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Top Stories

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire and former mayor of New York City, is looking at Texas to propel him to the Democratic nomination for president. On Saturday, he launched a bus tour of the Lone Star State from San Antonio.

Emily Bautista and Anthony Festa in Miss Saigon.
Matthew Murphy

Take a spooky tour of San Antonio's past. Sit back and let a Broadway show transport you to wartime Vietnam. And rediscover David Bowie's take on music and fashion.  

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Lime, one of the largest electric scooter companies in the world, has pulled out of San Antonio and will lay off staff.

Apheresis technician Anthony Guerra, left, assists donor Michael Mazzuca give blood at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center on Wednesday. Mazzuca, a nurse, said it is important to donate because blood is the gift of life.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is putting out an urgent call for blood donations.

The first applesnail found during the 2020 clean-up of the San Antonio River.
Shaun Donovan | SARA

Most things that are thrown into the San Antonio River — whether they’re cell phones or softball-sized snails — have to come out. 

Carson Frame / TPR News

The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.

The outside of a MPP court facility in Brownsville is guarded with barbed wire.
Reynaldo Leaños Jr. | Texas Public Radio

The Trump administration has lifted a ban on public and press access to immigration hearings in tented courts in Brownsville and Laredo.

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

San Antonio is readying itself for 5G networks from big telecoms like AT&T and T-Mobile.

Julián Castro posters remain on an abandoned building on San Antonio's West Side the weekend after he announced his campaign suspension.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

Former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro is now also a former candidate for president. He announced last week that his campaign for the Democratic nomination lacked the money and the poll numbers. But Castro told Texas Public Radio he isn’t finished having an impact on national politics.

Free gun locks will be provided by San Antonio’s District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office this Wednesday.