summer http://tpr.org en SAFD, Catholic Charities Kick Off The Summer With Project Cool http://tpr.org/post/safd-catholic-charities-kick-summer-project-cool <p>Senior citizens and families who need some cool air this summer are receiving help from Project Cool, an effort to distribute box fans throughout San Antonio.</p><p>As the summer months begin, San Antonians are looking for ways to beat the heat. Project Cool began 19 years ago between Catholic Charities, the San Antonio Fire Department, St. Vincent de Paul and other organizations. Catholic Charities President Antonio Fernandez said as the program kicks off, 20-inch box fans are needed.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:33:56 +0000 Joey Palacios 32846 at http://tpr.org SAFD, Catholic Charities Kick Off The Summer With Project Cool 10 Can't-Miss Classical Music Festivals http://tpr.org/post/10-cant-miss-classical-music-festivals In much of the country it still feels like summer is a long way off, but it's not too early to plan on hitting the road and hearing great music. From bucolic college campuses in New England to musical rafting trips down the Colorado, these are 10 of the most intriguing classical festivals. And below them is a listing, by region, of many of the best fests. Been to one we missed? Thu, 01 May 2014 20:22:33 +0000 Tom Huizenga 31000 at http://tpr.org 10 Can't-Miss Classical Music Festivals Will Your Child's Summer Be A Work Of Art? http://tpr.org/post/will-your-childs-summer-be-work-art <p>Even while many San Antonio families are enjoying Spring Break this week, they're already thinking of summer, and what the kids will be doing while school's out. The Southwest School of Art’s summer program registration is just around the corner, and they offer a ten week long summer studio experience.</p><p>Patricia Morales directs the Young Artists Program at the Southwest School of Art.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:02:57 +0000 Jack Morgan 28086 at http://tpr.org Will Your Child's Summer Be A Work Of Art? ERCOT Says Plenty Of Electricity Available Through Winter http://tpr.org/post/ercot-says-plenty-electricity-available-through-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas is expected to have sufficient levels of stored power to serve peak demands this fall and winter.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Electric Reliability Council of Texas released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy on Tuesday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ERCOT found that its available generation, even under extreme load conditions, will be more than sufficient for the upcoming fall season starting in October, and sufficient for the winter season.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:04:34 +0000 Eileen Pace 17828 at http://tpr.org ERCOT Says Plenty Of Electricity Available Through Winter Six Driving-Related Law Changes You Need To Know For Labor Day Weekend http://tpr.org/post/six-driving-related-law-changes-you-need-know-labor-day-weekend <p>If you are about to head out of town for one last time this summer, or are just going to stick around the city on the long weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants you to know there have been some changes made to road-related laws that take effect Sept. 1.</p><p>While there is a chance that your <em>naiveté</em> on a few of these matters may get you off with a friendly warning, some of these infractions could cost you some serious money.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:50:05 +0000 Chris Eudaily 17630 at http://tpr.org Six Driving-Related Law Changes You Need To Know For Labor Day Weekend Risk Of Death From Overheated Cars Will Continue http://tpr.org/post/risk-death-overheated-cars-will-continue <p>The San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are teaming up in an effort to reduce the number of child deaths in hot cars.</p><p>Even with slightly lower temperatures as fall approaches, the dangers remain high for children being seriously injured or dying from being left alone inside a hot car.</p><p>The two agencies are starting a campaign to remind parents and caregivers that kids can easily suffer heatstroke if left in a vehicle.</p><p><strong>Metro Health is urging parents to:</strong></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:29:25 +0000 Eileen Pace 17598 at http://tpr.org Risk Of Death From Overheated Cars Will Continue Cool Classical For Those Dog Days Of Summer http://tpr.org/post/cool-classical-those-dog-days-summer <p>With temperatures over 100 degress and lows not dipping below 80 degrees, we're all looking for ways to stay cool. Thoughts of cooler climates and scenery are welcome.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Enter </span><strong>Etnobit</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>&nbsp;Percussion Group</strong>! From the oldest and deepest lake, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Baikal">Lake Baikal</a>, these four have created music - from ice!</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:15:30 +0000 John Clare 16063 at http://tpr.org Cool Classical For Those Dog Days Of Summer Classical Summer Reads: From The Beach To The Ballroom http://tpr.org/post/classical-summer-reads-beach-ballroom <p>Summer reading can be a blast, but it doesn't have to be the latest thriller from the NY Times, or a cheap romance novel. I was delighted to see so many new novels just typing in "Classical music" in Amazon.com and sorting by publication date - they start next April (2014) with lots of titles to preorder!</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:02:52 +0000 John Clare 15472 at http://tpr.org Classical Summer Reads: From The Beach To The Ballroom Mozart Festival Texas Debuts Third Season http://tpr.org/post/mozart-festival-texas-debuts-third-season <p>The music of Mozart has not gone out of style since his time, and the third incarnation of the <strong>Mozart Festival Texas</strong> has some of the master's greatest works on tap. <em>"Of course, we feature other composers too,"</em> says founder and maestro Terry Frazor. <em>"This year Beethoven, Brahms, and even Scarlatti get their due."</em></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:04:00 +0000 John Clare 15234 at http://tpr.org Mozart Festival Texas Debuts Third Season State Insurance Department Says Texas Giant Was Up-To-Code http://tpr.org/post/state-insurance-department-says-texas-giant-was-code <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Insurance inspectors with the state said the </span>Texas Giant <span style="line-height: 1.5;">roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington passed the annual inspection before this weekend's deadly accident involving </span>Rosy Esparza, who fell 14 stories while riding the Texas Giant.</p><p>According to the Texas Department of Insurance, roller coasters are inspected on an annual basis by a certified engineer.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 15305 at http://tpr.org State Insurance Department Says Texas Giant Was Up-To-Code