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Experts Say Senate District 19 Win Critical For Republicans

One major goal of Texas Republican leaders is to keep their supermajority of votes in the state Senate — and with Pete Flores' victory in Senate District 19, they are one step closer to that objective.

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After The Rains, Casualties Mount Amid Florence's Still-Rising Floodwaters

As floodwaters from former-Hurricane Florence's massive rains continue to flow through the Carolinas, the end of the storm's damage is nowhere in sight. In Horry County, S.C., two women being taken for mental health care died on Tuesday night when the sheriff's office van they were being transported in met floodwaters. The deputies transporting the two women reportedly drove around barriers and then were surprised by the flood. Authorities told media outlets that the deputies couldn't get the...

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The Trump administration's push to deport more immigrants in the country illegally has hit a legal speed bump.

For years, immigration authorities have been skipping one simple step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Now, because of that omission and a recent Supreme Court decision, tens of thousands of deportation cases could be delayed, or tossed out altogether.

U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they’re American citizens. Entire states like Maine and Florida are within that 100-mile zone.

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San Antonio has the lowest rate of HPV vaccinated children of any major city in Texas, but a cervical cancer survivor is trying to change that by telling her story.

About 40 percent of Texas teachers expect to take on other jobs outside of the classroom in order "to meet family expenses," according to the Texas State Teachers Association.


Jose Antonio Vargas is an activist, journalist and filmmaker. In 2008, he was part of a Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings.

But the kind of recognition that would make most journalists proud worried Vargas. It could lead to revealing a secret at the heart of his life — a secret that he himself didn't discover until he was 16.

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A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent has been arrested on the suspicion he murdered four people and kidnapped a fifth person. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was arrested in Laredo and faces charges of murder and aggravated kidnapping.

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The San Antonio City Council passed a $2.8 billion budget for 2019 Thursday. This is the city’s largest budget — about $100,000 more than last year.

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So far this year, 19 employees of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, including deputies and jailers, have been arrested for various incidents. Sheriff Javier Salazar says he’s disappointed with but not surprised at the situation.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, have agreed to three debates before Election Day.

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Julissa Arce graduated at the top of her high school class in San Antonio and went on to succeed in college, before becoming a star of Wall Street. Arce was vice president for Goldman Sachs by the time she was 27 years old — all this while also being an undocumented immigrant living in fear of being deported. She spoke to Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides.


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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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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.