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ULiSSES is currently being tested using animal organs, like this pig heart, to see how long it can keep organs healthy for transplant.
Matthew Buikema | VPS

Researchers in San Antonio are working together on a device that will improve soldiers' chances of having an arm or leg successfully reattached if it is lost in combat.

Rose Garcia speaks at a public hearing on the result of a state investigation into Harlandale ISD August 1, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Members of the Harlandale community voiced their concerns about the results of a state investigation into the school district Thursday evening at a public hearing.

Most people who spoke thought the investigation into allegations of nepotism, financial mismanagement and improper governance was needed, but they had different opinions about what should happen next.

Nicki Lucio in her "Hello World" exhibit at the McNay Art Museum.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when members of the queer community in New York City clashed with cops in protest of anti-gay raids and police brutality. In commemoration of the anniversary, San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum is featuring works that explore gender identity. 

The exhibit is open until Sept. 15. Ticket information can be found here.

Will Hurd
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd announced in a statement Thursday he will not seek reelection to represent the 23rd District of Texas, which spans from San Antonio along the U.S.-Mexico border to El Paso.

Texas Department of Public Safety officers have been instructed not to arrest people with a misdemeanor amount of the suspected drug — less than 4 ounces in possession cases — if possible, according to an interoffice memo.
Shelby Knowles | The Texas Tribune

Texas’ largest law enforcement agency is moving away from arresting people for low-level marijuana offenses. It’s the latest development in the chaos that has surrounded pot prosecution after state lawmakers legalized hemp this year.

Texas Democrats watch Beto O'Rourke participate in the July presidential primary debate.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Texas Democrats gathered in San Antonio on Tuesday and Wednesday nights to watch fellow Texans participate in both presidential primary debates.

Angela Hsieh | NPR

It's the second and final of the July Democratic debates. The second set of 10 candidates is making their case as to why they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks.

Murals near the Inner City Development Center in the 78207 zip code on San Antonio's West Side. It's one of four zip codes highlighted for illustrating the city's economic inequality.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Many black and Latino families continue to have less access to wealth and opportunity in San Antonio, especially when they live in racially and economically segregated parts of the city.

That’s according to a new report produced by research and advocacy group Texas Appleseed.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

A San Antonio woman is suing the city of San Antonio and scooter company Lime for an injury she sustained after a scooter she was riding hit a hole in the street. 

Jack Morgan

Three times a year, three different artists converge in San Antonio. One from Texas, one from the U.S. and one from somewhere else in the world come to participate in Artpace’s residency program with one directive: create.