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Whataburger announced today that it is selling a majority interest in the company to BDT Capital Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based bank.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio City Council approved a land swap on Cherry Street near the historic Hays Street Bridge in hopes of rebuilding trust and ending legal battles with East Side residents.

Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

UPDATE: Early Friday evening, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill allowing the state of Texas to sell the Sutton Building to a private developer. 

Bri Kirkham | Texas Public Radio

Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Texas Religious Liberty Bill, known as the “Save Chick-fil-A bill.”

Ryan Poppe / Year

Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law legislation legalizing hemp production and hemp-derived CBD products. But it could be awhile before there are fields of hemp across the Texas landscape.

As Summer Temperatures Climb, Most Texas Prisons Aren’t Air-Conditioned

Jun 11, 2019
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

In 2018, after a years-long lawsuit, the state of Texas installed air-conditioning at the Wallace Pack prison southeast of College Station, as part of a settlement with inmates. But within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system, there are just 29 facilities with air-conditioned beds.

Horror stories of untested, long-forgotten and even moldy sexual assault evidence kits have been a problem in Texas for years. And those forgotten kits have been on Becky O’Neal’s mind for a long time.


Ron Nirenberg returned to a familiar mayoral seat on Saturday. But he will sit alongside three new council members – all women. Jada Andrews-Sullivan will represent District 2, Adriana Rocha Garcia will represent District 4 and Melissa Cabello Havrda will represent District 6. Together, they form the first female majority on the council in a decade.

Paul Plahive | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio voters re-elected Mayor Ron Nirenberg Saturday night. He narrowly beat back a challenge from Greg Brockhouse, District 6 councilman and a long-time opponent of the mayor's stances and initiatives.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The National Weather Service reports a high pressure system has stalled over south Texas allowing a dome of hot air to remain over San Antonio. 

Forecasters said heat and humidity will make it feel around 108 degrees on Sunday.

To make matters worse, state officials have declared an Ozone Action Day for Saturday.  San Antonians are encouraged to out off moving and vehicle refueling until after 6 p.m. and to avoid long engine idling times to reduce air pollution.