The four non-Alamo missions are noticeably absent from this 1873 map by Augustus Koch. Credit: Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons

Editor’s note: Brandon Seale, an energy executive as well as a published author and podcast producer, created his second podcast series, A New History of Old San Antonio, “to cover the history of San Antonio from its founding 300 years ago until the arrival of the railroad 150 or so years later,” he said.

He released the series earlier this year; this week’s episode concludes the podcast series.

To listen to last week’s episode, click here.

Brandon Seale is the president of Howard Energy Ventures. With degrees in philosophy, law, and business, he writes and records stories about the residents of the borderland and about the intersection of...