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Mike Flores has been president of Palo Alto College since 2012.
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Updated 5:09 p.m.

The board of trustees for the Alamo Colleges District Thursday night unanimously chose Palo Alto College President Mike Flores to succeed Chancellor Bruce Leslie, who has held the district’s top post for 11 years.

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The Texas Historic Commission has approved Trinity University’s application for the National Register of Historic Places.

Much of the campus was designed by San Antonio architect O’Neil Ford, who also designed the Tower of the Americas.

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Texas A&M University is opening an engineering academy at one of the Alamo Colleges this fall, allowing San Antonio students to save money while getting a degree at one of the top engineering schools in the country.

Melissa Reyna, from left; Sylvia Garcia; Luis Silva; Priscilla Garza; Jarin Huspeth; Kimberly Moreno; Sabrina Cordova; and Andres Lopez.
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Despite a call for immediate action from at least two board members during January’s board meeting, the Texas State Board of Education stuck to its agenda and made no decisions in a yearslong push to expand access to Mexican-American studies courses in Texas high schools.

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When the application period for San Antonio’s sales-tax supported preschool program opens Thursday, the program’s director expects seats to fill quickly.