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From Misdemeanor To Second Chance: San Antonio Redefines Its Youth Curfew

Austin got rid of its youth curfew ordinance last year out of concern that it was funneling teens into the criminal justice system. But when it came time for the San Antonio City Council to take a look at its curfew this past spring, it took a different route: rather than criminalizing youth for staying out late, it’s attempting to address why youth are staying out late in the first place.

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Facebook Allowed Employers To Exclude Women From Job Ads, ACLU Says

Facebook became embroiled in another controversy Tuesday, after the American Civil Liberties Union accused the company of giving employers a powerful tool to discriminate against women seeking work. The complaint alleges that Facebook allowed employers to target job ads exclusively to men — that "they're profiting from thousands of ads that are being hidden from women," civil rights lawyer Peter Romer-Friedman of Outten & Golden told NPR. Three women, from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois,...

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The results of a seven-month-long investigation into sexual harassment and workplace misconduct within the Dallas Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than 20 years were released Wednesday.

Investigators gathered from 215 interviews with current and former employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and evaluated more than 1.6 million documents for the more than 40-page report.

From Texas Standard:

There’s Ronnie, Charlie, Bill, Mick, Keith and – Bobby?

The man who many consider the sixth member of the Rolling Stones is a Texan named Bobby Keys. He grew up in Slaton, just outside Lubbock, and played saxophone with just about everyone, it seems –from Chuck Berry and Carly Simon, to John Lennon and Sheryl Crow. Plus the Stones, of course.

A documentary about Bobby Keys is screening Wednesday in Austin.

Special Election Recap: Texas Senate District 19

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"The Source" host David Martin Davies talks with Aman Batheja, political editor for the Texas Tribune, about Senate District 19 special election results and more state and congressional races to watch ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson is weighing in on the Botham Jean case. Jean, a black man, was shot and killed in his Dallas apartment by Amber Guyger, a white off-duty police officer.

The VA has opened more call centers and hired hundreds of additional responders after complaints that some callers experienced long hold times or were sent to voicemail.

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Updated Wednesday at 8:45 a.m.

An Air Force plane has crashed Tuesday in a field off Nacogdoches Road, north of Loop 1604.

The plane is a T-6 Texan II training plane from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, said Randy Martin, spokesman for the 12th Flying Training Wing.

Martin confirmed the pilot and co-pilot ejected from the plane and are “ safe with minor injuries reported at the site.”

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San Antonio adopted a comprehensive plan in 2016 to address rapid growth in both infrastructure and population. 


Ryan Poppe

Texas Republican leaders are determined to win longtime Democrat-controlled state Senate District 19, and political analysts think a Republican win could resonate across the state's political landscape.


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Austin got rid of its youth curfew ordinance last year out of concern that it was funneling teens into the criminal justice system.

But when it came time for the San Antonio City Council to take a look at its curfew this past spring, it took a different route: rather than criminalizing youth for staying out late, it’s attempting to address why youth are staying out late in the first place.

 


From Texas Standard:

In this age of Twitter-driven, toxic politics, it's an interesting intellectual exercise to try and imagine how historians might someday look back on the current era in American history. To call it turbulent seems almost to be an understatement. But history itself may help us understand the times we're living in.

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Arts & Culture

Kyle Keener and Polly Harrison have been playing music in San Antonio for a long time. How long?

“Curtis Calderon, who we play with [at Jazz, TX] on every third Tuesday, says we played Santa Anna’s quinceañera—for his daughter,” Keener jokes. “We go back pretty far.”

Jason Murgo

As the weather begins to cool, San Antonio's music scene is heating up.

For example, Camerata San Antonio is in celebration mode. Cellist and co-founder Ken Freudigman explains that the group has reached an important milestone.

 

"It's the beginning of our 15th season here in San Antonio playing great chamber music," he said.

Their weekend performances will mark that anniversary with a special theme.

Opera San Antonio opens its season at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts this Thursday and Saturday night with “La Traviata,” a doomed romance by Giuseppe Verdi that’s nevertheless full of life. It’s one of the most popular works in the operatic repertoire.

Baritone Weston Hurt, from Texas, plays the role of Giorgio Germont, father to Alfredo, played by San Antonio native David Portillo. In the story, Germont is the one who tries to keep Alfredo and his love, Violetta, apart.

Josh Huskin

A San Antonio-based artist and singer has released a new album with the hopes that it underscores our common humanity.

 


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