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Federal Judge Hears Arguments Over Senate Bill 4

A federal judge is hearing arguments Monday from cities, counties and other organizations that want to prevent the implementation of a new Texas law banning sanctuary cities. Plaintiffs claim the new sanctuary cities ban violates the U.S. Constitution by threatening free speech and equal protection. The ban allows local law enforcement to ask about the immigration status of people who are detained, even for something as routine as a traffic stop. Thomas Saenz is the president and general...

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Austin-based grocer Whole Foods is in talks to be acquired by ecommerce giant Amazon for $13.7 billion. According to a statement from Whole Foods, Amazon would acquire the organic grocer in an all-cash deal that would pay $42 per share.

The figurative wrestling match between the state’s top three officials jiggled their approval ratings, but not by much, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

A volunteer cyber security expert instructs a class of more than a dozen students clad in military fatigues. This is the Civil Air Patrol's cyber warrior advanced course, part of a larger camp offered to 60 students from across the country.

Metro Health

Metro Health is offering free vaccines this summer to 11 and 12-year-olds participating in the Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Program.  

Most voters in the country’s biggest red state are wary of President Donald Trump — but Republican voters remain strongly supportive of him, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

From theater to art to music, there's plenty going on this weekend. First, the International Fest of Theater concludes this weekend. 

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President Donald Trump’s actions and rhetoric regarding immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border have led some South Texas lawmakers to urge him to spend time in the Rio Grande Valley.

From Texas Standard:

The Texas Bullion Depository is the state's plan to build something like its own version of Fort Knox – it would be the first state-administered gold bullion depository in the nation. It's now one step closer to becoming a reality. State Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Wednesday that a private company, Lone Star Tangible Assets, has been tapped to run the depository.

Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed 50 bills that were passed during the regular legislative session, his office announced Thursday.

Samuel Lerma

Although it’s been years since MTV regularly scheduled music videos, the art form continues to bring exposure to new artists online through YouTube and Vimeo channels. Now, Santikos Entertainment, San Antonio Sound Garden (SASG), and Alamo City Studios have created the Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase, which will feature ten filmmakers chosen to produce music videos showcasing a variety of local acts, including AMEA, Black Market Club, Josh Glenn Experiment, Lonely Horse, Love Killed the Hero, My Madness, Sioux and Fox, Tera Ferna, Volcan and Xy!o.

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The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center focuses on one particular kind of dance this weekend. It's a dance whose origins are long ago and far away. Here's the Guadalupe's Belinda Menchaca.

"It actually comes from the southern region of Spain--Andalusia, and is influenced   by Arabic music and comes from the gypsies, and of course, it has evolved, and I think that is why it is so vibrant today."

She's talking of course about Flamenco.

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From an exhibit opening to blues at the Japanese Tea Garden to triplets at the Carver, TPR's Arts and Culture reporter Jack Morgan says the weekend is here.

Skyler Samson

On Tuesday night, the marriage of the San Antonio film and music communities tightened as the Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase announced its first winner of a competition that lasted four weeks. Nine pairs of local filmmakers and musicians worked together to create original music videos that showcased both the filmmakers’ and the musicians’ talents. Hosting the event was San Antonio native Sonny Melendrez, a beloved American radio personality and former host of Magic 105.3.

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A major event for a local dance organization is set for the weekend.  That organization is called the San Antonio Dance Umbrella.  


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