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Hundreds gathered in and around San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral Tuesday to mourn and honor former Archbishop Patricio “Patrick” Fernandez Flores. 

Hundreds gathered in and around San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral Tuesday to mourn and honor former Archbishop Patricio “Patrick” Fernandez Flores.

Flores served as Archbishop in the San Antonio Archdiocese from 1979 to 2004. Current Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller delivered the homily at Flores’ funeral mass.

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As Texas lawmakers dig into their second week of the legislative session, Sen. Carlos Uresti, a San Antonio Democrat, is hoping Gov. Greg Abbott will make Child Protective Services and foster care an emergency item. That would allow lawmakers to immediately pass legislation to better protect children. 

Uresti has served 20 years in the legislature. He recently sat down with Texas Public Radio’s Shelley Kofler to talk about why child welfare is once again his top priority.

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Congressman Joaquin Castro from San Antonio has joined a growing list of Democrats who say they will not attend Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Friday.  

Castro says he’s not going because Donald Trump has shown “contempt for many Americans.” He cited Trump’s recent criticism of civil rights leader and Georgia Congressman John Lewis who Trump said was, “All talk, talk, talk- no action or results.”

  

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H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt announced a $100-million public education project Tuesday aimed at training and developing principals and superintendents to be better school administrators. 

The Holdsworth Center, is being named for Charles Butt’s mother Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth, a long time advocate for public education and social justice.

Kate Rogers, the Holdsworth Center’s executive vice president says the center will serve as a transformational leadership academy for school district superintendents throughout Texas.

Simon & Schuster

When President Obama quoted the United States' first president in his farewell address, he also embodied George Washington's concerns for future generations. He warned of foreign and domestic issues which could threaten national unity like hyper-partisanship, excessive debt and overseas wars. 

What can we learn from U.S. presidential history about modern-day administration transitions?

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