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D. T. Buffkin is too good to be bad. The self-described “non-traditionalist old-timey punk rock n’ roll” group started playing gigs a few years ago at local joints on the St. Mary’s strip. They have a pretty incredible range of influences, from Bad Religion to Howlin’ Wolf to Merle Haggard.

  

A recurring San Antonio music festival is about to kick off. It’s got an odd name and origin, but it's grown and thrived as it has played out. It's called the Cactus Pear Music Festival, and if you're wondering what the heck that is, its founder Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio laughs, then elaborates.

“It’s a chamber music festival that I started 19 years ago when I moved from Cleveland to San Antonio.”

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Over the weekend the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization voted to officially recognize the Spanish Missions of San Antonio, including the Alamo, as a World Heritage Site. It is the first Texas site found to be of"outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity" by the international body.

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The debate over flying the Confederate flag has moved to a private cemetery near certain African-American neighborhoods in San Antonio. The Confederate Cemetery on the city’s Eastside is the burial site for hundreds of soldiers who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War and the debate is over whether the cemetery flag should come down. 

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On Fronteras this week:

·        Same-sex marriage is the law of the land but in Texas some county officials are resisting

·        A civil rights expert and legal scholar says efforts to slow implementation of Supreme Court rulings is nothing new.  He puts the same-sex marriage ruling into historical context.

·        Congressional Democrats are raising questions about detention centers holding women and children.

·        Tijuana residents are asking the government to save an old river habitat threatened by development.

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