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More than half a million Americans are getting trained through a course teaching them how to cope with people in a mental health crisis. Instructors are tackling a prevalent problem with an oversized stigma.

CPS Energy

CPS Energy has a new President and CEO.  Ed Kelley, CPS Energy’s Board of Trustees Chair, today announced that after a nine-month nationwide search, the Board has selected Paula Gold-Williams.  Gold-Williams has been serving as interim CEO since November 2015, shortly after Doyle Beneby resigned from the post.

Kelley says, “She is a highly impressive talent known for her inclusive leadership style, her “People First” philosophy, and for building high performing, collaborative teams.”

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The AIDS epidemic has killed 35 million people. 1.2 million Americans are living with it right now, and 50,000 are infected each year in this country. The best hope for ending this disease is a vaccine, and the search for that vaccine is going on here in San Antonio at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Their AIDS research program received $23 million in funding - the largest in the organizations history - to develop  a vaccine that would prevent HIV infections from the National Institutes of Health. 

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Turmoil within the National Democratic Party has Texas officials recommending two San Antonians to help the Party move forward.  The Castro brothers are part of the conversation.

Leaked emails from Democratic officials critical of Bernie Sanders has the Party looking for a new national chair. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced out Sunday.

Gilberto Hinojosa, head of the Texas Democratic Party,  says U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, and his twin brother Rep. Joaquin Castro could take Democrats into the future.

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