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Housing Shortage On Texas Coast Persists Months After Hurricane Harvey

Three months after the Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Texas Coastal Bend is still far from back to normal. The Category 4 storm delivered winds of 130 miles-per-hour that battered Aransas County communities and many residents there are still without housing.

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

After Hurricane Harvey, some Texas residents, politicians and scientists are wondering whether the whole U.S. system for predicting floods is any good. The storm's deluge flooded parts of southeast Texas that had rarely, or never, been underwater before. Some areas got more than 50 inches of rain in a few days. "When the numbers started coming in it was a little scary," says Matt Zeve, the director of operations for the Harris County Flood Control District, which includes Houston. Standing at...

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On the heels of the Las Vegas and Texas massacres, Newtown families want gun makers held liable. They’re in court again. Could this be the way?

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A shooter in Northern California has killed at least four people in a violent rampage that began at a home and ultimately included seven locations, including an elementary school, officials say.

The shooter was killed by police, bringing the total death toll to five. Ten people have been hospitalized, authorities say.

Courtesy of Geekdom

People go to animal shelters with a specific dog in mind: age, color, breed, temperament, etc. And when they don’t find it, says Kate Mason with the city’s Office of Innovation, they leave.

 

“And the onus is on them to continue to come back or look online, and lots of times they lose interest,” Mason said.

Courtesy Google Fiber

“Google Fiber is coming to San Antonio,” has been an oft-repeated phrase for more than two years.

During that two years, the gigabit-speed internet provider has been forced to remove infrastructure from a north side park in a public dust-up with surrounding residents and was forced by the city to temporarily freeze construction of its fiber optic network.


David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

On November 5, a peaceful Sunday morning church service became the scene of a targeted mass shooting in the small town of Sutherland Springs, about 30 miles east of San Antonio. 

David Martin Davies

One week after the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, the congregation gathered for its Sunday service to mourn the loss of the 26 lives while also celebrating the faith that brings them together.


Ryan Poppe

The 2018 election cycle is officially underway. Many running in statewide races kicked off their campaigns this week by filing their candidacy with the state, including some Democrats vying to head up the top of the party’s ticket in November.


Jack Morgan

A solar panel went up in downtown San Antonio on Friday, and it's one that's unlike any other.

"This is an excellent example of combining art and technology, art and science,” said Penny Boyer of the Land Heritage Institute, a 1,200-acre nature preserve that promotes land stewardship and renewable energy. “This is the world's first solar mural installation."

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The state’s expanding population, coupled with more extreme flooding events and drought cycles, is creating short-term management challenges and long-term planning uncertainty. We rely on prevailing climate patterns to plan for development, agriculture, and ranching, but those patterns are changing.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The CEO of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Commission, Edward Benavides, has resigned effective immediately, according to a statement from the commission.

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Holiday Programming on TPR

'Giving Thanks' Thursday at noon on TPR, made possible by Cappy's and La Fonda on Main

Talent Contest Now Open!

Area middle and high school students may enter, for cash prizes

TPR Cinema

The Philadelphia Story

TPR CEO Joyce Slocum introduces one of her favorite films Nov. 29

Pottery Sale To Benefit TPR

Beautiful, practical bowls for the home by Dudley Harris: Dec. 2 & 9

Arts & Culture

Jack Morgan

San Antonio holiday activities kick into high gear Friday, with the Ford Holiday Parade.

Arkansas Shakespeare Festival

The Magik Theatre brings together two elements this weekend whose combination puts a whole new light on each. Those two elements are Shakespeare and the San Antonio River.

 


IMG Artists

As is often the case, there's a lot going on in San Antonio this weekend. First off, on Saturday night, Arts San Antonio brings performer Eddie Palmieri to the Alamo City.

“Puerto Rico is known for a couple of things,” says Jose Amador, founder of NATIAO Latin Jazz. “One of them is rum.  So obviously, you mix rum with this kind of music, and you have no choice—dancing is mandatory!”

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7 Stories, 7 Dollars

December 12, 7pm: Brick at Blue Star