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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.

Carl King

A familiar name heads to the Alamo City to play for the first time.  I spoke to Dweezil Zappa on the phone recently and he has a bit of his dad Frank's edgy sizzle. Here he speaks about contemporary rock stars who care more about status than becoming musicians.

“Most people when they get into music they’re looking at playing stuff that is relatively easy for them to pull off and they just get to go out there and pose on stage. They have more emphasis on dance and lighting than they do on music these days.”

CCSA

Fiesta is officially over but the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio has one last touch of Fiesta for you.  The performance is called "Fiesta In Song." I spoke to Executive Director Anne Schelleng.

"We’ve got a great concert coming up on Sunday, May 3rd at 3PM at the H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts" she said. "Kids will be singing tunes from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Argentina—we’ve got even an Argentinian Tango, some South American, and even a little funk salsa mixed in with some great Gospel and American tunes.”

Joey Palacios

The second annual “Big Give S.A.” is a week away, and San Antonio non-profits are working to build momentum ahead of the big day on May 5.

Scott McAninch, Executive Director of the San Antonio Non-Profit Council, says the Big Give brings scores of local organizations together -- and demonstrates to communities how much they rely on and benefit from non-profit organizations.

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