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Councilman Calls For Full Release Of Secretly Recorded Audio Of Fire Union President

District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse held a news conference at the fire union’s banquet hall Wednesday to detail his concerns about the recordings and support San Antonio city charter amendments proposed by the fire union.

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2018 Midterm Elections

Ted Cruz Leads Beto O'Rourke In New Poll By Nine Points

WASHINGTON — A new poll released Thursday morning showed Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has stabilized his lead over his Democrat challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso.

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Were it not for the Kavanaugh confirmation spectacle, there may have been a very different fight on Capitol Hill over the last few weeks – and Texas would have been at the center of it. We're talking about President Donald Trump's promise to build a southern border wall.

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.


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When the Texas Education Agency rolled out its new school accountability system earlier this year, supporters — including Education Commissioner Mike Morath — called it the “fairest ever.” But some school officials are skeptical.


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Updated 6:06 p.m.

The deadline to register to vote in Texas has arrived. Tuesday is the final day to submit registrations or have them postmarked. The Bexar County Elections Office has taken on additional staff to handle the influx of applications.

Professor Jim Henson, head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas, tells Texas Public Radio's Ryan Poppe that despite Texas Democrats having not seen for decades the type of energy around Beto O’Rourke's campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, O'Rourke's chances are slim.

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved an HPV vaccine for men and women from the ages of 27 to 45, potentially protecting another generation of people from the cancer-causing virus.

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For some, this is the only graduation ceremony they have ever had. For others, it’s the most important ceremony of their lives: a Bexar County program designed for people with felony convictions related to substance-use disorders.


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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's lifelong appointment is a controversial subject for many Americans, especially those who have been impacted by sexual assault. 


Artist rendering of Hardberger Park land bridge
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City officials gathered Saturday for the groundbreaking of a $23 million land bridge that will connect both sides of Phil Hardberger Park on the North Side.


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San Antonio's CPS Energy held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for a solar power plant and storage facility it's building with Southwest Research Institute.

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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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