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About two months before state Rep. Poncho Nevárez announced he was retiring from the Texas House, the Eagle Pass Democrat was caught on surveillance footage dropping an envelope stuffed with cocaine as he was leaving the Austin airport, according to an affidavit filed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Former astronaut Bernard Harris Jr, a 1974 graduate of Sam Houston High School, talks about his experience in space with students in the school's P-Tech program Nov. 11, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Ninth graders in Sam Houston High School's new P-Tech program had a chance to talk science with the first African American to walk in space Monday.

Bernard Harris Jr., a 1974 graduate of Sam Houston, is a former astronaut who spent more than 400 hours in space.

Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Watch House Hearings

Nov 12, 2019
Annette Elizabeth Allen | NPR

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.


On Nov. 20, Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas.

Reed was convicted of raping and killing 19-year-old Stacey Stites in 1996 in Bastrop County. Reed said they were in a consensual relationship and maintains his innocence.

Dozens of residents attended a meeting at the old Tarpley school house regarding a nearby Christian summer camp receiving state water permits.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Publi Radio

Dozens of residents packed the old Tarpley school house in Bandera County on Sunday to continue their efforts to block a Christian summer camp from receiving state water permits they claim will harm a creek and threaten water wells. 

In Matamoros, Mexico, more than 1,500 asylum-seekers are living in squalid conditions in a tent encampment and Mexican officials want them to move.

Officials recently took a page from the Trump administration and threatened to separate asylum-seekers from their children.

A Mexican child welfare official, holding a clipboard, addressed a crowd of asylum-seekers last week in a sprawling tent encampment near the Gateway International Bridge that connects Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A San Antonio ordinance allowing workers to earn paid sick leave is now in the hands of a Bexar County District judge. The Sick and Safe Leave ordinance is set to go into effect on Dec. 1 unless the judge grants an injunction.

Eileen Pace

Veterans Day will honored in San Antonio — Military City, U.S.A. — with a number of events throughout the weekend.


Art of all kinds take center stage in the Alamo City this Weekend.

Courtesy of Marcus Huerta, UTSA

Conserving historic sites goes beyond protecting a physical structure. Heritage preservation takes into account the identities and values that bind people to places. It is an ongoing effort in a city that’s best known for its historical significance. The University of Texas at San Antonio has been exploring over 300 years of cultural heritage in South and Central Texas. 

William Dupont and Angela Lombardi, Ph.D, said the Alamo City is a prime location for their heritage preservation research, with its deep historical roots intertwined with a rich culture that defines the city.