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Safety Museum
12:30 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

San Antonio Fire Museum Society Gets Key to Future Site of Museum

Bob Heckman, project manager for the San Antonio Museum Society museum, sits atop a 1927 American LaFrance pumper truck. Heckman is anxious to open the museum, which will feature an education center for children
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Bob Heckman is with the Fire Museum Society and is the project manager for the renovation of the museum. He says the LaFrance pumper doesn’t have all of her original parts.

The headlights are from an old Ford Model A and the horn is a slightly modern adaptation as well, but it's history, and story of the San Antonio Fire Department is undeniable.

“We’re really anxious," said Heckman, who is now retired from firefighting. "We want to explain our history.”

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Texas Railroad
2:12 pm
Mon December 10, 2007

Texas State Railroad On Board With Polar Express

You might not be aware that Texas has an official state railroad, but it does. And for sometime, people have wondered how long that will be the case. The Texas State Railroad, which runs between Palestine and Rusk in East Texas, has been through some hard times and was almost shut down. Now it appears the Texas State Railroad is on the right track.

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Community
2:37 pm
Mon October 8, 2007

A Pregnant Pause, Reflections On Teen Pregnancy: A Three-Part Series

This series examined state legislative efforts to reduce teen pregnancy numbers and continued with a look at education and health care measures aimed at prevention through the efforts of Project WORTH. The final part of the series took a look at Seton Home and their efforts to provide financial and emotional support to teenage mothers.

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Texas Sports
3:54 pm
Mon September 10, 2007

Texas League Umpires Shoot for the Big Leagues 

Many Americans grow up in love with the game of baseball. They dream of hitting it out of the park – turning a big double play, but how many dream of standing behind the plate and doing perhaps the toughest job in the game? Three umpires from the Texas League and their quest to wear blue in the bigs.

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Drug Violence
3:20 pm
Wed August 15, 2007

Border Journalism Under Attack By Drug Gangs 

With illegal immigration, drug trafficking and a possible wall, the U.S./Mexico border is a hotbed of news. Americans need to make decisions about these problems and they are going to need reliable reporting from the border; however, that information is getting harder to come by because journalism on the border is becoming an ever-increasing dangerous occupation.

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