Archive for March, 2009

Knowing Home


Bioregional map by Pleas McNeel, Mike Smith and Larry Travis

This is where we live in central Texas, embraced by little rivers that flow to the Gulf of Mexico. Our water comes from an aquifer that is refilled by rain falling on porus rock a little south of the place where the rivers start.

It is a beautiful place that once teemed with life.

>By the mid 1800s, the populations of San Antonio and other towns along the base of the Edwards Plateau increased greatly as waves of European settlers, primarily Germans, began to arrive. Between 1845 and 1860, San Antonio grew from approximately 800 residents to over 8,200. At the turn of the century the natural resources which supported this growth still appeared to be unlimited.


In 2009 natural resources can no longer be seen as unlimited, especially the water.

Public Studio will explore ways to use modern media to help us understand how to live in a creative relationship with nature and each other.


Click to go to the Environmental Design Charrette

The land and the special people who live in it.

Community Media



THE GHOST OF LAS CABRAS -1997- An experiment in no-cost community movie making using historic reinactment. Produced by the Junior Historians of the Floresville Independent School District and the citizens of Floresville, Texas.

credits - what (who)it takes to make a community movie

“Imagine what could happen if we combine the arts and sciences to visualize the past, the present and the future of the region.”

Regional Publishing

People who helped create the place

where we where we live.

ThatsNotFair_LG[(003801)20-Emma Tenneyuca

Book  video: Wings Press is the oldest independent literary publishing house in Texas.  This video features a discussion with the authors of “That’s Not Fair,” a book written for children about Emma Teneyuca, the brave young woman who helped reform the poverty wages of pecan shellers in 1939 San Antonio, and who started the Mexican American civil rights movement.

Produced by Bryce Milligan (publisher of Wings Press), recorded by James Sanders, edited by John Walton.  Narrated by Sheryl Teneyuca and Carmen Tafolla.

Imagine being able to sample the best local performing arts
live or recorded on location.



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