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Tricia Schwennesen

Tricia Schwennesen was the Web Producer/News Editor for Texas Public Radio until May 2017. 

She is a native San Antonian and an active member of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. As a former Unity Journalists of Color Mentor Program participant and a former Knight Fellow, Tricia recognizes the importance of mentorship within the journalism community and strives to offer support to less experienced, and student journalists. 

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Millions of families in the U.S. have a hard time accessing healthy foods, especially low-income households. One San Antonio program is hoping to help get more fresh produce into home-cooked meals. 

At the second produce market of the year for Pre-K 4 SA, 5-year-old Robin Torres is begging her grandma for a bag of Brussels sprouts. "Vegetables make you feel better and healthy," Torres says. 

This early education program serves mostly families that qualify for free-lunch programs, or food stamps. Pre-K 4 SA serves 1,700 students at four centers across San Antonio.

Doo-wop harmonies, lovelorn lyrics and soulful horns came together to form a fresh sound in the early ‘60s to mid ‘70s on San Antonio’s west side. Described by Fresh Air as being “among the least-known music scenes ever to thrive in America,” the sound was truly multiracial and multicultural.

Update:  8 a.m. Saturday

 

Another round of heavy rain rolled through San Antonio and South-Central Texas overnight, but the National Weather Service is not reporting major flooding in the area this morning.

 

In Bastrop County, however, flooding along the Colorado River has forced evacuations and the opening of an emergency shelter.

 

The forecast for Saturday calls for a 40 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m.  and skies clearing up in time for dry, trick-or-treating weather.   The high will be near 78 with tonight's low around 52 degrees. 

Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

The skies have cleared and the sun has even peeked through the clouds but the National Weather Service says we aren’t exactly done with rain.

It will remain cool today and warm up some Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures reaching into the 80s, said NWS Meteorologist Larry Hopper.

However, a weak front followed by an upper level disturbance will be coming in later in the week, and while it probably will not be as widespread as last weekend, heavy rain and strong winds are predicted for Friday and Saturday, Hopper said.

Jack Morgan

UPDATE: Sunday, 11:00 A.M.

The National Weather Service says the system that brought heavy rain to South Texas and the Southern Plains will continue to move eastward on Sunday into the western Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley.

In South Texas it will be mostly cloudy Sunday with a high of 64 to 69 degrees. There’s a chance of showers and gusty winds early in the day.

Cloudy weather continues tonight with a low in the upper 50s.

Then look for mostly sunny skies Monday with highs in the 70’s. 

A New Record

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Bexar County, and local officials are preparing for an onslaught of rain, flood conditions and high water rescues. For up-to-the-minute weather reports visit www.weather.gov and type in your zip code. 

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