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10:32 am
Tue December 11, 2012

20 Years Later, Mission Trail Project Nears Completion

District 3 City Councilwoman Leticia Ozuma (4th from right) breaks ground with other officials.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The plan to connect San Antonio’s Missions from the Alamo to Mission Espada has been ongoing since the mid-1990’s. This portion of the project--called package 4 and 5--will repair streets  and add pedestrian and bike routes along Mission Road to Roosevelt Avenue.

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Lackland Article 32 Hearing
7:01 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Testimony: Lackland Instructor Forced Airmen To Fill Canteens With Water From Toilets

Staff Sgt. Ryan Deraas
U.S. Air Force

An Air force training instructor heads back into a military courtroom this morning for a second day of testimony in his Article 32 hearing.

It's the latest in the growing number of cases against military training instructors caught up in the sex scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

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Winter Weather
5:16 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Get Ready For Cold Weather: Protect Your Pipes

Though temperatures rarely get low enough to freeze and burst water pipes in San Antonio, these kinds of things do sometimes happen, so it is good to know some simple ways to prepare your house for the freezing weather.

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4:41 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Texas Wind Power Considers Future Of Fewer Tax Breaks

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At the American Wind Energy Association Conference last week, Jimmy Glotfelty, co-founder of Clean Line Energy, said that government incentives are still needed at least for five more years to foster development of wind projects.
The federal tax credit that helped make Texas the leader in wind power expires at the end of year. Some people in the wind energy industry seem resigned to the possibility that even if Congress renews the credit, the days of such breaks are nearing an
Texas News Roundup
3:02 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

What's Happening Across The State: News From Texas NPR Affilitates For Dec. 10

National Public Radio

Take a quick look at a few of the top stories from around the state from the latest Houston economic numbers to hunting for Christmas trees in Marfa, and more...

From High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo:

Oh By Gosh By Golly: Growing Holly in Texas

"It's time for mistletoe and holly, but here on the High Plains, the only place you are likely to see this traditional holiday plant is on cards and wrapping paper."

From KUT News in Austin:

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10:57 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Midland Veterans Day Parade Crash: City Won't File Charges On Parade Float Driver

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A preliminary report was released on Wednesday of last week by the National Transportation Safety Board that outlines the details of the deadly crash. The one-page document is the first of what will be thousands of pages released over the course of the investigation; a spokesperson for NTSB said he expects the investigation to last over a year.
While it is unclear if anyone has interviewed the driver involved in the Nov. 15 crash between the train and the parade float, the city announced Wednesday that charges will not be filed against him.
Wildlife
9:30 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Increasing Number Of Black Bears Spotted In South Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Counties along the Texas-Mexico border are reporting higher numbers of hungry invaders from Mexico -- bears -- and wildlife biologists are trying to quickly educate border residents about the dos and don’ts of living with the big mammals.

Black bears are native to most of the Southwest, but in Texas, human development, hunting and trapping drove the ursine wildlife out of most of South Texas and the Hill Country decades ago.

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Arts & Culture
11:31 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Carlos Franzetti: Modern Tanguero Or Orchestra Master?

Carlos Franzetti.
Carlos Franzetti

The opening lines of Carlos Franzetti's resume pretty much sum it up:

"Composer/conductor Carlos Franzetti's musical range seems to know no limits. Symphonic and chamber works, big band and Latin jazz and film scores have all been the focus of his vast talent."

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TPR Cinema
10:55 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Soundtrack/Movie Review: "Hitchcock"

Alfred Hitchock was one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, but he also had a dark side. A deeper reading of his films reveals some of Hitch’s hidden obsessions, including: murder, sex, and love. Throughout his career, Hitchcock was aided by the unseen hand of his wife, Alma Reville, who often served as the director’s sounding board and sometime editor.

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Howard Peak Greenway System
10:23 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Connecting San Antonio: South Leon Creek Greenway Opens

Two cyclists enter the South Leon Creek Greenway.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

Residents near Rodriguez County Park and Wolff Stadium can now jump on their bikes or hike along a new two-mile trail called the South Leon Creek Greenway.

District 6 City Councilman Ray Lopez said the $2.6 million addition the city’s greenway system is another way for San Antonians to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

"It’s going to give our folks an opportunity to come out here and exercise," Lopez said. "As you know, San Antonio has been notorious for making a very bad list about being unhealthy."

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