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The Source: Exploring Legacy South | Taking Del Rio's Water For San Antonio

Greg Zaragoza for Texas Public Radio

In the first segment:

The beginnings of Tejano is what the Legacy South project is all about and searching for the stories of settlements making up the area known as "La Medina."  The collaboration between the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas, St. Phillips College, Texas A&M, and the City of San Antonio. We talk to Rudi Rodriguez from the Hispanic Heritage Center and Kay Hindes from the Office of Historic Preservation with the city of San Antonio.  

In the second segment:


The San Antonio Water System is exploring ways to keep the city's thirst quench as it grows and grows.  One such proposal is to buy water from a Val Verde company called V.V. Water Co. who would pump more than a hundred thousand gallons per year and get it to SAWS.  

This plan has Del Rio residents fuming and the Mayor of Del Rio, Roberto Fernandez, vowed to do everything he could to stop SAWS from going through with the deal. The plan is proving unpopular outside of Val Verde ask well.  Joining us to talk about the plan is Del Rio city council member, Mike Wrop, and Annalisa Peace from the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance.

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