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Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A noise-making campaign to rid Bird Island at Elmendorf Lake of its feathered population will take a break for the holidays, according to officials at the United States Agriculture Department.

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Seven candidates are onstage Thursday night for the sixth Democratic presidential debate. It is the smallest and least diverse group yet.

PBS NewsHour and Politico are hosting the debate in Los Angeles, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. It is expected to last about three hours.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio’s Historic Design and Review Commission has advanced parts of the Alamo’s multi-million dollar redevelopment plan in a 7-4 vote.

The commission approved street improvements, landscaping and a placement for the Cenotaph monument – which is one of the most controversial aspects of the $450 million project. The vote comes less than a week after the Texas General Land Office announced the remains of three bodies found during an archaeological dig.

Marisol Cortez read a poem by Anel Flores at a rally held in San Antonio the day before the U.S. House votes on President Trump's impeachment.
Beth Devillier for TPR

A few hundred people turned out for a rally at the San Antonio federal building on East César E. Chávez Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon to call for the impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump. 


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a ruling that found a ban against camping in public in Boise, Idaho, is unconstitutional. 

The main drag that runs through McQueeney, Texas.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Guadalupe County commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on the creation of a water control improvement district for residents who live near Lake McQueeney.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The remains of three bodies have been unearthed at the Alamo in San Antonio.  The remains were discovered during an archaeological dig as the Alamo undergoes a multi-million dollar redevelopment.

¡Sí Se Puede! Houston Celebrates Latina Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta

Dec 12, 2019
Dolores Huerta signs up members at the founding convention of the National Farm Workers Association, Sept. 30, 1962.
Joseph Francis Gunterman. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.

Long before President Obama campaigned with the phrase “yes we can,” Latina civil rights icon Dolores Huerta stood with migrant farmworkers and said, ‘”sí se puede.”

Bird Island in Elmendorf Lake was recently cleared of its nesting vegetation for cattle egrets.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

For about 18 months, after the May 2008 four-alarm fire in the main building at Our Lady of the Lake University displaced my colleagues and me, my temporary office was in the Ayres dormitory.  My windows looked out on the parking lot and Elmendorf Lake itself, the most visible part of which was Bird Island — a massive rookery home to hundreds of egrets and other waterfowl.


Sen. John Cornyn (left) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett disagree with each other on moving forward with the impeachment of President Trump.
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Saying she had “no choice but to act” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she wanted House committee chairs to proceed with articles of impeachment.


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