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Joey Palacios

More than two dozen couples lined up to say “I do” at the Bexar County Clerk’s Office Friday, as the U.S. Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans across the country.  

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling, the Clerk’s Office sprung into action. Deputy Clerk Thomas Koening left his office to get an opinion from District Attorney Nice LaHood. “We’re going to see what happens legally once it’s interpreted by the DA; then we’ll have an answer for you,” Koening said, as he rushed into an elevator.

Ryan E. Poppe

To many historians, LBJ was a civil rights giant, enacting laws in the 1960’s that included the Equal Rights Clause of the 14th amendment and today’s Supreme Court decided on a narrow 5 to 4 ruling that should’ve included same-sex couples.

In 2013, Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman and Marc Phariss and Vic Holmes filed a constitutional lawsuit against the state’s ban on gay marriage because it excluded them of certain freedoms.

And Holmes says their decision to marry is no longer a trivial or intangible journey.

  

It's hard to believe it's been 40 years since Venezuela's El Sistema drew its first breath, but it has. A new compact disc from DG celebrates this 40th anniversary with a collection of 12 tracks drawn from the extensive discography of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The disc is titled “El Sistema 40 – A Celebration.”

Rolando Briseno

A popular piece of public art has new meaning today for its San Antonio creator. That creator is Rolando Briseno, whose resume says he’s not just an artist, he’s also this.

“A cultural adjuster.”

He knows a lot about the South Texas culture, but twenty-four years ago, he actually lived elsewhere.

“In 1991 I was living in New York and I got a call from the Order of Alhambra, which is part of the Knights of Columbus.”

© Ben Thorn

Mary Cutrufello knows just how much people in Texas like to dance. Before she relocated to Minnesota in the early 2000s, she spent ten years touring, creating, and learning the music of Texas. In the summer of 1997, she played live at the Cibolo Creek Country Club for TPR’s “Sunday Night Session,” which was broadcast on KSTX 89.1 FM from 1996-2010. [You can hear the full show at the bottom of the page]

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