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12:30 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Wheatley Sports Complex Needs Teams to Use Facilities

The Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, which opened earlier this year, is ready for rentals by leagues and non-athletic events
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

The Wheatley Heights Sports Complex opened up on San Antonio's East Side at the beginning of the year. Bexar County, the city and the Eastside Christian Action Group partnered to offer a place where teams can come play ball.

“It’s a wonderful amateur sports facility right in the heart of the East Side that provides a wonderful place for recreation for our youth,” said District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.

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Safety Museum
12:30 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

San Antonio Fire Museum Society Gets Key to Future Site of Museum

Bob Heckman, project manager for the San Antonio Museum Society museum, sits atop a 1927 American LaFrance pumper truck. Heckman is anxious to open the museum, which will feature an education center for children
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Bob Heckman is with the Fire Museum Society and is the project manager for the renovation of the museum. He says the LaFrance pumper doesn’t have all of her original parts.

The headlights are from an old Ford Model A and the horn is a slightly modern adaptation as well, but it's history, and story of the San Antonio Fire Department is undeniable.

“We’re really anxious," said Heckman, who is now retired from firefighting. "We want to explain our history.”

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HearSA
3:47 pm
Sun June 3, 2012

Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day

The final panel discussion of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium series discusses the Texas State Supreme Court ruling in Edwards Aquifer Authority vs. Day. The series is a joint project of Texas Tech University, Schreiner University, the Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio. 

Moderating the panel discussion is Evan Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune. On the panel are Russell Johnson and Tom Mason, attorneys from Austin and Greg Ellis an attorney in Houston. All three have experience in Texas water law.

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HearSA
3:34 pm
Sun April 22, 2012

Texas Water Symposium: Fracking

In the third of four panel discussions of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium, "Fracking and the Energy/Water Nexus" is the title of the topic being discussed.

The new oil and gas deposits found through the process of what is known as fracking has brought an economic boom to the South Texas area. The Texas Water Symposium is a joint project of Texas Tech University, Schreiner University, The Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio.

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HearSA
3:22 pm
Sun April 1, 2012

Healthy Watersheds: Managing Natural Water Storage & Filtration Systems

This was the second in the series of panel discussions of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium. Moderating the discussion is Tim Birdsong, Chief of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Freshwater Habitat Conservation Branch. 

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Community
9:00 am
Sat February 25, 2012

Saturday Night Brought Big Hits to Scottish Rite Center

Paul Flahive

Last week, TPR News brought you the story of a fighter struggling to make his weight class so he could compete in the 2012 San Antonio Golden Gloves competition. Through tough bouts that had record-setting numbers at Woodlawn Gymnasium, that fighter, Edward Ortiz, made it to the finals this Saturday night at the Scottish Rite Center. 

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Community
9:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Regional Golden Gloves Tournament Opens Tuesday

San Antonio Parks and Rec

 A regional Golden Glove tournament is the first step towards national exposure. San Antonio's regional tournament starts Tuesday night at the Woodlawn Gymnasium.  

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HearSA
3:15 pm
Sun October 23, 2011

Drought: What, Why & When Will It End?

The 2011-12 Texas Water Symposium series begins with a panel discussion about Texas' current drought. "Drought: What, Why and When will it end?" is the title of the panel discussion which covers a look at the impact the drought has on agriculture, wildlife, the economy and the environment.

The TWS is a joint project of Schreiner University, Texas Tech University, the Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio. The event was held on the Texas Tech University campus at Junction, Texas.

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The Source
6:05 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

The Source: Public Art In San Antonio

There’s a new emphasis on public art around the city, and San Antonio’s public arts effort has been awarded a portion of the city budget to create art projects throughout town. The Mulberry Bridge project is the latest work of public art; it’s located at Brackenridge Park. Eileen Pace visits to the Brackenridge Golf Club and talks with artist Diane Kersey, creator of the Toad and Golf Bridges artwork. Also, David Martin Davies also gives us a peek at a Year of Jazz, a citywide celebration that kicks off October 23. 

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HearSA
10:00 am
Thu March 31, 2011

River Watch Programs And Activities: How Local Communities Take Care Of Their Rivers And Water

The last session of the 2010-2011 Texas Water Symposium series was held at the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the campus of Schreiner University. 

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