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A row of Blue Duck scooters near the Pearl in San Antonio.
Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Eric Bell laughed and chatted with a group of tech workers on a sidewalk in downtown San Antonio. He was excited to tell them about his new company, Blue Duck Express.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The draining of four area lakes will not begin on Monday because a state district judge in Seguin wants to hear more testimony from plaintiffs seeking to stop the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Hundreds of residents protested the plan to begin draining the waterways on Monday, Sept. 16. By Wednesday night, it was unclear when the drainings would actually begin.

Riley Robinson

A large art installation in San Antonio may be one of the city’s oddest and most-often overlooked artistic works. But that obscurity is what makes it so special to so many of its admirers.

Dominic Anthony for Texas Public Radio

The McNay Art Museum’s new landscape master plan aims to make the property feel less like an exclusive, elite institution and more like an inclusive, accessible public park -- an approach embraced by museum director Richard Aste.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The city’s paid sick time ordinance may get a new name and policies under revisions proposed by a city commission.

Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

There's a new grocery store on the West Side, but after its customers have walked the aisles and selected their groceries, they don't have to pay. 


Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

More than 30,000 asylum seeking migrants have been returned to Mexico to await their day in immigration court — a process that can take months. This is part of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy. The program says vulnerable populations may be excluded from the program, but many migrants who are considered vulnerable populations, including LGBTQ asylum seekers, are still being sent back to Mexico.


Richard Loria for Texas Public Radio

U.S. officials have sent back to Mexico more than 30,000 asylum-seeking migrants to wait for their immigration court dates. This is part of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program. Pregnant women are among some of the people sent back. But one attorney from the Rio Grande Valley pushed back at the policy. She tried to get her client paroled and back into Texas.


Eddie Pesquale visited a memorial of victims in Odessa.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

A line of white crosses dotted an empty lot on an otherwise busy road in south Odessa. The memorial went up several days after a shooting rampage killed seven people and wounded about 25 more in Odessa.

Somber groups of visitors trickled in to pay their respects. They quietly left flowers and balloons and wrote words of encouragement on the crosses in permanent marker. 


U.S. Rep. Bill Flores is the fifth recent Republican to announce his retirement in Texas.
Official House portrait

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Flores announced Wednesday morning that he would not run for re-election in 2020 — making him the fifth Texas Republican to announce his retirement from Congress.

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