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'Everybody's Cousins': Tracing San Antonio Ancestry To 1718 And Beyond

San Antonio is on the verge of celebrating its tricentennial — 300 years since the Presidio de Bexar, the Villa de Bexar, and the Mission Valero were settled by soldiers, civilians and priests. A lot of South Texans can trace their ancestry back to 1718 and beyond. For those who can’t, a nonprofit is making it easier to follow their family tree.

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What We Know About The Victims Of The South Texas Church Shooting

On Sunday, a gunman began firing inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, killing young children, teenagers, parents, grandparents and families. Twenty-six people, including an unborn child, died and 20 others were wounded. On any given Sunday, about 50 people attend services at the church.

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Trump Enters Fraught Territory By Criticizing Al Franken

Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET President Trump lashed out on Twitter on Thursday night against Sen. Al Franken, who has been accused by a Los Angeles radio host of sexually assaulting her . Leeann Tweeden, a former model, was on a USO tour with Franken in 2006, before he was a senator, when the incident occurred. She also produced a photo of Franken posed with his hands on her chest as she slept. In his tweet, Trump referred to the Minnesota Democrat as "Al Frankenstien," and suggested Franken may...

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The San Antonio AIDS Foundation  officially opened its first HIV outpatient clinic on the eastside of San Antonio, inside the foundation’s headquarters on Grayson Street.


SAAF’s Care Clinic has been operating for 11 months before officially opening Friday. It provides clinical and mental health services and a full pharmacy.  

 


From Texas Standard:

Just two weeks after its introduction, and with a total of zero hearings, the U.S. House has approved what could be the biggest change to tax policy in at least a generation. The Senate Finance Committee also passed a GOP-sponsored tax bill that differs somewhat from the House measure.

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A wild political ride in Washington, Austin fuels intensifies the political rancor

In Texas and Washington, politics seems to be getting uglier and uglier.

Arkansas Shakespeare Festival

The Magik Theatre brings together two elements this weekend whose combination puts a whole new light on each. Those two elements are Shakespeare and the San Antonio River.

 


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This week on Texas Matters:

  • How a city's effort to criminalize homelessness can perpetuate the problem for people living on the streets (0:30).
  • The mayor of Port Aransas testifies about how Hurricane Harvey left his city is in ruins and how they need help (6:48).
  •  The Texas National Guard is scooping up cell phone calls and data without warrants or oversight (14:55).
  • Guest commentator Yvette Benavides talks about the problem of sexual harassment in plain sight (23:04).


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This week on Fronteras:

  • A look at the history of U.S. efforts to contain immigration and drug smuggling with barriers on our southern border with Mexico. (0:00)
  • Latinos say they continue to experience discrimination when trying to buy houses or rent homes. (4:28)
  • In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Film Festival presents a more realistic view of Native American stories. (8:56)
  • As San Antonio’s Tricentennial approaches, people are digging into their Spanish roots. (12:51)


Norma Martinez / Jo Anne Gonzales Murphy

San Antonio is on the verge of celebrating its tricentennial — 300 years since the Presidio de Bexar, the Villa de Bexar, and the Mission Valero were settled by soldiers, civilians and priests.

A lot of South Texans can trace their ancestry back to 1718 and beyond.  For those who can’t, a nonprofit is making it easier to follow their family tree.


IMG Artists

As is often the case, there's a lot going on in San Antonio this weekend. First off, on Saturday night, Arts San Antonio brings performer Eddie Palmieri to the Alamo City.

Sheriff's Summit To Offer Advice On Church Security

Nov 16, 2017

From Texas Standard:

In the aftermath of the Sutherland Springs church shootings, just how far can – or should – other churches go to protect themselves from something similar?

From Texas Standard:

Some industries tend to have higher employee turnover than others, like meter readers, fast-food workers, telemarketing and customer service representatives – and prison guards.

When it comes to turnover, things are so bad in the Texas prison system that it’s being called a mass exodus. Now some are sounding alarm bells about staffing levels at many Texas prisons.

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Arkansas Shakespeare Festival

The Magik Theatre brings together two elements this weekend whose combination puts a whole new light on each. Those two elements are Shakespeare and the San Antonio River.

 


IMG Artists

As is often the case, there's a lot going on in San Antonio this weekend. First off, on Saturday night, Arts San Antonio brings performer Eddie Palmieri to the Alamo City.

“Puerto Rico is known for a couple of things,” says Jose Amador, founder of NATIAO Latin Jazz. “One of them is rum.  So obviously, you mix rum with this kind of music, and you have no choice—dancing is mandatory!”

San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony's weekend performances promise a little something different.  

 


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