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The South Texas Medical Center is about to get a physical transformation that will create a more user-friendly area for those who use and work at the area’s medical complexes.

A master plan design approved in June is about to leap off the drawing board.

It’s called STMC Enliven, and it builds on the 1999 master plan for the medical center that improved streets between the hospitals.

Joey Palacios / TPR News

Alamo Stadium has been under construction for over a year and a half and is ready to be revealed to the public.

From the end zones to newly added press box, Alamo Stadium has been under a near complete redesign. There are new bathrooms, locker rooms, and concession stands.

“We have leveled the football field to make it more versatile -- that is, making it more accommodating for soccer -- and of course an all-weather track as well,” SAISD superintendent Sylvester Perez said. “We’re very proud of our video scoreboard.”

David Martin Davies / TPR News

Texas lawmakers in charge of putting together the state’s budget for the upcoming session are searching for additional funding for the state-led, multi-million dollar border security operation. Lawmakers are also looking at how to replace money already spent for that effort.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s activation of the National Guard has prompted members of the Texas Senate Committee on Finance to review the money already spent to begin the guard’s training. 

John Kelley / SALSA

A new event is coming to the San Antonio Southeast Side this weekend.

Star gazers are hoping a clear night with fewer city lights will provide the perfect summer setting for introducing newcomers to the night sky.

The event at Brooks City-Base marks the first time a star party has come to this area of San Antonio.

Bryan Tobias with the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA) said a clear night during the summer should yield quite a show.

Today Texas Gov. Rick Perry addressed Texas National Guard troops at Camp Swift, where they are preparing for their deployment to the Rio Grande Valley. Perry said the federal government's neglect to enact border security has caused the state of Texas to take action.

Perry told the troops that the mission of Operation Strong Safety was to be that visible presence that deters criminal activity.