Texas A&M University-San Antonio is offering a new scholarship for high-performing students. The Achiever Promise scholarship provides free tuition to students in the top 10% of their class and students with at least 30 hours of dual credit. The new scholarship is supported by a $100 million diversity fund from the Texas A&M System. Each of the system’s 11 universities were given the freedom to tailor the scholarship to help their school “look more like Texas.”
San Antonio philanthropist Harvey Najim has committed to giving the University of Texas at San Antonio $3 million to help more students access internships and other hands-on experiences in their fields of study.
In the upcoming 2020 presidential election, U.S. citizens face a hugely important choice with major implications for the country's future: whether to keep President Donald Trump in office or elect former Vice President Joe Biden to replace him.
A local non-profit youth organization is finding its footing in the strange new COVID-19 reality. SAY Sí is a youth arts organization that Communications Director Stephen Guzman says helps young people find their voice through arts.
Texas political leaders, activists and members of the public offered their thoughts and condolences throughout the weekend over the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday. TPR’s Jerry Clayton spoke with Albert Kaufmann, a professor of law at St. Mary's University School of Law, about Ginsburg's legal legacy and how her death affected him personally.
Beto O’Rourke came within 2 percentage points of winning the election in 2018 against Republican Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. While disappointing, the loss does have a silver lining for Texas Democrats. Many saw this race as proof that Texas is now a swing state, and recent polling in Texas in the presidential race supports that theory. There is a demographic trend that demonstrates that Texas is moving to a shade of blue. But it remains to be seen if that is going to...
More than 600 miles of wall are already built along the U.S.-Mexico southern border but President Donald Trump’s administration is working hard to expand that. That includes possible construction in Laredo, where city officials continue to walk a fine line with federal officials throughout the project, and in the Rio Grande Valley across a historic cemetery that residents are working hard to preserve.
Likes is the latest short story collection by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, featuring nine stories. In these, she imagines Black and brown characters who don’t easily fall into neat categories and defy an easy understanding from those around them. Some of these characters are young girls.
Pre-pandemic, patients were required to go in person to get the abortion pill. COVID-19 prompted an easing of that restriction for patients seeking to safely terminate a pregnancy with medication in lieu of surgery.
Following a summer of protests against police brutality and in honor of the lives lost to it, FRONTLINE's latest documentary examines race, policing and the struggle to hold law enforcement departments accountable.
About a week before students at Great Hearts Western Hills were scheduled to return to the classroom, art teacher Lillian White says she received an email from her boss. The school’s headmaster, Matthew Vlahovich, told her she no longer had a job because she planned to continue wearing a mask that says Black Lives Matter, despite being told that the mask was against the charter network’s dress code.