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Vandals again target historic San Antonio mission

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The latest damage has gone deeper for historic Mission San Juan in San Antonio.

Police are trying to determine who carved graffiti into an 18-century stone wall.

Gregory Smith with the National Parks Service says he’d relate this damage “to if someone carved their names in the Alamo.”

The San Antonio Express-News reported Thursday that park rangers on Sept. 16 discovered seven carvings, with names, the word “lov” and a reference to 2011.

Smith estimates repairs will cost the federal agency thousands of dollars.

Damage discovered in early January involved black spray paint on the mission, which was founded in 1716 in East Texas, but was transferred to the San Antonio site in 1731.


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