Statements of Texas Historical Commission staff don’t jibe with City claims that towering trees must be removed to fix the river wall.
Most are women of color; many are Indigenous. They’ve been smeared as disinformation agents. And we all owe them a huge debt of thanks.
Indigenous communities ‘are seen as research subjects rather than researchers.’
City officials bumped the planned removal of more than 105 trees. But bird harassment efforts at Brackenridge are continuing.
The project holds a snarl of interests, some reasonable (a collapsing wall), others repugnant (killing elder trees to evict migratory birds).
Plans to take down more than 100 trees at Brackenridge Park have been cast as being about historic structures. For Parks, it’s about something higher.
Ancient Greece, Vietnamese Buddhism, the biodiversity collapse, and Texas students being failed by the system helped inspire ‘The Bee Maker.’
Bird populations are crashing. City lights are a major culprit. But ‘Bird City Certified’ San Antonio isn’t dimming its downtown—it’s turning on the River Walk’s holiday lights two weeks early.