Texas Matters: A Texas militia group takes border security into their own hands. Also on this show: Bill Powers out at University of Texas, Phil Collins on why he loves the Alamo.
Members of a militia group have issued an action alert and have gathered south of San Antonio for what they call Operation Secure our Border. The commander of the militia group is 37-year-old Chris Davis. This interview was recorded on July 3.
Phil Collins showed up in San Antonio today to give his priceless Alamo collection away to the Alamo. General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson introduced him to a cheering crowd of about 200.
You may well know Collins from his time with Genesis or his huge solo success, but he’s also had a life-long obsession with the Alamo. He spoke of the place in reverential, and at times humorous, tones.
“I’ve had a love affair with this place since I was about five years old,” he said.
Fronteras: The exhibit Standing Their Ground: Tejanos at the Alamo takes a new look at the story of the Alamo siege and battle. Water experts say the Southwest should get used to the idea of drinking recycled water as treatment plants become more sophisticated. Water "czar" Pat Mulroy has just retired -- she leaves behind a big legacy and big lessons about the Colorado River during this record drought.
The City of San Antonio is calling for a master plan for a re-interpretation of Alamo Plaza. Last fall, members of a panel met in an lively debate at UTSA about the future of the Alamo and Alamo Plaza. Diverse groups were outspoken about the issue.
District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal said ideally many entities will be involved with the goal of giving the Alamo a more appropriate presence and scope in the center of the city.
The San Antonio Conservation Society is taking reservations for its annual seminar for school teachers to earn education credits. The class is open to teachers of all subjects in Bexar County and surrounding counties.
This year’s teacher education seminar is titled History - Hijinks & Haunts: The Treasures of Alamo Plaza.
Thousands of boxing fans gathered in Alamo Plaza Monday night to see Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and American Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. for themselves.
The mob of fans filled the plaza, screaming "Canelo" over and over, wanting his picture, his autograph and the experience of being close to the Mexican boxer.
Alvarez and Mayweather are promoting a September title fight in Las Vegas. Promoters, including retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Productions, are touring 11 cities to hold events like the one in Alamo Plaza.
South Carolina is still dealing with the ramifications of a month-long cyber incursion at their Department of Revenue last fall that saw millions of of citizens' banking information, social security numbers and other vital information stolen, costing the state $20 million so far.
Texas also has security holes. In a report to the state Department of Information Resources, the state's Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council presented a number of recommendations to improve the state's cyber infrastructure.