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3:55 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Support TPR And The Food Bank

Credit San Antonio Food Bank

As we move closer to the holiday season, the strain on the San Antonio Food Bank becomes even greater.   

It’s a time when kids won’t be getting, meals at school and many seniors are choosing between having to pay for utilities or buying food.

That's why a generous donor has stepped forward to help support TPR and the San Antonio Food Bank.

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Community
2:35 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

San Antonio Food Bank Gears Up for Food4SA

Credit San Antonio Food Bank

Summer is the busiest time of the year for the San Antonio Food Bank. Children are out of school, and distribution is correspondingly high, leaving shelves almost bare at the beginning of fall. So the San Antonio Food Bank is launching its 12th annual Food4SA campaign to collect food for the winter months. Food Bank President and CEO, Eric Cooper, says the bank’s annual Food4SA campaign aims to raise one million pounds of food in November.

“We’ve had a busy year. We are at a low, we’re really needing to restock,” he explains.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

At The Heart Of Canyon Lake, A Library For The Senses

With an observatory and a butterfly garden, the Tye Preston Memorial Library is much more than your regular reading room. TPR’s Jack Morgan speaks with Director Roxana Deane on this delightful set-up.

“If you have a garden, and a library, you have everything you need.”

-Cicero, Roman politician and philosopher in ‘The Letters to His Friends’

The ancient Greeks clearly had their priorities right, if you have a garden and a library, you’re doing pretty well, and if you add an observatory into that mix, you’re on a roll.

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The Source - October 20, 2014
12:52 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

The Source: FBI Fears "Going Dark," Privacy Advocates Say Overblown

FBI Director James Comey has been busy the past few weeks raising the alarm about what he considers a big threat to public safety in American, "Going Dark," or the ability of people to ensure their data remain secure against all, even U.S. law enforcement with a warrant.

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Voter ID Law
12:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law To Stand During Upcoming Election

The US Supreme Court gives Texas’ Voter ID law the green light. It allows the state to enforce a law requiring voters show one of seven government-issued IDs in order to cast a ballot. Plaintiffs arguing against the constitutionality of the law have vowed to take the full case back before Supreme Court justices.

A majority of justices agreed with a US 5th Circuit decision to stay a federal district judge’s order to block the enforcement of voter ID in Texas. They said not doing so, for now, would lead to greater voter confusion.

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TPR Events & Initiatives
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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