‘San Antonio is not a home for bigots:’ City, county leaders show support for Asian community after ramen shop vandalism
SAN ANTONIO – Community leaders stood united Thursday in a press conference outside the Bexar County Courthouse to condemn racist graffiti found on the windows of a Northwest Side ramen shop. On Sunday, Noodle Tree owner Mike Nguyen went to the ramen shop to find racist graffiti that read, “no masks,” “ramen noodle flu,” and other derogatory remarks. Ad“It’s important that the people of San Antonio know that this is not who we are,” Gonzales said. Others who spoke up for the Asian community in San Antonio included San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Police Chief William McManus, and Councilman Manny Pelaez. The support was appreciated by members of the Asian community, like Christina Lew, the president of the San Antonio chapter for the Chinese American Citizens Alliance.
What’s Up South Texas!: San Antonio man beautifies community with graffiti art
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man is hoping to inspire others to stay creative in life through his graffiti art throughout the city. “My mom said I started drawing on the wall when I was three and I never stopped,” Soupe said. I also learned the process and procedures about art when my stepfather would take me to museums and give me books. “I was like, ‘I am going to paint it bigger and put it everywhere!’ That is what graffiti is. Soupe has also dealt with his own struggles like with depression but art helps him cope with that struggle.
Man indicted on graffiti charges, accused of defacing the Alamo Cenotaph
SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of defacing the Alamo Cenotaph last year has been formally charged in an indictment by a Bexar County grand jury. Noah Benjamin Escamilla, who was 25 years old when the alleged crime was committed on May 29, 2020, is accused of causing between $2,500 and $30,000 worth of damage to the Cenotaph, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s office. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 290th District Court. Graffiti found in multiple places downtown, including cenotaph in Alamo PlazaThe Cenotaph was just one of several structures marked with graffitied messages against white supremacy and police on the same night. The indictment is just for the graffiti found on the Cenotaph.
Spray-painted messages on Alamo’s Cenotaph have people seeing red
SAN ANTONIO – Graffiti spray-painted on the Cenotaph on the grounds of The Alamo has some people seeing red. Graffiti found in multiple places downtown, including cenotaph in Alamo PlazaThe words there seemed to condemn white supremacy, capitalism and The Alamo, itself. The red paint caught his attention hours later as he paid a visit to a nearby post office. Police also found red paint spelling out an anti-policy brutality message on the sidewalk at Travis Park. As we condemn this vandalism, we salute the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) for its swift action to investigate.
Graffiti found in multiple places downtown, including cenotaph in Alamo Plaza
Graffiti found in multiple places downtown, including cenotaph in Alamo PlazaPublished: May 29, 2020, 7:52 amA famous marble memorial at the Alamo has streaks of red paint after police say a tagger left a mark there on the cenotaph and in several other places downtown overnight.
Graffiti found in multiple places downtown, including Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza
SAN ANTONIO – A famous marble memorial at the Alamo has streaks of red paint after police say a tagger left a mark there on the cenotaph and in several other places downtown overnight. Officers were called around midnight to the Alamo Plaza after receiving reports of someone having written anti-white supremacy messages. When police arrived, they found graffiti on the cenotaph and more graffiti in the 100 block of Losoya, on the side of a parking structure that belongs to the Hyatt hotel. Another site is on a sidewalk at Travis Park, officials said. A third message, visibly seen on a Travis Park sidewalk, is just four letters, a known acronym for the hate of police officers.