After a successful production of his family opera "Fantastic Mr. Fox" at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Opera San Antonio's Artistic Director Tobias Picker shares his plans for the future of the young company.
Nathan Cone: For this first season, what are your hopes? And then what would you like to do in the future?
The biggest race in Bexar is for the top job, County Judge. In Texas, the position of county judge is very important. The state's constitution entrusts the elected official with vast power over the county's budget and administration. As a result the position well compensated. Unlike San Antonio's city council, which pays councilors $20 per meeting and the Mayor a larger stipend, the county pays its commissioners a full-time salary, with county judge making in excess of $120,000.
This year's race marks a diverging vision for Bexar County.
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On Fronteras: Energy reform in Mexico is promising huge economic benefits for Texas...but there are big challenges ahead, including infrastructure and organized crime. New Mexico has some of the worst figures in the nation for alcohol-related illnesses and substance abuse, and so Fronteras sheds light on fetal alcohol syndrome. We'll also hear from the state climatologist about drought in Texas. And an exclusive from Marfa Public Radio: the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area in south Presidio County is finally going to be open to the public.
Monday was the deadline to register to vote in Texas. And the state’s larger county election offices are reporting a two percent increase in voter registration. That's interesting, because this is a non-presidential year election, which typically generates less enthusiasm. Some are taking that as a sign that the group Battleground Texas is making headway in changing voting patterns in Texas. Battleground Texas is led by veterans of the Obama presidential campaigns and is aligned with Wendy Davis. So is Texas getting ready to show on blue on election day?
Ebola was once seen as an obscure but deadly virus. Confined to Central Africa, the pathogen didn’t seem to pose a serious threat to the rest on the world. But due to the recent outbreak that presumption has now changed. The 2004 death toll for Ebola ranges between 4 and 5 thousand people in West Africa and one in Texas.
Court documents unsealed Friday show Boeing Corporation paid $23 million to settle a lawsuit with the department of justice over allegations that for years it overbilled the government on aircraft maintenance at Kelly Airfield location here in San Antonio.
The Alamo Colleges are removing major declarations from Associate of the Arts and Science degrees, and the move has some students upset. Administrators say it will make it easier for students to transfer to a four-year institution.