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H-E-B's Charles Butt Invests $100 Million In Educator Leadership Institute

H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt announced a $100-million public education project Tuesday aimed at training and developing principals and superintendents to be better school administrators. The Holdsworth Center, is being named for Charles Butt’s mother Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth, a long time advocate for public education and social justice. Kate Rogers, the Holdsworth Center’s executive vice president says the center will serve as a transformational leadership academy for school district...

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Hundreds gathered in and around San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral Tuesday to mourn and honor former Archbishop Patricio “Patrick” Fernandez Flores. 

Hundreds gathered in and around San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral Tuesday to mourn and honor former Archbishop Patricio “Patrick” Fernandez Flores.

Flores served as Archbishop in the San Antonio Archdiocese from 1979 to 2004. Current Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller delivered the homily at Flores’ funeral mass.

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As Texas lawmakers dig into their second week of the legislative session, Sen. Carlos Uresti, a San Antonio Democrat, is hoping Gov. Greg Abbott will make Child Protective Services and foster care an emergency item. That would allow lawmakers to immediately pass legislation to better protect children. 

Uresti has served 20 years in the legislature. He recently sat down with Texas Public Radio’s Shelley Kofler to talk about why child welfare is once again his top priority.

From Texas StandardTuesday Planned Parenthood heads to court for the first of three days of hearings to defend their right to stay in the Texas Medicaid program.

From Texas StandardTerry Allen is a mixed-media southwestern storyteller. David Byrne is a fan of his and a former collaborator. Ryan Bingham and Lucinda Williams are among the dozens of famous musicians who've covered his songs. His artwork is in the collections of the Met, MoMA, the Hirschorn, and various art museums around Texas. He’s written award-winning plays and cemented a reputation as a creative renaissance man.

U.S. Government

Congressman Joaquin Castro from San Antonio has joined a growing list of Democrats who say they will not attend Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Friday.  

Castro says he’s not going because Donald Trump has shown “contempt for many Americans.” He cited Trump’s recent criticism of civil rights leader and Georgia Congressman John Lewis who Trump said was, “All talk, talk, talk- no action or results.”

  

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H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt announced a $100-million public education project Tuesday aimed at training and developing principals and superintendents to be better school administrators. 

The Holdsworth Center, is being named for Charles Butt’s mother Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth, a long time advocate for public education and social justice.

Kate Rogers, the Holdsworth Center’s executive vice president says the center will serve as a transformational leadership academy for school district superintendents throughout Texas.

Simon & Schuster

When President Obama quoted the United States' first president in his farewell address, he also embodied George Washington's concerns for future generations. He warned of foreign and domestic issues which could threaten national unity like hyper-partisanship, excessive debt and overseas wars. 

What can we learn from U.S. presidential history about modern-day administration transitions?

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Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

Obamacare is on the chopping block in Washington. What happens next will affect millions of people across the country. South Texans have signed up for the Affordable Care Act by the thousands. Wendy Rigby talked to Dana Forgione, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio professor, who is a specialist in healthcare business and legal policy for some perspective on this important issue.

The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.

The report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports legalized abortion, puts the rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014. That's the lowest recorded rate since the Roe decision in 1973. The abortion rate has been declining for decades — down from a peak of 29.3 in 1980 and 1981.

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The Final Round Event!

Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m. Made possible by Terra Nova Violins, Mid-Texas Symphony, Texas Lutheran University, and San Antonio College

7 Stories, 7 Dollars

February 7 at the Josephine Theatre!

Arts & Culture

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What did I do last year? 2016 was a whirlwind of parenting, work, movies and reacting to one more piece of bad news after another, many of them having to do with the deaths of some of my musical heroes. Despite the feeling of “burn baby burn” many of us had about 2016 at the end of the year, there were some great things that happened as well. Let me preface my personal list here by saying that I’m a working dad and husband whose chief responsibilities are homework-checker and kid-shuttler, so I don’t get to see and hear everything. Or even a lot of things.

Full House Productions

The Symphony of the Hills has its first concert of the new year this Saturday night.  If you don't know them, the Symphony of the Hills is situated in Kerrville, but people come from all around to hear symphonic music they won't otherwise hear. Gene Dowdy is its conductor.

"We're very proud that people come from all over: Junction, Hunt, Harper, Fredericksburg, Comfort, Boerne. People drive from San Antonio; I've got friends who come up, watch the shows."

Hilmy

Four months ago, pianist and bandleader Brent "Doc" Watkins opened a new club at the Pearl Brewery dedicated to America's music: jazz. But the Texas twist is right there in the name: Jazz, TX. It's the Pearl's first venue dedicated to music, although the menu is tasty enough to lure culinary connoisseurs as well. I sat down earlier this fall for an interview with Doc about the club, the music, and his life in both. 

Norman Klaunig

Many of us enjoy The Nutcracker this time of year, we found someone with an even greater reason to like it. She's Boerne's 18 year-old Victoria Klaunig, and her reason is this.  

"I will be performing The Swan to open the Moscow Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre."

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