Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas

Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas

by Char Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1595340076

ISBN-13: 9781595340078

Pub. Date: 10/10/2004

Publisher: Trinity University Press

Char Miller's essays cover a wide range of South Texas topics, from natural and environmental history to urban development to San Antonio's future. Miller uses simple subjects—the First Friday Art Walks in South Town, for example—as a springboard for a deeper discussion of urban city planning and an elusive future of sensible growth and diversity. Moving

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Char Miller's essays cover a wide range of South Texas topics, from natural and environmental history to urban development to San Antonio's future. Miller uses simple subjects—the First Friday Art Walks in South Town, for example—as a springboard for a deeper discussion of urban city planning and an elusive future of sensible growth and diversity. Moving farther afield, he examines the water wars between the U.S. and Mexico, a quarry turned upscale shopping center, and San Antonio's curious attempts to brand itself as a health resort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595340078
Publisher:
Trinity University Press
Publication date:
10/10/2004
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Best-laid plans3
Torch song18
Concrete ends23
Shell game28
For the birds37
Rio Grande blues42
Going coastal47
Grazing rules52
Flood of memories61
Wash out67
Water torture71
Running dry81
Neighborhood watch99
Edifice complex112
Housing project117
Republican sheik131
Hill country Nazis136
Lone star142
Breathe uneasy151
Tourism, Inc.157
Holy grail173

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