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San Antonio Storybook

Interviewing Tacos

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I’m not a big sports guy, but there is a special place in my heart for baseball. Maybe it’s because I grew up going to my brother’s games. Maybe it’s because the the pacing of the games are so measured. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because of the mascots.

The Missions are San Antonio’s minor league baseball team. They have not one, but two mascots and both of them are food items. In this episode of the San Antonio Storybook we’re going to tell their story.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you download your podcasts.

Nostalgia for the park

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Earlier this year a local children's amusement park announced it would be relocating to the San Antonio Zoo. The Kiddie Park has been the site of countless happy birthday parties and childhood memories. Many stories could be told about the Kiddie Park and we’re going to tell one of them in this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook.

As always, you can listen to it here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you download your podcasts.

Inside the Rink

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A couple of years ago I took my daughter to a roller skating rink. It was the first time I had strapped wheels to my feet in over twenty years and it was a memorable experience. I even wrote a blog post about it.

Well, two years later, it gets the official podcast treatment.

The Rollercade is a local institution and generations of San Antonians have skated across its smooth wood floor. In this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook, we tell the story of how the Rollercade came to be built and the family responsible for keeping the Alamo City rolling.

As always, you can listen to it here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you download your podcasts.

Chapter 2

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A few weeks ago a large group of politicians descended on an empty lot in downtown San Antonio to break ground on a new federal courthouse. Of course, San Antonio already has a federal courthouse. It’s an odd little building but it has a fascinating story.

In this chapter of the San Antonio Storybook we’ll discover the story of this building and the important part it played in the history of San Antonio.

You can listen to it here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you download your podcasts.

Morning Boom

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The first chapter of the San Antonio Storybook is now live.

My town can be pretty quiet before it wakes up and before its streets fill with traffic. That’s what makes it so jarring when the silence of the morning is broken by the sound of a distant boom. In the opening chapter of the San Antonio Storybook we discover the story behind that boom as well as the people who are responsible for it.

You can listen to it here or subscribe on iTunes or wherever you download your podcasts.