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An Insider's View On The 'Changing Face of San Antonio'

Dec 2, 2018

In the last 50 years, San Antonio has become a world-class metro area. But this transformation didn't just happen by accident. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff speaks to "The Source" about the local initiatives that shape modern San Antonio. 


From expanding a key hospital group to implementing criminal justice reform to creating the nation's first all-digital library, key efforts in the last half-century have boosted San Antonio's claim as an "international city." 

The metro area is now an industry leader in the biomedicine, aerospace, and cybersecurity industries while maintaining its character as a tourist-friendly destination.  

Projects like the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium's  transformation into the Tobin Center for Performing Arts and the River Walk's expansion to include the Mission Reach are initiatives intended to enrich the area's history and create cultural ties to the public.

How did these ideas come to be a reality? What made San Antonio a center of growth, development, and innovation? 

Guest: Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, author of "The Changing Face of San Antonio: An Insider's View of an Emerging International City"

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource. 

*This interview aired on Monday, December 3, 2018.