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Lauren Terrazas / Texas Public Radio

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported its agents apprehended more than 800,000 migrants since last October along the U.S.-Mexico border, and many took place in the Border Patrol's Del Rio sector.

Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio

A group of district attorneys this month announced they would not prosecute possession of marijuana cases until the state produced a test that differentiated between legal hemp and marijuana. But Gov. Greg Abbott and other state officials were not happy about that.

Your CBD Store is a new member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

For the first time, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has accepted a CBD business as a member. San Antonio is now the first major Texan city with a CBD business included in its Chamber of Commerce. The commerce chambers of Keller and Greater Heights also include CBD businesses.   

Frost tower overlooking San Pedro Creek.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The new Frost tower downtown is officially open. The latest addition to San Antonio’s skyline is also the first downtown office high-rise built in a quarter century, according to Frost officials. 

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

The Governor’s office says Hulu’s incentive deal from the state is not in jeopardy, despite the company losing both city and county incentives last month.

A multi-lingual volunteer gives blankets to migrant families at Travis Park Church.
Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

For families allowed to claim asylum at the Texas border, the first destination is almost always San Antonio, at least for a day. Over the last few months the flow became too much for Catholic Charities, so the city and a downtown church stepped in to help. 

Trustees for the San Antonio Independent School District voted to give Superintendent Pedro Martinez an additional 5% raise Monday.

Angelica Bruno enrolled her students at Beacon Hill Academy last school year after being recruited to  the school. SAISD is trying to replicate Beacon Hill's outreach districtwide.
File Photo | Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Parents who live inside the boundaries of the San Antonio Independent School District will likely be receiving a call from the district in the next few weeks, if they haven’t already.

The phone calls are part of a detailed plan developed in a bid to start the new school year on August 12 with at least as many students as the district had the previous year.

You've got to spend money to make money. But that's not the way Texas, and a handful of other states, are looking at the 2020 census. Officials in Texas have decided not to spend any money or make statewide plans for the census, despite the fact that the state experienced massive population growth in the past decade.

With federal dollars at risk, the state's major cities, business leaders and even nonprofits say they are being forced to step in instead.

Witte Museum

A curator at the Witte Museum recently published a description of a cat-sized crocodile that lived only in Texas 115 million years ago.