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Basketball
5:07 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Spurs Fans Rush Downtown Streets To Celebrate Western Conference Victory

Spurs fans hang outside of their vehicle in celebration of the sweep
Joey Palacios TPR

The San Antonio Spurs are once again the Western Conference Champions and last night hundreds of fans flooded many of San Antonio’s major streets in celebration of the Spurs’ win against the Grizzlies.

Commerce and Market Streets were packed end to end with people in their cars honking horns, waving Spurs flags and sticking brooms out the window to mark the sweeping 4-0 victory in the series.

Fans like Mario Soza and Bianca Garcia said the team is going to bring home another title.

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Federal Government
4:20 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Cuellar Says Fixing Roads A Priority In Washington

Flickr user Adam Fagen (afagen) cc

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar appeared at a Greater San Antonio Chamber luncheon to brief regional business leaders on his priorities for the district.

One of those priorities is repair of the roads and bridges in rural counties where hydraulic fracking has become a way of life.

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Flash Flood
1:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Mission Reach Under Inspection For Structural Damage

Washed-out paths like this one are being inspected by SARA officials.
Paul Flahive TPR

The Mission Reach of the San Antonio River is still closed today but maintenance crews are making progress.

San Antonio River Authority spokesman Steven Schauer said inspections of the Mission Reach began Saturday as soon as it was safe to go out. He said maintenance began over the holiday weekend, first cleaning up the Museum Reach and then turning attention to the Mission Reach, which suffered greater damage.

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Texas Legislature
11:51 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Oversight & Transparency Bills Casualties Of Governor's Legislative Agenda

rickperry.org

At the start of the legislative session, Gov. Rick Perry outlined several agenda items, one of which was over $1 billion dollars in tax cuts for businesses.

A bill calling for additional transparency and effectiveness of those tax cuts was added as an amendment, but taken off when voted on in the Texas House and also faced the threat of a veto by the governor.

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Special Session
9:04 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Tensions At All Time High as Lt. Governor Makes An Agenda For Special Session

Ryan Poppe TPR News

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is causing a stir at the capitol after issuing a list of things he’d like to see during a special session.

Dewhurst said there are several key items that he felt lawmakers should have been able to address this session:

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Flash Flood
11:40 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Body Of 18-Year-Old Man Recovered From Cibolo Creek Following Storms

Authorities recovered the body of an 18 year old man Sunday evening, following storms on Saturday that drenched the area.

Officials in the town of Schertz, Texas, northeast of San Antonio, say 18 -year-old Avron Adams disappeared in the swollen Cibolo Creek after attempting to make it across with eight other people.

Seven made it across as they crossed from the Schertz side to the Universal City side, officials said. One person turned back and made it back to shore when Adams was swept away, according to a news release.

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Flash Flood
2:47 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Effects Of San Antonio Flood Widespread, Live Oak Tornado Confirmed

Basse Rd. near the Alamo Quarry, 5-25-13.
Joey Palacios TPR

Officials are monitoring the weather situation throughout the San Antonio area Sunday as a flash flood watch remains in effect until the early evening hours.

Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Trevino and others are meeting throughout the day to track the weather. At a press conference Saturday, Trevino said any amount of additional rain could spell disaster.

"Any kind of water is going to be kind of like another flood event," he said.

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Arts & Culture
4:43 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Visit Seven Cultural Institutions With One Pass On 'Broadway Reach'

McNay Art Museum is just one of the seven stops on the 'Broadway Reach' tour.
Eileen Pace TPR

Seven institutions along the Broadway corridor have created a collaborative to showcase the art, culture and history available in a tightly-knit area north of downtown.  

The multi-level effort was first brainstormed during SA 2020 meetings almost three years ago.

"Well, we’ve been working together for a number of years, meeting and talking about how we could work together more effectively," said Dr. William Chiego, director of the McNay Art Museum.

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City Council Elections
3:56 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Though Endorsements Are Nice, Voter Turnout Is Key To Runoff Election

Incumbent David Medina looks over election numbers on election night that would eventually reveal he would head to a runoff with his opponent, Shirley Gonzales.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Endorsements are often times influential by appealing to voters who may be undecided, and with the runoff elections for City Council Districts 5 and 8 in June, every vote will help determine who will win the seats.

This year's city council races began with nearly 40 candidates and now only four remain.

  • In District 5, incumbent David Medina is facing political newcomer Shirley Gonzales.
  • In District 8, where there is no incumbent, Ron Nirenberg and Rolando Briones are battling it out for the seat.

Plenty of people are choosing sides in these races.

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Texas Legislature
2:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Senate & House Education Leaders Say They Have Charter School And Testing Deal

Ryan Poppe TPR News

The last few days for Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and his House companion, Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, have been rough, especially when it comes to sealing the votes needed for a bill that increases the number of charter schools in the state and another reducing the number of course exams.

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