On the fourth floor of Alvarez Hall Friday, Aylin Esparza and her mom, Patricia Sanchez, unpacked a box of sheets to make her bed. The 18 year old freshman has never lived away from her home in Dallas, and she’s hoping her new neighbors will become something of a second family while she’s at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Hurricane Harvey was followed by a massive release of highly toxic chemicals in the coastal area. Ilan Levin , Texas Director of the Environmental Integrity Project, joins us to discuss how better to prepare for future disasters. Then, Texas Observer environment reporter Naveena Sadasivam (14:46) will talk about a nine-part series called "Shallow Watters," which looks at the impact of global warming on the Rio Grande River.
Josie Méndez-Negrete is a sociologist and associate professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her adult son, Robert Lopez, 47, is schizophrenic. Her 2015 book, “A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia,” recounts their efforts to cope and live with mental illness.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness reports that Latinos are less likely than people of other nationalities to seek mental health treatment . Josie Méndez-Negrete, sociologist and associate professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has an adult son who is schizophrenic and joins us to discuss the issue.
There are few actions that suggest a run for higher office — like the presidency — as strongly as making speeches at the Iowa State Fair, which is where San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be this weekend.
The San Antonio Symphony 's 2018-2019 season doesn't start until late September, but there's something some parents and students may want to put on their calendars: rehearsals are now open to music students.
The peak of hurricane season has arrived for San Antonio and South Texas, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service reports August and September are two of the busiest months for tropical storms to move inland from the Gulf of Mexico.
A Bexar County district court judge has ruled that the City Council may add three city charter amendments proposed by the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association to the November ballot. Judge Cathleen Stryker of the 224th District Court sided with the fire union Wednesday afternoon. She denied a temporary restraining order requested by Secure San Antonio’s Future, a political action committee that opposed the charter amendments. The PAC was seeking to block the City Council from...
Every school year brings changes. New teachers. New classmates. But the school year, which began Monday, brought more changes than usual for the students at Stewart Elementary. While their school continues to be a part of the San Antonio Independent School District, the south side elementary is now being managed by charter operator Democracy Prep.
This is the fifth session for University of Texas at San Antonio sophomore Alesandro Salazar. Each time he sits in this sound booth, wearing a skullcap of sensors, he recites nonsensical phrases from a computer monitor. They’re intended to make him stutter.
On Fronteras: Texas high school students use lessons learned from the Broadway smash “Hamilton” to create original performance pieces (0:16). A profile of a San Antonio musician who stands at the crossroads of punk and conjunto (4:39). Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez talks about composing music for the 2014 movie “Birdman” (9:56).
The cattle drive of the Old West was all about connecting the $4 cow in San Antonio with the $40 market in Kansas — and making that connection depended on cowboys. For these saddle tramps, the cattle drive was just a job, but somehow it became an American myth. Tim Lehman’s "Up the Trail" reveals that reality was vastly different than the American myth told in dime novels, TV shows and in song.