For several years, Texas Public Radio approached a single local artist to craft the artist-designed t-shirt we offer as a premium to new and renewing members. Last year, we opened up the process to you, and invited the public to submit their ideas for the 2013 T-shirt design. Z Wright's winning entry featured a Texas mockingbird atop a nifty "FM" sign. It was such a successful (and fun) endeavor, we're going to repeat the contest again this spring!
This time, we're adding a theme. For your shirt design, please consider the slogan "Radio that goes in one ear and stays there."
With final arguments and questioning now complete, it is now up to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans to decide whether or not the new Texas abortion clinic restriction law is constitutional.
Kyleen Wright, who is the president of the anti-abortion group Texans for Life, was inside the courtroom in New Orleans and said based on the questions federal judges had, the law, in her opinion, stands a good chance of being upheld.
"They were very skeptical that this ever rose to the level of emergency that they created," Wright said.
The Texas Department of Insurance is hearing it’s final set of feedback regarding state-mandated requirements for federal navigators working for Texas nonprofits. Those requirements include registration and training fees that are near $1,000 per person.
The additional rulemaking by the TDI is a result of a letter submitted by Gov. Rick Perry about his concerns on the lack of federal requirements for navigators, and a state law authored by state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, who spoke against the new rules.
San Antonio’s Jump-Start Performance Co. is making a big move, and it all starts with an unusual party. After having operated out of the Blue Star Complex for 20 years, they’re in the process now of moving.
"Our stage has been taken up and I believe today a crew is dismantling our light grid," said Marketing Director Erik Bosse.
The party’s held as the last event in the Blue Star facility, which Bosse describes as a "big, massive event with music, poetry, theater, dance, video, all sorts and things to do."
Leadership of all branches of armed s ervices testified at Monday's hearing: [Left to Right] CMSgt Brian O'Mullan, CMSgt Craig Recker, Maj. Gen. Margaret Poore, Lt. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins, Brig. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, and CMSgt Rhonda Buening
Local military leaders are testifying before a congressional commission in San Antonio today in advance of modernizing the way the military -- and all uniformed services -- is compensated.
The Military Compensation and Retirement Commission was created in the recent National Defense Authorization Act, the annual bill that authorizes and funds the military. The commission is gathering comments from service members online and at public hearings around the country.
A political expert says the ongoing battle over remarks made by Texas Finance Commission Chairman William White, who is also vice president of Cash America, a payday lending company, is a glimpse at how the rest of the 2014 governor’s race will play out.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis called for White to resign from his position following comments he made about consumers and payday lending companies, saying that White's position at a such a company compromises his ability to act as a fair regulator of the industry.
Next Friday the San Antonio Symphony’s month-long Dvořák Festival begins. An enthusiastic Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing describes Dvořák’s cello concerto as an outstanding one, and "probably also is the most popular cello concerto ever written."
For the Dvořák debut, the symphony is bringing back Chinese cellist Jian Wang.
"He’s looking forward to coming back to San Antonio this season, and we are looking forward to kick off the festival with him," Lang Lessing said.
It all starts with the spirited "Carnival Overture."
An estimated six people are confirmed dead in Hidalgo County due to the flu -- one pediatric and five adult -- as the flu and flu-like illnesses continue to make their way around the country.
Flu deaths are difficult to confirm as the Texas Department of State Health Services does not require adult deaths to be reported, but Hidalgo County Public Affairs Director Karina Cardoza said the county monitored local clinics on their own.