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The Source: Remembering The Tejano Baseball Experience

A long quiet history of the Tejano baseball leagues is starting to raise its voice. In the early 1900's, baseball in south Texas was a big deal. The Brownsville Tigers, the Mission 30-30s, the San Antonio Bears and many, many more were playing all across the region to healthy crowd sizes of well dressed fans. Some of these teams dated back to the 1800s.
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When Mack Brown stepped down as head coach of the Texas Longhorns football team, he was the second winningest in school history with a national title under his belt. We all know that Mack Brown, but there’s another one — the off-the-field tactician who recruits for nonprofits.

Boehner Escapes Jam On DHS Vote, But More GOP Battles Loom

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johnboehner.house.gov / U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The state of the city is strong, according to San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor. The mayor issued the annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, and outlined her vision for the Alamo City.

In a joint address to San Antonio’s various chambers of commerce, Taylor said the city was one of the fastest growing in the United States, and took a slight jab at the state capital alongside.“We’ve been ranked in the top 20 American cities for business and career opportunities and we’ve been named the hottest spot for millennials in the Southwest, so take that Austin!”

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Friendswood Republican Sen. Larry Taylor, the head of the state Senate’s education committee, have identified six education-related bills to be fast-tracked through the Senate, but that priority list does not include a controversial bill that would legalize school choice programs in Texas.

morefor1604ea.com / Alamo RMA

Adding toll lanes to a portion of Loop 1604 across the North side is being considered to help ease congestion. You can take a look at an Environmental Assessment study during an open house Wednesday evening.

The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, is hosting the open house to share information and request community input on potential changes to Loop 1604, including adding toll lanes between Bandera Road and I-35.

Maya Sokovic (San Antonio)

An Austin music group is coming to a special San Antonio venue.  They call themselves the Austin Troubadours.

“We specialize in performing music of the Medieval and Renaissance times.”

 Slobon Vujisic is their Music Director, and they don’t play ancient music on modern instruments.

 “Exactly. They are authentic replicas of the instruments of the time.”

 You won’t find them at the local music store.

 “Those are really hard to get, I can tell you we have a great collection of replicas and medieval and renaissance instruments.”

texassports.com

AUSTIN — Getting the best seats for Texas sporting events could cost more as part of a new loyalty points system. The UT Athletics Department on Tuesday announced what it calls a simplified process to determine priority for season tickets, parking, postseason games and other high-demand events.

In recent weeks, the price of gasoline has ticked up but regular unleaded still costs about a dollar less than it did a year ago. That's good for consumers, who have more money to spend. But in Houston, one way or another, the paychecks consumers depend on come from the oil business.

The world's three biggest oilfield service firms — Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes — have announced a combined 22,000 layoffs in recent months. Those job cuts are worldwide, but many are falling in Houston, where all three companies have headquarters.

Ryan E. Poppe

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Texas House announced they have an answer to the border security issues plaguing Texas’ southern border and it doesn’t involve a surge or the National Guard.  

Dan Patrick via YouTube

AUSTIN — All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid — but also vowing that, without it, expanding the program under the White House’s signature health care law remains “not worth discussing.”

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