Clinton Makes History As Democratic Presidential Nominee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzFWdAs5VTc The Democratic National Convention made history Tuesday evening: Amid applause, shouts, cheers and in some cases tears, the delegates on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia nominated Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.Clinton is now the first female presidential candidate of a major American party.It is a historic moment 150 years in the making, starting when suffragettes demanded the right to vote and Read More
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The Democratic National Convention made history Tuesday evening: Amid applause, shouts, cheers and in some cases tears, the delegates on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia nominated Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

Clinton is now the first female presidential candidate of a major American party.

San Antonio's biggest film festival is well underway. Its director is  Teacher/Film Maker/Entrepreneur Adam Rocha.

"This is a full throttle film festival. We're being recognized worldwide."

This is the 22nd time that Rocha has cranked up the San Antonio Film Festival machine.   

"There are 145 films from around the world, 29 San Antonio Film Makers.  We have Hell or High Water. That's their very first world premier and we're very excited by that." 

To Serve and Protect - the motto for police officers across the nation - but with so many questions about shootings - cell phone video capturing officers abusing their authority - and a breakdown in public trust -- is there a way to fix America's police?

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  • Norm Stamper, former chief of Seattle Police, and author of the book "To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police"

Three Options For Julián Castro, Now That VP Is Out

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Four years ago, Julián Castro – then-mayor of San Antonio – delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. That moment was expected to launch him into the political stratosphere as one of the party’s brightest stars, and his 2014 appointment as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) affirmed that trajectory.

National political conventions tend to attract a few celebrities.  Last night actress and San Antonio resident Eva Longoria was on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  She said she’s supporting Hillary Clinton.

 

“Hillary has spent her whole life fighting for all Americans.  From healthcare reform to equal pay for women, she’s been fighting for us for decades and now it’s time we fight for her," Longoria said.

 

The divide between Texans at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia seemed obvious last night as Bernie Sanders took the stage in an attempt to unify delegates behind Hillary Clinton.

Before Bernie Sanders took the stage  some of his Texas supporters were booing, and Clinton supporters from Texas were telling them to sit down.

 

But the Vermont senator used his appearance to tell supporters he had campaigned for more than the presidential nomination.

From Texas Standard:

Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting” is Texas Standard’s oral history on the anniversary of the first public mass shooting of its kind. Throughout the week, we'll be bringing you more stories about the impact the shooting had on Texas and the world.

The University at Texas at Austin motto is meant to inspire: "What starts here changes the world."

From Texas Standard:

In the U.S. and some 30 other countries, the law guarantees citizenship at birth. But for kids born in Texas, a birth certificate was far from a sure thing. In fact, a group of undocumented parents sued the state of Texas over policies denying birth certificates to their kids born here.

In her speech Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Michelle Obama said she wakes up "every morning in a house that was built by slaves." She spoke about the feeling of watching her daughters, "two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn."

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San Antonio's biggest film festival is well underway. Its director is  Teacher/Film Maker/Entrepreneur Adam Rocha.

"This is a full throttle film festival. We're being recognized worldwide."

This is the 22nd time that Rocha has cranked up the San Antonio Film Festival machine.   

"There are 145 films from around the world, 29 San Antonio Film Makers.  We have Hell or High Water. That's their very first world premier and we're very excited by that." 

You've managed to make it just about to the weekend and we've found some things you might find really fun. First, let's start Saturday at high noon at the Briscoe Western Art Museum where they're celebrating the International Day of the Cowboy. They call it the Briscoe Blast.

"Live music, art activities, and games for the adults and for the kids."

Disney/Intrada

When composer James Horner died in a single-passenger plane crash in June, 2015, it was a sad end to an award-winning career of memorable music. As author Tim Greiving writes in his liner notes to the new Intrada Records release of “The Rocketeer,” it’s a sad bit of poetry that one of Horner’s most memorable themes perfectly evokes the feeling of flight that Horner so dearly loved.

It's an old kind of dance that's attracting a young group to the dance floor. Swing dancing is enjoying something of a revival, to the point that one group has that description in its title. 

"Alamo City Swing Revival is a relatively new nonprofit organization that was formed this year to promote swing-dancing in a very family-friendly, community inspired movement."   

The Revival's Michelle Wilt says there is plenty of dance opportunity.

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