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UT Health San Antonio Partners With Chinese Company For Millions

UT Health San Antonio has entered into a licensing agreement with a Chinese pharmaceutical company that translates into millions of dollars. I t’s the most financially significant deal of its kind in the university’s history.

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It’s been five months since the Victoria Islamic Center was destroyed by a fire on Jan. 28. The fire was later determined to be arson. Yesterday, there was another development in the case, which is far from over.

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UT Health San Antonio has entered into a licensing agreement with a Chinese pharmaceutical company that translates into millions of dollars. It’s the most financially significant deal of its kind in the university’s history.

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Rainbow crosswalks could be coming to a portion of North Main Avenue.  A San Antonio city councilman is proposing the addition as the city’s LGBT community prepares for its Pride Month celebrations and parade.

Edward Benavidez

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center focuses on one particular kind of dance this weekend. It's a dance whose origins are long ago and far away. Here's the Guadalupe's Belinda Menchaca.

"It actually comes from the southern region of Spain--Andalusia, and is influenced   by Arabic music and comes from the gypsies, and of course, it has evolved, and I think that is why it is so vibrant today."

She's talking of course about Flamenco.

How Election Day Chaos Hurts Texas Voters 

Long wait times, confusion about voter ID and questions about voter registration – these are just three of the barriers that potential voters ran into during the last November General Election.

That’s according to a new report from the Texas Civil Rights Project, a voting right advocacy group.

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This week on Fronteras: 

  • An inside look at drug smuggling tunnels on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  •   The Bexar County sheriff has questions about how to enforce SB4 – the state’s new sanctuary cities law.
  • West Texas ranchers take an innovative approach to financing their cattle operations.
  • Some Texas students are crossing ocean borders because of their goalball skills.
  • Commentary on the racial nuances behind America’s number one hit song “Despacito". 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio City Council has approved participating in the Paris Climate Agreement.  In a 9-1 vote, San Antonio now joins 300 other cities in upholding the provisions of the accord.  

Accepting the Paris Climate Agreement is one of the first statements made by the new council. Mayor Ron Nirenberg says it sets the stage for future policy.

“Under the Obama Administration we decided that cities need to lead on climate issues and we sent mayors all around the country to Paris to come up with this accord,” Nirenberg said.

Ryan Poppe

The rules are currently about as clear as mud for when Texas law enforcement officials must detain immigrants who may be here illegally.  A new state law will soon require them to hold immigrants for as long as federal authorities request.  But a recent judge’s ruling says there has to be probable cause that the immigrant has committed a crime. Bexar County officials say it will be difficult to navigate these murky waters that lie ahead.

Christian Jaime

From an exhibit opening to blues at the Japanese Tea Garden to triplets at the Carver, TPR's Arts and Culture reporter Jack Morgan says the weekend is here.

Courtesy of Dauber Applications

Dauber Applications is a company trying to reinvent how one part of the construction industry works: dump trucks. 

Imagine you are a foreman, and you have lined up work for the next day with a team of guys you are paying $500 an hour to load trucks. 

"The scariest, gut-wrenching part is to not have a truck ready at that time," says Dauber CEO Brian Jones. "Right now the way you try to solve that is you call the trucking company and beg, plead, yell and do other unpleasant things to find out where is your truck."

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Edward Benavidez

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center focuses on one particular kind of dance this weekend. It's a dance whose origins are long ago and far away. Here's the Guadalupe's Belinda Menchaca.

"It actually comes from the southern region of Spain--Andalusia, and is influenced   by Arabic music and comes from the gypsies, and of course, it has evolved, and I think that is why it is so vibrant today."

She's talking of course about Flamenco.

Christian Jaime

From an exhibit opening to blues at the Japanese Tea Garden to triplets at the Carver, TPR's Arts and Culture reporter Jack Morgan says the weekend is here.

Skyler Samson

On Tuesday night, the marriage of the San Antonio film and music communities tightened as the Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase announced its first winner of a competition that lasted four weeks. Nine pairs of local filmmakers and musicians worked together to create original music videos that showcased both the filmmakers’ and the musicians’ talents. Hosting the event was San Antonio native Sonny Melendrez, a beloved American radio personality and former host of Magic 105.3.

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A major event for a local dance organization is set for the weekend.  That organization is called the San Antonio Dance Umbrella.  


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