Judge Approves Demolition Of First Spanish-Language TV Station Building
SAN ANTONIO — Demolition of the building that housed the first Spanish-language television station in the
Real estate developer Greystar tried restart demolition of the former KWEX-TV station immediately after the judge’s decision. But four activists seeking historic preservation for the Birthplace of Univision jumped the fence of the construction site to stop the bulldozers. They and four others were arrested and charged with trespassing and other violations.
“We wanted to save the building, we want to save our history but we will do anything to continue to preserve the city of
David Kinder, an attorney for Greystar, says removing the protestors was a matter of safety.
“We are very concerned that they’re going to expose themselves to heavy equipment that will be tearing this building down and so it’s a life safety issue for them," Kinder said.
Sanchez and the other protestors are now out of jail on bond. Sanchez said the City of
Greystar is in the process of demolishing what remains of the structure to build high-end apartments.