Fronteras: One of the busiest areas for the U.S. Border Patrol is the Rio Grande Valley sector. We speak to a border patrol agent from there about everything from Central American migrants, border security to armed militias complicating things on the Texas border. Also, we hear about a summer camp in Texas near College Station, where children learn how to hunt. Campers learn about safety and hunt animals on private exotic game ranches.
NCLR Says Medicaid Expansion Would Benefit Latinos, Economy
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opens on September 4, and San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing described the new home for the symphony.
“I have to say it’s very chic. And it’s very stylish and modern, and yet amazingly intimate,” he said.
Lang-Lessing has been involved in the development in the Tobin for years. He said he thinks the Tobin will be the place for performing arts in the city, but he wanted to make this important distinction.
Rick Perry isn't the first Texas governor to stare down an indictment for his actions in the office.
In 1917 the Travis County district attorney’s office filed an indictment against then Gov. Jim “Pa” Ferguson for vetoing the budget of the University of Texas.
Professor Don Carleton, who heads up the Dolph Briscoe American History Center at the University of Texas at Austin, described the political climate at the time as being a prohibition vs. anti-prohibition, rural vs. urban environment of political bosses, and Ferguson certainly was that.
The cost of Texas Gov. Rick Perry legal dream team, who is fighting his two-count indictment, isn’t one that is expected to come cheap, but the governor’s campaign has announced it will be picking up the tab.
In the last two month just prior to Perry’s indictment, the governor's office said his legal tab for one attorney was running just over $80,000. Perry has since added three more attorneys to work on his defense.
Lucy Nashed, a spokesperson with the governor's office, said the Texas taxpayers have nothing to fear regarding the cost of the case.
An amendment to the city charter regarding a public vote for future streetcar and lightrail funding is heading to the city council.
A governance committee comprised of Mayor Ivy Taylor and four council members voted to approve the one sentence amendment. The first step of putting the streetcar amendment on the ballot has passed.
Abbreviated, it states that any grant of permission to alter or damage any public way for streetcar or lightrail tracks or any funds or bonds appropriated for such projects must be approved by a majority of voters.
I'm always on the lookout for public art and found some recently in an unexpected place. I was on a walk and began to hear something that just made me want to walk towards it. It was music; unusual music being made by a man under a park's bridge. He was playing a Vietnamese instrument called a dan bau. I dropped a few dollars in a bowl and walked on.
Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team is dismissing accusations that the governor’s veto of the state public integrity unit’s budget was related to another ongoing investigation involving the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
The San Antonio Food Bank is launching a new program that aims to better tackle chronic disease through healthy eating. Their plan get doctors to prescribe produce and then the food bank will redeem the prescription regardless of cost.
It's called Pharm2Farm and it launches today.
Eric Cooper, president of the San Antonio Food Bank
*This is the second segment in the August 21 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM.