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'How Did I Leave My Child In The Car?' Experts Say It's Easier Than You Might Think

How could a parent forget their child in the car? That is a question people ask every summer as dozens of children die in hot cars, forgotten by their parents.

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NYPD Will Pursue Internal Charges Against Officers In Eric Garner's Death

Four years after Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by a police officer on Staten Island and died, the New York Police Department says it will pursue disciplinary actions against officers involved in the case. Police had postponed the move out of deference to a Justice Department inquiry. The federal criminal investigation "seems to have no end in sight," Deputy Commissioner Lawrence Byrne wrote in a letter to the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department announcing his agency's...

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How could a parent forget their child in the car? That is a question people ask every summer as dozens of children die in hot cars, forgotten by their parents.


Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Five days into his new role as superintendent of Edgewood Independent School District, Eduardo Hernandez said he plans to spend the next 95 days listening, learning and asking three questions:

“What do we as a district need to continue to do? What do we as a district need to start doing? And what do we as a district need to stop doing?” said Hernandez, sitting in his new office on San Antonio’s west side.

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Storytelling can not only shape one's exploration of self, but also help others navigate a more complex and fast-paced modern landscape. 

Frost Bank

Construction of the new Frost Bank tower, which broke ground in 2017, and it is now officially halfway complete, according to a bank spokesman.

 


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Bexar County will soon open a new multimillion dollar intake facility for processing and detaining suspects after an arrest, but the San Antonio Police Department has said it would decline to use it.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has agreed to debate Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez in September, but what about other Republicans holding statewide offices?


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San Antonio will host the 2025 Men’s Final Four tournament at the Alamodome.

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Students who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, joined young activists from Texas in a series of panel discussions on gun control last week.

Their vision for gun violence prevention is in stark contrast with state lawmakers’ plans.

 


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Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke wants to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. O'Rourke's campaign has enjoyed record fundraising success, and he's a star among national Democrats. But to win, he needs to generate excitement among potential voters, especially those who don't normally turn out to vote in Texas elections.

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People in the United States say they're more anxious this year than in 2017, according to The American Psychiatric Association's latest public opinion poll


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Los Nahuatlatos (nä wät lâ tōs) is a group with deep roots to their Xicano-Indigenous heritage, whose mission is to “create original, inspiring and innovative music on a conscious level that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.” They describe their sound as “Xicano roots fusion,” because their music is a combination of different traditional Latino styles.

 

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A Broadway classic, a photo exhibit and chamber music — there is plenty to do this weekend.

 


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Demitasse is a two-piece softly sung acoustic group comprised of Erik Sanden and Joe Reyes, both from the art-rock band Buttercup. Equipped with high falsetto harmonies and acoustic driven melodies, the duo sounds like the happier version of Elliott Smith or the heartbroken version of The Beach Boys.


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Confluence Park will be the setting for tales told — some tall and others perhaps not-so-tall. 

Stories are at the heart of the San Antonio Storytellers' event Saturday.


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