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The Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve had the flu. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has confirmed 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo tested positive for Influenza B, though his precise cause of death has not been officially determined.


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A photo exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures tracks San Antonio through a 130-year period.

 


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This is our year in review.

  • A Mexican-American literature course at a local high school (0:21)
  • Regrets of a former Border Patrol agent (2:43)
  • The hidden African-American history of San Antonio (4:46)
  • A granddaughter of a Nazi (7:09)
  • The dangers of reporting from the border (10:13)
  • The descendants of the victims of a 100-year-old massacre (13:17)
  • A former Texas slave who became a Mexican millionaire (17:17)


Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo Dead At 83

Dec 27, 2018
Longtime Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo died on Thursday (12/27.18)
Texas Public Radio

Updated 5 p.m.

For more than thirty years, Paul Elizondo served as county commissioner, winning successive bids for the job as a Democrat. According to a statement from his family Thursday, the Precinct 2 county commissioner has died. He was 83.

One Blood

Two-year-old Zainab Mughal has neuroblastoma and will need blood transfusions during her treatment. But the little girl has a genetic variation in her blood that makes finding a compatible donor extremely difficult. Ross Herron, the chief medical officer of the West Division of American Red Cross Blood Services, said there is a lot more to blood compatibility than just type.

 


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