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The Source - August 5, 2014
6:40 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

The Source: Collaborative Divorce

Border & Immigration
6:09 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Texas Education Agency Not Sure What To Do With Immigrant Children

Credit Texas Education Agency

Following a surge of Central American minors crossing  into the United States illegally, the state of Texas is attempting to figure out what to do about their education. 

A 1982 Supreme Court ruing mandated that all states would be required to provide an education to migrant children regardless of legal status. With the recent increase of Central American children, the  Texas Education Agency is not sure what to do.

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City Government
5:43 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Mayor Taylor Unveils 300-Day Plan For San Antonio

Mayor Ivy Taylor takes questions from the media following Tuesday's luncheon.
Joey Palacios TPR News

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor has unveiled her vision for the city at a North San Antonio Chamber luncheon after being on the job for two weeks.

“In those two weeks I’ve had to address streetcars, charter changes, storm water fees, and continuing negotiations on police and fire contracts,” Taylor told an audience of high-ranking officials. “It seems a lot longer than two weeks.”

The chamber luncheon is the first time she has had the chance to present her vision for San Antonio while she is in office over the next 300 days.

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Border & Immigration
2:54 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

HHS Ending Use Of JBSA-Lackland As Shelter For Migrant Children

Lackland Barracks
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is ending its use of Lackland Air Force Base and several other facilities for housing unaccompanied minors.

HHS, which cares for the minors after they are detained by Border Patrol, announced on Monday Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Fort Sill Army Base and Port Hueneme Naval Base would no longer be used as temporary shelters for 7,700 Central American migrant children.

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Arts & Culture
2:46 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

SAMA's Friday Night Art Party

Art Party Dream Week
Steve Starnes

The Art Party- a Friday night soiree that might warrant your attention.  If you like Art, and really, you ought to like art, then Friday night at the San Antonio Museum of Art there’s something going on that’s right down your alley.

“Art Party is our Second Friday cocktail hour," says Tatiana Herrera-Schneider, communications manager at SAMA, “It’s got live music, we do cocktails with various local bars and we feature a different piece in our collection or exhibition in the museum.”

I asked Tatiana if the party is held out back, by the river.

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The Source - August 5, 2014
10:54 am
Tue August 5, 2014

The Source: Bringing Back The Dead

Current Hardcover (Penguin Group)

The science of resuscitation has evolved. From the 18th-century practice of blowing smoke into a person's intestines to get them breathing again to CPR and later debrillators and the oft-heard cries of "Clear!" in every television medical drama.

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Abortion In Texas
5:11 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Hundreds Protest Outside Texas Abortion Law Hearing

Outside federal courthouse in Austin at the start of the second House Bill 2 lawsuit.
Ryan E. Poppe TPR News

While attorneys argued the merits of the ambulatory surgical standard of House Bill 2, the new Texas abortion law, protestors on both sides of the issue rallied outside the federal courthouse in Austin.

Anti-abortion rights groups in blue shirts sang church hymns and prayed while abortion-rights groups chanted and carried signs around the perimeter of the building.

Members with the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride carried the pictures of women they say died as a result of being denied access to an abortion.

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Arts & Culture
4:13 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

$10,000 Up For Grabs In San Antonio "City On The Rise" Film Contest

Credit SAFilm

The 20th annual San Antonio Film Festival is over, but I found out there’s now another reason to get behind a camera. That other reason is big bucks.

“We’re giving away $10,000 to San Antonio filmmakers to essentially come up with a commercial for the city," said San Antonio Film Fest’s Adam Rocha. Here’s what Rocha said they’re looking for:

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Arts & Culture
2:28 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Magik Theatre's 'Shrek' And The New Season Preview

Aimee Stead
Magik Theater

The Magik Theatre is looking toward the fall and a whole new season. First though, they’ve got to complete the season they're currently in. To do that they are staging a play with a very green star: "Shrek."

"We are bringing it to life at the Magik Theatre; tons of musical numbers, it’s a huge cast," said Magik’s Aimee Stead. "David Morgan is playing Shrek and Apollo Bradley, one of the Magik’s favorites, is playing Donkey. Lots of fun; it’s going to be a great show.”

The Magik’s focus is bringing theater to young people and their fall titles reflect that.

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Abortion In Texas
12:59 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Oral Arguments Begin In Second Challenge To Texas Abortion Law HB2

Attorneys for abortion-rights groups and the Texas attorney general’s office are in court today to argue the constitutionality of another component of Texas' controversial abortion law, House Bill 2.  

The first challenge to the law addressed the constitutionality of requiring doctors at clinics performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. That lawsuit is still at federal appellate court pending appeal. The second challenge is of the ambulatory surgical center requirements for facilities that perform abortions.

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