You may consider the San Antonio River one of the many treasures of our region.
At TPR, we certainly do, and have partnered with the San Antonio River Authority to help restore a 3.4 acre site along the river with native, wildlife-friendly and sustainable trees, grasses, wildflowers and shrubs. [See map below]
1939 is generally regarded by classic movie lovers as the Greatest Year In Movies. That year alone saw the release of “Stagecoach,” “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and the one of the biggest box office smashes of all time, “Gone With The Wind.”
Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel comes to life in blazing Technicolor; it’s an epic romance set against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Vivien Leigh stars as Scarlett O’Hara, torn between her love for Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).
How do you love Texas Public Radio? Count the ways and send us a poem about it! TPR is having a poetry contest this fall as part of our on-air membership campaign. You’re invited to get your creative juices flowing and submit a poem about your love for TPR in one of four categories:
You're invited to the 8th Annual AccessAbility Fest, San Antonio’s premier resource fair for individuals of all abilities, takes place at El Mercado on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 10am-3pm. This free, family-friendly event spotlights programs and services provided by institutions supporting individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges.
To celebrate the spooky Halloween season, TPR Cinema is teaming up with the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD) to host a community screening of the Spanish-language version of "Dracula" (1931) on Thursday, October 30th at the Mission Marquee Plaza on Roosevelt Road. TPR’s Nathan Cone will introduce the film and share its unique history. At the event, on-site food trucks will offer snacks and beverages*.
Science took center stage on Friday, September 19th, as TPR brought planetary scientist J. Hunter Waite and neurologist Peter T. Fox to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio's Holly Auditorium. Dr. Waite, affiliated with Southwest Research Institute, and Dr. Fox of UTHSCSA shared the latest from the Cassini mission and advances in the study of brain activity at ultra-high altitudes.
On Thursday, October 16, TPR members can enjoy complimentary admission to three of Fredericksburg's historic museums from 2 to 5 p.m., followed by a special cocktail reception at the National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg has long been known for its shopping, dining, and recreational lodging -- but there's plenty of history in the city as well. Take the opportunity to learn more at the following sites:
On Saturday, September 20, "Fredericksburg Shines" with its annual Green Homes Tour, showcasing the best in sustainable living practices in the Texas Hill Country. Learn about rainwater catchment, solar power, electric vehicles, xeriscaping, "cool roof" design, and other green practices at nine homes on the tour, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. Tickets to the tour are available at this link (TPR does not receive any proceeds).
Schreiner University in Kerrville celebrates our state's great music with its annual Texas Music Heritage Day on Friday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Throughout the day, enjoy arts, crafts, live music, speakers and storytellers on the campus grounds at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion. From Max Baca to gospel, to Czech music, to a tribute to Jimmie Rogers.