Ragtime was an American musical style which enjoyed popularity between 1895 and 1918. It had its origins in African-American circles, bringing fame and publishing contracts to many Black American composers of the era. In November, 1970, pianist Joshua Rifkin released the first of three recordings of rags for the Nonesuch label. Scott Joplin: Piano Rags went on to become Nonesuch's first million-selling release, marking the beginning of a ragtime revival. Jump forward to 1973 when the release...
This fall, students who apply to the University of Texas at San Antonio, but don’t quite qualify for direct admission, will have a new pathway to start at UTSA as sophomores. Through a program called Transitioning Roadrunners at Alamo Colleges, or On-TRAC, the students will be co-enrolled at the university and one of the community colleges.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is hurtling toward asteroid 2014 MU69. When it passes, it will be the most distant body a spacecraft has ever done a flyby of. The asteroid is more than four billion miles away, in the Kuiper belt, with so many unknowns that the margin of error is larger than other missions.
Early voting for Texas’s March 6 primary starts Tuesday. Historically, Texans don’t turn out for primaries. In 2016, just over 21 percent of eligible Texans voted in the presidential primary. Turnout in midterm primary elections is usually even lower. We want to help make participation in primaries easier for voters — by making the primaries themselves easier to understand. We’ve partnered with Texas Standard and pubic radio stations across the state for Texas Decides, where we answer your...
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio's Medical Center Friday to see how young cancer patients have benefited from an art therapy program.
A national nonprofit that helps active duty service members, veterans and military spouses on the path to becoming tech entrepreneurs is in San Antonio this week. Patriot Boot Camp kicked off its second round of technology workshops on Friday.
This week on Fronteras: A conversation with Francisco Cantú, former Border Patrol agent and author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.” He begins by talking about becoming an agent in 2008 and what he witnessed in the harsh Arizona desert. Cantú also discusses the inspiration behind the title “The Line Becomes a River” (3:35) , and why he felt he needed to join the Border Patrol to understand immigration issues (6:30) . From his first days as a field agent in the...
Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush, facing criticism from state lawmakers over his office’s management of the Alamo and its restoration effort, will resign his position from the nonprofit that runs daily operations for the historic site.
The White House is back in the legal spotlight this week. The family of a 12-year-old Texas girl being treated with medical marijuana in Colorado is among a group of plaintiffs suing the Trump administration in an effort to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level.
The Hemisfair area will be full of people and music and the smells of exotic foods Saturday for the Asian Festival. And the Institute of Texan Cultures' James Benavides says the scope of won't just be limited to the cultures of the orient.
San Antonio City Council and local public schools are looking into ways they can work together to advocate for changes to school funding at the state level. At an initial planning meeting with the council’s committee on intergovernmental relations Tuesday, committee chair Rey Saldaña said the city wanted to have “skin in the game."
Julian Castro, former San Antonio mayor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development for the Obama Administration, says he is interested in a 2020 presidential run. But Castro, who is speaking this week in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire, said he won't announce his official decision later this year.
Updated 8:24 p.m. Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush is crying foul on a draft audit document critical of his handling of the Alamo Restoration Project. Now Bush is requesting a criminal review of their internal findings that resulted the release of agency staff and some of their nonprofit partners personal information.