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Death Row inmate Rodney Reed waves to his family in the Bastrop County District Court Friday October 13. 2017. The defense asked the Judge Doug Shaver to reconsider testimony from his murder trial in the slaying of Stacey Stites.
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Texas Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed's Execution Halted

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas has granted death row inmate Rodney Reed a stay, meaning he will not be executed on Wednesday, Nov. 20 as previously scheduled.

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Ambassador Yovanovitch: Trump Comments In July Call Felt Like A 'Threat'

Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told Congress on Friday she was recalled after a smear campaign led by President Trump's allies — and Trump criticized her on Twitter even as she testified live on television. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch appeared at Democrats' second open impeachment hearing to discuss her career and the circumstances under which her posting to Kyiv was prematurely halted earlier this year. Trump posted two tweets about Yovanovitch during the...

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The first week of Trump impeachment inquiry hearings is in the books.

If you were paying attention to the thousands of pages of closed-door testimonies, you would recognize some of the details that emerged.

But there were some new and important wrinkles from the public hearings with acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor; George Kent, a top State Department official with oversight of Ukraine affairs; and Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who described a plot to oust her led by President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

South San high school students who advocated for greater access to mental health services celebrate the ribbon-cutting of a mental health center at Athens Elementary on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Six local nonprofits that specialize in therapy and counseling are piloting a mental health wellness program at the South San Antonio Independent School District.

On Friday the South San community celebrated the opening of a building at Athens Elementary where students, parents and staff can access the agencies’ services free of charge.

From Texas Standard:

There’s no shortage of worthy choices if you’re debating the best college football, basketball or volleyball team. But when it comes to supremacy in the meat locker, there is only one school you can call the very best: Texas Tech. Over the weekend, the Texas Tech meat judging team claimed their 14th national championship – a record that’s unmatched in the world of amateur meat evaluation.

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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff began his political career in 1971, as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. His son Kevin was just a 6-year-old at the time, and remembers his father’s tagline from the 1970s, “A Common Sense Democrat.”

Nov. 28, 2018 Huntsville
Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This Texas death row case is attracting a lot of attention from celebrities and lawmakers from both parties. They are calling for a halt to the execution to test DNA and other evidence that could possibly exonerate Reed. 


Death Row inmate Rodney Reed waves to his family in the Bastrop County District Court Friday October 13. 2017. The defense asked the Judge Doug Shaver to reconsider testimony from his murder trial in the slaying of Stacey Stites.
RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL | AMERICAN-STATESMAN / Associated Press

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas has granted death row inmate Rodney Reed a stay, meaning he will not be executed on Wednesday, Nov. 20 as previously scheduled. 


Installation view of Joey Fauerso's video Teardowns for her current exhibition Teardowns at Blue Star Contemporary.
Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray. Image courtesy of Blue Star Contemporary.

Enjoy some unique flamenco dance. Create your own Christmas ornament. And journey back in time with The Matrix. Your weekend is here, and there is plenty to do.  


YouTube screenshot, via the Texas Tribune

The fate of death row inmate Rodney Reed has been placed in Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s hands.

Lyft officials announced plans to pull scooters from San Antonio and other major cities.
Lyft

Officials with Lyft announced on Thursday it will remove its scooters from San Antonio later this month. It is also exiting Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio.

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET

Roger Stone, a veteran Republican political operative and longtime confidant of Donald Trump's, was found guilty of all counts by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., on Friday in his false statements and obstruction trial.

The verdict, announced after two days of deliberations by the jury of nine women and three men, adds another chapter to Stone's long and colorful history as a self-described dirty trickster.

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Installation view of Joey Fauerso's video Teardowns for her current exhibition Teardowns at Blue Star Contemporary.
Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray. Image courtesy of Blue Star Contemporary.

Enjoy some unique flamenco dance. Create your own Christmas ornament. And journey back in time with The Matrix. Your weekend is here, and there is plenty to do.  


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Driven by curiosity, shaped by the streets of her native town of Macún, Puerto Rico, and grounded by the responsibility of being the eldest of 11 children, Esmeralda Santiago’s childhood on the island was abruptly uprooted when her mother moved her and her siblings to New York. 

Santiago caught up with Fronteras earlier this month when she was in town to mark the 35th anniversary of the Puerto Rican Heritage Society. Her three memoirs — “When I Was Puerto Rican” (1993), “Almost a Woman” (1999) and “The Turkish Lover” (2004) — and her other work remains wildly popular today. 


Lewis Black will perform at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Clay McBride

Many years ago, ranting, raving Lewis Black started out in a more sedate field: writing plays. He wrote hundreds of them after graduating from Yale drama school.


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Art of all kinds take center stage in the Alamo City this Weekend.


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