After Harvey, Texans With HIV Cope With Destroyed Homes And Medication Loss

Months after Hurricane Harvey unleashed some 60 inches of rain on Houston, Texans are still trying to recover. For many Texans with HIV and AIDS, though, the storm was especially harrowing. As Sarah Varney  ( @SarahVarney4 ) from Kaiser Health News reports, many storm victims not only lost their homes, but access to life-saving medications. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

After Hurricane Harvey, some Texas residents, politicians and scientists are wondering whether the whole U.S. system for predicting floods is any good. The storm's deluge flooded parts of southeast Texas that had rarely, or never, been underwater before. Some areas got more than 50 inches of rain in a few days. "When the numbers started coming in it was a little scary," says Matt Zeve, the director of operations for the Harris County Flood Control District, which includes Houston. Standing at...

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Gov. Greg Abbott is unhappy with the White House’s $44 billion additional hurricane relief package, saying that the request to congress is completely inadequate. But what are Abbott’s  chances of securing the original $61 billion his office requested?

 


The National Geographic mini-series depicts the true story of an ambush that killed eight Americans and hundreds of Iraqis.

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Forty years ago this week, the often overlooked 1977 National Women's Conference started with a torch relay starting at Seneca Falls, New York – where the First Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848 –and ended in Houston.  

From Texas Standard:

Of the 3,500 structures in Vidor, Texas – a town outside of Beaumont – more than 2,000 were flooded in some way by Harvey. The First United Methodist Church in Vidor served as a shelter for around 200 flooded out residents in the town of about 11,000 people. That includes the parsonage where Pastor John Mooney and his family live. Many of his church members' homes were also hit.

"The majority of them were actually rescued by their neighbor, by their fellow Vidorian folks with boats, so a lot of these folks, their homes were ruined, they were flooded, they were damaged,” Mooney says. “So a lot of them don't have anywhere to go."

From Texas Standard.

The investigation into what led a gunman to kill 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs is ongoing, and law enforcement are still trying to access a key piece of evidence – his phone.

From Texas Standard.

Earlier this month, the Texas State Board of Education rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook, leaving public school teachers without state-approved materials to teach the topic. But that doesn’t mean schools can’t offer ethnic studies courses. In fact, a handful of public schools across the state have elective courses on ethnic studies topics, which are designed by local teachers and administrators with little direction from the state.

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The Bandidos, the Vagos, the Mongols – these criminal biker gangs are not your average motorcycle enthusiasts. 

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Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, held a congressional hearing Monday morning on the North American Free Trade Agreement within yards of where the historic deal was signed by the presidents of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. in 1992.


From Texas Standard:

In an attempt to manage the growing congestion on Texas highways, and corresponding rates of frustration for drivers, the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, has been implementing what could be called  a market-driven approach to driving. Rather than spend more state dollars on highway-building, Texas has turned to the private sector, which has built toll roads where the cost to drivers fluctuates with traffic demand.

Water: A New Export For Corpus Christi?

Nov 20, 2017

From Texas Standard.

When you think about exports and Corpus Christi, fossil fuels typically come to mind. Since Congress lifted the U.S. ban on crude oil exports in 2015, billions of dollars worth of oil has been shipped out of the port there.

Some in Corpus Christi have an idea to diversify the city’s export portfolio with a resource that’s available in abundance around the coastal city. Officials are investigating the viability of large-scale desalination, with a view toward selling water from the Gulf of Mexico to those who need it.

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TPR Cinema

The Philadelphia Story

TPR CEO Joyce Slocum introduces one of her favorite films Nov. 29

Talent Contest Now Open!

Area middle and high school students may enter, for cash prizes

Be a Part of History

Record an elder this Thanksgiving, upload it to StoryCorps

Pottery Sale To Benefit TPR

Beautiful, practical bowls for the home by Dudley Harris: Dec. 2 & 9

Arts & Culture

Guitarist Devan Jones brings his swinging jump blues sound to Jazz, TX on this week’s program. Originally from Tennessee, Jones is now based out of Austin, and says he found the city to be a welcoming place for his style.

Jack Morgan

San Antonio holiday activities kick into high gear Friday, with the Ford Holiday Parade.

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.

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