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Ryan E. Poppe

The State’s Office of Emergency Management has released its initial damage assessment related to severe weather and flooding rains.  For almost a month state officials have been looking at areas of the state that posed a potential risk, but were not able to predict where and when that might occur.

Christian Marclay

Artpace opens a new exhibition with curious roots here in San Antonio. I got a preview  and spoke to the artist about his film. That film was first inspired by a disturbing picture.

“I saw a photograph in Time Magazine about the best photos of the year, and one was the back of a pickup truck. It showed the rusted license plate that said Texas. Nothing really specific about the murder.”

 I asked “So this was THE pickup?”

 “It was THE pickup, yeah.”

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  Mayoral Candidate Leticia Van De Putte has received the endorsement of several Eastside elected officials from the heart of her opponent’s council district.  The endorsement follows one received by Ivy Taylor last week.

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AUSTIN — Disabled students say they were charged with truancy and funneled out of public schools, according to an official complaint they filed Wednesday, accusing 13 districts and the Texas Education Agency of violating federal law.

Three nonprofits — Disability Rights Texas, the National Center for Youth Law and Texas Appleseed — mailed the complaint to the Texas Education Agency on behalf of the students, but are seeking an outside investigator. They accuse the agency and the districts, including those in Austin, Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio, of violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The Texas Education Agency declined to comment on the complaint, since it has not yet been received, spokeswoman DeEtta Culberson said.

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AUSTIN — Divisive efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized ended Wednesday night with conservative finger-pointing and opponents feeling relieved.

The first session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will end next week without a measure that gay rights activists considered one of the harshest in any U.S. statehouse: restrictions that would prohibit government officials from giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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