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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. 


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, 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.


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.