1967: When Leonard Cohen Met Willie Ruff

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Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen first attracted attention in the early 1960s as a writer of novels and poetry. No one thought of Cohen as a singer, and perhaps we might still not know Leonard Cohen as a singer if not for his chance meeting with the bassist Willie Ruff, in 1967. By then, Cohen had turned his attention to songwriting, albeit with little success. He migrated from Montreal to New York City, trying to get the ear of singers and producers, but was having little luck.

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There’s a new slice of San Antonio culture that’s being created in the Alamo City. But you might have to look for it in places where you haven’t looked before. I dialed it in, and afterwards, talked to its creator. It audio intro has a very retro radio feel to it.

“From downtown San Antonio, Tejas, this…is Radio Bomba. Underground notes on San Anto Cultura.”

If the man voicing that intro sounds familiar, there’s a reason.

“This is Robert Livar with Bombasta.”

Bipartisan Deal Sets Up Homeland Security Vote In Senate

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WASHINGTON — Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Approval in the Senate would send the issue to the House, where some conservatives derided the plan as surrender to the White House. Other Republicans predicted it would clear, but Speaker John Boehner declined to say if he would put it to a vote.

San Antonio — A group of South Texas third graders gathered at a community college in 2006 to bury a time capsule, with a promise from the school they’d be offered two-year scholarships if they graduated from high school.

Now nine years later, the students are seniors at South San Antonio High School and are on their way to fulfilling their end of the bargain. They met at Palo Alto College on Tuesday to read letters they wrote to themselves and collect toys they once cherished, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

DEL RIO, Texas — Eight more people are headed to federal prison in a public corruption probe involving a South Texas county.

Ex-Maverick County Commissioner Eliaz Maldonado was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to repay $173,000. Maldonado pleaded guilty to receiving a bribe in a construction bidding scam since 2010.

Three ex-county workers and four Eagle Pass businessmen were also sentenced in Del Rio, for terms up to 10 years. All pleaded guilty to theft or bribery counts.