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5:49 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market Told To Move

Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market had grown over the past 3-1/2 years to offer fresh eggs, natural meats and prepared foods as well as music, yoga classes, and on-site dining.
Credit Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

 

San Antonio’s Alamo Quarry Market has terminated its agreement with the Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market which has been operating in front of Whole Foods Market since 2011.

Now, owners are planning to re-open the farmers market in a different location.

The market has been a mainstay for residents and restaurant owners, selling fresh vegetables, natural meats and eggs, prepared foods and other products from the parking lot of the Quarry on Sunday mornings.

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Arts & Culture
9:14 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The San Antonio Symphony Young Peoples' Concert Goes Interplanetary

San Antonio Symphony
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Symphony’s busy season continues, but a slew of concerts over the last two days, is for an audience unlike most. Children by the hundreds filed, in surprisingly orderly fashion, into the Tobin Center Friday to hear "The Planets" by Gustav Holst.

"We have over 3,000 students coming here this morning to hear the concert,” said Jeremy Brimhall, the San Antonio Symphony’s Education Director.

(Click on ‘Listen’ above to hear the symphony)

"The music is so powerful and it showcases our orchestra so well.”

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Arts & Culture
9:03 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Here's How Not to Get "Mall'd" This Holiday Season

Esperanza Peace Market
Antonia Padilla

If you’re looking for an alternative to Black Friday shopping madness, we might have found just what you’re looking for. It’s called the Esperanza Peace Market.

“It is a two-day market, styled under the traditional open-air markets that you see around the world.”

Itza Carbahal is with Esperanza.

“We have over a 100 vendors, and that includes both local and international vendors.”

The art is completely handmade and covers a wide variety of items.

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Animal Welfare
6:17 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

New Partnership Brings Hope To Thousands Of City Dogs

Lotus is one of the many dogs transferred from ACS ready for adoption
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The Animal Defense League of Texas and the City’s Animal Care Services Department have entered into a new multimillion-dollar partnership to prevent dogs from being euthanized. 

The ADL now has three new buildings to take in dogs from the ACS — one for puppies, and two for adult dogs. The city’s 2012 bond program allowed for $2 million toward the construction of these kennels.

ACS Director Kathy Davis said it would allow thousands of dogs to be saved. “We are so close to no kill that we think that this is final jewel in the crown, which will launch us to that level.”

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Southwest ISD
6:13 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Southwest Bexar County To Get First New High School In 40 Years

District officials and board members of SWISD turn the first dirt for their middle and high schools
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The dirt is already turning on the 200 acres of land that will hold the Southwest Legacy High School and the Judith Resnik Middle School. The $110 million complex has been funded by the Southwest ISD’s 2012 bond.

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Immigration Reform
6:07 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Too Much Or Too Little? Presidential Action Leaves People Divided

A group of concerned citizens await the for the livestream to start at Divine Redeemer Presbyterian on the westside
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

Texas Attorney-General and Governor-elect, Greg Abbott, said he planned to sue the Obama administration in response to Thursday’s executive action by the President on immigration. There are others, though, who were happier with the President, but not quite satisfied.

A group of 25 people watched the White House’s live streaming of the Presidential address, at the Divine Redeemer Presbyterian on the Westside.

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Social Studies Textbooks
4:39 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

State Board of Education Passes All But One Textbook Publishers Social Studies Selection

Texas State Board of Education in the final adoption of 2015's social studies textbooks
Credit Ryan E. Poppe

It has been a long and contentious journey, one that ended rather anticlimactically on Friday. After receiving thousands of last minute corrections, the State Board of Education adopted all but one of the Texas 2015 social studies textbook submissions. The one not adopted, was because a publisher refused to compromise on the book’s content, and the board believed that content violated state policy.

For the most, however, textbook publishers were able to address both Republican and Democratic groups’ concerns about reportedly “biased” presentations of some content. 

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Classical Music
2:24 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Band Concert To Show Off The New Sounds Of Trinity Baptist's Organ

Mark Rogers, conductor.
Credit Heart of Texas Concert Band

The all-volunteer Heart of Texas Concert Band usually practices and performs at McAllister Auditorium on the campus of San Antonio College, but twice a year, they have to vacate the space to make way for theatre arts productions.  As conductor Mark Rogers says, this fall, they decided to turn that obstacle into an opportunity.

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Fronteras
2:09 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Executive Action On Immigration, Mexican Murders, And A "Richest-Poor" Neighborhood on Fronteras

A child peers through a window facing a City Heights alley, Oct. 21, 2014
Katie Schoolov

On Fronteras:

-- President Obama has kept his promise. He took executive action on the nation’s immigration laws. We get reaction from San Antonio, Texas.

-- Anguish is mounting over the Mexican government’s response to the collective murders of 43 college students. The protests aren’t letting up and there’s a sense that this incident has started a movement that is going to stick.

-- We’ll hear how one school district in north Texas is educating a growing number of immigrant children, whose primary language isn’t English.

-City Heights could be San Diego’s “richest-poor” neighborhood. There’s been decades of philanthropic investment there. Two foundations have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars in City Heights since 2000. So what's become of all that money? Are its residents better off?

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Holiday Programming
9:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Chanukah Programs Light Up KPAC & KTXI

Credit Flickr user Puzzler4879 (John) / cc

Two specials dedicated to the Festival of Lights brighten the airwaves on Monday evening, December 15, the day before the start of Chanukah. 

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