The Source

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The Source is a daily, one-hour call-in talk program that gives listeners in San Antonio the opportunity to call and connect with our in-studio guests and city-wide audience.

The Source seeks to give life, context and breadth to the events and issues affecting San Antonio by bringing newsmakers and experts to the public, and highlighting the people being affected by the news of the day.

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Ryan Poppe / TPR News

The Texas Legislature is spoiling for a fight, but not between political parties, between houses and it all has to do with competing visions of Texas.

The Texas Senate has been talking about big tax cuts, but the house is talking much smaller ball cuts as well as more money for transportation, education, and social services. 

What are the big differences and what will it all mean when the two bodies try to make one budget.



**Update: This afternoon the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, part of this package was stop-gap, two-year funding of the Health Care Trust Fund which funds Federally Qualified Health Centers.

The federal government will be winding down funding programs for low-income healthcare providers over the course of the next few years. One that provides funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers will be gone at the end of September if not reauthorized, which would mean $133 million lost by the state per year.

WikiCommons / CC

Stonewall Jackson is a key figure in US history. The Confederate general is famous for his strict tactics, bold military procedures, and legacy that still survives today.

Historian and author S. C. Gwynne says Stonewall Jackson is also more complicated than his simple claim to fame. Though a successful general, Jackson was much less accomplished before the war. Prior to his military career, Jackson was a failed businessman and notoriously bad physics professor. Despite these early struggles, Jackson was transformed by the war and gained both rank and infamy in the Southern army.

Once a small group of terrorist fighters from al-Qaeda--cast out for being too barbaric--now a powerful force committing atrocities and holding territory across Syria and Iraq, the rise of ISIS was something neither the west nor their Qaeda brethren expected. 

As the United States steps up its air attacks against ISIS targets, officials in the military have admitted their inability to effectively counter the propaganda and ideology of the brutal terror group.

Eileen Pace

Tomorrow House Bill 80 goes to the floor of the Texas House of Representatives for a vote. The bill would ban texting while driving across the state, making Texas the 46th state to pass such a law.

While the bill has enjoyed bipartisan support in the legislature and broad public support across the state it has failed several times to make it from bill to law, being vetoed by former Governor Rick Perry in 2011 and was failed to pass the Texas Senate in 2013.