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Edgewood Superintendent Placed On Leave Amid Harassment Allegations

The superintendent of Edgewood Independent School District has been put on paid leave after allegations of sexual harassment.

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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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Fronteras: Stories From The Border & Beyond — Part Two

This week on Fronteras: We continue our conversation with Francisco Cantú, former Border Patrol agent and author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.” The book recounts Cantú’s time patrolling the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, where he encountered drug smugglers, as well as immigrants looking for better lives in the U.S. In part two of our interview: Cantu recounts his time living and working in El Paso. The stresses of the job are revealed in nightmares (3:07 ). Realizing it was time to leave the agency (4:34). Why writing was a way to come to terms with internal struggles from his job (7:40). Befriending Jose Martinez, an undocumented immigrant after leaving the agency (10:06). Reads an excerpt from the book recounting Martinez’s deportation courtroom hearing (13:42). Why immigrants like Martinez are determined to cross into the U.S. despite increased border security (17:25).

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The superintendent of Edgewood Independent School District has been put on paid leave after allegations of sexual harassment.

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On this episode of "Texas Matters," we look at:

  • Politics in the classroom
  • Sam Houston’s Last Days (12:06)


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From an art exhibition to an artful drama to comedy done without a word, your weekend is here.

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Online short-term rental services (STRs) are an increasingly popular alternative to hotels and other vacation lodging options worldwide. This evolution faces countless questions regarding regulation and property rights that have yet to be answered. 

Lee Ann Womack: 'A Sad Song Makes Me Happy'

Feb 23, 2018

From Texas Standard:

East Texas native and country singer Lee Ann Womack grew up listening to her dad's Bob Wills and Ray Price records. Her country roots run deep but she might be best known for a crossover pop song "I Hope You Dance."

That was nearly twenty years ago. It's considered her signature song. But since then, she's won dozens of accolades, including a Grammy. And she's kept recording – including with fellow Texan Willie Nelson.

From Texas Standard.

Thomas Bartlett Whitaker wasn’t supposed to be alive now. He was scheduled to be the fourth person executed in Texas this year, sentenced to death for coordinating the 2003 Sugar Land murders of his mom and brother and the attempted murder of his dad. He wanted the insurance money.

From Texas Standard.

Much of the discussion surrounding firearms is about gun control measures and violence. But the gun industry, just like any other industry, has been going through it own ups and downs. All of that came to a head just last week when firearms giant Remington said it would file for bankruptcy. And they aren’t the only company facing increasingly difficult challenges as market demands shift.

Michael Cargill owns and operates Central Texas Gun Works, a gun store in Austin.

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This week on Fronteras:

We continue our conversation with Francisco Cantú, former Border Patrol agent and author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.”

The book recounts Cantú’s time patrolling the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, where he encountered drug smugglers, as well as immigrants looking for better lives in the U.S.

In part two of our interview:

  • Cantu recounts his time living and working in El Paso.
  • The stresses of the job are revealed in nightmares (3:07 ).
  • Realizing it was time to leave the agency (4:34).
  • Why writing was a way to come to terms with internal struggles from his job (7:40).
  • Befriending Jose Martinez, an undocumented immigrant after leaving the agency (10:06).
  • Reads an excerpt from the book recounting Martinez’s deportation courtroom hearing (13:42).
  • Why immigrants like Martinez are determined to cross into the U.S. despite increased border security (17:25).


From Texas Standard.

As of now, about half a million people have registered to vote in July’s  presidential election in Mexican, and there are a few things you should probably know about the way our neighbor to the south conducts its elections.  For one, this year, Mexicans will elect the first cohort of politicians that will be eligible to be reelected.

From Texas Standard.

In September of 1971, hundreds of thousands of people packed Texas Stadium in Irving over 10 days. It wasn’t for a Dallas Cowboys game. They were there to see Christian evangelist Billy Graham.

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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

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From an art exhibition to an artful drama to comedy done without a word, your weekend is here.

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The character of Maigret is not as well known in the United States as Hercule Poirot, or certainly Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade (this writer Googled Maigret when the Blu-rays crossed his desk),  but the detective has enjoyed portrayals from actors as diverse as Charles Laughton to Rowan Atkinson in a current run of films, television shows and more.

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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.


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