San Antonio at 300

Three hundred years after the city’s founding, San Antonio might just be the most interesting city in America.


The Alamo at dawn.

Photograph by Tamir Kalifa

A massive urban renewal project that’s reviving plaza culture. An Alamo fight centuries in the making. Avant-garde Mexican food inspired by Maya trade routes. From billionaire Kit Goldsbury to artist Ana Fernandez to former NBA All-Star Tim Duncan, seventeen San Antonians talk about why the historic city might be the most interesting place in America right now. Read them in our collection below.


“The population of Texas is going to mirror San Antonio in 20 or 25 years, so we're basically a laboratory. ”

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“From the start, I felt that the city was feminine, probably because wherever I went I saw the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. ”

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The Future Is Bilingual

Former state senator Leticia Van de Putte and Representative Diego Bernal discuss the childhood experiences that shaped their priorities for San Antonio’s—and the state’s—public schools.

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