Trinity University Press

Sterlin Holmesly

Sterlin Holmesly was Sunday editor of the San Antonio Express-News during HemisFair ’68. In his thirty-four-year career at the newspaper he also served as managing editor and as editorial director.

HemisFair ’68 and the Transformation of San Antonio

In 1968, a world’s fair sparked a transformation in San Antonio. A monolithic Old Guard overcame four decades of post-Depression lethargy to put on the event, only to find itself overthrown by populist forces unleashed by the new energy. As change rippled outward, rising minority political groups gained a decisive voice in economic developments. In Hemisfair ’68, Holmesly records the...