A Texas Town Mourns, And A Nation Struggles To Find New Ground In Gun Debate

Three days after a shooting at a Texas high school took the lives of eight students and two teachers, a town and a country are trying to figure out what comes next. Gov. Greg Abbott called for a moment of silence across Texas at 10 a.m. local time, to honor the memory of those who died in Friday's violence in the city of 12,000 between Houston and Galveston. "The act of evil that occurred in Santa Fe has deeply touched the core of who we are as Texans," Abbott said in a statement. "In the...

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Mexican Presidential Hopefuls Debate Relations With Trump And U.S.

President Trump has had a lot to say about Mexico, and in a debate on Sunday, Mexican presidential candidates had some things to say about him. In fact, Trump and relations with the U.S. dominated the discussion in the second of three debates featuring four candidates vying for the Mexican presidency in July 1 elections. The debate comes as Trump has thrown into doubt the future of the North American Free-Trade Agreement after setting the tone on the campaign trail by calling Mexican migrants...

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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.

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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.

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.

Bob Gibson or Nolan Ryan? Who would you pick for your ultimate fantasy baseball team? Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone sat down with former Houston Astros pitcher and manager Larry Dierker, whose book, "My Team: Choosing My Dream Team From My Forty Years In Baseball" is an illuminating look at the game from an insider's point-of-view.

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You may have seen it while driving on Hildebrand, approaching Broadway, there’s a massive, tiled gate. Inside are curious sculptures and benches. It’s called Miraflores, and its past is fascinating. Now it appears its future will be, too.


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Twenty years ago, Max Baca built upon his experience playing traditional conjunto music and the rock 'n' roll crossover sound of the Texas Tornados, and formed Los Texmaniacs, a conjunto group equally at home playing rock, schottisches, cumbias, and ballads. Baca, a master of the bajo sexton, plays in the group with Noel Hernández (bass), Lorenzo Martinez (drums), and Baca’s nephew Josh on accordion.

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Jem Cohen has made a career out of experimenting with the documentary form. The New York based filmmaker has utilized a variety of formats, including Super 8, 16mm, and video, across a filmography that includes over 60 works. He is perhaps best known for the 1999 documentary, “Instrument,” a labor of love that took more than ten years to complete. The film follows the seminal punk rock group, Fugazi, as they tour, record, and live their lives throughout the 1990s.

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Tejano and conjunto are the soundtrack of San Antonio. Songs in these genres tell stories of every day life and a rich cultural history in South Texas. 


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