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Abortion In Texas
7:48 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

U.S. 5th Circuit Court Overturns HB 2 Abortion Ruling

Attorney General Greg Abbott's emergency appeal following the initial ruling has succeeded in allowing the admitting privilege restriction to go into effect.
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The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower federal district court's ruling that found a section of House Bill 2, Texas new abortion law to be unconstitutional.  

Starting Friday, Nov. 1 every clinic performing abortion will have to be staffed by doctors with admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away from their facility.

In the 5th Circuit Court's opinion justices wrote:  

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Animal Welfare
2:54 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Texas Club Auctioning Off Chance To Shoot Endangered Black Rhino

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A North Texas club’s auction of a rare permit that will allow the winner to shoot an endangered black rhino is drawing criticism from international conservationists.

The Dallas Safari Club has obtained a rare permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and permission from the African nation of Namibia to shoot one of five endangered black rhinos.

Attorney John J. Jackson III is a member of the club and helped orchestrate the auction that he said will go to protecting the animal.

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Water
2:48 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Texas Water Symposium: Private Property Rights

Schreiner University

As we struggle to meet water resource challenges, what is the proper role that government should play regarding land development and other traditionally unregulated issues, in order to protect stream flows and the private property rights of landowners? All are potentially impacted by water marketing and increased withdrawals from aquifers. Stay tuned for the Texas Water Symposium, presented by the Hill Country Alliance, Schreiner University, and Texas Tech University, and recorded on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville.

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KPAC Blog
2:43 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

An Emotional Performance From The Mastersingers

San Antonio Mastersingers
San Antonio Mastersingers

"Annelies" is a music event unlike perhaps any you've been to before. It's the story of Anne Frank, who hid from the Nazis with her family for three years in an Amsterdam attic. They were eventually found and all died in Bergen-Belsen concentration Camp.

Left behind though, was her diary, which revealed her intelligence and humanity in a particularly inhumane situation. It served as a catalyst for movies, and as San Antonio Mastersinger Chancey Blackburn explains, a piece of music.

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2014 Governor's Race
2:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Ripples From 2011 Redistricting Lawsuit Put Davis & Abbott Head To Head

Ryan Poppe/David Martin Davies TPR News

While the general election is still a year away, tension between gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott is already ratcheting up.

That battle is over money that the courts say Davis is owed for attorney fees during the 2011 redistricting battle over her state Senate seat -- a federal court in San Antonio ruled in Davis' favor just over a month ago.

Davis’ attorney Gerry Hebert said the federal court ordered Abbott to pay $600,000 as part of their decision for Davis.

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The Source - October 31, 2013
1:42 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

The Source: The San Antonio 4 | Safety Concerns About e-Cigarettes

Lady Justice in Front of Bexar County Courthouse
Roscoe Ellis (Flickr User: arellis49)

In the first segment:

In 1994 two girls described a harrowing scene of a sadistic rape and orgy. Their story implicated their aunt, Elizabeth Ramirez, and three of her friends in sexually abusing the girls who were aged 7 and 9 at the time. As a result of the girls testimony, along with that of child-abuse expert, Nancy Kellogg, 4 women, all in their late teens and early twenties, were sentenced to long prison sentences. Kellogg, who is now a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center, also noted signs that satanist ritual might have been a motivation of the four women. But now, nearly twenty years later, the story is looking less and less true.

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Community
11:30 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Vice President Biden Wins Praise From Abbott During Austin Visit To Domestic Violence Center

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Unlike many of the visits by Democrats to Texas over the last few months, Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Austin was not met with criticism from Texas Republicans, instead he was thanked by Attorney General Greg Abbott.

In a statement, Abbott wrote:

"I would like to thank Vice President Joe Biden for remembering Texas women during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

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Arts & Culture
10:30 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Diwali Festival Of Light Brightens Weekend

Diwali San Antonio
Murali Subramaniam

With all the Dia De Los Muertos celebrations in town, there’s one other you may have missed. Diwali extols the victory of good over evil. It also celebrates Indian culture -- the kind that comes from India. Kausi Subramanium explains:

"Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this Saturday, November 2 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at Hemisfair Park," Subramanium said. "We will have live music and dancing -- dancealongs where our guests can participate in Bhangra, Garbha, as well as Bollywood Zumba."

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Local Business
9:27 am
Thu October 31, 2013

San Antonio's Economic Growth Tied To Creative Industry Success

Creative industries in San Antonio include culinary arts
Eileen Pace TPR News

The arts are growing in San Antonio, and have grown each year since the recession ended.

This year's Economic Impact of the Creative Industry on San Antonio report shows a slight but significant increase over last year, just one to two percent, but Dr. Steve Nivin at St. Mary’s University said the increase has been steady over the past few years. 

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KPAC Programming
9:41 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

"Carnegie Hall Live" Returns This Month With Two Shows

 

The exciting “Carnegie Hall Live” series continues this month on KPAC 88.3 FM with two concerts, direct to you from America’s most famous recital hall.  

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