There is a lot on the side of Austin Highway in San Antonio that sits empty for most of the year. But about a month before Christmas every year, it is transformed into a special place where memories are made.
6 minutes | Dec 14, 2017
23: The Love Station
In a small building on the side of US Highway 90, a woman works tirelessly to make sure her community is able to stay connected with the outside world. This is the story of the postmaster of Valentine, Texas.
9 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
22: Lest We Forget
What a city chooses to build speaks volumes about its past – or at least about the past it wants to remember. What it chooses to tear down can tell us just as much about who they want to be in the future.
19 minutes | Sep 13, 2017
21: Under The Dome
A planetarium is a very special place designed for a very special purpose. Even though most people have ay some point sat under a planetarium’s dome, few know the story of how they came to be or how scientists have come to use them today.
23 minutes | Nov 1, 2016
20: The View
The International Space Station is technically the most expensive building ever built. A few hundred people have lived there. But only twelve people have lived on the Moon making the architecture they inhabited there the most exclusive in (or off) the world.
14 minutes | Oct 1, 2016
19: El Lienzo
Most sports are played in featureless rectangles with little connection between the sport and the field on which it is played. This is not the case with the rodeo, or at least not the Mexican rodeo also known as the charreada.
20 minutes | Sep 1, 2016
18: The Architect Plays Himself
Although movies rarely feature what architects do, movies often feature characters who are architects. So what does it mean when a character is identified as an architect?
21 minutes | Aug 1, 2016
17: Taming The Mighty San Antonio
Of course, San Antonio is known for the Alamo but the most popular tourist attraction in the city is its River Walk. Its an integral part of the city, but it wasn't always that way.
12 minutes | Jul 1, 2016
The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas. When it comes to hamburgers and the buildings one company built to sell them, that saying turns out to be absolutely true.
16 minutes | Jun 1, 2016
15: West Of The Pecos
Lee Hoy is a bearded man who moved out west of the Pecos River to start a new life working at the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center that memorializes another bearded man who also moved west of the Pecos to start a new life.
15 minutes | May 1, 2016
14: The Museum
Barney Smith has been both a preacher and a plumber but he is best known as the creator of the Toilet Seat Art Museum in Alamo Heights, Texas. It wasn’t the legacy he set out to create, but it’s one he is proud to own.
25 minutes | Apr 1, 2016
13: The Flying Fortress And The Flying Boxcar
On paper, the B-24 was a better aircraft than the B-17. But as is the case with architecture, function alone does not determine what aircraft we choose to remember. That is why we remember the Flying Fortress and not the Flying Boxcar. This is also why we like some types of architecture better than others.
15 minutes | Mar 1, 2016
12: 1100 West Abram
At the corner of Summit Avenue and West Abram Street in Arlington, Texas sits a single story brick house. Built in 1950, it has four bedrooms and two baths. Form the outside it looks like a normal suburban home but it is actually a container of memories.
14 minutes | Feb 1, 2016
11: Overland To China
Overland Partners was established in San Antonio in 1987. They thought they were going to design cool architecture in Texas but nearly three decades later, they're designing much more than buildings much further from home.
19 minutes | Nov 1, 2015
10: The Plaza
In the early decades of the 20th Century, Dallas city leaders sought to build a plaza to memorialize their founder, John Neely Bryan. They succeeded in doing this, but then something happened that forever changed what the plaza was understood to mean.
23 minutes | Oct 1, 2015
09: Designing For The Pope
Alamo Architects is a 50-person firm in San Antonio. Its mission is to change the world through design – one project at a time. Some of their projects have been quite large but one project was truly Biblical in proportions.
10 minutes | Sep 1, 2015
08: The Kiddie Park
Near the intersection of Broadway and Mulberry in San Antonio sits a small children's amusement park. Established in 1925, the park is billed as "the perfect way for children and adults to enjoy a nostalgic day of old-fashioned fun." However, the experience of going there is something else entirely.
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