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Hemisfair Park Redevelopment
9:20 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Holiday Events Give Residents New Vision of Hemisfair Park

The entrance gate for Hemisfair Park.
Lee Dunkelberg Texas Public Radio

So far, the redevelopment of Hemisfair has been mostly on paper, but planners are working to pull the park’s future into focus for residents. Officials are hoping holiday events starting on Halloween will bring families back to to the park.

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State Research Funding
5:00 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Scientists Resign from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Some of the scientists with the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas have resigned, with one warning that the $3 billion taxpayer-funded agency is headed down a path of systematic abuse.

Texas is home to the country’s second largest cancer-research fund, which is the largest of any state. The only entity funded at a higher level is the federal National Institutes of Health. C-PRIT has awarded almost $700 million in grants in the past three years.

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Toyota San Antonio
11:30 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Truck Made in San Antonio Pulls Space Shuttle Endeavor to California Science Center

Toyota team members in San Antonio handed out postcards to commemorate the Tundra pull of Space Shuttle Endeavor.
Brandyn N. Moore Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc

Team Toyota members in San Antonio are making history, along with Space Shuttle Endeavor. On Friday, a Toyota Tundra truck made in the Alamo City will pull the 96-ton shuttle to its final resting place at the California Science Center.

The Tundra will pull the shuttle a quarter of a mile across the 405 Freeway on West Manchester Boulevard through the streets of Los Angeles.  

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Child Abuse
9:27 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Childhood Abuse and PTSD Cause for Concern in Bexar County

San Antonio Children's Shelter

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect kids as well as adults, and often occurs in children who have been abused or neglected; the San Antonio Children's Shelter is co-hosting a special town hall conference on Childhood PTSD and Depression this week.

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Online Teacher Resources
4:06 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Generation TX San Antonio Launches Teacher Resource Website

SA Ready teacher and Texas Teacher of the Year Finalist, Theresa Heim, speaking at the luncheon about developing and implementing the college-and-career readiness lessons in her classroom.
Jennifer Whitcomb Generation TX San Antonio

Together with the nation's leading expert on college and career readiness, Generation TX San Antonio and Dr. David Conley launched SA Ready, a website to offer teachers a targeted curriculum to prepare students for college.

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East Side Redevelopment
3:52 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

New Housing Development Another Piece of East Side Redevelopment

The Park at Sutton Oaks will open in the spring of 2013 and is an energy leader among multi-family, mixed income developments.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Phase two of a $29.4 million mixed-income housing development will be constructed on the East Side off I-35 and Walters, near Woodard Park.

The money, coming from the City of San Antonio, the federal government's Department of Housing and Urban Development and the San Antonio Housing Authority, will build 208 units in total: 49 public housing units, 113 affordable units, and 46 market rate units.

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Joint Base San Antonio
3:42 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Military and Bexar County Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Stolen Equipment

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said it has arrested two people in a conspiracy to steal and resell military equipment.

The OSI doesn’t describe the stolen property, or which branch of Joint Base San Antonio the equipment came from, but Joint Base Spokesman Brent Boller said seven federal search warrants were executed at a San Antonio tattoo parlor Tuesday afternoon.  

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Downtown Art
11:19 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Artspace's 9th annual Chalk It Up Festival This Saturday, Oct. 13

View of Artpace’s Chalk It Up on Houston Street downtown on October 8, 2011.
Kimberly Aubuchon Artpace

On Saturday the grey streets and sidewalk of Houston St. will be replaced with art murals made with chalk. For nearly a decade, Artpace’s Chalk It Up festival has gathered artists to express their talent on a canvas that people normally literally walk all over. 

Artpace Deputy Director Mary Heathcott said that  holding a show like Chalk It Up allows for a much larger audience.

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Democratic National Convention
5:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Protesters Voice A Variety of Messages Outside the DNC

A protester holds a sign in front of police officers outside the convention center.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

In the shadows of the big bank buildings on College Street in Uptown Charlotte, protestors danced in the street, waved signs and played instruments.

Charlotte is known as "Wall Street South" because of its huge financial centers. Some of the hundreds of demonstrators want the money taken out of politics, some are against the war, and others want to preserve a woman’s right to choose.

This coalition, including 20-year-old Sebastian Feculak, believes elected leaders need to know what they think.

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Family-Friendly Downtown
4:50 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

City Seeing Success with Downtown Tuesdays and Food Trucks

Kai Kamaka plays some music to add to the party-like atmosphere at the food truck setup at Travis Park
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

On this late summer evening in Travis Park, people are spending more time and more money at the mobile food trucks camped out. Kai Kamaka strums a ukulele while the trucks offer up their specials.

“We love to do this kind of stuff all the time and bringing entertainment to anywhere gathers people together," said Kamaka. "When you get entertainment and food, makes it a great party.”

Several months ago, the city revised when and where food trucks would go for its pilot program that lasts until the end of October.

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