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Catherine Nixon Cooke

Catherine Nixon Cooke is the former president and CEO of the Mountain Institute, an international nonprofit with four field offices in the Himalayas, and the former executive director of the Mind Science Foundation. The author of Tom Slick, Mystery Hunter and The Thistle and the Rose: Romance, Railroads, and Big Oil in Revolutionary Mexico, she lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Juan O'Gorman

Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations follows O'Gorman's life and the creation of his mural Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas, a spectacular piece of midcentury public art that stands the test of time as one of the Mexican artist's most influential works. O'Gorman was a muralist, painter, mosaic artist, critic, and professor, as well as an architect. He is possibly best known...

Powering a City

At the center of San Antonio’s growth from a small pioneering town to a major western metropolis sits CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned energy utility in the United States and an innovator in harnessing, conserving, and capitalizing on natural energy resources. The story of modern energy in San Antonio begins in 1860, when the San Antonio Gas Company started manufacturing gas for...

Love Deeper Than a River

Lila Banks Cockrell has been an important voice in San Antonio politics and public life for more than six decades. In Love Deeper Than a River, she recalls her life as a public servant in the city she loves and, as member of the Greatest Generation, recounts how coming of age during Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II, and the burgeoning civil rights movement influenced her...

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