Collin County

Paxton showed up at the Collin County Courthouse/Jail early Monday morning to turn himself in after being indicted on three criminal charges related to his deals with a friend's financial investment firm.



Ed. note: TPR's James Baker has a million stories to tell about being a performing musician. In honor of our final Cinema Tuesdays show of the summer, this time he shares a memory of being a fan. 

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  The City of San Antonio will consider raising the minimum wage for city workers to $13 an hour, though protesters who gathered at City Hall Friday want it raised to $15 per hour.

About 20 people with the Service Employees International Union gathered on City Hall steps Friday afternoon, demanding the higher increase.  Even though the union doesn’t directly represent city workers, some of them appreciated the message.

Swimmers from all over the country are in San Antonio right now and more are on the way.  The USA Swimming Speedo Junior National Championships began Thursday at the Northside Swim Center and continue through Monday.

Then on Thursday, August 6, the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships will take place with some of the biggest names in the sport.

Jack Morgan

New public art was dedicated Wednesday on San Antonio’s East Side. The City’s Felix Padron welcomed a crowd of several dozen who stood in Pittman-Sullivan Park beneath the sculpture, a soaring 32-foot tall steel and mesh arm and outstretched hand reaching skyward.

"This is going to be an identity for this neighborhood for many, many years to come.  The artist said that he was inspired by Martin Luther King to do this, and the title of the work is, “Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart." Patron explained.