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San Antonio is getting help in combating climate change from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg with $2.5 million of support.


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Updated 6:27 p.m.

The San Antonio City Council has selected former City Councilman Art Hall to fill the vacancy in District 2, which contains San Antonio’s East Side.

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The Trump administration deployed 2,800 troops to the Texas-Mexico border in October to confront a migrant caravan moving north from Central America. And by December, most of those soldiers were sent home, but border cities like McAllen are still dealing with the aftermath of the military presence.


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On a bulletin board at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, a flier advertised a storytelling event for first-generation students to share their experience in their own words.

CDC/ Holly Patrick, MS, MPH

Texas has reported the most cases nationwide of a mysterious polio-like illness in 2018.

The Department of State Health Services said there were 27 cases of acute flaccid myelitis throughout the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Ohio had the next highest number of cases with 12.

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Updated Jan.5.

To be considered a Hispanic Serving Institution, 25 percent of a college’s population must be Hispanic. Right now, there are 492 HSIs in the U.S., but David Ortiz with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities says that will change soon.

Jan. 4, 2018
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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff has appointed State Representative Justin Rodriguez to fill the Commissioner Precinct 2 seat left vacant by Paul Elizondo, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 27 at age 83.

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Sex trafficking is the business of forcing victims to provide sex for profit. The traffickers are as skilled at evading the law as they are at finding new victims. Many might think this nightmare reality will never be part of their lives but the world of sex trafficking is not that far away.

This is the second of a three-part series.