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4:10 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Children's Hospital Of San Antonio Gets $319,000 Donation

CHRISTUS Health

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the beneficiary of a six-week fundraising campaign by Walmart and Sam’s Club. The annual campaign raised more than $319,482 for the children’s hospital.

The ongoing partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital ran from May 7 through June 21 in all the store's locations through San Antonio and South Texas.

The nationwide campaign raised more than $40 million through the in-store donations, which will go toward equipment and therapy programs for children who become seriously ill.

The Source - July 11, 2013
1:27 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

The Source: Interest Rate Hikes And Housing | Caring For Caregivers

Flickr user Ian Mutto cc

In the first segment:

Recent spikes in interest rates have affected loans for everything from corporate expansion to buying a home. We look at the affect it has had on San Antonio and what the housing market has looked like throughout the economic downturn.  

Joining us is San Antonio Board of Realtors President Angela Shields.

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The Source - July 10, 2013
11:32 am
Wed July 10, 2013

The Source: City Council Pay | The No-Fly List

San Antonio City Hall
Ryan Loyd TPR News

In the first segment:

The city of San Antonio pays city council member $20 per meeting, but cities like Houston pay their council members over $50,000 a year.  

Advocates for change say the job, which demands a lot of time -- often more than a full-time job -- should pay a full-time wage.

Does city council pay affect the quality and diversity of candidates we get for the council? Can only the wealthy and retired afford to take a job that pays so little?

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The Source - July 9, 2013
1:59 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The Source: Cuts At The Federal Public Defender's Office | Contemporary Islamic Art At SAMA

Fashion Week is one collage by artist Soody Sharifi from her 'Maxiature' series.
Soody Sharifi

In the first segment:

San Antonio is the headquarters of the United States District Court - Western District of Texas. The U.S. defenders office here has the second highest rate of cases per attorney in the entire country and we are looking at the single largest budget cut in the district's history. A minimum 25 percent of the personnel will have to be let go, so what now?

Maureen Franco, the federal public defender here in San Antonio, gives us a look at what is going on in her office.

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The Source - July 8, 2013
1:26 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

The Source: Perry's Legacy | When Sarcasm Lands You In Jail

Texas Tribune

In the first segment:

The longest sitting governor in Texas history, Gov. Rick Perry, announced he will not run for office for a fourth time this afternoon. Southern Methodist University Professor and foremost Texas political expert Cal Jillson joins us to talk about what this means for Perry and other state house races.  

Paul Burka from Texas Monthly magazine, and author of the Burkablog also joins us to give perspective on the Perry Legacy.

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Criminal Justice
9:34 am
Mon July 8, 2013

County Developing Program To Fight Recidivism In Non-Violent Offenders

The old Toudouze Building on Comal St., which was used previously for a jail annex, will be built out in a campus-like setting to provide education and counseling services to repeat misdemeanor offenders.
Bexar County

Bexar County is moving ahead to the next step in their effort to reduce the number of non-violent repeat offenders in county jails, which costs the county millions per year.

The county’s re-entry program, which was proposed in a think-tank that met in San Antonio last year, now is getting a building and a curriculum.

The new center will be constructed in an old jail annex building down the street from the existing jail. Mike Lozito is designing the program according to the different needs identified by the committees in the re-entry council.

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Mahncke Park
5:35 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Traffic Causing Havoc, Trucks Ripping Apart Oak Trees In Mahncke Park

Mahncke Park residents are asking the city for help with traffic cutting through their neighborhood to avoid on-going construction on Broadway.

Residents are worried about the safety of their children and the integrity of the neighborhood.

For the second time in a month, a commercial truck driving down a Mahncke Park residential street has ripped off large branches of an old oak tree. Homeowner Kristina Aderhold, who lives on Thorman Place, said the neighbors heard the first loud bang when the truck hit the tree and the second bang when the branch hit the pavement.

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The Source - July 4, 2013
10:31 am
Fri July 5, 2013

The Source: Domingo Martinez | Childhood Obesity

In the first segment:

In Domingo Martinez's memoir "The Boy Kings of Texas," readers are transported into his Brownsville childhood, warts and all. This segment originally aired on April 15, 2013.

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The Source - July 3, 2013
2:51 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

The Source: Gettysburg At 150 | Corporations Pay A Fraction Of Tax Rate

Marching as the first battle commences below.
Jody Wood

In the first segment:

150 years ago today the Battle of Gettysburg was coming to a close. The battle, the bloodiest in American history would change the course of the war. Texas was well represented in the battle and the state also was the site of several often-overlooked battles in the Civil War.

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The Alamo
11:52 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Following Boxing Event, Land Commissioner Fights For Alamo Plaza

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez signs hats, gloves and t-shirts during his appearance at Alamo Plaza to promote a September title fight in Las Vegas.
Ryan Loyd TPR

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.

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