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 t he San Antonio Electric Vehicle Club: they're hitting the road to Boerne's Patrick Heath Public Library.

Snapchic Photography

It would be quite impressive if a band managed to stay together for 55 years. But a band up in Boerne has been together for a hundred and fifty-five years.

[to hear the Boerne Village Band hit "listen" above]
A hot summer’s night in Boerne’s Main Plaza. Hundreds of people sit in lawn chairs while children run around playing. The large, pointy-topped metal and wood Gazebo is filled with musicians, many dressed in Bavarian costumes. Carol Westermeier describes going to her...

Jack Morgan / TPR Arts

It’s a program created by the Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne and it’s got a very retro feel. Hearkening back to the Beatles album, it's called the Magical History Tour. “What we are trying to do is to introduce our patrons, and anyone else who’s interested, to the history of the region," said Heath librarian Robin Stauber. To do so they’ve created these tours, and Stauber said they have gone all over the place. “We’ve been to New Braunfels, we’ve been to Bandera, we’ve been to...

Alamo Area MPO

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is working this week with residents in its expanded metro area outside San Antonio to come up with a regional transportation and traffic safety plan for the next 25 years. The MPO served only the local San Antonio area for more than 50 years, managing transportation funds that come through the gasoline tax. But after the last census, New Braunfels, Seguin and Boerne, as well as Comal and Guadalupe Counties became members of the MPO, which...

Sandra Trevino

It’s a Fourth of July celebration that’s not actually happening on the fourth. And it’s not a fireworks show, but a patriotic musical review. "(It's) our theatrical stage show Proud to Be American," said Tom Masinter, who runs the Allegro Stage Company, which is putting on the show. "We’re going to be doing a lot of American music to celebrate," he said. "We’ll be doing Frank Sinatra songs and Judy Garland songs. And we’ll be doing a lot of 50s rock 'n' roll, good ol’ rock 'n'roll. We’re even...