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Dec. 12, 2018
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Julian Castro To Explore 2020 Presidential Run

Updated 4 p.m. Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced Wednesday he has formed an exploratory committee in preparation for a presidential run in the 2020 election.

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Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote Amid Battle Over Brexit

Updated at 5:33 p.m. ET Theresa May is keeping her job after all. The British prime minister survived a no-confidence vote called by members of her own Conservative Party, scoring a critical victory Wednesday in the bruising political battles over Brexit. May will retain leadership of the Tories, and under party rules, she will not face another challenge for at least a year. "We now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit to the British people and building a better future for this...

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Thursday at noon on "The Source" — The American Academy of Pediatrics says that hitting and shaming as disciplinary tools can be harmful to children and lead to life-long consequences. What disciplinary methods should be used instead to teach kids what's right and wrong?

Dec. 12, 2018
Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

Updated 4 p.m.

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced Wednesday he has formed an exploratory committee in preparation for a presidential run in the 2020 election.

A judge has accepted a plea agreement under which the former president of a Baylor University fraternity, accused of raping a female student, will serve no jail time and won't have to register as a sex offender.

The deal allowed Jacob Walter Anderson, 23, of Garland, Texas, to plead no contest on Monday to the lesser charge of unlawful restraint. In pleading no contest, a defendant does not admit guilt and does not offer a defense.

The woman who brought the charges expressed outrage at the decision.

For thousands of elderly veterans, long term care means living in a nursing home or institutional care setting. But some have found a much homier option.

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The state commission tasked with recommending ways to overhaul k-12 education funding is close to issuing a final report to Texas lawmakers.

The commission met Tuesday to discuss a preliminary draft of the report.


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Schizophrenia is a complex, long-term illness with symptoms that can include hallucinations, delusions, cognitive issues and disorganized thinking. 

Approximately 3.2 million Americans have this chronic disease, which interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. Why is diagnosis difficult?


A free program to teach digital skills to San Antonio veterans launched by two tech non-profits began accepting applications Friday.

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Updated Dec. 12


Advocates for detained migrants in Texas met San Antonio medical students to discuss forming future partnerships that could help improve the health and well-being of people hoping to immigrate to the U.S.

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If offered, San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley said she will not accept a performance bonus for 2018

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Joe Gonzales captured winning majorities in Bexar County's contentious race for district attorney in 2018, defeating incumbent Nico LaHood and Republican challenger Tylden Shaeffer.

The Bexar County district attorney-elect speaks about his public safety priorities ahead of taking office in the new year. 


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Arts & Culture

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Pianist, band-leader and Jazz TX nightclub owner Doc Watkins is throwing a great big musical party this weekend.


Welcome to Major Themes, a monthly feature in which classical music experts recommend a must-hear recording based on what's happening at classical stations and programs around the country. This month, we checked in with friends in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Vermont. Here are their top picks for the holiday season.

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San Antonio's newest chamber group, Agarita, has set ambitious goals.

Violinist Sarah Silver Manzke said the quartet’s objective is to break down “the outdated notion of the ivory tower” by getting into the community.

“(We are about) doing things that maybe been tried a little bit here and there, but really fully committing to it,” she said.

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Pianist Sung Chang first drew the attention of San Antonio audiences in 2016, when he was awarded the silver medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition (now known as The Gurwitz International Piano Competition). Since then, he’s returned to the Alamo City nearly a half-dozen times.

“I like the city… and especially the audiences,” Chang said after performing for the Tuesday Musical Club on November 27. “They are always very warm.”

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