Hundreds of students at several different San Antonio schools called for an end to gun violence Friday by participating in walkouts and on-campus events. For many who participated, ending gun violence means tightening gun control.
On This episode of "Texas Matters": There's too much plutonium in Texas. The Pantex facility near Amarillo has so much of the nuclear material that it has exceeded storage capacity. We look at the forgotten episode in the Great Depression when 500,000 Mexicans and Mexican Americas were forced out of the nation. We'll revisit how the story was covered at the time by three newspapers in San Antonio (09:30).
This week on Fronteras, National Guard troops arrive on the border, and students expand their knowledge of Mexican food culture through “taco literacy”’ President Trump has called for National Guard members to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border. Troops are making their way into South Texas (0:00). Tarrant County partners with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enforce immigration law (4:28). A mural of a Mexican abuela peers down on the West Texas border town of Presidio (9:00)....
Eighth graders at Great Hearts Monte Vista North charter school Wednesday were assigned homework that suggested there is a positive side to slavery. The students were told to give a balanced view of the life of slaves by listing the pros and cons.
An effort to expand Texas’ medical marijuana law seems to be gaining traction among state agencies, lawmakers and possibly the governor. Advocates are pushing the state to authorize medicinal cannabis treatment for more medical conditions.
Last year, the Air Force reported a shortage of approximately 2,000 pilots, including about 950 fighter pilots. Much of pilot training occurs in Texas at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Sheppard Air Force Base. At a hearing on Air Force modernization in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned Air Force leaders on their efforts to fix the problem.
In this episode of TPR’s Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson learn all about what to wear to your favorite Fiesta event. Breathable fabric, big hats, and a sash full of medals. What? Jack Morgan explains the history behind the Fiesta tradition, and then TPR’s Joey Palacios confesses his obsession with collecting the shiny tokens. Finally Asia visits with Graciela Carillo, owner of Graciela’s Creations , to learn all about the colorful hats and dresses she’s...
It’s been just over a week since the governors of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California committed to sending around 2,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s in response to a call to action by President Trump, who says there’s been an uptick in illegal border crossings and drug trafficking. Some 900 troops have already arrived, but operations are not yet fully underway.
Since last May, Alamo Plaza has been embroiled in debate over how the site will be redesigned. Organizers hope the plan will return Alamo Plaza to its former grandeur. It may include moving the 1936 Cenotaph and the Alamo Defenders to a nearby park, where historians believe the soldiers' bodies were burned. But moving the 60-foot monument to that site doesn't sit right with many Texans.
The board of trustees for the San Antonio Independent School District Monday night approved trimming teacher and administrator positions from its payroll next school year. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the district will lay off any teachers or assistant principals.
If Fiesta is San Antonio’s “Party with a Purpose,” then consuming large amounts of portable food is just behind helping charities when it comes to defining just what that purpose is. From corn-in-a-cup to chicken-on-a-stick, San Antonians love to scarf down Fiesta food (and think about the after-effects later, hopefully at the gym!. In this episode of TPR’s official* Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson spin the “Wheel of Fiesta Foods” and reminisce about with...
Finding the Art Legacy Gallery in San Antonio is a challenge. Located at 18503 Sigma, it’s in the lobby of a strip mall with no signage declaring its existence. But upon entering, you’re greeted by a Warhol-inspired, pop-art portrait of an older man sticking out his tongue. What’s most striking is his bright pink tongue and blue shirt. Everything else is gray. That’s famed author Gabriel García Márquez.
Mario R. Ortiz, district director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been working for the agency for 30 years. In that time, he’s heard countless stories of inspiration from the immigrants he’s encountered while processing their applications for green cards or citizenship. Ortiz was particularly touched by a noncitizen he was not able to help. “When someone is not yet a U.S. citizen and they are killed in action, their family members are entitled to a posthumous certificate...
On this episode of “Texas Matters”: How are anti-Trump activists preparing for the possibility that President Trump will fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller? New data shows that the Texas maternal mortality problem isn’t as bad as it was thought. So now what (11:10)? How the Farm Bill could take away benefits from the poor in Texas (22:50).