Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio's two mayoral run-off candidates, Leticia Van De Putte and Mayor Ivy Taylor, tried to distinguish themselves before an audience at UTSA last night. The debate produced fireworks when the candidates questioned each other's ethics.   

The topics of the debate hosted by Time Warner Cable News, UTSA, and the Express-News included infrastructure, home appraisals, and why the two changed their minds about running for the mayor’s seat; initially both promised not to run. However the most sparks went off when the candidates asked each other their own questions.

Mose Buchele / KUT

This week on Fronteras:

--Deadly flooding as nearly non-stop rain sets a new record in Texas, sweeping away lives and homes. Residents want help.

--State Climatologist John Nielson-Gammon explains the stormy weather.

--Along the border in West Texas: Building a winged wetland paradise.

--Some Texas high school seniors face graduation limbo trying to pass STAAR tests.

-- New Mexico raises a new crop of successful, young farmers.

Record Texas Rain Spawns Deadly Floods

Muñoz & Company

There’s a lot going on in San Antonio this weekend. I've got a snapshot of a few things you might consider. First, a San Antonio Symphony stop at the Tobin Center where symphony President David Gross tells us what’s going on Friday and Saturday nights.

"The concert is titled the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. We have a guest artist—Andrew Gavrylyuk, and our Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducting. And we also have a Discover Concert of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto  Sunday afternoon at 3PM."

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Emergency responders throughout Texas continue to struggle with another round of storms. This has been the wettest May on record. The rainfall has recharged dry reservoirs and effectively ended the drought.

But at a price - over 20 lives have been lost and untold flood damage.

With so much rain there would be no way to avoid having a disaster but could better planning, emergency management and state standards for flood insurance help in reducing the damage and lives lost.

Ryan E. Poppe

The State’s Office of Emergency Management has released its initial damage assessment related to severe weather and flooding rains.  For almost a month state officials have been looking at areas of the state that posed a potential risk, but were not able to predict where and when that might occur.