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Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 27, 2011
Sipping champagne, cheering and dancing, about 300 people celebrated the launching of San Antonio's newest radio station, KROV-FM, as it broadcast its first official song and its station identification in the parking lot of its new offices.  KROV 91.7FM-HD2 launched on a sunny, warm Sunday, Feb. 27 with the playing of a duet of Michael Jackson and Akon singing "Hold My Hand," a recently-released song recorded before Jackson's death in 2009.
Written by Susana on Feb 24, 2011
Several hundred people gathered in round tables, drawing and stacking chips on maps depicting HemisFair Park in a second public workshop to revamp San Antonio's famed downtown neighborhood. More than 300 people attended the Hemisfair Park Planning workshop at Sunset Station to tell the city and developers the kind of kind of housing, transportation routes, shopping centers and parks they want in order to bring new vibrancy to the 78-acre area, home to the 1968 World's Fair.
Written by gsbaird on Feb 22, 2011
In real life, Texas-born Larry Hagman is quite the opposite of the ruthless "JR" Ewing character he played on the internationally-famous “Dallas” television series.For his contributions in bringing awareness to the need for organ donations and supporting solar energy in developing nations, Hagman was presented the 2011 Bob Krueger Public Service Award at a gala held Feb. 19 at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 22, 2011
A new radio station that aims to empower San Antonio's community had its debut Sunday evening. KROV 91.7FM-HD2 will primarily play R&B music and focus on community issues, but the station will also showcase local music of all genres, said Tommy Calvert Jr., KROV's general manager.NOWCastSA streamed live video from the launch and will post it to the Website later. The San Antonio Community Inc. radio station will also invite other nonprofit organizations to talk about what they're doing to impact the community. 
Written by billisrael on Feb 18, 2011
As Cairo adjusts to a revolt now surging through the Middle East, the uprising takes on new perspective from San Antonio – for both Cairo and San Antonio, Egypt and Texas, have more in common than it may appear.Cairo is the crossroads of the Middle East, and, through Suez, of world trade. San Antonio is the crossroads of Texas and the southern tier, and through I-35 and I-10, of trade for North America.Texas is two-thirds the size of Egypt, but the Egyptian desert limits habitable land to a slender ribbon along the Nile.