UTSA junior Karen Elliot speaks with Mike Flores, who will become the next chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District in the fall during a news conference announcing the On-TRAC program Feb. 20, 2018.
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UTSA, Alamo Colleges Create Provisional Four-Year Admission Program

This fall, students who apply to the University of Texas at San Antonio, but don’t quite qualify for direct admission, will have a new pathway to start at UTSA as sophomores. Through a program called Transitioning Roadrunners at Alamo Colleges, or On-TRAC, the students will be co-enrolled at the university and one of the community colleges.

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2018 Primaries

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2018 Elections: Location, IDs & Everything Else You Need To Know For Early Voting

Early voting for the March 6 primary election begins Tuesday. The primary determines party nominees for the midterm elections in November. While historically, Texans don’t turn out for the primaries — in 2016, just over 21 percent of eligible Texans voted in the presidential primary — low turnout does not diminish the importance of the midterms. MORE | Who’s In: Races Impacting South Texas Voters November's elections will decide who controls many of the state's top offices. Up for grabs is a...

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Facebook Is Counting On Postcards To Prevent Future Election Interference

For a company that's all about the future of communication, Facebook is looking to the past to solve at least some of its problems. After months of intense scrutiny over the role the company played in the 2016 presidential election, the social network giant announced it wants to use postcards to verify the identity of advertising buyers to prevent future foreign meddling. In advance of November's midterm elections, anyone interested in buying political ads for a specific candidate will...

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When veterans with war injuries need accessible housing, they often have few options.

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As San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial anniversary, are we telling the entirety of the city's story? Is enough attention being paid to the contributions of different ethnic groups over time? 

UTSA junior Karen Elliot speaks with Mike Flores, who will become the next chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District in the fall during a news conference announcing the On-TRAC program Feb. 20, 2018.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

This fall, students who apply to the University of Texas at San Antonio, but don’t quite qualify for direct admission, will have a new pathway to start at UTSA as sophomores.

Through a program called Transitioning Roadrunners at Alamo Colleges, or On-TRAC, the students will be co-enrolled at the university and one of the community colleges.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated Feb. 21

Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday from both the defense and prosecution in the federal trial against State Sen. Carlos Uresti and his involvement in the bankrupt fracking sand company Four Winds Logistics.

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The San Antonio Botanical Garden has added several pieces of temporary art to its expanding campus, with five steel pieces by Rodrigo Garagarza, said the garden's executive director Bob Brackman.


From Texas Standard:

As Texans head to the polls for early voting, a new Texas Tribune report has found that state campaigns have raised $67 million so far– and $57 million of that went to Republican candidates.

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Dozens of ports of call dot the U.S. coastline; stopping at one is a highlight of any cruise. There's a romance about it: You dock at some far-flung locale, disembark and soak in the local flavor of a place like Honolulu, San Juan or  – maybe someday – South Padre Island. At least local leaders hope. A report issued by SPI Cruise Group finds that the island is well-positioned to be the first new U.S. port of call in a half-century.

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is hurtling toward asteroid 2014 MU69. When it passes, it will be the most distant body a spacecraft has ever done a flyby of. The asteroid is more than four billion miles away, in the Kuiper belt, with so many unknowns that the margin of error is larger than other missions.


From Texas Standard.

There are about 100 public and private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the country, most of them in the south. The new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities premieres Monday on PBS’s Independent Lens, exploring the history and significance of these institutions.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly four of every ten adults in the U.S. are obese. Among children, one in ten pre-schoolers are obese. Obesity and related illnesses are said to disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. One theory is that lack of access to healthy food makes it difficult for these families to maintain healthy weight. So-called food deserts, where few stores offer fresh produce or other healthy items, are commonly believed to keep people with low income from eating better. But new research says there could be another reason.

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2018 Salute to Business Supporters

This year's Salute to Business Supporters event is sponsored by: Port San Antonio, Culligan Water San Antonio; Southwest Metal Roofing; Dixie Flag and Banner Company

Arts & Culture

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Ragtime was an American musical style which enjoyed popularity between 1895 and 1918. It had its origins in African-American circles, bringing fame and publishing contracts to many Black American composers of the era.

In November, 1970, pianist Joshua Rifkin released the first of three recordings of rags for the Nonesuch label. "Scott Joplin: Piano Rags" went on to become Nonesuch's first million-selling release, marking the beginning of a ragtime revival.

 

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The San Antonio Botanical Garden has added several pieces of temporary art to its expanding campus, with five steel pieces by Rodrigo Garagarza, said the garden's executive director Bob Brackman.


Bihl Haus Arts

From a behind-the-scenes look at the life of an artist, to a celebration of love, to the melding of music and art, here’s a preview of this weekend’s events.

 


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The Hemisfair area will be full of people and music and the smells of exotic foods Saturday for the Asian Festival. And the Institute of Texan Cultures' James Benavides says the scope of won't just be limited to the cultures of the orient.

 


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