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It’s cold outside by San Antonio standards and the cold often times means the beds for the homeless population quickly fill up in our city's shelters.

Ryan Poppe

A tour of the Texas capitol is memorable any time of year, but during the holidays it has a special kind of magic.

Near the south entrance of the pink granite monument a giant evergreen twinkles with thousands of tiny lights and a menorah reminds visitors that the season is celebrated by Texans of many faiths.

But it’s inside where the holiday spirit really comes to life.

Every day at noon during the season the cavernous rotunda echoes with the sounds of the season as groups celebrate with song. 

JB Lyde / Parish Photography

On Tuesday, December 2nd, 150 of Texas Public Radio’s Pinnacle-level Members attended an exclusive  gallery viewing of Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art at the McNay Art Museum. Intimate Impressionism is the most extensive exhibition of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings to come to San Antonio. Kate Carey, Director of Education at the McNay, shared her insights into the exhibit with TPR members.

Mark Greenburg

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts has slipped what they hope will become a new tradition into the city’s arsenal of yearend entertainment. The Strauss Festival starts soon, but the first Strauss highlighted isn’t Richard, it’s Johann.

“...Who influenced Richard Strauss quite a bit,” says the San Antonio Symphony's Music Director, Sebastian Lang-Lessing. He’s talking about that New Year’s Eve event at the Tobin.

State of Texas / CC

When Mike Villareal resigned to run for San Antonio Mayor, he left his seat in the Texas House of Representatives vacant. A special election has been called for Jan. 6th of 2015, a mere two weeks away. 

District 123 encompasses San Antonio's center, from Farm-to-Market road 1502--north of loop Interstate-Highway 410--to Interstate 10 on the south side.