Devil's Run

San Antonio philanthropists throw devilish affair at the Witte Museum

San Antonio philanthropists throw devilish affair at the Witte Museum

Wild Texas Witte Museum
Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Tre Phelps, Kevin Phelps and Randy Nunns. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
The Witte Musuem hosted the evening. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Attendees learned about conservation efforts and more. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
 Susan Naylor and Lisa Howerton. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Lachlan Miles, Alice Ball Strunk and Chris Hill. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Marise McDermott, CEO of the Witte Museum, addressed the attendees. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Jo Ann Andera and Guich Koock. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Alice Ball Strunk, Raphael Woodward, and Cade Woodward. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Guests partook in a silent auction to benefit the nonprofit. Photo courtesy of The Devils River Conservancy
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum
Wild Texas Witte Museum

What: Devils River Conservancy's Wild Texas

Where: Witte Museum

The lowdown: On October 25, San Antonio philanthropists and conservationists gathered at the Witte for a devilish good time. Though the guest of honor — South Texas' Devils River — runs nearly 200 miles west of Alamo City, the event served as an evening of education and advocacy about the waterway.

As Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition played tunes, supporters nibbled on appetizers, sipped libations, and took part in a silent auction to benefit the Devils River Conservancy. Supporters — collectively known as Devil's Advocates — also learned more about the nonprofit's work through a special film and other educational activities.

According to the DRC, the river is currently under threat from recreationists, changing borders, and "water marketers" looking to pump water away from Devils River and into Texas' growing cities. Funds raised from the Witte affair went directly to DRC to continue conservation efforts for the river.

Who: Lachlan MilesAlice Ball StrunkChris Hill, Susan NaylorLisa HowertonMarise McDermottBen MastersAlice Ball StrunkRaphael WoodwardCade WoodwardRicky Restrepo, Ruthie Russell, and Johnny Russell.