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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The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that daily fantasy sports - played on websites like FanDuel or DraftKings - is gambling and therefore illegal in the state.  His opinions are not legally binding and therefore major daily fantasy outlets continue to operate in Texas and are calling the AG's interpretation of law wrongheaded.

What does it mean for daily fantasy sports in Texas, and what will mean for the next legislative session?

James Volosin / Hill Country Alliance

A new study makes several recommendations for protecting the Texas Hill country's cultural heritage and scenic beauty from the intense population growth that Austin and San Antonio have seen.

A big focus on planning for the future, the report recommends mapping what areas can be developed vs those that are better conservation areas, the establishment of an endowment to finance conservation, and increased rail and bus infrastructure and service.

Mark Moz | http://bit.ly/1WASHuG / cc

Coming up for the cash for a down payment is one of the biggest barriers to homeownership. A 2012 study by the Center for Responsible Lending found that it would take someone making the median income 20 years to save enough for a 10 percent down payment and closing costs for a $160 thousand house.

Bloomsbury Press

Hundreds of billions of dollars are generated from the illegal drug trade in the Americas. A new book looks at the havoc that money is wreaking on countries trying to combat illegal drugs. In his book "Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America" Iaon Grillo shows Criminal kingpins in Mexico and Brazil executing a business sowing instability, violence and crime throughout the region. 

International Livestock Research Institute http://bit.ly/1eJNQXl

The last time the state estimated how many feral pigs were in Texas they came up with a number of 2.5 million. But, if you ask experts throughout the state they will say the number is now closer to 5 million and it isn't going down.

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