News Release Date: July 3, 2023
Contact: Chantelle Ruident-Hansen, 210-534-8833 ext 278
SAN ANTONIO, TX – US Park Rangers of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are seeking information from the public to help identify those responsible for recent vandalism and attempted forced entry into the historic church at Mission San Jose. Park officials report that the incident occurred on June 28, 2023.
Unknown persons attempted to gain entry into the San Jose Church, causing damage to the historic structure. Those responsible also damaged the church’s historic and culturally significant Rose Window.
Information from other visitors is often very helpful to investigators. If you have information that could help identify those responsible for these acts of vandalism, the park asks you to please submit a tip. You don’t have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know:
CALL or TEXT the NPS-wide Tip Line 888-653-0009
ONLINE form go.nps.gov/SubmitATip
EMERGENCY dial 9-1-1
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas and the cultural significance of, reaches around the world. An extraordinary national and international treasure, the park is an example of the interweaving of Spanish and indigenous cultures that are a vital part of America’s heritage.
Last updated: July 3, 2023