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This is the third story in a three-part series about HemisFair ’68. For part one, click here. For part two, click here.

Today, if you stand at the site where San Antonio held a World’s Fair 50 years ago, you’ll see structures that define San Antonio, like the Tower of the Americas, for one. What you won’t see, though, are too many remnants of what used to be there – what was cleared away for the fair to take place.

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Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are all on Democrats’ short list to pick up House seats in the November midterms, but that’s expected when it comes to so-called battleground states. As Frank Bruni of The New York Times notes, Democrats definitely smell blood in the water this year.

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Many of us have a cabinet or a closet at home with a stack of homemade VHS tapes – or those little tapes that went into newer-model camcorders – or maybe even Super 8s on little plastic reels. What’s on them may be personally worth keeping. But in the age of Blu-ray and digital files, will you ever watch them again?

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The University of Texas at San Antonio guitar program is featuring several student guitarists in recitals starting Monday.


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A four-mile stretch of San Antonio's Northeast side has been the center of a years-long revitalization project since 2014.


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National Guard deployment continues along the Texas-Mexico Border. Gov. Greg Abbott has committed to eventually having 1,400 National Guard troops posted along the border. On Friday, officials on opposite ends of the state explained what Texans can expect next.

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HemisFair ‘68 opened on April 6, 1968, in a San Antonio very different from the city we know today.

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State Senator Carlos Uresti is no longer allowed to practice law in Texas. The convicted democratic San Antonio senator surrendered his law license instead of facing disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas.

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Finding the Art Legacy Gallery in San Antonio is a challenge. Located at 18503 Sigma, it’s in the lobby of a strip mall with no signage declaring its existence.

But upon entering, you’re greeted by a Warhol-inspired, pop-art portrait of an older man sticking out his tongue. What’s most striking is his bright pink tongue and blue shirt. Everything else is gray. That’s famed author Gabriel García Márquez.


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mario R. Ortiz, district director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been working for the agency for 30 years. In that time, he’s heard countless stories of inspiration from the immigrants he’s encountered while processing their applications for green cards or citizenship.

Ortiz was particularly touched by a noncitizen he was not able to help.

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Sitting before you is a blank sheet of paper, save for an empty musical staff. You assignment is to write great music using the guidelines of the contest you’ve already entered. Not more than eight minutes, and the instrumentation… what is it, string quartet? Maybe solo piano? How about a short cello sonata?

Or maybe you’re told to write for trombone and violin.

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Fiesta weekend is upon us, and here are a few ideas about where to go and what to do.


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The University of Texas at San Antonio guitar program is featuring several student guitarists in recitals starting Monday.


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HemisFair ‘68 opened on April 6, 1968, in a San Antonio very different from the city we know today.

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