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A whopping 87 percent of voters did not cast a ballot in the May 4th municipal election for San Antonio mayor and city council, according to information provided by the Bexar County Elections Office.

Paul Flahive / Texas Public Radio

Five Nigerian nationals living all across Texas were indicted for using false documents to open bank accounts and laundering millions gained through cyber crimes.

Four men were arrested Thursday and another is being sought for the scheme that dates back to Nov. 2016. Two additional men pleaded guilty in recent months for the crimes.

Courtesy Steve Baranoff | Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

If you're looking for a new hobby this summer, here's an idea. It's something that gets you out of the house and into the fresh air. It demands concentration and rewards you with beauty. Welcome to the world of birding.

Bonnie Petrie / Texas Public Radio

Teen-aged siblings who were both on a kidney transplant list in San Antonio received organs from the same donor on the same day.

NASA

Scientists from UT Health San Antonio are among the select few who have expanded their research to include the final frontier.

Epileptic Council

The Texas House advanced a bill Monday that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program. The program, which is one of the most restrictive in the country, allows only patients with intractable epilepsy to be prescribed CBD oil with low levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC.

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Saturday's election results defied expectations in some races and met them in others. One thing was certain: Some fights are not over yet.

Ronnie Garza | Texas Public Radio

A large white tent-like structure sits next to the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has been dealing with an influx of unaccompanied minors and family units from Central America arriving at the southern border.

DHS recently announced the agency will expand its border detention facilities in Texas with the opening of two new tent-like structures, which were completed this week.

Julianne Showalter | U.S. Air Force

The Texas Senate passed a bill Thursday to create a statewide registry of veterans who were exposed to burn pit smoke. Open burn pits were a common method of waste disposal used by the U.S. military in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Courtesy Oscar Stewart

Oscar Stewart was following his Saturday routine. He observed the Sabbath at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, where the sound of Torah reading usually gives him solitude and peace.

“And I hear gunshots,” Stewart said. “And having been in Iraq, I know what shots sound like.”

Stewart said his first instinct was to run for safety. He got to the exit door but then something happened.

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