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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Musical Bridges Around the World

Electric cars, a sizzling international collaboration, and music that defies definition.  These are just a few of the things that you ought to consider doing this weekend. Let's start with the San Antonio Electric Vehicle Club: they're hitting the road to Boerne's Patrick Heath Public Library.

Cheryl J Beck, CJB Digital Imaging, Boerne Spotlights

It's the area's art  event with perhaps the oddest title.  It's called the Boerne Art Waddle. That's waddle, as in ducks.

"The reason it's called the Waddle's because we're on the Cibolo Creek and sometimes you can see ducks walking in the neighborhood."

Mary Morton's talking about Boerne's downtown offshoot called The Flats. And the Art Waddle is an art show scattered through that neighborhood.

A major music festival is taking place in San Antonio this week -- It’s the Tejano Conjunto Festival.

Juan Tejeda is a Palo Alto College professor who also directs the festival. As to what makes music conjunto, he says it started with the accordion brought to Texas by Europeans.

San Antonio Film Commission

A San Antonio filmmaker just got a big boost in his efforts to produce his film.  That boost is in the form of a grant he got from a group that likes films to be shot in South Texas. Here's prize winner Fidel Ruiz-Healy.

"The San Antonio Film Commission, through the local filmmaker's grant, awarded me $25,000 in matching funds for a script I submitted to shoot in San Antonio and the South Texas region."

The key phrase there is "matching funds"--Ruiz-Healy has already raised $25,000 towards completing his film. He clearly already has some skin in the game.

If you're rehabbing an older house or business, there's a resource in town you may not be familiar with. It's called, appropriately enough, Rehabber Club. Shanon Miller knows about historic structures--she runs the city's Office of Historic Preservation.