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News and events in and around San Antonio, as well as Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa and Medina counties.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez wants a comprehensive study of how property valuations are conducted at the Bexar County Appraisal District.

TPR Takes On: Fiesta — 'In The Beginning ...'

Mar 15, 2018
Cyle Perez / Texas Public Radio

In this first episode of our eight-part podcast, “TPR Takes On: Fiesta," hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson look back at the origins of San Antonio’s “party with a purpose” through some creative storytelling.

The duo then gets schooled on what Fiesta San Antonio really is, and we learn the difference between the Alamo City's celebration and Mardi Gras.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Tip-off for the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is Thursday. And if you need some last minute inspiration for your bracket, there is a giant March Madness bracket set up outside the convention center in downtown San Antonio.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio officials made another attempt to negotiate a contract regarding health care and wages with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association Tuesday, but the union declined to appear. The union’s contract ran out in 2014, and its stalemate with the city has lasted for more than 1,200 days.


From the studio of John Schwartz | http://bit.ly/2tynNiE

From the outlaws Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh  — better known Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid — to the the debut of the "Ice Man" George Gervin in a Spurs uniform, to the nuptials of a young Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Doud, San Antonio’s history is as varied and colorful as the people who inhabit the Alamo City.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty for his involvement in the deaths of immigrants found in a trailer in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot last year.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Eight inmates in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center who were unable to afford bond or bail are being released with the help of the Texas Organizing Project.


Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy

The Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy will open bids Monday to construct a $23 million land bridge over Wurzbach Parkway.

 


Jerry Quijano / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio BCycle is changing its name to SWell Cycle after Steward Health Care System became the title sponsor of the San Antonio Bike Share system. The three-year sponsorship is something bike share organizers tried to secure for several years.

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