Anti-Islamophobia Protestors Rally Against Hate Group's Meeting

Anti-Islamophobia protestors gathered outside of a far Northwest Side church Thursday night to picket against an event held by ACT for America – an organization they consider a hate group. ACT For America had invited an author writing about the creation of mosques in the United States to speak. About 40 protestors lined Culebra Road outside of Village Parkway Baptist Church. They chanted and held signs that said “Hate is not an opinion” and “Islam is not the enemy.” “We don’t have anything...

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President Trump announced Saturday afternoon that he would break from a decades-old tradition and skip the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner scheduled for April 29.

"I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" Trump tweeted.

From Texas Standard: 

President Donald Trump's proposed border wall expansion could mean many more legal cases regarding how landowners should be compensated for the government condemning their property to house parts of the barrier.

Lorne Matalon

This week on Fronteras:

  • Mexico may be rethinking its cooperation with the U.S. on security issues due to President Trump's economic threats.
  • Sent home because of the president's travel ban, an Iranian national studying in California finds comfort in the show of support she received.
  • The travel ban is also affecting foreign-born physicians who practice in the U.S.
  • Young immigrants who currently have deportation relief worry that it won't last long.

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A 19-year-old undocumented immigrant under deportation protection had his first meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement today after being briefly detained by the agency last week.

Josue Romero is under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – or DACA – which protects those brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. Before meeting with ICE, his attorney Jonathan Ryan says Romero is the only DACA recipient he is aware of that is under a supervision order like this.

The National Endowment for the Humanities’s “Music Unwound” festival wrapped up a series of concerts and lectures in and around El Paso, Texas, earlier this week.

The program highlights the cultural contributions Mexico has made to the United States. The event’s theme — as well as its location, less than a mile from the U.S. border with Mexico — is significant at a time of heightened tension between the two nations.

Anti-Islamophobia protestors gathered outside of a far Northwest Side church Thursday night to picket against an event held by ACT for America – an organization they consider a hate group. ACT For America had invited an author writing about the creation of mosques in the United States to speak.

About 40 protestors lined Culebra Road outside of Village Parkway Baptist Church.

They chanted and held signs that said “Hate is not an opinion” and “Islam is not the enemy.”

The White House is admitting that it discussed with the FBI media reports that Trump campaign officials were in contact with Russian intelligence agents and that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked the FBI to publicly knock down the story.

FBI Director James Comey refused.

President Trump skipped the annual Conservative Political Action Conference last year, but this year he was the annual gathering's hero who had finally returned the White House to Republicans.

Among the rolling hills of ancient Africa, sometime around 8000 B.C., a dusty traveler was making gastronomic history, quite by accident.

Thirsty from a long, hot journey, the weary herdsman reached for the sheepskin bag of milk knotted to the back of his pack animal. But as he tilted his head to pour the warm liquid into his mouth, he was astonished to find that the sheep's milk had curdled. The rough terrain and constant joggling of the milk had transformed it into butter --- and bewilderingly, it tasted heavenly.

An increase in immigration enforcement and proposed policies from President Donald Trump may be taking a toll on businesses that rely on an immigrant workforce. Some in Austin's construction community say undocumented workers don’t feel safe reporting to work.

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Arts & Culture

Anne Schelleng

The Mozart Festival continues with another event coming up on Wednesday night.  An unusual choral partnership will give a different take on the festival. Here's Trinity University's Gary Seighman.

"We have about 200 singers combined between the San Antonio Choral Society, my singers from Trinity University, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, under the direction of Joe Causby."

 

Phil Houseal

Kerrville's Symphony of the Hills targets another discipline--dance.  I spoke with symphony music director Gene Dowdy. While the thematic program is music, it's music through the prism of dance. And it covers everything from Bach to a hoedown

Best-selling author Ann Patchett is known for her works of fiction and nonfiction.  Her many acclaimed works include Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Truth and Beauty, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, and many others, including her latest, Commonwealth, her seventh novel, which provides a discerning, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-rending study of sibling and other familial relationships.  Ann Patchett also co-owns Parnassus Books and went into the independent booksellers business when two other bookstores in Nashville closed.

San Antonio Symphony

From a symphonic take on a Hollywood blockbuster, to connecting immigrants to art, to a West Side art studio tour, the coming weekend is packed with fun.

First off, you could dial up Jurassic Park on Hulu--so what makes seeing it at the Majestic Theater so special? 

"Nobody ever has seen it live to score."

What the San Antonio Symphony's Jessica Anderson is saying is that the movie they're showing has all the audio...except the music.   

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