Friday, April 17, 2015:

This is day 2 of Fiesta. Some of the events taking place today include the JBSA-Lackland Fiesta Military Parade.  It runs from 9 to 10 this morning on the Lackland Parade Grounds and is free. Fiesta Oyster Bake will take place at St. Mary’s University and A Taste of New Orleans will go on at Sunken Garden Theater.  Both events run from 5 to 11 p.m.  They will continue on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Alamo Heights night will go on at University of the Incarnate Word from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. tonight. Fiesta POPS will take place at the Tobin Center beginning at 8 p.m. 

courtesy San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony's weekend slate is full, but as to the music they will be playing, it may be different than you’d expect. It's going to be a lot less Bach and a lot more salsa.

“The Fiesta Pops is a series of three performances this weekend.”

Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto explains it.

Ryan E. Poppe

After some heated debate and some changes, a bill that reforms how school districts can respond to children repeatedly missing class passed in the Texas Senate. 

At the start of the session during his State of Judiciary address, Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht told lawmakers that reforming truancy laws was one of the most important issues facing them this session.  And the bill’s author, Houston Democratic Sen. John Whitmire tends to agree. / San Antonio Board of Realtors

San Antonio – Inventory remains low while prices continue to climb in San Antonio, according to figures in the March 2015 Multiple Listing Report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR). Months of inventory remained consistent with previous months with March reporting just 3.6 months. Total sales for the first quarter rose 12 percent from the same quarter in 2014 for a total of 5,327 homes sold while average and median prices increased by eight and nine percent respectively.

Harlandale ISD

A total of 40 cases of scabies have been confirmed at 10 Harlandale ISD schools, including Harlandale and McCollum high schools, the Frank Tejeda Academy, Harlandale and Terrell Wells middle schools, and Adams, Carroll Bell, Columbia Heights, Rayburn and Wright elementary schools.  Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease that is caused by an infestation of a mite.