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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The 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off Friday. And the road to the championship may go through Texas. Although there are only three Lone Star State schools in the field of 64, you could make a strong case for each one’s title chances.

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A gas explosion in Dallas last month killed a 12-year old girl and brought new attention to an aging infrastructure. The natural gas supplier, Atmos Energy, says it’s upgrading old steel pipes in the area, but many wonder why it took a deadly explosion to draw attention to the issue in the first place.

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District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez wants a comprehensive study of how property valuations are conducted at the Bexar County Appraisal District.

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Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana, Mexico, to a Mexican father and an American mother. The acclaimed author is best known for his novels about the U.S.-Mexico border, including "The Devil's Highway."

On this episode of "Texas Matters," contributor Yvette Benavides talks to Urrea about his latest work, "The House of Broken Angels," which is based on real-life events.

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An Air Force cargo plane made an emergency landing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Thursday afternoon after a training mission. Eleven personnel from the 433rd Airlift Wing were onboard, but no injuries were reported.  

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Threats of a nuclear incident with North Korea continue to haunt the United States and key countries around the world.


Jupiter continues to reveal new and unexpected attributes to the Juno space probe. The mission led by NASA and San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute is the subject of a special issue of the journal Nature.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a detailed warning Thursday about cyber intrusions in businesses and critical infrastructure providers, like power companies. The alert shows an elaborate web of attempts by Russia to penetrate and map vulnerabilities for two years.


San Antonio Symphony

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

Eddie Torres

This week on Fronteras:

  • Black women are dying either before or after childbirth in higher numbers than the rest of the Texas population.
  • The small South Texas city of Pharr is connecting homes with free broadband internet in an effort to close the digital divide (8:33).
  • Local composer Federico Chavez-Blanco has been commissioned to write music for San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration (14:15).


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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.

Guadalupe “Lupito” Acuña

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



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San Antonio's Tricentennial

As San Antonio celebrates its 300 years of history, TPR is reporting on the celebrations, as well as the historical & cultural milestones that have made the city what it is today.