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Texas appeals $100K a day contempt fine in long running foster care litigation

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Texas was found in contempt Monday by U.S. District Judge Janis Jack for violating two of the court's orders in its long running foster litigation.

Tuesday, Apr 16

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Erik Cantu Jr. sues San Antonio over 2022 police shooting by former cop James Brennand

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Former SAPD officer James Brennand, who shot Cantu multiple times, is currently awaiting trial over two counts of aggravated assault.

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VIA Metropolitan Transit is redesigning its map but it needs public input first

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Informed updates will make the system map easier to use. Participants who fill out the questionnaire will receive a 31 Day Pass.

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Racism in health care system may contribute to deaths of Black pregnant Texans

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When issues like bleeding and postpartum depression are left untreated, they can lead to fatalities. Black Texans and other groups of color experience maternal mortality at higher rates, but organizations are working to change that reality.

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A South Texas candidate sues his town for records he says will prove his opponent's corruption

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Rio Grande City officials called Ediel Barrera’s requests “vague or ambiguous.”

ABBA, The Notorious B.I.G. and Juan Gabriel named to the National Recording Registry

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Every year, the Library of Congress names 25 'audio treasures' to be preserved permanently. This year's selections range from ABBA and Green Day to World War I-era jazz pioneer James Reese Europe.

Judge requests Melissa Lucio's murder conviction be overturned

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Melissa Lucio's family, attorneys, the Cameron County District Attorney and now a county judge say she should be exonerated from a 2008 murder charge.

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Defense witness challenges medical examiner in San Antonio trial over death of 4-year-old boy

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The Bexar County Chief Medical Examiner said starvation killed Benjamin Cervera and ruled it a homicide more than two years ago.

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Texas held in contempt over child welfare failures

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will be fined $100,000 a day until it comes into compliance on two remedial court orders.

Monday, Apr 15

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Report: 'Junk fees' add a hidden burden to Texas tenants already struggling with high rents

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The report details charges Texas tenants face on top of rent that are often hidden, duplicative, or exceed the actual cost of services, driving up housing costs.

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TPR honored with 5 Texas Association of Broadcasters awards, including overall excellence

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Texas Public Radio, the San Antonio-based NPR station, has been recognized by the Texas Association of Broadcasters with five awards for overall excellence, breaking news, newscast, beat reporting, and best sports story.

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Samsung gets $6.4 billion to build massive semiconductor plants in central Texas

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One of the facilities Samsung is building will be the size of 11 football fields, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said. The new investment will create thousands of jobs, the White House said.

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Defense to present case in trial over starvation of 4-year-old San Antonio boy

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After four days of compelling and heartbreaking testimony, Miranda Casarez’s attorneys have a difficult job of changing the narrative.

Sunday, Apr 14

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U.S. border arrests decline amid increased enforcement in Mexico

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Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico.

West Texas university working to repatriate Native American remains housed in its research collection

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Sul Ross State University in Alpine has formally determined that a West Texas man is a “lineal descendant” connected to 900-year-old human remains housed at the school’s Center for Big Bend Studies. The finding comes as museums and…

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Science & Medicine: Whole blood ambulances

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For the last five years, first responders all over the world have been watching San Antonio.

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Israel shoots down missiles and drones after Iran launches unprecedented attack

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Sirens sounded across Israel overnight as Israeli officials urged residents to take shelter. The attack follows a vow of retaliation from Iran after an earlier strike on an Iranian consulate in Syria.

Saturday, Apr 13

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CDC warns that measles spike poses a 'renewed threat' to the disease's elimination

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So far this year, the U.S. has seen more than 120 cases of the highly contagious disease — more than double the cases for all of 2023. Still, chances of widespread transmission remains low.

Texas among the top states whose residents are signing up to sponsor refugees

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The U.S. Department of State-run program known as Welcome Corps allows U.S. citizens or permanent residents to sponsor a refugee or refugee family. Texas is one of the states leading the way in the number of application submissions.

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What's Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and reading

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Each week, Pop Culture Happy Hour guests and hosts share what's bringing them joy. This week: Riddle of Fire, The People's Joker, Palm Royale and Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards.

Friday, Apr 12

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Stolen 18-wheeler driven into DPS office in Brenham leaves one dead, 14 injured

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Clenard Parker, a 42-year-old resident of Chappell Hill, is suspected of stealing the vehicle a day after his application for a commercial driver's license was denied.

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San Antonio City Council approves Ready to Work job-training pilot programs

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The initiatives enable workers to be trained in new skills while they're on the job.

The Biden administration tries to close the 'gun show loophole'

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More background checks will be required for gun purchases under a changing administrative rule under the Biden administration. The rule aims to close a loophole that has allowed tens of thousands of guns to be sold every year by unlicensed…

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Here's the new plan to boost background checks for guns bought at shows or online

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The Justice Department's new rule requires background checks for all gun sales, not just ones sold at gun stores. Attorney General Merrick Garland said it will save lives.

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Fronteras: ‘We were not communists’ — A dive into FBI surveillance of Cesar Chávez and the United Farm Workers movement

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The United Farm Workers of America became a target of FBI surveillance during the communist scare of the 1960s and '70s. Arturo Rodriguez spent over 50 years with the UFW. He talks about working alongside civil rights leader Cesar Chávez…

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UT Austin students want answers on the DEI-related firings of at least 66 employees

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Students have asked President Jay Hartzell and Republican state Sen. Brandon Creighton to participate in a student-led town hall on April 19 in response to the implementation of the state's new anti-DEI law.

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Special report: After the Smokehouse Creek Fire

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The Smokehouse Creek Fire was the largest wildfire in Texas history. It killed at least two people, destroyed more than 500 structures, and devastated grasslands.

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The relief for caregivers: Grace Place opens at Meals on Wheels

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The facility creates a new resource for dementia caregivers to receive support and for those with dementia to have a stimulating environment to interact with.

Thursday, Apr 11

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick lists housing affordability, fighting antisemitism on campus among 2025 priorities

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Examining charitable bail organizations and banning Delta 9 were also among Patrick’s priorities in the next legislative session.

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What's the deal with H-E-B? Here's why the Texas brand has a loyal following

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Why does the chain’s most loyal Texas customers think it's worth the hype?