Santa Fe Schools Open Doors With Heightened Security

Back-to-school shopping has been different this year for Annette Holder, whose son Clayton is an incoming freshman at Santa Fe High School. The school’s new metal detectors mean more composition books, fewer three-ring binders – or really anything with metal.

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ICE Detains Man Driving His Wife To Hospital For Planned C-Section

A man who was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital on Wednesday was detained because of an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Mexico related to a homicide case, according to immigration officials. Joel Arrona-Lara and his wife, María del Carmen Venegas, had scheduled a cesarean section and were headed to the hospital when they stopped for gas in San Bernardino, Calif. After pulling into the gas station, surveillance footage shows two other vehicles pulling in and surrounding the...

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San Antonio officials are trying to regulate the now 745 electric scooters swarming downtown.

 

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More than 31,000 students at the University of Texas at San Antonio return to classes on Tuesday on the main and the downtown campuses, according to a UTSA news release.


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City leaders say Hurricane Harvey damaged 100 percent of Port Aransas' businesses and 85 percent of the beach community's homes.

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Up and down the Gulf Coast, Texans are still trying to get back to where they were before Hurricane Harvey hit. Some have had to rebuild from the ground up. For others, the trouble is with the ground itself.

Back-to-school shopping has been different this year for Annette Holder, whose son Clayton is an incoming freshman at Santa Fe High School.

The school’s new metal detectors mean more composition books, fewer three-ring binders – or really anything with metal.

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A group of local police, emergency medical technicians, hospitals, homeless service groups and others are launching the Southwest Texas Crisis Collaborative.


Plastic trash is littering the land and fouling rivers and oceans. But what we can see is only a small fraction of what's out there.

Since modern plastic was first mass-produced, 8 billion tons have been manufactured. And when it's thrown away, it doesn't just disappear. Much of it crumbles into small pieces.

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Living with a mental illness can be a confusing and fear-inducing experience. For many, the stigma surrounding mental illness prevents individuals from seeking professional help or long-term solutions.


UTSA freshman Aylin Esparza makes the bed in her new dorm room with her mom, Patricia Sanchez August 17, 2018.
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On the fourth floor of Alvarez Hall Friday, Aylin Esparza and her mom, Patricia Sanchez, unpacked a box of sheets to make her bed.

The 18 year old freshman has never lived away from her home in Dallas, and she’s hoping her new neighbors will become something of a second family while she’s at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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When Rotem Sivan moved from Israel to New York, he says that all he wanted to do was play straight-ahead jazz like Clifford Brown, Bill Evans, or one of his guitar heroes, Wes Montgomery. Somewhere along the way, he discovered that with the aid of technology, he could expand his musical palette.

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The is weekend here, and music events are planned throughout the city.


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The San Antonio Symphony's 2018-2019 season doesn't start until late September, but there's something some parents and students may want to put on their calendars: rehearsals are now open to music students.


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Drummer Antonio Sanchez wrote and performed the music for the 2014 Oscar-winning film “Birdman,” directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu.

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