alcohol http://tpr.org en What Can Texas Learn from Arizona & California about Solar Power? http://tpr.org/post/what-can-texas-learn-arizona-california-about-solar-power <p><strong>On Fronteras:</strong> We continue our reporting on the tens of thousands of Central American children and teens who are now in the United States. A UTSA demographer, who researches immigration, tells us more about what's driving this surge to the north. Texas is known as an energy superpower, but solar is sluggish here. We also look at solar economics in Texas and lessons that can be learned from other southwest states. And, the Kitchen Sisters take us to the Mexican town of Tequila, it's in the heart of a region that produces the legendary spirit.</p><p><br /><br /> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:59:45 +0000 Crystal Chavez 34466 at http://tpr.org What Can Texas Learn from Arizona & California about Solar Power? Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? http://tpr.org/post/will-planned-west-texas-clean-coal-project-be-game-changer <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> The Democrat facing newly-nominated Republican Dan Patrick in the Texas lieutenant governor race says Sen. Patrick’s pledge to campaign in the minority community is “insulting.” New EPA rules to cut carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled soon. The new rules are expected to spur the use of a so-called clean coal technology. There are fewer than 100 fluent speakers of Kumeyaay left in Southern California and northern Baja California, where they once dominated. Efforts are now underway to preserve the endangered language.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:53:10 +0000 Crystal Chavez 32596 at http://tpr.org Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation http://tpr.org/post/rum-renaissance-revives-spirits-rough-reputation There was a time when rum was considered rotgut. Blackbeard the pirate liked to mix his cane alcohol with gunpowder and light it — rum and croak.<p>Fast-forward a few centuries to rum respectability — specifically, to Rob Burr's patio deck in Coral Gables, in South Florida.<p>From the waterfall pond to the tiki bar, Burr's deck sets a mood not for swilling rum, but for tasting it. Not the way spring-breakers chug Captain Morgan, but the way cognac drinkers sip Napoleon: Not with Coke (or gunpowder) but neat, in a snifter.<p>Burr, his wife, Robin, and their son Rob Burr Jr. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:22:00 +0000 editor 30699 at http://tpr.org Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing http://tpr.org/post/pop-stars-are-sippin-patron-and-teens-are-bingeing Ke$ha says that to start the day she'll brush her teeth with a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey. Nicki Minaj likes to "have a drink, have a clink" of Bud Light. And the party-rockin' hip-hop duo LMFAO like Ciroc, and they love Patron. "Shots, shots, shots, shots everybody!"<p>All that name-checking of alcohol brands encourages teens to drink, researchers say. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:57:00 +0000 editor 29767 at http://tpr.org Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing Third Person From SXSW Drunk Driving Accident Dies In Hospital http://tpr.org/post/third-person-sxsw-drunk-driving-accident-dies-hospital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Doctors at the University Medical Center at Brackenridge have added a third name to the list of deceased from the incident that killed two people Thursday, March 13, at SXSW.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hospital officials say <span style="line-height: 1.5;">26-year-old Sandy Le, who moved to Austin to attend college,</span> died from a massive head injury.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:34:34 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28435 at http://tpr.org Third Person From SXSW Drunk Driving Accident Dies In Hospital 'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW http://tpr.org/post/bodies-went-flying-car-tore-through-crowd-sxsw <h6>This post has been updated. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28182 at http://tpr.org 'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk http://tpr.org/post/if-hes-sexually-aggressive-bars-its-not-because-hes-drunk Young women are often the targets of aggression when they're out in bars, but the problem isn't that guys are too drunk to know better.<p>Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.<p>When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington observed young people's behavior in bars, they found that the man's aggressiveness didn't match his level of intoxication. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:50:00 +0000 editor 27654 at http://tpr.org If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk The Source: Cocktails On The Rise | Alamo Heights, A City At The Crossroads http://tpr.org/post/source-cocktails-rise-alamo-heights-city-crossroads <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday Beam Inc., the company behind Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, was bought for over $13 billion by Japan's </span>Suntory<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, another large spirit provider. But they didn't buy it because they love whiskey -- this is big business.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:05:12 +0000 Paul Flahive 25059 at http://tpr.org The Source: Cocktails On The Rise | Alamo Heights, A City At The Crossroads So Are 2 Drinks A Day Really Too Many? http://tpr.org/post/so-are-2-drinks-day-really-too-many A lot of us are drinking too much, and on Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called us on it.<p>More than eight drinks a week for women and 15 drinks a week for men can get you into trouble, the CDC warned.<p>But that doesn't seem to jibe with other studies that found that drinking alcohol makes for better heart health, several Shots commenters noted. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 24763 at http://tpr.org So Are 2 Drinks A Day Really Too Many? Drinking Too Much? Don't Count On Your Doctor To Ask http://tpr.org/post/drinking-too-much-dont-count-your-doctor-ask Most of the people who have problems with drinking aren't alcoholics, and having a brief chat with a doctor is often all it takes to prompt excessive drinkers to cut back.<p>But, it turns out, doctors aren't bringing the topic up. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:23:00 +0000 editor 24696 at http://tpr.org Drinking Too Much? Don't Count On Your Doctor To Ask