On Fronteras: We look at how an El Niño weather pattern might help out the Texas drought this fall. Mexico is opening its energy sector to foreign participation for the first time since 1938. That has two towns, in two countries, wanting to harness geography and oil industry experience for each other’s benefit. One of the first things newly nationalized citizens do is register to vote. In San Diego, there’s one third party growing faster than the rest. We explore why. And something strange is happening at the busiest port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. Border wait times are plummeting at the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing.
Phil Coulter celebrates fifty years as a professional musician this year. His name is revered amongst his peers, and his music has fans around the globe. From a humble working class family in Derry in the North of Ireland, Phil achieved success beyond any thing he had ever anticipated as a young boy, struggling to master the piano.
“I hated the piano! I hated having to practice, I hated scales, I hated arpeggios but most of all I hated my piano teacher,” Coulter remembers.
Community and environmental groups came together Thursday to question what they say is a rush to approve an expensive pipeline to bring water to San Antonio from the Hill Country.
Members of the Sierra Club, COPS/Metro and concerned ratepayers called a press conference to announce their concerns about the Vista Ridge Pipeline vote that the SAWS board moved to this Monday with short notice.
The San Antonio Water System moved up its board vote on the Vista Ridge Pipeline by a week, saying timing is critical.
An independent audit of Governor Rick Perry’s job-creating Texas Enterprise Fund shows the Governor’s Office awarded over 200-million dollars to companies and universities that never submitted an application for the grant.
The Playhouse is tackling a big new production. I checked in with their CEO to find out what that production is. After humming an iconic tune from the play (you should hit the Listen button above to hear it story), she revealed the title: “The 'Wizard of Oz'—can it get any bigger than 'The Wizard of Oz?'”
Asia Ciaravino came in to TPR to talk about one of The Playhouse’s most challenging productions ever.
The Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, San Antonio State Senator Leticia Van De Putte says the State of Texas must find a way to fund road construction in the coming year. Van De Putte laid out her campaign’s infrastructure platform which includes ending any diversions taken from the State’s Highway Fund.
A leading economist tells state lawmakers that reforms to Mexico’s oil and gas sector could bring the most dramatic changes the Texas border-region has ever seen, and legislators have been tasked with investigating what if any state laws need to be adjusted to help Texas grow economically.
The Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute at the UT Health Science Center will be the lead investigator in a five-year cancer study of Hispanic children in South Texas. The study is funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Credit Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute, San Antonio / UTHSC
Children’s cancer research in San Antonio is getting a boost from the National Cancer Institute.
A new infusion of $3.7 million is dedicated to helping an underserved population in South Texas.
South Central Texas is designated is one of 12 sites in the United States with the largest populations of underserved minority children.
The Health Science Center’s Dr. Gail Tomlinson says Hispanic children have the highest incidence of cancers – and the poorest outcomes – and the South Texas population best represents the future demographics of the U.S.