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Rebuilding After Harvey: The Road To Recovery For Port Aransas

Today marks one month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast. One of the hardest-hit areas was Port Aransas, on Mustang Island. For decades, "Port A" has been a popular destination for Texans looking for a weekend beach or fishing getaway. The small city of 3,800 people could grow to 50,000 or 60,000 during peak tourist season. Hurricanes and tropical storms have mostly spared the island but Harvey damaged, destroyed or flooded most buildings on the island. All this week...

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This week on Fronteras: 

  •  Border patrol agents arrest two undocumented parents in a South Texas hospital where their son needed emergency surgery.
  •  The element of fear is preventing undocumented families from getting the healthcare they need.
  •  A national refugee resettlement agency makes changes after an investigation shows families in San Diego were encouraged to falsify their rental applications.
  •  A vacant, historic theater in San Antonio that means a lot to Latinos may get a rebirth.

 

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Today marks one month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast. One of the hardest-hit areas was Port Aransas, on Mustang Island. For decades, "Port A" has been a popular destination for Texans looking for a weekend beach or fishing getaway. The small city of 3,800 people could grow to 50,000 or 60,000 during peak tourist season.

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What began as a petition calling for more Hispanic and Latino representation in the mid-90s is now a full-service resource center in a prominent space in San Antonio's iconic Central Library. 

Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized, not-quite-a-month. (It's the back half of September and the front half of October).

From Texas Standard:

The Texas Legislature has discussed the idea of raising the age of criminal responsibility during the two most recent sessions. It’s a topic that will be debated this weekend at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. Several proposals would consider treating 17-year-olds as juveniles, rather than adults, for purposes of criminal prosecution and sentencing. That change would align Texas with the majority of the country. Many proponents of such a change cite new research regarding cognitive development and lowered recidivism rates for offenders in the juvenile justice system. And there may be another reason making such a change could benefit the state.

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The clock is ticking for Republican leaders in Washington D.C. to pass their latest ObamaCare repeal bill. There is a September 30th deadline to have a new law in place before the budget reconciliation.

And the U.S. Senate is set for a possible vote next week on a bill sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

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Republican caucus chairs in Texas have concerns about allowing Speaker Joe Straus to continue leading the House of Representatives.  


Music lovers will find plenty to hear around San Antonio this weekend.  Both tonight and tomorrow at the Tobin Center the San Antonio Symphony performs along with artist-in-residence Olga Kern.

"She's an amazing Artist. Van Cliburn Gold Medalist"

San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing sings her praises, and those of the pieces they will be playing.

"This is really a program that is also about the human soul and the mind."

From Rachmaninoff to Debussy and this:

David Martin Davies

No 'fake news' in a wild week with fighting energy commissioners, and a $51,000 bill for an online psychic

There are weeks when no one seems happy, especially when public officials are giving them such good material to be upset about.

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You’ve probably noticed it in grocery stores and restaurants…a trend toward healthier food offerings with fewer calories, less fat and less sugar. As part of the changing food scene in America, chefs in training are learning how to make dishes that are good for you taste good.

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Texas Music Heritage Day

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Musicians: You're invited to an Open Mic Night with TPR and SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Arts & Culture

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San Antonio's Feminist Film Festival kicks off October 10. Joyce Townsend produces the festival, and this year she's starting with a change that will highlight the newest filmmakers.

"We're going to kick it off with a series of short films from some students at Brackenridge High School.   They're very short films. They're almost PSAs by nature," Townsend explains.

After that they'll show a Sundance blockbuster, Woman On Fire.

Musical Bridges Around the World

One of San Antonio's longer musical traditions starts up again this Sunday, and the place it's happening seems to affect everyone.

"It's a striking hallowed space, and it never fails, when artists set foot in that space for the first time, the impact that it has," says Suhail Arastu. He's talking about San Fernando Cathedral in downtown San Antonio, where the concert is taking place. This performance is a special one.

"Musical Bridges' 20th Anniversary kicks off on Sunday, October first at 7PM at the Cathedral San Fernando."

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“I immediately felt like this is where I was supposed to be,” says singer Meg Bodi, of the first time she sang with Doc Watkins and his Orchestra at Jazz, TX. You can find her most nights the big band is on the stand at the club, and in Austin where she lives and sings with the country outfit Finger Pistol.

Music lovers will find plenty to hear around San Antonio this weekend.  Both tonight and tomorrow at the Tobin Center the San Antonio Symphony performs along with artist-in-residence Olga Kern.

"She's an amazing Artist. Van Cliburn Gold Medalist"

San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing sings her praises, and those of the pieces they will be playing.

"This is really a program that is also about the human soul and the mind."

From Rachmaninoff to Debussy and this:

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October 10, 7pm at San Antonio Museum of Art