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Rick Henderson

San Antonio musician Rick Henderson has been playing various kinds of Indian music in South Texas for fifteen years, but that’s coming to a close.  He’s moving to the Seattle, Washington area. As he said with a grin, turns out Seattle has more oceans and mountains than San Antonio. But before he leaves, he's putting on  one last concert.

“It’s actually my farewell Texas event, calling it the 'Adios Texas Kirtan.'”

Kirtan is call-and-response chanting, although this isn’t a Hindu event.

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  The  San Antonio Independent School District is down to two finalists for the superintendent's position.

SAISD's Board of Trustees has selected Pedro Martinez, Superintendent in Residence for the Nevada Department of Education, and Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent of Academics for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia.

Board President Ed Garza said the nationwide search produced almost 40 very qualified candidates. He says the finalists have strong track records in results-driven leadership.

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  A former San Antonio judge is headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to bribery charges. 

Former State District Judge Angus McGinty was sentenced to two years in a federal prison after striking a plea agreement with government prosecutors. 

McGinty had faced a 15-count indictment for accepting bribes in exchange for keeping bail low for some of the defendants represented by attorney Alberto Acevedo, Jr.

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In Austin, Texas lawmakers are considering their own sanctuary city legislation. Supporters say it’s important but cities like San Antonio say it would interfere with public safety.

On the Westside of San Antonio, Police Sgt. Javier Salazar drives past neat, colorful houses that are home to immigrant families. He points to an older housing complex decorated with murals that include paintings of Cesar Chavez, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Hispanic workers.

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AUSTIN — The Texas Legislature is poised to take a major step toward wiping out a highly publicized local ban on hydraulic fracturing approved by a college town near Dallas — and ensuring that other communities don’t follow suit.

San Angelo Republican Rep. Drew Darby’s bill is poised for House debate and approval Tuesday. His is one of 11 proposals seeking to limit local restrictions on oil and gas exploration after Denton voters in November banned fracking in their town’s territory.

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