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Donald Trump says he’d consider Ken Paxton for U.S. attorney general

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Trump told a reporter in Texas this weekend that Paxton is “a very talented guy.”

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Johnny Canales, Tejano performer and starmaker, is gravely ill

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He was in radio and television in the 1980s and 1990s, during the time that Tejano music stars, including Selena, rose into popular culture.

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The NRA's convention offered everything from ‘cancel-proof banking’ to Texas-branded pistols

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The National Rifle Association's three-day convention ended Sunday. It featured everything from Second Amendment banking options to speeches from Texas politicians.

Uncle of shooting victim Jackie Cazares reflects on first school board meeting as trustee

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Jesse Rizo was sworn in earlier this month and wants to bring change to UCISD.

Where, when and how to vote in the May primary runoff election in San Antonio

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Early voting is underway from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and ends on Friday, May 24. Election Day is Tuesday, May 28.

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march near Capitol after Texas DPS closes grounds

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The Texas Department of Public Safety closed the Capitol grounds through the weekend in anticipation of the protest. Organizers called the move an attempt to "repress" pro-Palestinian organizing in the state.

Sunday, May 19

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Science & Medicine: Caring for veteran caregivers

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Caregivers for members of the military and veterans experience depression at a higher rate than any other group in the nation and that can be lethal.

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'I want to be a part of this': Texas Burlesque Festival celebrates the art and community of Burly Q

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The seventeenth iteration of the Texas Burlesque Festival happens May 31 - June 2 in Austin

Saturday, May 18

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Student groups sue Texas governor, universities over executive order on campus free speech

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The complaint argues that the governor’s order is an illegal attempt to suppress a viewpoint critical of a foreign country — Israel.

At least 4 people are killed in Houston after a severe thunderstorm passed through

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Across the city, power lines and trees are downed, traffic lights are out and glass is scattered across downtown. About 900,000 customers were left without power early Friday.

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Donald R. Horton, founder of nation’s largest homebuilder, dies at 74

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Donald R. Horton, founder and chairman of the board for D.R. Horton Inc., died suddenly Thursday night, the company announced.

Report raises concerns Texas education dollars were funneled out of the state

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Mike Miles, state-appointed superintendent of Houston ISD, is at the center of the investigation.

Friday, May 17

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Thousands of residents across Houston still without power after deadly Thursday evening storms

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A tornado touched down in the Cypress area in northwest Harris County.

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Latinas are succeeding, but feel pressured to playing traditional roles for women

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Report from the Pew Research Center says Hispanic women in general continue to face pressure to play traditional roles, despite advances in educational attainment and entrepreneurship

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Fronteras: ‘We are resilient people’ — Border Narratives Project aims to shift the perspective on binational communities

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The initative allows creatives across the country to fight back against negative border narratives by writing their own. Three of the initative's newest cohort grantees talk about how their projects more accurately depict border life,…

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Legality of Texas’ floating barrier on Rio Grande goes before full 5th Circuit appeals court

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Most of the arguments focused on whether the barrier, installed at Gov. Greg Abbott’s order last summer, violates a 19th century federal law prohibiting obstructions to navigable waterways without congressional approval. Border security…

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The Dow Jones hits 40,000 for the first time. What to know about this major milestone

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Stock markets received a boost from new data showing inflation is easing. Lower inflation has raised hopes about the U.S. economy — but there are still a lot of unknowns.

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‘We need each other:’ Mexico’s president responds to Texas legislators’ threats on water crisis

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A bipartisan group of U.S. legislators recently signed on to a letter urging “designated funds” be withheld from Mexico if it does not comply with a long-standing treaty that says it must periodically release water from the Conchos River…

Thursday, May 16

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Music boxes of old play San Antonio history

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The King William historic home Villa Finale contains a collection of music machines that play back San Antonio's history.

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Gov. Abbott pardons Daniel Perry, who was convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester

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Perry was convicted last year of murdering Garrett Foster during an altercation at a protest in 2020.

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Pennsylvania woman may be the first in U.S. to be tested on ties between non-epileptic seizures and LED exposure

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Jamie Troese, 38, exclusively seizes to exposure to LED lights. For people with light sensitivities, exposure to LED lights can lead to headaches and impacted vision.

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Texas lawmakers pledge to tackle squatting after hearing ‘horror’ stories from homeowners

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Texas state senators vowed to strengthen anti-squatting laws when lawmakers reconvene in Austin next year. That follows an interim hearing Wednesday on the issue, which lawmakers say is a growing problem in the state.

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SAT to DCA? A direct flight to Washington D.C. is close after Congress approves new flights

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San Antonio has a chance to finally get a direct flight to Washington D.C. in the new FAA reauthorization bill. There’s a possibility of one of five new routes connecting the Alamo City to the nation’s capital.

Wednesday, May 15

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String of cockfighting busts in Texas have animal advocates urging changes to current laws

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Recent raids of cockfighting rings in Texas – including two busts last weekend that led to dozens of arrests – have animal welfare groups pressing for new laws that would ban the shipping birds used in these fights over regular mail.

How a Denton divorce could imperil IVF access in Texas

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The Texas Supreme Court is considering taking up the question of whether frozen embryos should be treated as people, not property, in a divorce case.

Property appraisal protests trending lower than last year

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The Bexar Appraisal District reported on Wednesday that it received about 104,000 property appraisal protests.

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Nearly 1.7 million Texas kids are at risk of going hungry

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A Feeding America report found almost 1 in 4 Texas households with children are food insecure, with almost 1.7 million children at risk of getting inadequate nutrition.

‘Death is everywhere:’ Two Texas Palestinians share memories of bittersweet medical mission to Gaza

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The Austin pediatrician and San Antonio activist traveled to Gaza in late March to provide assistance to the Palestinian enclave’s collapsed healthcare system.

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Are public universities doing enough to comply with Texas’ DEI ban? Lawmakers will decide.

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Texas senators got an update from universities on steps they are taking to comply with a new state law banning diversity, equity and inclusion offices and programs on their campuses. Lawmakers also heard testimony on free speech in the…

2023 ACL Fest brought $500M to Austin, $8M to local parks

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The $499.9 million in economic impact translates to 3,766 full-time jobs in the local economy.