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As poet laureate of San Antonio, Jenny Browne was required to create a signature initiative.  

That project became “St. Anthony’s Lost and Found,” which features a postcard exhibit that invites visitors to read poems written on the small rectangular cards, and — if they’re inspired — to leave a poem.  

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This week on Fronteras:

  • Despite uncertainty surrounding the future of the border wall, security companies are getting a leg up on offering the latest technologies.
  • Wildlife officials are putting up another barrier on the border — against rabies, that is (2:18).
  • San Antonio poet laureate Jenny Browne creates a poetry exchange and art display highlighting San Antonio’s hidden history (6:48).
  • A San Antonio art exhibit gives a ‘voz’ to the Latino immigrant experience (15:05).
  • Remembering the art historian who created one of the largest collections of Spanish art in Texas (17:19).


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A small army of volunteers and community organizations attempted to count San Antonio's homeless population Thursday night. The process, known as the point-in-time count, is conducted in many communities throughout Texas and the nation.

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San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley will receive a $75,000 bonus after city council members met in executive session on Thursday and reviewed her 2017 performance.

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A dockless bike sharing system could be coming to San Antonio as part of a pilot program between the city and San Antonio Bike Share, operator of San Antonio B-Cycle system.

Two hundred and thirty eight communities bid with incentives packages for the next Amazon headquarters. San Antonio was not one of them. The city and county jointly sent a letter last October extolling San Antonio’s positives but passing on submitting a formal bid, saying “blindly giving away the farm” isn’t our style.

The decision drew praise from some for its fiscal responsibility and criticism from others who think the community should be swinging at every pitch.


San Antonio Bcycle

The west side of San Antonio is a predominantly Hispanic, economically underserved, yet historically and culturally rich neighborhood.

It’s also a bike desert.


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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg wants the city to reconsider how it will make future deals to fund nonprofit agencies.

 


Updated at 2 p.m.

Winter weather conditions delayed or canceled flights and services, shut down museums, libraries and movie theaters, and closed academic and government institutions throughout the San Antonio region Tuesday.

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The Texas attorney general is launching an investigation into how San Antonio handled a human smuggling incident last month. The attorney general’s office sent a letter to the city asking it to preserve all records and information related to the release of 12 migrants who were found in a trailer.


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