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10:19 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Plant A Tree With Your Pledge

Artist rendering

You may consider the San Antonio River one of the many treasures of our region.  

At TPR, we certainly do, and have partnered with the San Antonio River Authority to help restore a 3.4 acre site along the river with native, wildlife-friendly and sustainable trees, grasses, wildflowers and shrubs. [See map below] 

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Military
6:10 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

UTHSC Appoints Top Air Force Physician to Lead Military Health Institute

Major General Byron Hepburn, who retired in April, 2014, as the Commander of the 59th Air Force Medical Wing
Credit USAF

  

The UT Health Science Center has established a special institute within the research center to integrate military and civilian studies for the benefit of members of the military as well as the local civilian community.

The Military Health Institute will lead innovative medical research, health education and clinical care – working with the military toward improving the health of active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.

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Fronteras
5:05 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Where Do Abbott And Davis Stand On Border Security?

Texas Army National Guard

On Fronteras: We look at border security and how the Texas gubernatorial candidates, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, differ on deploying National Guard troops to the border. This report is part of a series called Five Days in October, by KERA, The Dallas Morning News and NBC5. Three Central American families seeking asylum in the United States  saw the outside of the Karnes County Residential Center for the first time in two months. We bring you their story. We speak to San Antonio writer, Ito Romo, about his collection of brutally candid short stories,"The Border is Burning." In addition, Dia de los Muertos, the Day of The Dead, is around the corner. We get a behind-the-scenes look at how a new animated film centered on the holiday made it to the big screen.

 

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Environment
3:33 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Saving the Bracken Bat Cave

Up to 20 million bats fly from the Bracken Bat Cave each night during the summer. They eat a total of 100 tons of insects from the crops grown in South Texas.
Credit Jacqueline Ferrato / Bat Conservation International

 

San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg Thursday announced an agreement that will protect the world’s largest bat cave from encroachment by future development.

The city will join with several other entities to turn the 1,500-acre property known as Crescent Hills into a conservation easement that will permanently protect all of the area’s natural resources. 

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Classical Music
5:14 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

The ETA3 Trio, In Concert

L to R: Alexey Gorokholinsky, Milana Strezeva, Chelsea Knox
Nathan Cone TPR

A last-minute substitution lent some nervous energy to the ETA3 Trio’s performance on October 14 as part of the Tuesday Musical Club’s annual Artist Series. With only a few hours to rehearse, Milana Strezeva took the place of the ensemble’s regular pianist, Tomoko Nakayama, who couldn’t be released from a performance back in the group’s home base of New York.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Igudesman And Joo: In Theater Of The Absurd, Beautifully Blended Music Reigns Supreme

There’s a two-man act coming to San Antonio, an act unlike anything you’ve seen. I was able to track them down by phone in Cincinnati, and I have to admit, it was hilarious. (Editor's note: listening to this story will convey much more than just reading it).

It seemed an easy enough question when I asked it. “Tell me — what is it that you all do.” And yes, there it was, that first little burst of something that indicated this interview would not be quite the norm. “Ha-ha…what is it that we all do?”

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Ebola Response
4:49 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

San Antonio's Ebola Preparations Move Into High Gear

Mayor Ivy Taylor opens the discussion on the city's response to any potential Ebola cases
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The Ebola virus has more and more Texas residents concerned as it spreads to a second healthcare worker. To keep people in San Antonio calm, city and county leaders, along with the major hospital systems, called a press conference to detail their response to potential Ebola patients.

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Texas Enterprise Fund
3:16 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Lawmakers Grill Governor’s Chief Aide Over Early Texas Enterprise Fund Expenditures

State lawmakers interrogate members of Gov. Rick Perry’s office over a report that shows half the companies receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s Texas Enterprise Fund, did so without a contract to create jobs and boost the state’s economy.   

The State Auditor’s Report, the first since the fund was created in 2003, found the Governor’s office handed out more than half of the fund’s balance to out-of-state companies that were considering a move to Texas, but had never applied for the state incentives. 

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The Source - October 16, 2014
11:09 am
Thu October 16, 2014

The Source: What Could Low Oil Prices And Slow International Economies Mean For Texas?

Credit "Hitchhacking" via Flickr

This morning U.S. oil prices fell to below $80 a barrel briefly before recovering slightly. The price of oil is still 25 percent lower than its summer peak, and the price at the pump is at a four-year low.

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Ebola in Texas
11:05 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Nurses’ Association Asks Hospitals To Protect Profession Better

Microscopic View of Ebola Virus
Credit BBC

A Texas nurses’ organization is calling on hospitals to make sure their nurses have been properly trained to respond to Ebola,, and have updated the equipment used to prevent the spread of the disease. This “call for action" is following the news that a second Dallas nurse had tested positive for Ebola.

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