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The Source: The Sequester And San Antonio

Pew Center

In the first segment:

As cuts in federal spending begin to take effect, how are San Antonians feeling the impact? We speak with Melanie Villalobos from the San Antonio Housing Authority on how the cuts will freeze their ability to assist low-income families.

We also speak to Dr. Burnie Roper,  Lackland Independent School District, about what tough choices have had to be made to the district.  In addition to an $840 million cut to special education nationwide, according to the Office of Management and Budget, Lackland ISD and other military school districts will see cuts to Impact Aid monies, or funds they receive from the Federal Government in lieu of a tax base.  Roper spoke about how the military school districts were seeing double cuts due to having Impact Aid that makes up 50 percent of their budget.  

"Remember I said that its half our budget so if those funds are diminished seriously we would have to probably close our doors. It's that serious."

In the second segment:


Fiesta is in full swing, and we are talking Cornyation. The age-old mocking of coronation has evolved and changed into the three night mock-o-mania it is now.  

Ray Chavez, organizer of cornyation, talked about this year's festivities and Amy Stone, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at Trinity University spoke about the history of the event, which started in 1951, and how the celebration adds to Fiesta. Scott originally spoke about this in a presentation combined with The McNay Art Museum'sFete, Fiesta, Festival.

*Audio from this edition of The Source will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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