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7:24 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Shedding Light On Blue Star's Luminaria Pop-Up

Cathy Cunningham-Little Exhibit
Jack McGilvray

Luminaria, the city's yearly celebration of Art and Light, will soon turn downtown into a frenzy of creative expression. I've found an offshoot of Luminaria that you might want to check out. It won't be happening on the street, but at an artsy Hotel.

“Blue Star will be holding a pop-up exhibition at the Coronado Ballroom of the El Tropicano Hotel.”

The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum’s, Jack McGilvray, details it.

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Community
6:55 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

District 2 Senior Center Celebrates Much Needed Expansion

The District 2 Senior Center celebrated an expansion that allows residents opportunity to do more activities.
Credit Dreamweek.org

This week, city leaders got together with residents in District 2, to celebrate the expansion of a senior center on the east side of town. The center, located on W.W. White Road near Rigsby, has been open for a few years. But it had outgrown its location very quickly, and has now also taken over the office next door.

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Education
5:18 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Space, That Final Frontier, Has Set Down in San Antonio

Scobee Education Center
Joey Palacios t

We’re going into outer space for a moment. Well, it’s really San Antonio College, but it isn’t a bad deal — far from it. Two years ago, renovation began on the 50-year-old Scobee Planetarium, named for Dick Scobee, who died in the 1986 Challenger Disaster. In these two years, the simple domed planetarium has become a 22,000 square foot center for mock space exploration and stargazing.

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The Source - October 30, 2014
4:52 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Source: Overdiagnosing Our Kids

Credit EdTech Stanford School of Medicine

The incidence of overdiagnosing adults is well established in medical literature. Overdiagnosing is the process by which an abnormality is found in a patient, but the knowledge of, the exams to discover and subsequent treatments for the disease have no positive impact on the life of the patient. More often than not it in fact has many negatives. 

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Government
4:41 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

San Antonio City Council Approves Historic $3.4 Billion Vista Ridge Pipeline Project

Standing in front of the San Antonio City Council, barely able to reach the microphone atop the broad wood podium, Verna Dement carried a stack of papers.

The Lee County woman had come to the Alamo City to ask the council to hold up on voting for the Vista Ridge Pipeline Project, a $3.4 billion, 142-mile pipeline, which would draw water from Dement’s neighboring Burleson County, to provide San Antonio and potentially, other cities along the I-35, water for decades to come.

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The Source - October 30, 2014
11:54 am
Thu October 30, 2014

The Source: Changing Dynamics Between Police And Mentally Ill

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union released dash-cam footage of six Michigan policemen killing a mentally ill homeless man brandishing a pen knife who  appeared to be of little threat. The 2012 video and its recorded 46 gun shots showed Milton Hall die, and punctuated the many instances of the volatile mix that is police and the mentally ill.

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Arts & Culture
8:17 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Muertitos Fest: Celebration With A Touch of Education, The SAY Si Way

Muertitos Fest
SAY Sí's Media Arts Studio

SAY Si has a three-night event that they call the Muertitos Fest. Say Si's Stephen Guzman says their take on the holiday is geared towards the young people who come there.

“Every night we’re going to have a different set of entertainment. Thursday night is going to be our showcase night and we’re going to have some amazing entertainment. We’re going to have the Maya Guiaro World Music Project, which is a trio of musicians who have pooled their inspirations from cultures all around the world.”

San Antonio Poet Laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero, will also perform.

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Arts & Culture
8:09 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Sacred Latin Texts: An Incredible Sound Is Coming To Town

New York Polyphony
Chris Owyoung

Their music sounds almost other worldly. They’re called New York Polyphony, and if you’ve never heard of them, it’s because their musical genre is relatively obscure.

“Singing Latin, sacred, texted polyphony.”

It’s also called early music. That’s countertenor Geoffrey Williams. They’ve traveled the world and have many fans here in Texas. In fact…

“We’ve sung in the state of Texas more than we’ve sung in the state of New York.”

I had to interrupt--"So you’re saying New York Polyphony has sung more in Texas than it has in New York?"

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Dark Money
10:32 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

State Ethics Body Takes Aim At “Dark Money” Groups, Approves New Regulation

With a unanimous vote, members of the Texas Ethics Commission approved new regulations that require that “Dark Money” groups reveal all political contributions. 

The new regulation requires all politically active nonprofits that have donated more than 25 percent of their annual budgets to campaigns, disclose their list of anonymous donors. The chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission, Jim Clancy, says he is troubled by the battle over whether our government would be run in secret.

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The Source - October 29, 2014
4:18 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

The Source: Vista Ridge Looks To Pass With Unanswered Questions

The future of San Antonio's water supply may be all but assured by a city council vote tomorrow. The deal would secure 50,000 acre feet of water for the city at a cost of $3.4 billion. Vista Ridge, the company with the water rights, will transport the water 142 miles from Burleson County and the Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer.

The Mayor has already voted affirmatively on  it as a San Antonio Water System board member and many on the council have voiced support, including district 9 Council Member Joe Krier. 

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