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Councilman Pelaez Calls For Study On Bexar County Property Valuations

District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez wants a comprehensive study of how property valuations are conducted at the Bexar County Appraisal District.

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2018 Midterm Elections

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2018 Elections: Runoff Set To Replace Lamar Smith In Congressional District 21

The race for Congressional District 21 is headed for a runoff, and the candidates — two Republicans and two Democrats — will have to ask their supporters to vote again in May .

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Report: Russian Hackers Had The Ability To Shut Down U.S. Power Plants

The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of orchestrating a campaign of cyberattacks that targeted the U.S. power grid. Since at least March 2016, Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate numerous sectors of American infrastructure, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and manufacturing, according to a Department of Homeland Security report published on Thursday. The announcement came as the White House imposed sanctions against 19 Russians and five...

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From Texas Standard:

The Rio Grande isn't as full as it used to be. And that's a problem for everyone who shares the river. Texas claims that New Mexico is keeping more than its fair share of the water. And it's actually suing that state and Colorado in a case that's gone to the Supreme Court.

But the Rio Grande doesn't just flow through the U.S. It also feeds Mexico. Officials on both sides of the border are concerned about water scarcity, and they are taking new measures to conserve the resource.

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The 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off Friday. And the road to the championship may go through Texas. Although there are only three Lone Star State schools in the field of 64, you could make a strong case for each one’s title chances.

From Texas Standard.

A gas explosion in Dallas last month killed a 12-year old girl and brought new attention to an aging infrastructure. The natural gas supplier, Atmos Energy, says it’s upgrading old steel pipes in the area, but many wonder why it took a deadly explosion to draw attention to the issue in the first place.

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District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez wants a comprehensive study of how property valuations are conducted at the Bexar County Appraisal District.

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Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana, Mexico, to a Mexican father and an American mother. The acclaimed author is best known for his novels about the U.S.-Mexico border, including "The Devil's Highway."

On this episode of "Texas Matters," contributor Yvette Benavides talks to Urrea about his latest work, "The House of Broken Angels," which is based on real-life events.

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An Air Force cargo plane made an emergency landing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Thursday afternoon after a training mission. Eleven personnel from the 433rd Airlift Wing were onboard, but no injuries were reported.  

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Threats of a nuclear incident with North Korea continue to haunt the United States and key countries around the world.


Jupiter continues to reveal new and unexpected attributes to the Juno space probe. The mission led by NASA and San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute is the subject of a special issue of the journal Nature.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a detailed warning Thursday about cyber intrusions in businesses and critical infrastructure providers, like power companies. The alert shows an elaborate web of attempts by Russia to penetrate and map vulnerabilities for two years.


San Antonio Symphony

As the San Antonio Symphony's season continues, just a few short weeks ago, its situation was dire.


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San Antonio Symphony

As the San Antonio Symphony's season continues, just a few short weeks ago, its situation was dire.

Federico Chavez-Blanco

Composer Federico Chavez-Blanco, who is a native of Mexico and San Antonio resident, has written music for telenovelas such as “Azul Tequila” and “Señora,” and on a number of films and documentaries.

He was commissioned to compose the music for this year’s San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations, and said scoring music for movies or TV depends on what the music director or music supervisor envisions for the program.

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For San Antonio-area creatives, curators and art enthusiasts, March is a time to celebrate the city's contemporary art scene.

Guadalupe “Lupito” Acuña

From spring blooms to classical music to a squeezebox competition, your weekend is here.



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