J.R. "Corky" Rubio has published an article in the Express-News web site questioning why the University of Texas continues to hold, and ignore, documents from the early 1700s that were produced by the Spanish pioneers of San Antonio. Rubio claims that, in the 120 years since Bexar County sent a portion of the Spanish Archives to the University of Texas at Austin to be translated, relatively few portions of them have actually been translated. In San Antonio, after more than a century, local scholars, researchers and historians could have already completed these translations.
Rubio suggests it is clear UT cannot perform the task, and should return the archives to San Antonio. He also suggests that private groups, such as Los Bexarenos Genealogical and Historical Society and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and others, could make better use of these documents.