Austin Eubanks was a 17-year-old when he survived the mass shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. He watched his best friend die. In the years following, he struggled with addiction, got clean, and became a motivational speaker. He detailed his experiences in a TEDx Talk in 2017 in Denver. In April, Eubanks died of a heroin overdose. Eubanks is not the only person who survived a mass shooting, or lost someone in a mass shooting, to later succumb to the lingering impact of trauma and...
Lt. Gen. Nadja West, head of Army Medical Command, relinquished her command Friday at a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston. West became the 44th Army Surgeon General in December 2015. She's the first black female lieutenant general in the Army and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from West Point.
Texans in border communities used to cross back and forth freely with little to no documentation . Much has changed since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 Commission in 2004 determined the border crossing rules were too lax, and Congress passed the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative , which required U.S. border crossers to possess passports or passport cards to cross the international ports of entry. Mexican travelers are required to carry a Border Crossing Card . The...
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath visited the San Antonio Independent School District Thursday to highlight the district’s rapid improvement under the state’s academic accountability system. The commissioner pointed to SAISD as an example of the success of the A through F rating system launched last year.
Jim Cullum Jr.’s musical talent, positive demeanor and love of jazz has been a definitive part of San Antonio since the early 1960s. On Aug. 11, the 77-year-old Cullum passed away at his home of an apparent heart attack. TPR’s David Martin Davies spoke with Cullum in 2009.
In July 1931, Texans were wondering if their state was going to war with Oklahoma. The two neighboring states were in a showdown over a bridge over the Red River. While many saw this Red River Bridge War as a farcical episode it was also a watershed moment in history.
A recent report details multiple possible scenarios for San Antonio's future through 2035, each accounting for different potential changes, disruptions and investments in human progress and human services. Can we craft an equitable, successful future for San Antonio in 2035 by building a “future-proof” model today?
For the last two months, dozens of county and district attorneys in Texas have not prosecuted low-level marijuana crimes. That’s because they lack a reliable and affordable way to distinguish between marijuana and hemp, which was just legalized.
The mass shooting in El Paso on August 3 left a community reeling and the public searching for answers after 22 Latino and Mexican individuals were killed in a Wal-Mart. The suspected gunman, a 21-year-old white male, posted a disturbing manifesto online 19 minutes before the attack that espoused anti-immigrant and white nationalism beliefs.
On Sunday, August 11, San Antonio legend Jim Cullum, Jr. passed away at the age of 77. Fellow musicians and fans have been paying tribute to the man, who was committed to spreading the gospel of "hot jazz" to the world. Part of the way that happened was through the magic of radio. In 1989, Joe Gwathmey had been back in Texas for scarely a year and things were happening at the fledgling Texas Public Radio. As the general manager of TPR, Gwathmey helped get KSTX 89.1 FM on the air the previous...
Monday was the first day of the school year for the San Antonio Independent School District and several area charter school networks. Two of SAISD’s schools are new this year: CAST Med High School on the South Side and Young Women’s Leadership Academy Primary just east of downtown.
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland became the focus of national media attention in late July after a Facebook page, amn/nco/snco , shared photos of rampant mold growth in its technical training dormitories.
El Pasoans are extending themselves to help one another after the mass shooting at a Walmart that left 22 people dead and more than two dozen injured. Among those still in the hospital are two youth soccer coaches, Luis Calvillo and Memo Garcia.
It’s Sunday afternoon and church-goers shuffled into El Paso’s historic Sacred Heart Parish. Tucked away in Segundo Barrio, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, the church is a spiritual anchor to the predominantly immigrant community it serves. Sacred Heart is less than one mile from an international bridge that connects El Paso to its sister city, Ciudad Juárez. This weekend, there was a different presence of peace as four therapy dogs quietly sat in the back pew, ready to greet...