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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.


Updated 3:30 p.m.

Heavy rains have caused the FM 2900 bridge over the Llano River in Kingsland to collapse.

Llano County authorities recommend those living within a quarter mile of the river to evacuate.

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his re-election bid, he highlighted many of his accomplishments from his years in office.

What he left out was his indictment on three felony charges. We talk to Texas Observer staff writer Michael Barajas about his case.

Then, a homemade political yard sign caught the attention of Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. So much so, it was seized by police (11:00). And finally, here in Texas, folks opt to observe Indigenous People’s Day rather than Columbus Day (22:52).  


Three hundred years ago, San Antonio was a military outpost called the New World — a place that was far away, unexplored and uncertain. Char Miller, a W. M Keck professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College in Claremont California and author of "San Antonio A Tricentennial History," joins us to discuss the Alamo City's past on this "Texas Matters."


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As the nation tries to determine the facts behind an alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, many people are pointing out that these types of assaults are common.


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