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Keith Allison | Creative Commons

Tony Parker is retiring.  After 18 seasons in the NBA, 17 with the San Antonio Spurs, he made the announcement on ESPN's "The Undefeated."  The 37-year-old's last season was with the Charlotte Hornets.

During his career, Parker won four championships with the Spurs.

ESPN's Marc Spears asked Parker if he would eventually come back to the NBA as a general manager or president.

Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

Hundreds of Central African migrants, trying to escape poverty and violence, crossed the U.S. southern border the first week of June. They're in San Antonio now trying to figure out what's next.


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Ron Nirenberg returned to a familiar mayoral seat on Saturday. But he will sit alongside three new council members – all women. Jada Andrews-Sullivan will represent District 2, Adriana Rocha Garcia will represent District 4 and Melissa Cabello Havrda will represent District 6. Together, they form the first female majority on the council in a decade.

Paul Plahive | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio voters re-elected Mayor Ron Nirenberg Saturday night. He narrowly beat back a challenge from Greg Brockhouse, District 6 councilman and a long-time opponent of the mayor's stances and initiatives.


As of 9:50 p.m., with 562 out of 562 precincts counted, the Bexar County Elections Department reports incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg with 61,699 votes. Challenger and former District 6 City Councilman Greg Brockhouse has 59,024 votes.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The National Weather Service reports a high pressure system has stalled over south Texas allowing a dome of hot air to remain over San Antonio. 

Forecasters said heat and humidity will make it feel around 108 degrees on Sunday.

To make matters worse, state officials have declared an Ozone Action Day for Saturday.  San Antonians are encouraged to out off moving and vehicle refueling until after 6 p.m. and to avoid long engine idling times to reduce air pollution.

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.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio is highlighting the candidates on the ballot for the June 8 runoff election.

There are three city council races on this Saturday’s runoff ballot, including District 4, which is on the south west side of San Antonio.

On the ballot is Adriana Rocha Garcia, a business professor at Our Lady of the Lake University and Johnny Arredondo, a retired retail supervisor.

Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

When the Museum Reach stretch of the San Antonio River was revitalized and opened to the public in May 2009, it turned the littered, scrub-choked waterway into a one-of-a-kind linear park. A decade later, one of the Reach's most interesting aspects still has a hidden mystery.


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.

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