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The Arizona Republic
Concerts of the week: One Direction
One Direction headline University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale in a week that also brings Jason Aldean to Ak-Chin Pavilion. Other shows of note include Luis Miguel, the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, Marco Antonio Solis, Casting Crowns and David Gray.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Moonamp Music Festival at Sunken Garden Theater on September 27
The music never stops in San Antonio and this week there's a big music festival coming to the Sunken Garden Theater. The Moonamp Music Festival is coming to town for the first time on Saturday September 27, 2014.
Federal plan calls for immigrant detention facility in Texas for children, parents
Five years after claims of scathing human rights abuses ended the detention of immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, federal officials last week announced a plan to build another detention center in South Texas to hold immigrant parents and children. If the deal goes through, which officials in Frio County say is more than likely, the new site 70 miles southwest of San Antonio would be run by the same private prison company that ran the old facility northeast of Austin: Corrections Corporation of America.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Inter Press Service
Salvadoran Farmers Stake Their Bets on Sustainable Development
Peasant farmer Brenda Arely SA nchez uses her machete to clear a blocked canal in the Cuche de Monte swamp in Jiquilisco bay on El Salvador's Pacific coast. Sediment blocks the canals, endangering the mangrove ecosystem.
"You're More Than Just a Number"
Can an applicant explain why he or she would thrive at a given college in two minutes? If the applicant wants to enroll at Goucher College, that is pretty much all it will take under a new admissions option announced earlier this month. Applicants can now submit a two-minute video instead of all the traditional requirements, such as test scores, transcripts and essays.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Secrecy and doubt shroud Nicaragua's huge canal plans
The Chinese engineers passed by Antonio Cardenas' dusty plot of land the other day. They didn't say anything to him.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Kalmar to Deliver 7 RTGs to Puerto Central, in Chile
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver seven E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Puerto Central S.A in San Antonio, Chile. The RTG project has a total value of USD 14 million, including the cranes, spare parts, training for operators and technicians as wells as civil works and other auxiliary equipment required to automate certain RTG processes.
New cloth diaper chapter to open in Lebanon
The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet, a nonprofit organization based in San Antonio, announced the opening of a new chapter in Lebanon. "We are extremely happy and proud that we are able to expand our reach into communities that are in desperate need of reusable diaper services.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
RA Ibiza weekly: Workers' parties, Ryan Elliott
RA's Will Lynch guests on the column this week, taking a closer look at San Antonio's underground music scene. Running parallel to the island's mainstream club scene, San Antonio is home to a cheaper, more unruly alternative.
Brown slammed over Tesla in California debate
Brown slammed over Tesla in California debate Debate came same day that Tesla and Nevada's governor announced factory near Reno. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rPjfNz This July 28, 2014, file photo shows California Gov. Jerry Brown as he speaks during a joint press conference with Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade in Mexico City.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
City of Walnut opposes Mt. SAC parking structure
WALNUT >> Opponents of a proposed 2,200-space, five-level parking garage at Mount San Antonio College have gained a powerful ally: City Hall. What started with one member of the City Council having some concerns in July grew into full-fledged opposition last week by the entire council to the construction of a concrete garage directly across from the Timberline neighborhood at Mountaineer Road and Edinger Way.
ETBU's Peace Officer Program Begins with Training Exercise in Colorado
First day of classes for East Texas Baptist University students started on August 25 but the cadets in the Law Enforcement Academic Alternative Peace Officer Training Program began their training as future peace officers weeks before with a trip to Colorado. LEAA cadets Matt Argenbright, Zach Jones, Jordan Anderson and Dyllon Morin, went to a campground in the southern area of Colorado, on the Conejos River near Antonio for the beginning of their peace officer training.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Give a Panhandler a Buck, Get Ticketed by San Antonio Cops
A panhandler asks for a dollar or a bite to eat, you casually pass him a buck or a sandwich, and you...get cited by a cop with nothing better to do? That's the plan in San Antonio, Texas.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "August 30
Priest that California's "public school financing system, with its substantial dependence on local property taxes and resultant wide disparities in school revenue, violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."
Loew names Germany's 21-man squad
Germany football coach Joachim Loew has called up his 21-man squad for the upcoming international matches.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Region 2 Secondary Teacher of the Year
Three Rivers Junior-Senior High School's Kathryn Wolff pretty much wanted to be a teacher her entire adult life.
TX: Explosive Population Growth Could Double San Antonio's Footprint
Aug. 29--SAN ANTONIO -- If the region's growth continues in the same unencumbered fashion as it has for decades, San Antonio's footprint likely will double in size by 2040, growing from 500 square miles to more than 1,000 square miles, the city's planning director said Thursday at the first meeting of the City Council Comprehensive Planning ... (more)
New York Post
Hispanics rising: Look to Texas
Democrats are looking to turn Texas purple: New Housing Secretary Julian Castro, ex-mayor of San Antonio, with President Obama last month.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Austin American Statesman
Austin Music Source: Friday music picks: Freestyle Fellowship, Mindz of a Different Kind, Third Root
Freestyle Fellowship, Mindz of a Different Kind, Third Root at the ND. The main event at this show is obviously an appearance from L.A. underground hip-hop titans Freestyle Fellowship, who are in the middle of their aptly named Masters tour, but don't skip the openers.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
It is always oppressively hot in San Antonio, Texas. At least it was when I taught there, at the Oblate School of Theology, for three consecutive Junes between 2011 and 2013.