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.
In 1997, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched on a mission to study Saturn and its moons. Since arriving at its destination in 2004, an astonishing number of discoveries have been made, including evidence of liquid water on the moon Enceladus.
Stories about Medicaid in Texas, Pre-K 4 SA, a unique distance-learning program in SAISD, and the classic film "The Exorcist" were all awarded with 2014 Lone Star Awards by the Houston Press Club on Friday, July 18. The statewide contest honors the best in print, radio, television and Internet journalism.
Texas Public Radio's David Martin Davies and Joey Palacios were both awarded first place trophies at the awards dinner, held at Brady's Landing in Houston. Ryan Loyd and Nathan Cone, who attended the event in Houston, were also honored with second and third-place awards.
Families, join us on Saturday, August 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center (8400 NW Military Hwy.) for “TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling.” Come join your fellow Texas Public Radio listeners and members for an event that will highlight new developments in recycling in San Antonio, and also offer opportunities for kids and their parents to create their own artistic projects out of ordinary household materials (otherwise known as “junk”!).
Be one of the first people in San Antonio to experience the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts at Texas Public Radio’s “TPR Presents: The Science of Sound” event on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. As the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts finalizes construction and prepares for its 20-day grand opening celebration in September, TPR listeners are invited to a special night to “test drive” the hall to the sounds of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, and learn about the design and acoustics of this state-of-the-art venue.
Texas Public Radio celebrates our furry, feathered and scaly listeners with All Pets Considered on Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Petco Pavilion at the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions located at 210 Tuleta, across from the zoo.
The event, presented in partnership with San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA), is open to all TPR listeners and their pets and will include sponsor booths with pet-friendly and pet-focused items and services.
On Thursday, May 22, about 200 TPR business members and underwriters turned out for the Salute to Business Supporters at The Veranda. Held annually, the event is an opportunity for Texas Public Radio to show appreciation for the support of the business and non-profit community and allows these partners to network with each other while enjoying great food in a beautiful location.