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San Antonio Missions preserve Native American history in Texas’ first World Heritage Site

Story and photos by Tracy L. Barnett For The Washington Post Two weathered gravestones sit in a small, dusty rectangle in front of the grand Spanish church at the heart of the nation’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, the San Antonio Missions. I’ve been to Mission San Jose many times — to attend the lively […]

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Walls that Speak: Westside San Antonio's Murals

By Tracy L. Barnett Texas Journey magazine March/April 2014 Deep in San Antonio’s Westside, at the corner of El Paso and Chupaderas streets, the 10-foot-tall face of Jesus overlooks a scrappy landscape, a world of sadness reflected in his weary brown eyes. For more than a decade, the locals have come to this corner to […]

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