Full House Productions

The performance seasons for many regional arts organizations are rapidly winding down.  We're told the story of one out of Kerrville by Symphony of the Hills' Gene Dowdy.

“Symphony of the Hills is going to close our season with a concert called 'Bach and his disciples.' It’s a concert dedicated to the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the great German composer of the Baroque period, and just the influence he’s had through the hundreds of years since his life.”


St. Mary’s University and the Alamo Colleges’ Northeast Lakeview College are among the 13 Texas-based education establishments that have, together, been awarded almost a million dollars in grants for summer youth camps focused on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

Through these 13 grants, totaling $938,104, the Texas Workforce Commission, a state agency that works separately and together with local workforce development boards to essentially help Texan employers, workers and communities progress economically, hopes to help prepare more than 1,100 14-21 year olds for high-skill, high-demand jobs.

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BALTIMORE — No vendors will be selling peanuts or Cracker Jack. No one will be there to root, root, root for the home team — or any team.

The old ballgame won’t be anything like the song when the Baltimore Orioles host the Chicago White Sox Wednesday in what is believed to be the first held behind closed doors in the 145-year history of the major leagues.

A wave of looting and rioting around Camden Yards forced the postponement of the first two games of the series and caused the Baltimore mayor to impose a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew.

Ryan E. Poppe

Members of the Texas House remained firm that their plan for cutting taxes would benefit more businesses and Texas families, as compared to a similar plan passed by the Senate. Today, House members passed two tax reform measures authored by Angleton Republican Dennis Bonnen.  The first would cut the state’s sales tax rate by 0.3 percent.

San Antonio River Authority

The San Antonio River Authority said it could take weeks to clean up Fiesta trash that made its way into the river after the festival was over.

Heavy downpours during and after the two-week party has left an unusually large amount of garbage along a stretch of the river bank. 

But SARA’s Steven Schauer said the trash in the river isn’t just related to Fiesta.