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Day Trips: Oblate Missions, San Antonio
Can't make it to France or Mexico City? A pair of religious shrines make one holy site in the Alamo City.
"...of Guadalupe "Tepeyac de San Antonio" at the Oblate Missions in northwest San Antonio combine replicas of two religious..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Dueling Missions

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

The Spy Behind Home Plate
Fascinating documentary about spy/baseball player Moe Berg never cracks his code
"...the Golden Age of baseball, World War II spy missions, and unusual corners of American Jewish history. The subject..."

July 19, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Long Dumb Road
The road may be dumb, but at least it's fun
"...Alpine, setting off a series of events, snags, and missions that reveal both parties wind up with more than..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
Doc on the men behind the astronauts
"...getting into the meat of the math, the Apollo missions. Utilizing every device in the documentary toolkit (talking heads,..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Act of Valor
Navy SEALs conduct a rescue mission in this film that employed actual soldiers and their experiences in its making.
" distinguish. The screenplay by Kurt Johnstad melds several missions into one overarching international terrorism plot, which effectively ups..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
With an unflinching camera and candid observation, this documentary follows four medical volunteers, ranging from fresh-faced newbies to battle-scarred veterans of the organization.
"...nothing remotely romantic about this grim depiction of two missions in Liberia and Congo in the mid-2000s. The film..."

June 11, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Hurt Locker
An elite bomb-dismantling squad in Iraq tread the fine line between keeping themselves alive and coming back for another adrenaline rush.
"...character backstory or conventional plot, charts a series of missions, some more successful than others, with only the occasional..."

July 10, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Letters From Iwo Jima
In his companion film to Flags of Our Fathers, Clint Eastwood again shows the process by which young soldiers become unwitting fodder for their country's war effort.
"...warriors who resisted their orders to die in suicide missions, who wanted to return alive to their loved ones,..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Everyone complains about the perceived shortcomings of the MPAA, Hollywood's movie-ratings board, but nobody does anything. Nobody, that is, until activist documentarian Kirby Dick.
"...a couple of private detectives. Their stake-outs and reconnaissance missions make for very entertaining and engaging cinema. While not..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mission: Impossible Two
"...matchless stuntwork and derring-do on the part of Impossible Missions Force superspy Ethan Hunt (Cruise), but the script, by..."

May 26, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mission to Mars
"...quickly degenerates into a simplistic mess of botched rescue missions, the discovery of -- surprise! -- remnants of an..."

March 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Three Kings
This modern classic is a war movie with a conscience, an action movie with a funny bone, a caper movie with a shifting agenda.
"...Colonel Kurtz. Both movies' frameworks provide their heroes with missions that help guide us through the wars' madness and..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Son of the Pink Panther
"...series. You half expect Peter Graves and the Impossible Missions Force to blast in and Lalo Schifrin's TV theme..."

Sept. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Solar Crisis
"...(some of whom are sent off on kamikaze rescue missions). Like I said, sometimes Solar Crisis has its moments,..."

Dec. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

When Casey Calls
US soldier in Iraq discusses his new online doc
"...concessions on military bases. Troops coming back off combat missions are confronted by officially-sanctioned car dealers and jewelry firms..."

Oct. 14, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
Take the short trek south on I-35 to the San Antonio missions for a fun day trip
"...Many of the San Antonio missions came into existence the year before George Washington was..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Fatal Error
Hooked on Drug Money
"...act authorized the services to conduct armed anti-drug reconnaissance missions. The definition of these missions has been expanded in..."

Dec. 25, 1998 News Feature by Monte Paulsen

The Life of a Search and Rescue Drone Pioneer
How retired Air Force medic Gene Robinson found new purpose looking for missing persons
"...were still synonymous with Hellfire missiles and top-secret military missions, former U.S. Air Force medic Gene Robinson was looking..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Cat Cardenas

Day Trips
Rancho de las Cabras left a legacy of agriculture terms and techniques that survive today
"...Texas. As a meat-producing arm of the San Antonio missions in the 1700s, the "Ranch of the Goats" left..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Visit the old missions. San Antonio was built around a system of missions..."

July 18, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Three Canyons
The Southwest Edge of Texas Hill Country -- Home to Lost Maples and Garner State Park -- Is Rich in Both Beauty and History
"...the mission/ presidio system. The civilian officeholders would authorize missions in areas that looked good for mineral exploitation or..."

May 18, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With These Texas Road Trips
Houston and other Texas sites celebrate the golden anniversary of the first lunar landing
" personnel who tracked Apollo 11, and the Apollo missions before and after (and the earlier Gemini flights), as..."

May 17, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Day Trips
Los Adaes, the first capital of Texas, once stood on the edge of the world stage
" for Los Adaes because it was near four missions and 15 miles from the French settlement at Natchitoches..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Along with the Alamo there were four other missions built by the Spanish in the San Antonio area...."

July 25, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...A little closer to home, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park includes four of the six original..."

June 14, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Which Way Will Austin Swing? Ninth Inning, 3 and 2
Home By the River
"...Antonio built their new Wolff Stadium for the Double-A Missions ball team, says stadium manager Jim Mery, "We did..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

Point Austin: Catch-2010
The ledger on Barack Obama features plenty of black eyes and feathers
"...longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and..."

July 9, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Day Trips
Samuel Mirelez builds birdhouses like Michelangelo paints ceilings
"...Tower, the Chrysler Building, all of the San Antonio missions several times, the UT Tower, and Texas A&M's administration..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
A replica of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas is the centerpiece of the Mission Tejas State Park north of Crockett
"...When the Spanish arrived in 1690 to establish four missions, the 4,000 to 5,000 native residents lived around present-day..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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