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Porkers Into Profit: How Some Are Dealing With Texas' Problem Pigs

At 2.6 million, there are more feral pigs in Texas than any other state. They do an estimated $52 million worth of damage to the state's agriculture.

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A military judge is pressing prosecutors on whether Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can receive a fair trial after comments made by President Trump.

At a sentencing hearing Monday, Army Col. Jeffrey Nance spent the better part of an hour on the subject, reports NPR's Greg Myre, following a renewed motion by the defense to dismiss because of comments by Trump that could constitute "undue command influence" on the court-martial.

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At 2.6 million, there are more feral pigs in Texas than any other state. They do an estimated $52 million worth of damage to the state's agriculture. 

The Houston Astros are going to the World Series. They beat the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Minute Maid Park in Houston — the series went seven games.

The only other time the Astros have made an appearance in the World Series was in 2005 when they lost to the Chicago White Sox.

According to the MLB Stat of the Day: The Astros are the first team to reach the World Series as an American League team (2017) and as a National League team (2005).

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The term "pseudoscience" describes practices, theories or beliefs which claim to be logical and based on empirical research, but lack significant scientific support. 

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A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that a detained teenage immigrant may not obtain an abortion until a government-approved sponsor can be secured by the end of the month.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit split 2-1 on the ruling.

Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters damaged many homes in the Texas city of Dickinson, and residents are applying for assistance and working to repair their properties.

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Although no new buildings have been completed recently, the San Antonio skyline has seen a dramatic change in recent weeks. 

The fantasy of Texas national independence has been stoked for decades but in recent years it has found an ally with Russia. An investigation into a popular pro-Texas secession Facebook page found that it was run by Russians.

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On April 19, 2015, San Antonio police officers were called to the home of Noble and Jennifer Cooper to help deal with their adult son Norman. Norman was having some type of psychotic episode. He was highly excited, pacing back and forth without a shirt, shouting about Jesus and the gospel.

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This week on Fronteras: 

 

  • Respecting and teaching the role of Tejanos in Texas history.
  •  The Texas Attorney General claims the state’s changes to the Voter ID law should end the court battle but critics don’t agree.
  •  Food for thought:  Dining with DACA recipients to gain insight that could help shape new legislation to protect them.
  •  San Diego initiates a program to welcome immigrants to its city.
  •  Why was it imperative to honor a Tejano music icon with a Google doodle?

 

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Jack Morgan

Although no new buildings have been completed recently, the San Antonio skyline has seen a dramatic change in recent weeks. 

Julia Novikova

For over two decades, the Jazz Protagonists have been holding down the fort for classic straight-ahead trio jazz in San Antonio.

“This band is old enough to drink,” jokes Barry Brake, who plays piano in the group. “And boy, do we need it!”

Onstage, the Jazz Protagonists have the kind of zippy repartee that comes with the years together. They’re near telepathic when it comes to performance, and they’re almost Beatle-esque in between songs with their non-sequiturs and puns.

Matthew Murphy

From the Symphony to a Broadway play to Mexican roots music, we've found there's much to do around the Alamo City this weekend. First we speak to the San Antonio Symphony's Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

"A hundred years ago the October Revolution happened in Russia." 

Lang-Lessing's built a program of Russian music to look back at that world-changing event.

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Back in 1962, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band was formed in San Antonio to carry on the mantle of traditional jazz in the style of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, and other early stars of the jazz era. The group’s success led to the establishment of The Landing, and the long-running public radio program “Riverwalk Jazz.” And while Jim Cullum remains a fixture on the San Antonio scene, there’s now a second band of young cats playing hot jazz in San Antonio, and with Cullum’s blessing.

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