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Now Hiring: San Antonio Schools Offer Temp Jobs To Furloughed Workers

This time last week, Ricardo, a furloughed federal employee from San Antonio, was sitting at home wondering when the partial government shutdown would end. Tuesday, he spent the day substitute teaching 21 fifth graders.

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The Border Wall Isn't The Only Reason Democrats Oppose Plan To End The Shutdown

Democrats and immigrant rights groups were quick to oppose President Trump's proposal to end the government shutdown over the weekend because it includes $5.7 billion for an expanded border wall. Now that they've seen the full language of the bill, they've found other reasons not to like it. The proposed bill includes some big changes to U.S. immigration policy that were not included in the president's public announcement, such as a provision that would sharply limit asylum applications for...

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House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has handed out committee assignments, and South Texas lawmakers now lead 10 of those committees.


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This time last week, Ricardo, a furloughed federal employee from San Antonio, was sitting at home wondering when the partial government shutdown would end.

Tuesday, he spent the day substitute teaching 21 fifth graders.

 


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Thursday at noon on "The Source" — An estimated 5.7 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's, and that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. Every 65 seconds, another American develops the disease.

From Texas Standard:

An Austin man named Kyle Prall is currently in federal court, facing over a dozen charges that range from mail and wire fraud to money laundering. Officials allege he stole over $500,000 by soliciting campaign donations; he created web sites and literature supposedly promoting Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, among others, and then pocketed the proceeds. The allegation may sound outrageous, but the case is not the first of its kind, by any means.

From Texas Standard:

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn was in Dallas Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on a new federal law targeting human traffickers and supporting victims. "This is modern-day slavery,” he said during the meeting. “Young women primarily being held against their will being required to provide sex to people who purchase those services."

President Trump's restrictions on transgender troops moved a step closer to taking effect, even as several lawsuits challenging the policy remain unresolved.

Democrats and immigrant rights groups were quick to oppose President Trump's proposal to end the government shutdown over the weekend because it includes $5.7 billion for an expanded border wall.

Now that they've seen the full language of the bill, they've found other reasons not to like it.

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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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 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. 

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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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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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