The South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, the technology-focused portion of the multi-day festival in Austin, Texas, is usually the place for hopeful entrepreneurs to take a shot at becoming the people behind the latest “it” app. It can be a sign of future fame, such as with Twitter in 2007, or just a passing fad, barely remembered, like the social GPS app Highlight in 2012.

Alexia Salingaros

San Antonio high school student Alexia Salingaros, 17, won the award for Best Texas High School Short at the 2016 South By Southwest Film Festival for her short film, "Lady of Paint Creek." The film is about "the concept of conformity in a period setting" according to the description on SXSW's official website.

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Fifty years ago a lone gunman ascended the University of Texas tower and opened fire on passersby, killing 16, wounding three dozen others, and terrorizing people for 96 minutes until three police officers and one citizen were able to get up to the observation deck and end the carnage. The campus itself still bears physical scars from that tragic day.

SATX Shows Off At SXSW

Mar 14, 2016
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San Antonio shared the best in business, tech, marketing, branding, cuisine and arts over the weekend at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival. It’s the first time a coordinated effort has been made to showcase the Alamo City at the giant festival that now covers everything from music, film, and digital to education and environmental initiatives. 

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