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Cruz, O'Rourke Make Campaign Stop In San Antonio

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, spent most of the day Tuesday campaigning in San Antonio.

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2018 Midterm Elections

Texas Sees Huge Turnout On First Day Of Early Voting

Tens of thousands of Texas voters turned out across the state to cast their ballots on Monday, the first day of early voting for the 2018 midterm elections.

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Texas is already feeling the effects of climate change, from an increasing number of 100-degree days per year to more frequent flooding and storms growing in intensity.

What progress has been made so far to address issues related to climate change in San Antonio, and what more should be done?

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Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, spent most of the day Tuesday campaigning in San Antonio.

Courtesy San Antonio River Authority

Situated on 8 miles of water and woodland, the San Antonio River's Mission Reach segment was developed through years of community-wide efforts. 

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San Antonio, it’s utilities and partners threw back the curtain on some of their data. The city’s first datathon concluded Sunday and was intended to find solutions through data on either transportation, sustainability or access to services.

Why Do We Elect Judges In Texas?

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From Texas Standard:

The Texas Standard and public radio stations across the state have been working together to help you make sense of the midterms through our Texas Decides project, inviting listeners to send in their questions.

Our question-asker is Patsy Culver, a CPA and an artist in Alpine, Texas.

“My question is: Texas is fairly unique in that we elect our judges. I have not found anywhere that I can find the positions of the judges that are running this year."

They've come a long way since "Lyin' Ted."

There they stood on stage before tens of thousands, President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, embracing each other, hands on shoulders, pats on the back, here at the Toyota Center in Houston.

"In just 15 days, the people of Texas are going to re-elect a man who has become a really good friend of mine," Trump said of Cruz after their extended embrace.

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When former Rackspace chairman Graham Weston first met with the incoming University of Texas at San Antonio president, Taylor Eighmy, he was on a mission to get him to sell the downtown campus. Speaking Monday at the kickoff for San Antonio Startup Week, the billionaire investor and philanthropist said the campus needs to be with a school that wanted it.

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Fourteen-hundred jobs and $23 million in foreign investment are coming to San Antonio’s South Side.

A deal between the city, county, and state to relocate the headquarters of Czech Republic-based Okin Business Process Services to San Antonio was announced Monday at Brooks City Base by Governor Greg Abbott.

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If you dread the drive back and forth to work each day, you may consider changing the way you commute. 


From Texas Standard:

The Texas foster care system is violating the constitutional rights of children, and Texas must improve its investigations of child abuse allegations – that is the essence of a new ruling by a federal appeals court panel. The decision affirms a lower court finding that used similar language in 2015, ordering Texas officials to reform the foster care system. But the ruling also stated that the original order demanding changes went too far. 

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Arts & Culture

Ansen Seale

Near railroad tracks, in the shadow of the Interstate 37 interchange, and about a football field away from the Alamodome, sits a house dating back to 1883 — a mauve- and cream-colored Roatzsch-Griesenbeck-Arciniega house, the only old structure within hundreds of yards.


Nikolaj Lund

The 96th season of first-class chamber music from the Tuesday Musical Club's Artist Series opens this week with the sounds of the award-winning Trio con Brio Copenhagen at 2 p.m. on October 9, at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The group is based in Denmark and was formed in 1999 by pianist Jens Elvekjaer, and sisters Soo-Jin Hong and Soo-Kyung Hong (to whom Elvekjaer is married).

HemisFair '68 was held April 6 to Oct. 6, 1968. The theme of the fair was the confluence of civilization in the Americas.
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Fifty years ago, HemisFair '68 opened its gates. The international extravaganza, held at the heart of the city, opened on April 6, 1968, and closed six months later on Oct. 6th.


"Vintage HemisFair '68 Postcard": The Texas World's Fair was held in San Antonio. The Tower Of The Americas was buit for HemisFair '68
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As San Antonio celebrates its 300th birthday, HemisFair '68 celebrates its 50th. The world's fair opened April 6, 1968, closed six months later, and San Antonio would never be the same.


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