Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
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Most Stewart Teachers Won’t Be Back Next School Year

Less than 6 percent of Stewart Elementary’s current teachers will return this fall when it becomes a Democracy Prep charter school.

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Trump Can't Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Judge Says

It took more than 280 characters, but a federal judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that President Trump and his aides cannot block critics from seeing his Twitter account simply because they had posted caustic replies to his tweets in the past. U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald cited First Amendment principles in holding that the social media platform offered a forum in which people could not only consume information and opinion from public figures but offer feedback to elected...

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District 6 City Councilman Greg Brockhouse has asked Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood to investigate a potential violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act by the San Antonio City Council. 

Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Less than 6 percent of Stewart Elementary’s current teachers will return this fall when it becomes a Democracy Prep charter school.

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The May 18 shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas was the deadliest gun-related incident at a school since the death of 17 students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

From Texas Standard.

More than 40 percent of Texas is in some stage of drought right now, according to the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor. Some parts of the state are especially dry, like the Panhandle and the plains south of the area. That has caused some farmers and ranchers to face difficult choices – like what to do with cattle when there’s not enough grass to graze.

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Ballots across the state showed just two candidates per race in the May 22 runoff elections to decide which Democratic and GOP candidates will compete in November elections.


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Polls closed for the runoff election at 7 p.m. This post will be updated with results.

Bexar County will decide on 11 runoffs, including three congressional contests and the Democratic race for governor.

The Boerne ISD administration building.
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Teachers, nurses and librarians in the Boerne Independent School District are getting a 3 percent raise next school year.

District officials say they can afford to give staff raises because enrollment is increasing.

From Texas Standard.

For 20 years, Rafael Palmeiro terrorized major league pitchers. The hard-hitting left-hander from Miami by way of Cuba is one of only six players to record over 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in his career. That’s part of a resume that could make most ball players proud.

From Texas Standard.

Former Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold, who recently resigned his seat after it was discovered he had paid a $84,000 sexual harassment settlement with taxpayer money, is now in hot water back home in south Texas.

Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET

House GOP leaders promised Republicans Tuesday they will bring up immigration legislation in June, even though that pledge threatens to divide the party and undermine the staying power of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

"What we're trying to do is find where the consensus sweet spot is," Ryan told reporters. "It's a very difficult issue. Immigration is an issue that has a lot of passionate positions, a lot of passionate thoughts, and our members come from various different perspectives."

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You may have seen it while driving on Hildebrand, approaching Broadway, there’s a massive, tiled gate. Inside are curious sculptures and benches. It’s called Miraflores, and its past is fascinating. Now it appears its future will be, too.


Elisa Gonzales

Twenty years ago, Max Baca built upon his experience playing traditional conjunto music and the rock 'n' roll crossover sound of the Texas Tornados, and formed Los Texmaniacs, a conjunto group equally at home playing rock, schottisches, cumbias, and ballads. Baca, a master of the bajo sexton, plays in the group with Noel Hernández (bass), Lorenzo Martinez (drums), and Baca’s nephew Josh on accordion.

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Jem Cohen has made a career out of experimenting with the documentary form. The New York based filmmaker has utilized a variety of formats, including Super 8, 16mm, and video, across a filmography that includes over 60 works. He is perhaps best known for the 1999 documentary, “Instrument,” a labor of love that took more than ten years to complete. The film follows the seminal punk rock group, Fugazi, as they tour, record, and live their lives throughout the 1990s.

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Tejano and conjunto are the soundtrack of San Antonio. Songs in these genres tell stories of every day life and a rich cultural history in South Texas. 


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