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.
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.
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.
The third in a series of four panel discussions of the Texas Water Symposium explores the complexities and challenges in providing water for Texans in the 21st century. The event was held at the Witte Museum in San Antonio.
The panel includes Les Shephard, Director of the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Conventional, Alternative and Renewable Energy; Carey King, Ph.D., with the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy; and John Brocksch, Managing Partner and CEO of the Aquifer Group. Tom Arsuffi, with Texas Tech University opens the program.
The second panel discussion of the 2010-2011 Texas Water Symposium series was held at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas. The moderator is Andrew Sansom who serves as the executive director of the River Systems Institute at Texas State University.
The Texas Legislature will be convening in 2011 and some of the most important issues they'll be discussing will involve water right issues. The first panel discussion of the 2010-2011 Texas Water Symposium series focused on "Legislative Action Affecting Texas Water Resources" and was held in the Texas Capital auditorium in Austin, Texas.
Christy Muse, Director of the Hill Country Alliance makes some opening remarks and introduces the panel moderator, Texas Representative Harvey Hildebran of the 53rd District.
Going to the movies is a part of most of our lives. But for many families with special needs, heading out to see the latest blockbuster is not an option.
In the movie business, bigger is better, and the local cineplex features an explosion of bewildering options designed to overwhelm the senses. For most of us, that’s what makes the movies fun – but for others, it can be too much to take.
Vivian Edens is a San Antonio mom whose son, Hunter, has Asperger Syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum.
The last of the 2009-2010 Texas Water Symposium series took place at Schriener University. Speakers included Cindy Loeffler, water resources branch chief for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Linda Ruiz McCall, an education and outreach specialist in water science and conservation at the Texas Water Development Board; and Irene Pickhardt, assistant director of Science for the Texas Education Agency.