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The Source - May 19, 2014
12:23 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

The Source: Is Mayor Castro Packing His Bags?

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR

Everyone from our San Antonio Express-News to the New York Times is reporting that Mayor Julián Castro has been tapped by President Obama to head the U.S.

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South Side
10:11 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Mission Trail Mobile Home Park Residents To Be Forced Out For New Development

Mission Trail Mobile Home Park (A) is located just off the Mission Reach on the South Side.
Credit Google Maps

In spite of their emotional pleas, residents of the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park will be forced to move to make room for a $75 million development. Many people who spoke struck a chord with several council members and the mayor Thursday.

When it came time for the vote, Mayor Julián Castro reversed course from his usual push for progress. He said he could not support a zoning request to make the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park, located on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, a mixed-use development for shops and apartments.

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The Source - May 15, 2014
9:35 am
Thu May 15, 2014

The Source: Exploring Our City's Hidden Gems

Kiddie Park on Broadway
Courtesy of John Dyer ©

    

In every city there are hidden gems; places off the beaten trail, less known and less likely to be a tourist attraction, their cultural and historical value less straight forward.

Such sites include the marriage of Mexican craftsmanship and Spanish engineering that resulted in Espada Dam and aquaduct, the history of the cemetery on East Commerce, little family-owned shops that have maintained the traditions of their forebears, the spots far from city center, the repurposed, and the countless places overrun by time.

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Spurs Playoffs
3:44 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Spurs Fans Light Playoff Hopes With A Candle

The praying hands Spurs candle designed by Robert Tatum.
Joey Palacios TPR News

**Correction: It has been brought to our attention that the Protección candle showcased in this story was not created by the unidentified source that claimed to have done so. A corrected update is now included in this story immediately following the incorrect portion that was originally published.

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City Ordinances
10:55 am
Wed May 14, 2014

NDO Put Through First Test In Complaint Against AT&T

Opponents to the city's NDO protested that the law would allow transgender people into restrooms of the sex they identify with, causing harm to others.
Ryan Loyd TPR News

AT&T company leaders are dismissing sexual harassment allegations made by a contracted employee late last year against two of its workers.

The complaint is the city's first since council members passed the controversial non-discrimination ordinance revision.

Last September, as city council debated the revised non-discrimination ordinance to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected groups in San Antonio, a case hinging on gender identity harassment was brewing.

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The Source May 14, 2014
10:02 am
Wed May 14, 2014

The Source: Scandal At The VA

Eric Shinseki, the head of Veterans Affairs, has been widely criticized over the allegations.
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs / VA photo by Robert Turtil. / VA photo by Robert Turtil./ http://bit.ly/1sNeZuG cc

  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been inundated with criticism and calls for its head, Eric Shinseki, to resign after the disclosure by a retired doctor at the Arizona VA hospital. That doctor said wait times were manipulated to show that patients were seen in order to make the hospital look better.

The doctor further alleged that as many as 40 people died as a result of waiting in the backlog of patients. 

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The Source - May 14, 2014
9:36 am
Wed May 14, 2014

The Source: U.S. Highway Trust Fund Going Broke

Chris Eudaily TPR News

Lawmakers have to act if they want to save the nation's infrastructure, according to Anthony Foxx, the head of the U.S. Highway Trust Fund. At risk is more than 700,000 jobs and 112,000 projects.

The trust, which was set up in the 1950s to fund the nation's highway system, is running our of money

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The Source - May 13, 2014
4:31 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Source: Malaria Research Opening New Doors

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  Malaria killed 617,000 people in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. The mosquito-transmitted disease affects more than 207 million every year having a fast impact on the stability and productivity of affected societies. 

Research into the disease has reduced fatalites by almost half since 2000, but the variety of parasites that cause the disease make the treating of it more difficult, and the rise of drug-resistant malarial strains are on the rise.  

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The Source - May 13, 2014
12:59 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Source: UT Regent Takes Another Step Toward Impeachment

Marsha Miller University of Texas

Yesterday the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 to begin impeachment of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.

Hall has been accused of waging a wasteful open records search for impropriety at UT-Austin in an effort to drive out President Bill Powers. The committee began its inquest into the regent nine months ago. 

This is the farthest in the impeachment process the state has ever gone with a governor-appointed official. 

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The Source - May 13, 2014
12:37 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Source: Public Sees Details Of Hwy. 281 Toll Roads

Washington State Dept of Transportation / http://bit.ly/RMOXdV

  Last week 350 people packed a public meeting showing the details of the expansion plans of Highway 281 north of 1604

The designs showed the addition of both toll and non-toll roads, including a segment where all additional lanes are tolled. The Stone Oak corridor of U.S. 281 North ranks 28th in the state's 100 most congested roadways, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

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