Veteran's Day

Texas Veterans
4:57 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Geekdom Seminars Show Veterans The Reality Of Entrepreneurship

At one of the Geekdom veteran's entrepeneurship seminars.
Ryan Loyd TPR News

As people across the country honor military veterans for their service, San Antonio's Geekdom is providing many of them a path to entrepreneurship.

From the history of San Antonio's technology leadership to a seminar asking the question, "Can military professionals make great entrepreneurs?" members of the military past and present are learning the options they have when it comes to business opportunities in the civilian world.

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10:57 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Midland Veterans Day Parade Crash: City Won't File Charges On Parade Float Driver

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A preliminary report was released on Wednesday of last week by the National Transportation Safety Board that outlines the details of the deadly crash. The one-page document is the first of what will be thousands of pages released over the course of the investigation; a spokesperson for NTSB said he expects the investigation to last over a year.
While it is unclear if anyone has interviewed the driver involved in the Nov. 15 crash between the train and the parade float, the city announced Wednesday that charges will not be filed against him.
Annual Wurstfest
9:46 am
Mon November 12, 2012

New Braunfels' Wurstfest: A Celebration Of Good Times, Heritage And The Service Of Veterans

Tuba player George House plays with Cloverleaf Orchestra, the longest-running band at Wurstfest's 51 year history
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

The annual Wurstfest celebration in New Braunfels offers a variety of food, fun, and entertainment, from families with German ancestry, to those who just pretend to be German for a day.

Katy Walterscheidt celebrates her husband’s German heritage.

“I come almost every year,” said Walterscheidt. “I’m married to a German, and so we love to celebrate Germans.”

The 10-day “Salute to Sausage” has become a cultural phenomenon. It began 51 years ago as Sausage Festival, but later morphed into what is now known as Wurstfest.

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Vincent Valdez Exhibit
9:33 am
Fri November 9, 2012

America's Finest Exhibit At Center Of Veteran's Day Program At The McNay Art Museum

One of the many pieces depicting the harsh realitites of the armed services by Vincent Valdez.
Paul Flahive Texas Public Radio

This weekend, the McNay Art Museum hosts  special programming for Veteran's day with free admission for veterans from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The programs highlight their ongoing exhibit, America's Finest, by San Antonio native, Vincent Valdez.

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Classical Spotlight
5:01 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Air Force Band Joins San Antonio Symphony to Honor Veterans

Gateway Brass at TPR
Chris Eudaily

Second year for band and symphony to collaborate!

This Veteran's Day, music from Leonard Bernstein, John Phillip Sousa, and George Gershwin will fill the Majestic Theatre as the San Antonio Symphony is joined by the US Air Force's Band of the West.

"We'll use some of their players, they'll use some of our players, and we will all join together for Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture!" said Captain Mike Hoerber, adding that it is a great way to continue the mission of the band.

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