The Pedernales River runs 106 miles through the Hill Country before eventually joining the Colorado River at Lake Travis. Its catchment area—the land that drains into the river—touches 8 counties and covers more than 800,000 acres.
The basin provides habitat for numerous fish and wildlife, supports agricultural, ranching and hunting pursuits, and contributes 23% of the flow into Lake Travis, providing a critical source of drinking water for downstream users such as the City of Austin.
On Tuesday, March 18, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mayor Henry Cisneros met on the campus of St. Mary's University for a public discussion about “San Antonio Politics: Recent History and the Future.” In the above audio, the duo explores recent progress that now annually puts the city near the top of the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities rankings. They also analyze how San Antonio might benefit from current improvement efforts. The conversation is moderated by Henry Flores, Ph.D., St.
The 27th annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. citywide Interfaith Worship Service was held on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church, and featured guest speaker Rev. Carl Rohlfs. He is District Superintendent of the San Antonio District of the United Methodist Church.
The event was part of Dreamweek, a 12-day summit "designed to promote an exchange of ideas on universal issues facing our multi-cultural communities."
As we struggle to meet water resource challenges, what is the proper role that government should play regarding land development and other traditionally unregulated issues, in order to protect stream flows and the private property rights of landowners? All are potentially impacted by water marketing and increased withdrawals from aquifers. Stay tuned for the Texas Water Symposium, presented by the Hill Country Alliance, Schreiner University, and Texas Tech University, and recorded on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville.
Dr. Richard P. Farkas is Professor of Political Science at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. His current university courses include topics such as Russian Politics, Comparative Politics, Russian Foreign Policy, Central European Politics, and Post-Conflict and Post-Socialist Politics. Prior to his post at DePaul, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at The State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr.
Women were the topic of this Community Conversation at St. Mary’s University as well as a majority of the attendees. The event hosted four females who have significantly impacted San Antonio in past and present:
American Surrealism differed from the movement that originated in France in the 1920s as artists reinterpreted Dalí's dreamlike imagery in the context of the Great Depression and under the influence of the American realist tradition.
Isabelle Dervaux is the Acquavella Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. In 2005, she organized Surrealism USA, a major survey on Surrealism in the United States.
Longtime Washington Post columnist and NPR political analyst E.J. Dionne Jr. spoke about his book, "Our Divided Political Heart," at 7 p.m. on March 19 at St. Mary’s University as part of the Lin Great Speakers Series.
Dionne spent 14 years at The New York Times covering local, state and national politics; he also served as a foreign correspondent in Paris, Rome and Beirut before joining The Washington Post in 1990. He has written his twice-weekly column for the Post since 1993.