Tricentennial CEO Resigns

By Bill O’Neil

Another sign of trouble for San Antonio’s Tricentennial?

Tricentennial Commission CEO Edward Benavides has turned in his resignation weeks after members of the City Council questioned costs and fundraising efforts surrounding the celebration set to take place next year.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg would not comment directly on what his office described as a “personnel issue,” but in a statement, the Mayor applauded Benavides “willingness to step aside and minimize distractions as San Antonio commemorates its 300th birthday.”

In a separate statement, City Manager Sheryl Sculley said “I’m grateful for the passion and commitment he (Benavides) gave to the Tricentennial effort, and there’s no question that the year-long celebration will be a great success and source of pride for our community.”


Two women accused of conning elderly woman in Bexar Co. store Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence 18 San Antonio students in trouble for racially insensitive video Texas gasoline prices continue to climb Bexar Co. deputy indicted on assault charge Parents outraged over homework assignment