Jack Morgan

Arts and Culture Reporter

Jack Morgan has spent 35 years in electronic media doing both television and radio.

In his mid 20s he was known as Robbin Banks at two San Angelo FM stations but the bulk of his career has been spent at PBS stations -- from Austin's KLRU, Orlando's WMFE, Burlington's Vermont Public Television, and San Antonio's KLRN.

At KLRN he spent 5 years as director of production where he was responsible for three hour-long programs with the San Antonio Symphony. Jack was also responsible for KLRN's ARTS program during its startup, and co-produced Texas Week With Rick Casey.

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A gallery opening, a landscape primer and classical music-- there's plenty to do this weekend.

First off Friday at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, two new exhibits. The first is by Daniela Cavazos Madrigal.

"She is using re-purposed materials fabrics, representing sayings her family uses around the house," says
the Guadalupe's Mark Anthony Martinez.

Je nelle Esparza's exhibit looks at Texas's cotton fields, and those who worked them.

Alyssa Fink

There's news of a significant birth out in the far reaches of the Hill Country that has nature lovers excited.

Actually, 25 births.

It's a Texas Parks and Wildlife program to encourage more horned toad procreation in the wild. Here's the Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area's Jim Gallagher.

"It's a little tough with everyone crawling around at the same time, but it looked like 25 little hatchlings made it to the surface. Everybody's inside the cage like we hoped they would be," Gallagher says.

Nyta Brown

From jazz, to canoe races to bats racing out to breakfast - -we've found a stack of fun things to do for the weekend. First off, let's go for the music. The Balcones Jazz Festival wraps its summer run.

 "Tonight we have somebody whose album topped the charts for 51 weeks."

 

Josh Huskin

The McNay Art Museum revealed its new director today. Rich Aste comes here most recently from New York City, but has lived all over.

"My family is Peruvian and Bolivian. I was born in Lima in 1970. We were only there a year, and then we immigrated to Miami. So I claim Miami as my home town."

His most recent work was at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, which constructed a rigorous gauntlet for curators to run before creating an exhibition.

Jack Morgan

The city unveiled its new river barge this morning.

Speakers blared Tina Turner's Rollin' on the River as the city's bright new prototype coasted under Rosita's Bridge and docked at the Arneson River Theatre. Dozens of dignitaries and city leaders unloaded and spoke, starting with Mayor Ivy Taylor.

The new design is bold, innovative, and reflects the character of San Antonio and its people.

City Manager Sheryl Scully reminded us of how the city had collaborated with the American Institute of Architects on the project.  

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