Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana, Mexico, to a Mexican father and an American mother. The acclaimed author is best known for his novels about the U.S.-Mexico border, including " The Devil's Highway ." On this episode of "Texas Matters," contributor Yvette Benavides talks to Urrea about his latest work, " The House of Broken Angels ," which is based on real-life events.
An Air Force cargo plane made an emergency landing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Thursday afternoon after a training mission. Eleven personnel from the 433rd Airlift Wing were onboard, but no injuries were reported.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a detailed warning Thursday about cyber intrusions in businesses and critical infrastructure providers, like power companies. The alert shows an elaborate web of attempts by Russia to penetrate and map vulnerabilities for two years.
This week on Fronteras: Black women are dying either before or after childbirth in higher numbers than the rest of the Texas population. The small South Texas city of Pharr is connecting homes with free broadband internet in an effort to close the digital divide (8:33). Local composer Federico Chavez-Blanco has been commissioned to write music for San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration (14:15).
Composer Federico Chavez-Blanco, who is a native of Mexico and San Antonio resident, has written music for telenovelas such as “Azul Tequila” and “Señora,” and on a number of films and documentaries. He was commissioned to compose the music for this year’s San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations, and said scoring music for movies or TV depends on what the music director or music supervisor envisions for the program.
In this first episode of our eight-part podcast, “TPR Takes On: Fiesta," hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McLendon Johnson look back at the origins of San Antonio’s “party with a purpose” through some creative storytelling. The duo then gets schooled on what Fiesta San Antonio really is, and we learn the difference between the Alamo City's celebration and Mardi Gras.
Tip-off for the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is Thursday. And if you need some last minute inspiration for your bracket, there is a giant March Madness bracket set up outside the convention center in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio officials made another attempt to negotiate a contract regarding health care and wages with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association Tuesday, but the union declined to appear. The union’s contract ran out in 2014, and its stalemate with the city has lasted for more than 1,200 days.
Last Tuesday , the Internal Revenue Service said people were being being bilked out of money by criminals pretending to be from the tax collection agency. Two days later, I received a phone call that my provider said was probably spam. They left a message saying they were from the IRS and I was in big trouble.
San Antonio State Rep. Roland Gutierrez made it official on Saturday at Brook City-Base: He's running to replace embattled State. Sen. Carlos Uresti, who was convicted on 11 counts of fraud and money laundering charges in February. Gutierrez announced his campaign even though Uresti has not left his Senate seat.
The pantheon of heroes of Texas independence from Mexico includes names many know: Davy Crocket, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Jim Bowie and Juan Seguin. But of these Texan heroes, Seguin’s story may be one of the most interesting, conflicted and inspiring. On this episode of "Texas Matters," we talk to author Bill Neeley about his book, "A Tejano Knight, The Quest of Don Juan Seguin."