It all started with a candid tweet from San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro regarding campaign speeches about immigration and the Texas border made by Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Dan Patrick.
Congratulations .@danpatrick You are the most anti-immigrant Republican running for statewide office. You are the Pete Wilson of Texas.
After a week off, the San Antonio Symphony’s Dvořák Festival continues Friday, and it continues to stretch in different directions. This week's festival performance features the San Antonio Mastersingers, but as Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing describes, they won’t be in standard choral layout.
"A lot of the singing, especially from the ladies, will be offstage," he said. "So they are the offstage mermaids from underground."
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau’s office has announced the capture of a suspect in a rash of home burglaries across the North Side.
Gilbert Torres is suspected in burglaries on the Northeast and Northwest sides of the city and county since last fall. Bexar County sheriff’s investigators arrested Torres Friday with several thousand dollars worth of stolen merchandise in his possession, including jewelry, guns, tools and electronics, coin collections and prescription medications.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gov. Rick Perry shocked the crowd by saying the legalization of marijuana was a right states should have. Perry went on to say it wasn’t something he saw happening in Texas.
"As the governor of the second-largest state in the country, what I can do is start us on policies that can start us on the road towards decriminalization," Perry said.
Accusations of flip flopping on the issues continue to dominate the Republicans campaigning for lieutenant governor.
This week started with incumbent David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston reversing their opinions on repealing the 17th Amendment.
Agriculture CommissionerTodd Staples took issue with their lack of consistency, but now it appears he may be guilty of changing his stance on the Senate’s two-thirds rule. In a 2011 interview with the Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith, Staples was asked where he stood.
Fronteras: It's been 150 years since the U.S. Army forced the Navajo and Mescalero Apache to walk 400 miles to a prison camp in eastern New Mexico in an attempt to wipe out their culture. "The Long Walk's" impacts are still felt today. Supporters of same-sex marriage have seen recent victories in the past few weeks. Now some Arizona couples are pushing for change. Also, a climatologist gives us the latest drought picture across the Southwest.
Texas Matters: Wendy Davis had a lot of fires to put out in her election campaign this week. First, a Dallas Morning News story questioned some of the specifics in her backstory, then a video was released of Battleground Texas employees appearing to mock Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's disability. Also on this show, the man whose group is responsible for taking the undercover video defends his group's actions and tactics.
A political expert in Texas says an undercover video of Battleground Texas organizers making fun of Greg Abbott’s disability will likely rally the base, but doesn't see it hurting anyone’s campaign.
Professor Jim Henson with the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Politics Project said the impact will depend how closely the media follows the video, which he described as a highly-edited unidentified group of people making fun of Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott’s disability.
Henson said the video is more about mobilization and less about persuasion.
Musical Offerings has its own take on presenting chamber music, specializing in presenting concerts at several cultural locations in town, rather than one home base, according to Artistic Director and violinist Joan Christenson.
“Many of the different museums in town, some of the churches, Trinity University, UTSA," she said.
They’re playing Monday night and at a place that really lends itself to their music, the San Antonio Museum of Art.
San Antonio's downtown building vacancy rate is too high. The statement didn't meet with any arguments during a recent interview with Pat DiGiovanni, the former executive who worked as deputy San Antonio city manager and is now the president and CEO of Centro San Antonio.
In his new role, DiGiovanni leads the collaboration of initiatives aimed at making downtown San Antonio and the central business district more desirable, active and filled with people.
He said there is a 29 percent downtown building vacancy rate, and the challenge remains clear.