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San Antonio Sets Cap On Electric Scooters, Bikes

Updated 4:25 p.m. No new permits will be issued to electric scooter companies in San Antonio, as the City Council's transportation council Tuesday effectively ended the "light touch" phase of regulating scooters within city limits.

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These 3 Former Kansas Republicans Say They No Longer Felt At Home In The GOP

Stephanie Clayton won her fourth term in the Kansas legislature as a moderate Republican but when she started in office this month, she did so as a Democrat. She says she had an abrupt change of heart about a month after the November election last year. It was the day Republican legislative leaders said they wanted to rewrite a school-finance bill that Clayton and other moderate Republicans had worked alongside Democrats to pass in last year's session. For her, it was a breaking point. "I...

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SA2020 is one year away from its goal of improving San Antonio.


Karim Wasfi at Musical Bridges Around The World event. Jan. 17
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You may have seen the YouTube video showing a cellist playing in the ruins left after a car bombing in Baghdad. That cellist is Karim Wasfi, the conductor of the Iraqi National Orchestra.

 


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Wednesday at noon on "The Source" — Local nonprofit SA2020 recently released its 2018 impact report, tracking the city's progress in various cause areas to improve conditions within San Antonio communities.

Targeting eleven cause areas, the report uses local data to measure whether goals have been met or are on track to be met by 2020. 

San Antonio Food Bank exterior in September 2018
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As the partial government shutdown continues, with many in the San Antonio area going without a paycheck, local organizations and agencies are offering assistance while putting the call out for donations and support.

RELATED | How To Get Assistance In Austin | For Assistance Statewide 

From Texas Standard:

The governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker all insist this will be the legislative "session of the teacher," and that the three of them are on the same page. But a bit of a shuffling act in the Texas Senate is raising some eyebrows and some new questions.

Last week, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick handed out committee assignments and Sen. Kel Seliger was not assigned to his usual role as chair of the Committee on Higher Education. Instead, Patrick assigned him to chair the agriculture committee.

From Texas Standard:

Between SpaceX moving its rocket manufacturing to Texas from California, and the so-called super blood wolf moon, you may have missed this bit of space news: Texas-based astronomer Robert Kennicutt will be leading the Astro2020 Decadal Survey. Every decade, the study mandated by Congress helps set set priorities for what scientists will study in the coming years in the realm of astronomy and astrophysics.

Should Texas Eliminate The High-Stakes STAAR Test?

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From Texas Standard:

Stakes can be high for students and teachers in Texas when it comes to standardized testing – specifically, STAAR testing. Students usually need to pass to advance to the next grade, and eventually, to graduate. Families, teachers and teacher groups have been vocal in the past about how stressful the tests can be. They're concerned that spending the entire school year on preparing for the STAAR takes away from other learning opportunities.

Now, a Republican lawmaker has filed a bill in the House that would repeal STAAR testing.

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Updated 4:25 p.m.

No new permits will be issued to electric scooter companies in San Antonio, as the City Council's transportation council Tuesday effectively ended the "light touch" phase of regulating scooters within city limits.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

It was during high school that Erik Walsh said being part of city government piqued his interest.

It was his freshman year at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, and his English teacher pointed out a figure jogging down the street, past the school.

"Father O’Shaughnessy would say, ‘There goes the city manager,’ ” said Walsh about Lou Fox, who was the city manager at the time.

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WHAT: Public Symposium with Erik Walsh

WHERE: Buena Vista Theater, UTSA's downtown campus

Courtesy City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department

  Tuesday at noon on "The Source" — With more than 15,000 acres of existing green space and a growing population, San Antonio is looking at new ways to enhance the outdoor experience for residents. 

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Karim Wasfi at Musical Bridges Around The World event. Jan. 17
Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

You may have seen the YouTube video showing a cellist playing in the ruins left after a car bombing in Baghdad. That cellist is Karim Wasfi, the conductor of the Iraqi National Orchestra.

 


courtesy Emilio Navaira IV

The San Antonio Symphony will soon do a show honoring one of the masters — but not one of the European ones. It’s a tribute to a local master, Emilio Navaira, and his son Diego Navaira thinks it’s a little strange.


Javier Vela

Jonathan Palomar has been a member of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán for a little over a year.  

While playing with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, an award-winning Los Angeles-based group, Palomar received a call asking if he was interested in joining this legendary group, known as “el mejor mariachi del mundo,” which translates to the best mariachi in the world.

Javier Vela

Not everyone is born with a love for mariachi music. But it’s hard not to appreciate it when “el mejor mariachi del mundo” is your foundation. Jonathan Palomar and Debra Torres share with us how the genre is thriving and celebrated at the annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza (0:17).

Then, Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan has a conversation with the sons of the late Tejano music legend Emilio Navaira (15:12).


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