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TEA: South San ISD No Longer Needs State Oversight

Updated 4:25 p.m. with comment from Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra. Under the watchful eye of a state-appointed conservator for the past two years, South San Antonio Independent School District has returned to complete local control.

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If The Federal Government Shuts Down, 200,000 Texans Will Be Furloughed

From Texas Standard . Unless Congress passes a continuing resolution, this week non-essential federal spending will dry up on Friday at midnight, and the U.S. government will shut down. Disagreements over DACA and other immigration priorities continue to divide the Congress, and the potential shutdown is being used as leverage. But how would a government shutdown affect Texas and Texans , and what essential services are exempted?

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From Texas Standard.

Twenty-three percent of the students in Fort Worth ISD are black. But according to a recent report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 62 percent of all girls suspended in the district last school year were African-American. Fort Worth ISD administrators are looking into why this is happening in their district.

By setting an enrollment target for special education, the Texas Education Agency violated federal law that ensures a free, appropriate public education to all students with disabilities. That's what the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, after a 15-month investigation.

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Texas’ highest court finished hearing oral arguments on Thursday for a lawsuit brought against Laredo for its implementation of a citywide ban on plastic shopping bags.


Ryland Ward, one of the 20 people injured during the Sutherland Springs church shooting, got  a  ride home in a fire truck Jan. 11 after two months in the hospital. He turned 6 while undergoing treatment.
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Updated at 5:25 p.m.

University Hospital in San Antonio released the last victim of the Sutherland Springs shooting Thursday.

Ryland Ward, who turned six while undergoing treatment for five gunshot wounds, got a ride home in  a fire truck driven by Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Duncan of nearby Stockdale.

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In a dedication ceremony Wednesday, the national veterans organization SoldierStrong donated a robotic exoskeleton to the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. The suit, made by Ekso Bionics, will help inpatients at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center relearn how to walk after severe injury.

California has become the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana.  But using the drug can still end a military career.

Federal immigration enforcement agents raided 7-Eleven stores across the country early Wednesday, in search of employees who are in the U.S. illegally and managers who knowingly employ them.

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted sweeps of 98 stores in 17 states and Washington, D.C., arresting 21 people on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick asked the Texas attorney general’s office to investigate if the San Antonio Police Department broke any provisions relating to the state’s Sanctuary Cities Law, also known as SB4. The AG’s office may be launching an investigation.

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The healthcare and bioscience sector is one of San Antonio's leading industries. In 2015, the industry had a $37 billion impact on the San Antonio economy and employed more than 1 out of 6 people with jobs in the city.

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The San Antonio City Council will vote Thursday on whether or not to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.

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The Final Round Event!

Sunday, January 28, 1p.m. at McAllister Auditorium

StoryCorps Interview Opportunities are Now Open

StoryCorps is specifically looking for military veterans and their families to take part, Feb. 5-16. Made possible by Monterrey Iron & Metal and USAA.

Arts & Culture

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The British classic rock group Moody Blues is marking 50 years since the release of its first album with a concert Friday in San Antonio.


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The Austin Baroque Orchestra's performance Sunday at Mission Concepcion is rooted in the history of two major figures of the era: Prussia's Frederick The Great and Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire, said the orchestra's Billy Traylor.

 


Aaron Prado was born to be a jazz musician. Seriously. His father George Prado, of the long-running Regency Jazz Band in San Antonio, gave his son the middle name Ellington. While still in the crib, his parents played recordings of classic jazz records by Keith Jarrett and John Coltrane to the newborn baby.

Institute of Texan Cultures

From chamber choir spirituals to an eclectic cave concert to the old west’s Buffalo Soldiers, there's a lot going on this weekend in the Alamo City. First off, head to the San Fernando Cathedral on Saturday night.“It's a concert that features a lot of spirituals, a lot of gospel,” San Antonio Chamber Choir’s Rick Bjella said.


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