holidays http://tpr.org en Freedom Fest's Fabulous Fourth At Market Square http://tpr.org/post/freedom-fests-fabulous-fourth-market-square <p>If you’re still making your Fourth of July plans, here's an idea to consider: Freedom Fest downtown at Market Square.</p><p>“We’ve been having this for years and years and years," said Mark Jenkins, who manages Market Square, which you may also know as El Mercado.</p><p>“We usually do it for three days and this year we’re doing it the 4th, 5th and 6th,” Jenkins said.</p><p>Freedom Fest features a lot of live music.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:48:42 +0000 Jack Morgan 34423 at http://tpr.org Freedom Fest's Fabulous Fourth At Market Square BBB Warns Of Memorial Day Scams Targeting Military http://tpr.org/post/bbb-warns-memorial-day-scams-targeting-military <p>Ads for sales and special events can grab our attention around Memorial Day, and the <a href="http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/">Better Business Bureau</a> says scammers know this too.</p><p>Some of these scams are targeting military personnel and veterans.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BBB warns of the following scams that are directed at service members:</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:02:19 +0000 Eileen Pace 32214 at http://tpr.org BBB Warns Of Memorial Day Scams Targeting Military Stories About Motherhood & Family From A San Antonio Writer's Group http://tpr.org/post/stories-about-motherhood-family-san-antonio-writers-group <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> On this Mother’s Day weekend we honor our life givers, our moms. But that mother-offspring relationship is frequently complicated and always intense. We hear five true stories about mothers and mothering written by a San Antonio group of women writers called The Next Chapter.</p><p>As these women write and share their stories, discovering the beauty and power of their own words, we encourage you, other women and men, to find your voices and write your own story. There’s no greater heirloom to leave to the next generation.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:38:26 +0000 David Martin Davies 31434 at http://tpr.org Stories About Motherhood & Family From A San Antonio Writer's Group Concern Rising In Truth Or Consequences, N.M., About Abundance Of Healing Hot Springs http://tpr.org/post/concern-rising-truth-or-consequences-nm-about-abundance-healing-hot-springs <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Tourists love the hot springs baths in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. But just how plentiful are these waters? Medical debt affects one in four families in America and many will continue to experience financial burdens, despite increased access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We look at access to healthcare and medical debt in the second of a two part series. On this Valentine’s Day, Fronteras commentator Yvette Benavides talks about her love of being bilingual.</p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:46:34 +0000 Crystal Chavez 26748 at http://tpr.org Concern Rising In Truth Or Consequences, N.M., About Abundance Of Healing Hot Springs Celebrate San Antonio, City's Downtown New Year's Eve Party http://tpr.org/post/celebrate-san-antonio-citys-downtown-new-years-eve-party <p>Tonight’s downtown party promises to be quite a huge -- and quite a loud -- event.</p><p>"Celebrate San Antonio is the city’s New Year’s Eve party," said Phil Nelson, president of the San Antonio Parks Foundation. "We expect to have about 250,000 people here on Alamo Street between Caesar Chavez and Market."</p><p>There will be plenty of live music coming from three separate, thematic stages.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:42:38 +0000 Jack Morgan 24361 at http://tpr.org Celebrate San Antonio, City's Downtown New Year's Eve Party River Walk Christmas Lights Excite Visitors And Locals For The Holidays http://tpr.org/post/river-walk-christmas-lights-excite-visitors-and-locals-holidays <p>It is said that New Yorkers don’t go see the Statue of Liberty -- they just take it for granted. With that as premise, I took you to the River Walk in a recent report so that others could remind you how wonderful the River Walk is. Those to whom I spoke expressed too much enthusiasm for only one report, so here's a follow up.</p><p>"I’m Catherine Perez, we just recently moved to the San Antonio area from Florida."</p><p>I asked Catherine what she thought of the River Walk in its holiday finery.</p><p>"I love it! It’s busy, it’s pretty," she said.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:02:48 +0000 Jack Morgan 24214 at http://tpr.org River Walk Christmas Lights Excite Visitors And Locals For The Holidays EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case http://tpr.org/post/epa-cleared-latest-report-north-texas-drinking-water-contamination-case <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The Environmental Protection Agency drew fire from gas interests and politicians in how it handled the case in Parker County, which is west of Fort Worth, but the new report finds the agency followed all laws and rules in the investigation. Also on this show: Oil lobby contests crude oil export policy, Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Award(s) and a holiday tamale making tradition.</p><p><strong>The Fracking Water Games: Catching Fire</strong></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:54:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 24175 at http://tpr.org EPA Cleared In Latest Report On North Texas Drinking Water Contamination Case Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause http://tpr.org/post/moscow-ballet-presents-nutcracker-local-cause <p>If you’ve been meaning to, but haven't quite got around to seeing "The Nutcracker" this year, you’ve got one more chance at the Majestic Theatre<strong>. </strong>The Moscow Ballet returns to San Antonio to perform the ballet on Monday night.</p><p>"It’s more than my job, it’s my life," said the ballet’s Natalie Miroshnyk, who is also the audition director that chose the San Antonio children who perform parts with the Moscow Ballet in the production.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:33:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 24197 at http://tpr.org Moscow Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' For A Local Cause Visitors Say River Walk Lives Up To Holiday Expectations http://tpr.org/post/visitors-say-river-walk-lives-holiday-expectations <p>San Antonio’s largest single piece of art has many fans, both local, and international. It's the San Antonio River, downtown. A pan flute fills the air with South American magic at the River Center Mall lagoon, where the barges circle and head out on their circumnavigation of the river's big horseshoe bend.&nbsp;</p><p>I went down the other night to see what people thought about how the city dresses up its River Walk for the Holiday Season.</p><p>"My name is Justin Self, and I’ve been having fun just walking around and seeing all the pretty lights."</p><p>"Where are you from?" I asked.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:35:05 +0000 Jack Morgan 24077 at http://tpr.org Visitors Say River Walk Lives Up To Holiday Expectations Food Bank Gives Christmas Trees Along With Holiday Meals http://tpr.org/post/food-bank-gives-christmas-trees-along-holiday-meals <p>Toni picks up her supply of food for the week, but this time she's picking up something extra -- a Christmas tree. She and many more existing clients of the Baptist Temple got the chance to pick out a tree to go along with their holiday meal.</p><p>"Some mac and cheese there, there's some rice, and each one of them is different, but we try to make sure that there's some vegetables, some protein," said George Zayas Bazan, the pastor at Baptist Temple. Zayas Bazan said the San Antonio Food Bank distributes food in bulk twice a month -- 16,000 pounds worth.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:27:29 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24025 at http://tpr.org Food Bank Gives Christmas Trees Along With Holiday Meals