Agents Sweep Home Of Dead Suspect In Serial Austin Bombings

Technicians have removed bomb components and homemade explosives from inside the Pflugerville home of an Austin bombing suspect who died early this morning, officials said. ATF Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski said the bombmaker had a "signature style" and that components in the house were similar to components found in the devices that exploded this month in Austin. One of the rooms had a considerable amount of bomb-making material, he said.

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Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change

Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET It's 1995, and Chris Cox is on a plane reading a newspaper. One article about a recent court decision catches his eye. This moment, in a way, ends up changing his life — and, to this day, it continues to change ours. The case that caught the congressman's attention involved some posts on a bulletin board — the early-Internet precursor to today's social media. The ruling led to a new law, co-authored by Cox and often called simply "Section 230." This 1996 statute became...

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2018 Elections: Runoff Set To Replace Lamar Smith In Congressional District 21

The race for Congressional District 21 is headed for a runoff, and the candidates — two Republicans and two Democrats — will have to ask their supporters to vote again in May .

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A package exploded at a FedEx Ground distribution facility in Schertz, near San Antonio, on Tuesday. Officials said the device was headed to Austin, the site of four other explosions this past month.

Updated at 11:15 p.m. ET

Another explosion in Austin, Texas, injured one person Tuesday night, but police confirmed that the explosion was unrelated to the previous package bombs that have killed two people and injured several others this month.

The explosion occurred after a "military-type memento" was dropped off at a Goodwill store on Austin's south side, Assistant Police Chief Ely Reyes said. He further described it as a 40mm artillery simulator.

Reyes said the simulator "initiated" at about 7 p.m. after being handled by a Goodwill employee.

Conspiracy theorists questioning whether the mass shooting at a Texas church last November actually happened have been harassing survivors for months. Now, the church’s pastor is pushing back.

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It’s only been 30 years since the passing of H.R. 5050 in the United States, which granted women the right to secure business loans without a male co-signer and created the National Women's Business Council

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For years, social service providers like Goodwill Industries, the San Antonio Housing Authority and the San Antonio Public Library have launched various programs to connect the 25 percent of homes in the city without internet access.

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An intelligence expert said the level of sophistication involved in the latest Austin bombing — that is,  the suspect's ability to have each bomb detonate as intended — is what’s most alarming.  

Along with the risks of poverty and unemployment during the Great Depression, Mexican immigrants and even U.S. citizens of Mexican descent faced an additional hazard: Around half a million of them were kicked out of the country to preserve jobs for white Americans.  

If you didn’t know this, it could be because it wasn’t covered the same way by every news outlet.

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Updated 3/20, 3:30 p.m.The board of trustees for the San Antonio Independent School District unanimously approved a 10-year contract with New York-based charter school operator Democracy Prep Monday evening.

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The San Antonio Police Department is assisting the Austin Police as it investigates the latest bomb explosion.

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The Rio Grande isn't as full as it used to be. And that's a problem for everyone who shares the river. Texas claims that New Mexico is keeping more than its fair share of the water. And it's actually suing that state and Colorado in a case that's gone to the Supreme Court.

But the Rio Grande doesn't just flow through the U.S. It also feeds Mexico. Officials on both sides of the border are concerned about water scarcity, and they are taking new measures to conserve the resource.


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San Antonio Symphony

As the San Antonio Symphony's season continues, just a few short weeks ago, its situation was dire.

Federico Chavez-Blanco

Composer Federico Chavez-Blanco, who is a native of Mexico and San Antonio resident, has written music for telenovelas such as “Azul Tequila” and “Señora,” and on a number of films and documentaries.

He was commissioned to compose the music for this year’s San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations, and said scoring music for movies or TV depends on what the music director or music supervisor envisions for the program.

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For San Antonio-area creatives, curators and art enthusiasts, March is a time to celebrate the city's contemporary art scene.

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From spring blooms to classical music to a squeezebox competition, your weekend is here.



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