Top Stories | Texas Public Radio

Top Stories

Student workers Alyssa Alviar and Jaqueline Brown talk to financial literacy coach Enida Rehome and student success director Liz Castillo at the opening ceremony for St. Philip's College's student support center Safe Space.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

All five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District now have resource centers to meet the needs of low-income students.

St. Philip’s College celebrated the opening of its Safe Space Student Advocacy Center Thursday.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

A week into opening the application process for medical cannabis dispensaries to apply for permits in Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety — without warning — suspended the process.

Norma Martinez | Texas Public Radio

What exactly does “Hispanic” mean? To whom does that term apply? Would “Latino” be preferable? What about “Mexican American,” or “Chicano”?

Docks are high and dry after a spill gate failure at Lake Dunlap in May 2019.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Lake Dunlap property owners filled an exhibit hall at the New Braunfels Convention Center to hear details of a $24 million plan to replace a failed spill gate that led to the lake’s draining in May.

Arianna Wagner, 5, looks up as an announcement plays on the PA system at a meet-the-teacher event Aug. 9, 2019 at YWLA Primary. She said she likes going to an all-girls school "because everybody is pretty and I like pretty things."
File Photo |Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The number of students attending the San Antonio Independent School District this school year is nearly the same as last year, marking a potentially significant shift from a decades-long trend of declining enrollment.

Leticia Vazquez is sworn in as Bexar County's Precinct 2 Constable.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

There’s a new constable for Bexar County’s Precinct 2.

Egrets and other bird species can be found on a rookery island at Elmendorf Lake Park.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio is moving ahead with its plan to clear cattle egrets and other bird species from a rookery island at Elmendorf Lake Park.

Reynaldo Leanos Jr. | Texas Public Radio

Julián Castro, a Democratic presidential candidate, visited asylum seekers in Matamoros, Mexico, on Monday.

Dani Marrero Hi (left) with the Texas Civil Rights Project and attornery Jodi Goodwin (right) talk to Mayela, who is seeking asylum into the U.S.
Reynaldo Leaños Jr. | Texas Public Radio

The Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program forces asylum seekers who reach the southern border to wait in Mexico until their court date in the U.S. This has become an especially dangerous limbo for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, who have reported violence and harassment against them.

Brandon Watts

Summer temperatures roasted South Texas and the Hill Country this weekend, but a cold front at the beginning and end of this coming week may finally bring refreshing fall weather to the region.