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Porkers Into Profit: How Some Are Dealing With Texas' Problem Pigs

At 2.6 million, there are more feral pigs in Texas than any other state. They do an estimated $52 million worth of damage to the state's agriculture.

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Ryan E. Poppe

A federal appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling that would have allowed an undocumented pregnant teen to get an abortion.  The unaccompanied minor is currently being held at an immigration detention center near Brownsville.

The case centers around a 17 year old undocumented pregnant teen labeled “Jane Doe.”  She attempted to get an abortion after being detained by federal immigration agents in Texas. This sparked a fierce legal argument over whether undocumented minors should be able to have an abortion while in the US.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The eyes of Major league Soccer fans in Texas are on Austin as the franchise team in Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Crew - looks at potentially relocating to Austin The discussion has San Antonio leaders concerned the  move would impact the Alamo City’s bid for an MLS franchise.  There are currently 12 cities trying to be one of four soccer franchises.

Gabriella McSwain

Well-loved by Texans, the three-brother Chicano band Los Loney Boys is ready to perform at an outdoor venue in Boerne. 

You might say George W. Bush wants to make America great again.

In remarks Thursday, he criticized the kind of politics, sentiment and populism that led to President Trump's rise and election — though he never named Trump explicitly.

Carson Frame / TPR News

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a reputation for being difficult to treat, especially in active duty military and veteran populations. That may soon change,  according to research findings shared Wednesday at the 2017 San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference.

It's not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, just released new numbers on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone.

Updated October 20

Construction crews are erecting eight looming prototypes of President Trump's border wall in a remote section of the San Diego borderlands. Four are solid concrete; four are made of steel and concrete; one is topped with spikes. They all approach 30 feet in height. Customs and Border Protection is paying $20 million to six construction companies from Mississippi, Maryland, Alabama, Texas and Arizona. Crews in white hardhats operating cranes and forklifts are expected to complete the models by the end of the month.

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In 2016, the San Antonio Police Department responded to 34,000 calls for domestic violence and so far this year, 31,000 calls have already been made for the same issue. 

Tim Hernandez (Intern) / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Water System is asking for a 10.5 percent in water rates over a two year period beginning in January. The city council will determine if the proposed rates will go through. 

From Texas Standard:

Over the last year or so, state lawmakers have taken steps to improve the working conditions of caseworkers at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Efforts were especially focused on raising the pay and reducing the caseloads of Child Protective Services caseworkers. (Caseworkers with Adult Protective Services did not receive raises as their counterparts in CPS did.)

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San Antonio Botanical Garden

The San Antonio Botanical Garden opened a new 8-acre addition to the facility on Saturday, including a parking lot that's interesting enough on its own to be called a "parking garden."

Jack Morgan

Although no new buildings have been completed recently, the San Antonio skyline has seen a dramatic change in recent weeks. 

Julia Novikova

For over two decades, the Jazz Protagonists have been holding down the fort for classic straight-ahead trio jazz in San Antonio.

“This band is old enough to drink,” jokes Barry Brake, who plays piano in the group. “And boy, do we need it!”

Onstage, the Jazz Protagonists have the kind of zippy repartee that comes with the years together. They’re near telepathic when it comes to performance, and they’re almost Beatle-esque in between songs with their non-sequiturs and puns.

Matthew Murphy

From the Symphony to a Broadway play to Mexican roots music, we've found there's much to do around the Alamo City this weekend. First we speak to the San Antonio Symphony's Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

"A hundred years ago the October Revolution happened in Russia." 

Lang-Lessing's built a program of Russian music to look back at that world-changing event.

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