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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

With new enforcement priorities under the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are taking aim at employers that knowingly hire unauthorized immigrants. The most recent — and largest — bust happened at a trailer manufacturing plant in northeast Texas. Business had been booming at Load Trail LLC , about two hours northeast of Dallas, as customers bought the black trailers to haul hay bales, topsoil, construction refuse and oilfield equipment. Then came the ICE raid...

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2018 Midterm Elections

How Does A Red Seat Turn Blue? Utah Race Tests Democrats' Strategy To Take The House

In his very first answer in the recent debate between the candidates for Utah's 4th Congressional District, Ben McAdams launched into a political origin story about his first encounter with burdensome government regulations. The mayor of Salt Lake County told the audience about how he worked four jobs one summer during college to earn some extra income. "Imagine my disappointment the following year when I was notified that I was denied federal student aid because I made too much money," he...

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It might get easier for San Antonio seniors to live in an increasingly online world. A nonprofit expanding to San Antonio is addressing the digital divide for seniors.

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It was Oct. 15, 2015. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in San Antonio, holding a rally with then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, the Alamo City's former mayor. 

Since then, Castro exited his cabinet position. He joins us to discuss his time on the campaign trail, as well his own possible presidential run in 2020.

Our Lady of the Lake University

Hundred brutally beaten and even murdered by Texas Rangers. Civic rights, such as voting and serving on a jury, denied — all remnants of an era of segregation and discrimination. While this time in U.S. history is most often associated with the plight of African Americans, one minority population faced struggles entirely their own. On this episode of Fronteras, we talk to political activists Richard Avena and Rosie Castro.

Our Lady of the Lake University

For decades, the civil rights of Mexican-Americans were neglected.

Then, 50 years ago, hearings were held in San Antonio to address discrimination and abuse towards the Latino community. These hearings addressed issues from segregation in public settings such as theatres and restaurants, to being denied basic civic duties like voter representation and serving on a court jury.

Now, 50 years later, social injustices are immediately addressed through social media.

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The San Antonio City Council voted Thursday to approve a plan to redesign the Alamo.


Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election campaign has not been shy about attacking his opponent, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, on television.

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After three years of public input and revisions, the Alamo Master Plan goes before the San Antonio City Council Thursday.

Transportation & Capital Improvements / San Antonio

It was 20 years ago this week that a flood caused 25 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Nearly 16 inches of rain fell across the region in just five days, but much of San Antonio was spared, according to a city official.


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The spread of bacteria, viruses, chemicals – and even parasites – through food is thought to be an unlikely hazard when eating out or shopping at the grocery store, but it's not unheard of. 

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San Antonio College will be the first solo community college to be awarded a federal grant intended to create more cybersecurity professionals in government.


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Arts & Culture

Ansen Seale

Near railroad tracks, in the shadow of the Interstate 37 interchange, and about a football field away from the Alamodome, sits a house dating back to 1883 — a mauve- and cream-colored Roatzsch-Griesenbeck-Arciniega house, the only old structure within hundreds of yards.

Nikolaj Lund

The 96th season of first-class chamber music from the Tuesday Musical Club's Artist Series opens this week with the sounds of the award-winning Trio con Brio Copenhagen at 2 p.m. on October 9, at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The group is based in Denmark and was formed in 1999 by pianist Jens Elvekjaer, and sisters Soo-Jin Hong and Soo-Kyung Hong (to whom Elvekjaer is married).

HemisFair '68 was held April 6 to Oct. 6, 1968. The theme of the fair was the confluence of civilization in the Americas.
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Fifty years ago, HemisFair '68 opened its gates. The international extravaganza, held at the heart of the city, opened on April 6, 1968, and closed six months later on Oct. 6th.

"Vintage HemisFair '68 Postcard": The Texas World's Fair was held in San Antonio. The Tower Of The Americas was buit for HemisFair '68
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As San Antonio celebrates its 300th birthday, HemisFair '68 celebrates its 50th. The world's fair opened April 6, 1968, closed six months later, and San Antonio would never be the same.

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San Antonio's Tricentennial

As San Antonio celebrates its 300 years of history, TPR is reporting on the celebrations, as well as the historical & cultural milestones that have made the city what it is today.

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