'She's Ready To Fight': Lupe Valdez Wins Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Runoff

On Tuesday night, Lupe Valdez became the first openly gay and the first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor.

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Southern Baptist Leader Removed Over Remarks On Rape, Abuse Of Women

Paige Patterson, who has been under fire for weeks over his past advice to women concerning marital abuse and rape, has been quietly replaced as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Patterson has been on the defensive since allegations surfaced that he once counseled women who suffered marital abuse to pray for their husbands. The Washington Post on Tuesday also reported an incident in which Patterson allegedly told a woman who said she had been raped to forgive her...

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The VA in Florida has begun offering telehealth programs in dance, visual art, and music. The programs link therapists with veterans in their homes.

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Ballots across the state showed just two candidates per race in the May 22 runoff elections to decide which Democratic and GOP candidates will compete in November elections.

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Polls closed for the runoff election at 7 p.m. This post will be updated with results.

Bexar County will decide on 11 runoffs, including three congressional contests and the Democratic race for governor.

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Teachers, nurses and librarians in the Boerne Independent School District are getting a 3 percent raise next school year.

District officials say they can afford to give staff raises because enrollment is increasing.

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For 20 years, Rafael Palmeiro terrorized major league pitchers. The hard-hitting left-hander from Miami by way of Cuba is one of only six players to record over 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in his career. That’s part of a resume that could make most ball players proud.

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Former Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold, who recently resigned his seat after it was discovered he had paid a $84,000 sexual harassment settlement with taxpayer money, is now in hot water back home in south Texas.

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House GOP leaders promised Republicans Tuesday they will bring up immigration legislation in June, even though that pledge threatens to divide the party and undermine the staying power of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

"What we're trying to do is find where the consensus sweet spot is," Ryan told reporters. "It's a very difficult issue. Immigration is an issue that has a lot of passionate positions, a lot of passionate thoughts, and our members come from various different perspectives."

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Bexar County is working to be the first in Texas to legalize a needle exchange program. 

McQueeney Elementary Principal Yomeida Guerra, right, speaks to Children at Risk president Bob Sanborn at a news conference announcing the group's 2018 school rankings May 21, 2018.
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Texas advocacy and research group Children at Risk is shining a light on schools that help students growing up in poverty succeed academically.

The organization published its 2018 school rankings Monday, comparing schools that serve students from similar economic backgrounds.

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On this episode of "Texas Matters," this is one of 19 states to not expand Medicaid when the Affordable Care Act became law. Matthew Buettgens, lead author of the report “The Implications of Medicaid Expansion in the Remaining States,” joins us to discuss whether or not Medicaid expansion is good for the Lone Star state. Also, author Ken Roberts talks about a tight society of fiercely independent country folk – known as "The Cedar Choppers (10:30)."


TPR Cinema Tuesdays


TPR opens its Cinema Tuesdays series at the Santikos Bijou on May 29

From the Military to the Marketplace, Capitalizing on Cyber in our City

Event made possible in part by: Jefferson Cano, Port San Antonio, Southwest Metal Roofing Systems, and UTSAs Online Business Degree in Cyber Security

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You may have seen it while driving on Hildebrand, approaching Broadway, there’s a massive, tiled gate. Inside are curious sculptures and benches. It’s called Miraflores, and its past is fascinating. Now it appears its future will be, too.

Elisa Gonzales

Twenty years ago, Max Baca built upon his experience playing traditional conjunto music and the rock 'n' roll crossover sound of the Texas Tornados, and formed Los Texmaniacs, a conjunto group equally at home playing rock, schottisches, cumbias, and ballads. Baca, a master of the bajo sexton, plays in the group with Noel Hernández (bass), Lorenzo Martinez (drums), and Baca’s nephew Josh on accordion.

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Jem Cohen has made a career out of experimenting with the documentary form. The New York based filmmaker has utilized a variety of formats, including Super 8, 16mm, and video, across a filmography that includes over 60 works. He is perhaps best known for the 1999 documentary, “Instrument,” a labor of love that took more than ten years to complete. The film follows the seminal punk rock group, Fugazi, as they tour, record, and live their lives throughout the 1990s.

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Tejano and conjunto are the soundtrack of San Antonio. Songs in these genres tell stories of every day life and a rich cultural history in South Texas. 

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San Antonio's Tricentennial

As San Antonio celebrates its 300 years of history, TPR is reporting on the celebrations, as well as the historical & cultural milestones that have made the city what it is today.