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BREAKING: State Sen. Uresti Found Guilty On All Charges

State Sen. Carlos Uresti has been found guilty of all 11 charges, including wire fraud and money laundering.

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2018 Primaries

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2018 Elections: Location, IDs & Everything Else You Need To Know For Early Voting

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. The primary determines party nominees for the midterm elections in November. While historically, Texans don’t turn out for the primaries — in 2016, just over 21 percent of eligible Texans voted in the presidential primary — low turnout does not diminish the importance of the midterms. MORE | Who’s In: Races Impacting South Texas Voters November's elections will decide who controls many of the state's top offices. Up for grabs is a...

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NRA Leader Warns Conservatives Of 'Socialist Wave' In Wake Of Shooting

Updated at 3:40 p.m. ET Just over a week after 17 people were killed at Parkland, Fla., high school, National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre gave a fiery, defiant speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Thursday at the National Harbor in Maryland. LaPierre defended Second Amendment rights and warned of a "socialist agenda" intended to strip firearms away from law-abiding citizens. "As usual, the opportunists wasted not one...

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When Brandon Marquez has a school research paper, the junior at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest Early College High School hunkers down in the school library. When that closes at 5 p.m., his mom will drive him 20 minutes to the Pharr public library, where he can work on a until 9:30 p.m, or until he hits the two-hour limit on public computers.


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State Sen. Carlos Uresti has been found guilty of all 11 charges, including wire fraud and money laundering.

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Local nonprofit SA2020 tracks the city's progress in various cause areas to improve conditions within San Antonio communities. 

Targeting eleven cause areas, its latest report uses local data to measure whether goals have been met or are on track to be met by 2020. Of the 61 primary indicators, 70 percent are seeing progress, according to SA2020. 

From Texas Standard.

If you’re loyal to a particular political party, have you – or a fellow Democrat or Republican – at least thought about voting in the opposing party’s primary? Maybe for a person you think would be a weaker candidate in the general election? Or maybe just to “mess” with the “other team”?

From Texas Standard.

After Hurricane Harvey, many Texans realized just how wrong experts were about flood control measures in the state’s most populous city. But Houston isn’t the only Texas city at risk from bad or outdated flood plans.

An investigation by the Corpus Christi Caller Times found that the city’s flood maps are outdated – they’ve gone without revision for three decades. The maps were first drafted for a vastly different Corpus Christi.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s initiative Hiring Our Heroes announced San Antonio as the country’s first Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone on Tuesday.


When veterans with war injuries need accessible housing, they often have few options.

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As San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial anniversary, are we telling the entirety of the city's story? Is enough attention being paid to the contributions of different ethnic groups over time? 


UTSA junior Karen Elliot speaks with Mike Flores, who will become the next chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District in the fall during a news conference announcing the On-TRAC program Feb. 20, 2018.
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This fall, students who apply to the University of Texas at San Antonio, but don’t quite qualify for direct admission, will have a new pathway to start at UTSA as sophomores.

Through a program called Transitioning Roadrunners at Alamo Colleges, or On-TRAC, the students will be co-enrolled at the university and one of the community colleges.

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Updated Feb. 21

Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday from both the defense and prosecution in the federal trial against State Sen. Carlos Uresti and his involvement in the bankrupt fracking sand company Four Winds Logistics.

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7 Stories, 7 Dollars

March 6, 7pm: Brick at Blue Star

2018 Salute to Business Supporters

This year's Salute to Business Supporters event is sponsored by: Port San Antonio, Culligan Water San Antonio; Southwest Metal Roofing; Dixie Flag and Banner Company

Arts & Culture

Public domain

Ragtime was an American musical style which enjoyed popularity between 1895 and 1918. It had its origins in African-American circles, bringing fame and publishing contracts to many Black American composers of the era.

In November, 1970, pianist Joshua Rifkin released the first of three recordings of rags for the Nonesuch label. "Scott Joplin: Piano Rags" went on to become Nonesuch's first million-selling release, marking the beginning of a ragtime revival.

 

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The San Antonio Botanical Garden has added several pieces of temporary art to its expanding campus, with five steel pieces by Rodrigo Garagarza, said the garden's executive director Bob Brackman.


Bihl Haus Arts

From a behind-the-scenes look at the life of an artist, to a celebration of love, to the melding of music and art, here’s a preview of this weekend’s events.

 


Courtesy of Institute of Texan Cultures

The Hemisfair area will be full of people and music and the smells of exotic foods Saturday for the Asian Festival. And the Institute of Texan Cultures' James Benavides says the scope of won't just be limited to the cultures of the orient.

 


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