Fear continues to grow among Mexican and Canadian officials as well among a large number of South Texas businesses regarding a possible U.S. withdrawal from North American Free Trade Agreement as negotiations continue.
Researchers with University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio co-authored a groundbreaking study on post-traumatic stress disorder published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association . The study found a common therapy proven effective for civilians, also works for service members with combat PTSD.
Two hundred and thirty eight communities bid with incentives packages for the next Amazon headquarters. San Antonio was not one of them. The city and county jointly sent a letter last October extolling San Antonio’s positives but passing on submitting a formal bid, saying “blindly giving away the farm” isn’t our style. The decision drew praise from some for its fiscal responsibility and criticism from others who think the community should be swinging at every pitch.
A San Antonio congressman said the current spending measure before the U.S. Senate doesn’t do enough in terms of disaster relief, immigration reform or shoring up the federal government’s Children’s Health Insurance Program.
This week on Fronteras: Now that temporary protected status for people in the U.S. from El Salvador has ended, hear how workers in Houston are dealing with the uncertainty. Property taxes of adobe homes in Marfa skyrocket (3:50). Muslim Americans honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service (7:59). A Latina conductor strikes a chord in Seattle (11:40). Mexican-American studies touch the lives of San Antonio students (16:49).
The Mexican-American War is "substantially underrated," says historian Peter Guardino. After annexing Texas in 1845, the United States' pursuit of territorial expansion led a military campaign south to Mexico. The conflict, which began in 1846 and ended by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, is also known under various other terms, including the "North American Intervention" – a more common distinction in Mexico.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg wants the city to reconsider how it will make future deals to fund nonprofit agencies. At a City Council Governance Committee meeting Wednesday the city attorney and city auditor told council members it was looking at various proposed changes, including making city created nonprofits subject to review by the city’s Ethics Review Board. The suggestions come just a few months after the CEOs of two city created organizations — the Tricentennial Commission and...
The Austin Baroque Orchestra 's performance Sunday at Mission Concepcion is rooted in the history of two major figures of the era: Prussia's Frederick The Great and Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire, said the orchestra's Billy Traylor.
Officials with the Department of Public Safety face criticism from lawmakers over the state agency’s decision to lay off 117 state troopers. But the layoffs were part of the 4 percent budget cut mandated by the Legislature.
Texas Public Radio has been following the path of Mexican-American studies in Texas public schools. Last week we visited a San Antonio high school that’s implementing a Mexican-American course as an elective.
Issues of civil rights continue to motivate San Antonians to march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thousands of people participated Monday, stretching the crowd across several blocks. They carried signs in support of issues ranging from immigration and women’s rights to racial justice and equality.