Thursday, April 27, 2017

Your Guide to San Antonio's Mayoral Election

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 3:25 PM

You've watched the debates, you've seen the lawn signs, you've argued about it on Facebook — and now it's finally time to cast your vote for San Antonio's next mayor. And have a whopping 14 candidates to chose from. Before you head to the polls May 6 (or vote early...

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Judge Calls DA LaHood's Courtroom Threats "Uncalled For," but Refuses to Dismiss Case

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:05 AM

On Tuesday, a judge ruled in favor of Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood in a murder case that's offered a revealing look at how the DA operates in a courtroom. By now, the ruling has little to do with the original purpose of the case — to rule whether...

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Texas Lawmakers Ban "Sanctuary Cities" After Ugly, Hours-Long Debate

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:47 AM

*Update 3:30 pm: The Texas House gave Senate Bill 4 final approval Thursday afternoon. As the Austin American-Statesman reports, Democrats on Thursday hadn't give up efforts to change the bill even as it sailed towards passage, including filing a failed, last-minute amendment to delay SB 4's implementation until the U.S....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Your Guide to San Antonio's City Council Elections

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:05 PM

With the city's May 6 election quickly approaching (and early voting already upon us), it's time you figure out who you want to represent you at city hall — not just in the mayor's office, but in the council chambers. This year, every single council seat is up for...

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Why Mayor Taylor's Comments Disturb and Offend People Who Aren't Religious

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM

This week San Antonio went viral in a very unflattering way – that is, if you’re not a social conservative or worry about religion guiding politicians' actions on some of society's most serious challenges, like addressing the root causes of poverty. It looks like a blogger at Patheos.com, a website...

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Proposed Bill Could Make Vaccine Exemptions Easier For Texas Kids to Obtain

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:41 AM

The House committee heard testimony Tuesday evening on a bill that would make it easier for parents to keep their kids from getting vaccinated. The bill, proposed by conservative Rep. Matt Krause, would expedite the process for parents seeking vaccine exemptions. The bill would require the state to provide blank...

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Coach Popovich Reportedly Gave a $5,000 Tip at a Memphis Restaurant

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Although the Spurs lost both games during their trip to Memphis, one local waiter scored big from the team’s visit last week. San Antonio’s own Gregg Popovich reportedly left a more than generous tip at McEwen’s Memphis, an upscale restaurant known for its wine selection. According to a picture...

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Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo to Pay for the Border Wall

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Since President Donald Trump's January election, his sweeping declaration that Mexico will pay for a giant border wall has awkwardly evolved into "Well, maybe we will pay for it but Mexico will pay for it one day, somehow." That's an answer Sen. Ted Cruz has refused to accept. But...

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The Spurs Rode a Balanced Attack to a Pivotal Game 5 Win

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Consider last night a much-needed return to form for the Spurs as a team. Sure, they got a superhuman performance out of Kawhi Leonard in Game 4, the type that drew Kobe Bryant comparisons for his ability to take over offensively. He scored a career-high 43 points to go...

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Judge Blocks Trump's "Sanctuary City" Crackdown As Texas Considers Its Own

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM

On Tuesday, a judge temporarily blocked President Donald Trump from following through on his threat to strip federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities," where police departments seek to limit their role in federal immigration enforcement. The ruling by federal district judge William H. Orrick comes after a lawsuit filed earlier this...

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