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San Antonio's live music scene has grown over the years and writers, promoters, programmers, and venue owners are all working to make that change for the better. 

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Last week, the Texas House of Representatives voted to approve its budget and with it a couple of controversial amendments that change how sex education information gets to students.

$3 million originally budgeted for AIDS and HIV prevention programs was shifted into abstinence education in an amendment filed by Rep.  Stuart Spitzer R-Kaufman.

Another amendment that passed Tuesday night banned sex education materials in public schools if they were made by an organization that provided abortions. 

Guadalupe "Lupito" Acuña

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As the sun sets on a Southtown Friday night, A train lumbers loudly by the packed Gallista Gallery.  Tonight, the art isn’t just on the walls. It fills the room with a blend of rhythms drawn from Eastern Europe and South Texas. It's the result of human migration and the musical traditions that came with it. A musical mashup borne of South Texas History. 

From bluebell.com, the original recall message

SAN ANTONIO — Texas grocery chain H-E-B is pulling Blue Bell Ice Cream from shelves as a precaution after a recall of some of the ice cream maker’s products that were connected to three deaths in Kansas.

H-E-B, with more than 300 stores in Texas and northern Mexico, said the decision Saturday was a “precautionary measure due to food safety concerns.” The chain said it was working with Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell to refill the stocks.

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KENDALIA, Texas — Some 40 miles north of San Antonio, along a lonely two-lane road, stands a bedraggled, tin-sided building that hints at Texas’ past.

Kendalia Halle’s multi-tiered wooden truss was decked out in white lights as Bruce and Louetta Schwab joined about 200 others for a monthly dance. The Schwabs live east of Dallas and during their recent visit to central Texas Hill Country decided to visit the old hall, where patrons paid about $20 to hear Bobby Jordan and the Ridgecreek Band. “It’s a combination of her love to dance and my interest in German history,” said Bruce Schwab.

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