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San Antonio Police Sending Bomb Techs, Dog To Austin After Fourth Bomb Explosion

The San Antonio Police Department is assisting the Austin Police as it investigates the latest bomb explosion.

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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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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Pedestrian Is Killed In Arizona

Updated at 2:14 p.m. ET A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle. The car was in autonomous mode but had a human riding along to take control of the vehicle if necessary, according to the Tempe Police Department. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, was struck while walking outside a crosswalk, police said. She was immediately transported to a local...

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 Director/Producer Geralyn Pezanoski spent three years following the stories of families that lost pets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After the storm hit, hundreds of pets were rescued and adopted by families across the country. Some of them were reunited with their families and owners, others were not. Pezanoski’s film, “Mine” won an audience award as Best Doucmentary at the 2009 South By Southwest film festival. Jesse Pullins is one of the film’s subjects.

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February 3, 2009 marks fifty years since the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly along with fellow Texas music icon J.P."The Big Bopper" Richardson and Richie Valens. They will be remembered and honored in commemoration events across the nation. Lubbock, the hometown of Buddy Holly, is the home of The Buddy Holly Center, which honors his memory year-round, but on the anniversary of the fatal crash they will be having special event. Jessica Camacho is with the Buddy Holly Center.

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Forty-four years after its television premiere on The Wonderful World of Color, “Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh,” can now be seen by a wider audience through a splendid new DVD release.  Dr.

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Gonzales filmmaker Chris Eska's first feature, "August Evening," is now playing in San Antonio at the Bijou at Crossroads Theater. Eska's film follows an aging undocumented farm worker named Jaime and his young, widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe, as their lives are thrown into upheaval. Eska shot the film around Gonzales and San Antonio using a combination of trained actors and non-professionals. He discovered the film's star, Pedro Castañeda, installing wireless networks at a local non-profit.


Just before George W. Bush formally announced he was running for the President, he bought a ranch in tiny Crawford, Texas. Austin director David Modigliani decided to follow the town's story. Later, Crawford exploded with protesters on both sides of the Iraq War. His documentary, "Crawford," is screening this weekend as part of the South by Southwest film festival. Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone spoke to Modigliani by phone.

Lyle Lovett and His Big Band Go 'Large'

Nov 12, 2007

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Lyle Lovett has defied categorization for nearly two decades, bridging the sounds of folk, jazz, gospel, blues and R&B.

In It's Not Big It's Large, Lovett's first album release in four years, 19 musicians play together — but without the big-band sound. The new album features wide-ranging instrumentation and a diverse collection of songs.

A local artist is inspiring San Antonio.  Not just with his talented work on canvas, but also with his amazing attitude and spirit.  54-year-old Robert Rehm is paralyzed from the neck down, but he isn’t letting that stop him from painting.  Rehm can hold a brush in his mouth for fine point work, and also uses a computer to create stencils which he paints over using a breath-controlled electric wheelchair to track paint across a large canvas. “It’s like ice skating with color,” Rehm says. Last night, Rehm opened his first art exhibition called “Hot Wheels and Hot Lips.”  

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Long before Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, or even PBS' "Nature" graced American television screens, the Walt Disney studio popularized the nature film as something not just for biologists to study, but for the average moviegoer to enjoy in the theater.  Through their series of "True Life Adventures," the average American was able to travel to far-flung corners of the world, from Africa, Asia, and South America, to remote areas of North America.  Beginning with "Seal Island" in 1948, and for the next twelve years, the public embraced these charming documentaries, and so did Oscar.  E

Jackie Earle Haley began his career as a young man in films like "The Bad News Bears" and "Breaking Away," but in the 1980s, the roles started disappearing.  So he went into film and video production, and moved to San Antonio. He formed JEH Productions to produce commercials for notable San Antonio clients.  But now he's back on the big screen in "Little Children," starring alongside Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, and Jennifer Connelly.

Kashmere: A High-School Band's Staying Power

Aug 4, 2006

High school stage performances often prove to be nothing more than memories, but Kashmere High School in northeast Houston has spawned a sensation that's still drawing listeners, some 40 years later.

Conrad Johnson, the school's band master, formed the Kashmere Stage Band with some of his very best students and took them to compete at high school festivals. The band became a national phenomenon — not just at band competitions, but in the world of commercial popular music.


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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.

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



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