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Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Friends, family, colleagues and admirers celebrated the life and accomplishments of Lila Cockrell, the first woman to lead San Antonio and one of the first women to lead a major U.S. city. She died on Aug. 29 at age 97.

Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

The Texas Veterans Commission gave out nearly $2 million to fund several San Antonio area organizations that support struggling veterans. About $200,000 of that will fund specialty courts that help veterans who have broken the law get their lives back on track. 

Elitza Marie Holtz, right, helps her daughter Amariana explore her new pre-k classroom at Southwest ISD's Big Country Elementary Aug. 22, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The local funding for San Antonio’s Pre-K 4 SA program has made all-day preschool possible for thousands of the city’s 4-year-olds. But the funding doesn’t go far enough to provide universal pre-k for all.

One of San Antonio’s suburban school districts launched a new program this year to bridge that gap for its residents. Families who live in the Southwest Independent School District now have access to free, all-day pre-k regardless of income.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A gun buyback program is in the works for the City of San Antonio. Two members of the San Antonio City Council are recommending the voluntary program but San Antonio’s police chief is against the idea.

New Facilities For Migrant Children Slated For Texas

Aug 27, 2019
Inside Casa Sunzal, an unaccompanied minor shelter run by Southwest Key.
Courtesy of Southwest Key

State authorities are mulling over applications for two new shelters that would hold unaccompanied migrant children. Confirmation of the new shelters comes as Southwest Key closes down two of its facilities.

San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony announced it will raise the base salary for musicians by about 6% over the next three years. By 2022, the starting salary will be $35,774. 

File Photo | Texas Public Radio

City staff are proposing two autonomous shuttles on San Antonio streets by the end of this year. The testing ground for the project will be Brooks City Base, the former military base turned mixed-use development.

SpaceX Boca Chica Complex
Courtesy of Lab Padre

UPDATE: The Starhopper test was canceled shortly before its launch around 6 p.m.

Eli Cohen|Courtesy of the City of Wimberley

Hill Country residents are worried developers will scar the area’s scenic hill tops, and one town has decided to do something about it. 

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where a gunman killed more than two dozen people in 2017, announced Sunday that he planned to enter political life as a Republican in 2020.