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Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

Some migrant boys and girls housed in San Antonio got the chance to do something they don’t often get to do: take a break and play.

A city councilman organized a soccer game complete with goals, nets, balls and professional players at Travis Park.

Councilman Robert Trevino said children and their families fleeing unrest in Central America are being housed and cared for by Catholic Charities of San Antonio as they seek political asylum and a more permanent place to stay in the U.S.

Courtesy Mindy Miller-Hill

Sunrise on Friday morning illuminated parts of San Antonio that were prematurely plunged into darkness after powerful storms roared through the metro area. Winds of up to 70 mph left behind splintered trees, damaged vehicles and thousands of San Antonians without power.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A state bill signed 50 years ago this week in front of the Alamo created The University of Texas at San Antonio, so it was fitting to return to the site on Wednesday to mark UTSA’s golden anniversary. 

Carson Frame | TPR News

With a runoff election just days away, the domestic violence advocacy organization Mētù is calling for an investigation into a missing police report that involves mayoral candidate and city councilman Greg Brockhouse.


David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

A Republican congressman whose district covers more than 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border opposes the Trump administration’s plan to raise tariffs on Mexican goods in the name of border security. He thinks he has a better solution.


Anyone who was in Panama City, Fla., last year when Hurricane Michael hit has a story to tell. Christina Harding rode out the storm with her mother, daughter and two nephews. "It was crazy," she says. "We had to tie the door shut because Michael was trying to come into the house with us, which was not what we wanted. It was like bam, bam, bam, bam. Like somebody trying to get in, you know?"

National Weather Service

Hurricane season began this year on June 1. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect an average Atlantic season with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes.

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

At an undisclosed time Friday, new warning signs are expected to be posted at Elmendorf Lake Park, alerting the public about a chemical that’s sprayed in the area.

The spraying isn’t new. It’s been happening for more than a year.

Every four minutes at Elmendorf, a machine inside a grey metal box on the side of the lake pumps out a foggy mist that smells like grape Kool-Aid.

It’s called the Bird Buffer, a chemical mixture that is designed to irritate birds.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio City Council voted Thursday to ban electric scooters from city sidewalks on July 1. The move comes along with city efforts to reduce the popular mobility option’s fleet.

Bri Kirkham | Texas Public Radio

The rallying cry “Save Chick-fil-A” was one of the most surprising stories to come out of the 2019 legislative session, and it began here in San Antonio.

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