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District 9 Special Election
11:20 am
Tue April 29, 2014

District 9 Councilman Joe Krier Aims To Fill Unexpired Term Permanently

Joe Krier was appointed to the city council by members to fill Elisa Chan's unexpired term.
Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Among the list of candidates on the ballot for the May 10th joint, special and bond election is Joe Krier. The District 9 councilman hopes to lock in the seat for the next year.

It's been nearly six months since the San Antonio City Council picked Krier to fill the vacated seat of Elisa Chan's unexpired term.

And in that time, Krier said he's learned just how important basic city services are but that it does take quite a bit of time to do it all. He's a self-professed conservative who represents a rather conservative North Side district.

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Local Conferences
10:58 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Breast Cancer Symposium Puts San Antonio On Global Map

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held each December has grown to represent one of the largest conferences in San Antonio. Since 1977 the meeting has grown to become the largest gathering of breast cancer experts in the world.

This year’s symposium drew more than 7,400 oncologists, nurses, researchers and breast cancer advocates from around the globe whose visit translated to more than $9 million in economic impact for the city. Add exhibitors, sponsors and staff and the number of attendees grows to 7,625. 

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Criminal Justice
10:11 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Lawmakers Look At Landlord Liability When Renting To Nonviolent Offenders

Credit Eileen Pace / TPR News

Last session lawmakers passed a bill that provides employers liability relief when they hire nonviolent offenders. In this interim period ahead of the 2015 session, members of the House are considering adding landlords to that same list.

Studies show former offenders with stable housing are less likely to commit another crime, which is one of the reasons the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence is discussing whether to provide legal protection by allowing landlords liability relief when they rent to ex-offenders.

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The Source - April 28, 2014
5:45 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

The Source: Male Infertility

Gerda http://bit.ly/1kyO2Hu

That Takes Balls.

He's Shooting Blanks.

Oh, Grow a Pair. 

How men think and talk about their...equipment has been locked into gender norms. There virility and fertility unquestionably healthy as a result of popular conceptions, but new research is showing that fertility problems among men and women occur at equal rates. According to sociologist Liberty Barnes though, you wouldn't know it from how fertility specialists treat it. 

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Madison High School
3:36 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Madison High School Student Arrested For Bringing Guns On Campus

Parents in their vehicles line the school to pick-up their children following a threat at Madison. Removal from school was optional as the class day resumed following the arrest.
Joey Palacios TPR News

Madison High School is back to business as usual following the arrest of a student who entered campus with multiple guns this morning.

Parents lined the front of Madison High School shortly after the school went into lockdown after a 17-year-old sophomore was discovered with weapons in his bag. North East ISD Spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said the student's parents discovered the student and several of their guns was missing from home.

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Arts & Culture
3:26 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Blue Star Wants You (And Your Kids) To Find Your Inner Creative Genius

Artists at family day.
Elizabeth Lyons

This Saturday Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum is holding its annual family day to encourage young artists to explore the creative genius within.

"Blue Star’s family day has been going on for about eight years," said Blue Star Public Engagement Manager Elizabeth Lyons.

"This year we will be focusing on printmaking, which is something that you don’t really have access to in schools," Lyons said.

The program is structured to bring together artists with kids to help them encourage their artistic side.

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Science & Technology
3:21 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

San Antonio On AT&T List Of Possible High-Speed Internet Cities

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News

AT&T is firmly in the high-speed Internet race with Google as the company announced it is exploring a network expansion for its GigaPower service, which offers speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second.

Renée Flores, regional VP of external affairs at AT&T, said San Antonio is one of 25 metro areas the company is looking at for the expansion.

"The gigabit speeds would allow you to download 25 songs in one second, your favorite TV show in three seconds, and a high-definition movie in just under 36 seconds," Flores said. 

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Texas Politics
2:40 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

House Lawmaker Asks Abbott For Legal Opinion On Gov. Perry's Attorney Fees

As Gov. Rick Perry's coercion trial moves forward, one state lawmaker is asking whether or not the state should be footing the bill for Perry's defense.

State Rep. Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont, has asked Attorney General Greg Abbott to provide his legal opinion on the matter.

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Education
12:05 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

First Report On Pre-K 4 SA's First-Year Performance Due In Late Summer

Credit Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Pre-K 4 SA began with a bang last fall for its inaugural year with Mayor Julián Castro himself greeting children and their parents at the door as they walked in to a new program and a new chapter in San Antonio's history.

Now that the school year is just about up, it's time to get an idea exactly how the program performed in its first year to see what worked well and what needs improving.

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Political Dark Money
9:58 am
Mon April 28, 2014

House Lawmakers Take Another Look At "Dark Money" This Week

Credit Ryan Poppe / TPR News

Should the State of Texas be able to track contributions from 501 (c) (4) political nonprofits? This week a select committee of House lawmakers will discuss the possibility of legislation that could track this political "dark money" ahead of the 2015 session.

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