Friday, January 20, 2017

Texas Supreme Court Will Hear Case Attacking Benefits of Married LGBT Couples

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 5:10 PM

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court changed its mind about hearing a case threatening the rights of married gay couples in the state. The case, brought against the City of Houston by anti-LGBT lobbyists, would specifically block same-sex spouses of government employees from receiving any health benefits (benefits that all...

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Boy Stabbed at Southside High School

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM

A teenage boy was stabbed Thursday night at Southside High School. Southside ISD police say at least three teenage boys were involved in the incident, which occurred near the school gym. "This was an unfortunate incident that did occur after school while several student athletes were practicing or gathered," wrote...

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Police Searching for Sexual Assault Suspect Near Medical Center

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:55 AM

The San Antonio Police Department are searching for a man in his early 20s suspected of "several sexual assaults and attempts" in the Medical Center area. The man has been seen stalking multiple women in parking lots near Huebner Rd, Eckert Rd and Babcock Rd — and officers believe...

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PETA Claims Medics at Fort Sam Houston Are Shooting, Stabbing Goats

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:00 AM

On Thursday, animal rights group PETA sent Fort Sam Houston officials a letter accusing them of mutilating goats during training exercises and asking that they please stop. PETA claims a "whistleblower" recently came forward to say that Army Reserve combat medics at Fort Sam shoot, stab, and kill goats during...

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood From Medicaid

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:01 PM

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas from booting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid coverage plan. Judge Sam Sparks granted the women's health provider an injunction Thursday — after three days of hearings — delaying the state's plan to remove Planned Parenthood from Medicaid coverage this month. Sparks, who...

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Rick Perry Didn't Know Trump Wants to Gut His New Department

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Several hours before former Gov. Rick Perry's confirmation hearing this morning, news broke: Donald Trump's administration has plans to eliminate at least a dozen federal departments — including three major offices within the U.S. Department of Energy. But Perry, the incoming Secretary of Energy, appeared to be the last to know....

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Another Texas Congressman Boycotts Trump Inauguration

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 2:20 PM

A South Texas congressman says he's boycotting president-elect Donald Trump's Friday swearing-in, claiming supposed "inauguration attendees" hurled racial slurs at students from his district who were visiting Washington DC this week. Congressman Filemon Vela, whose district stretches from the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley to San Antonio, would be...

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With Fiber Stalled, Google Isn't Really Talking With the City Right Now

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM

On Wednesday, a week after city hall essentially stalled Google Fiber's much-anticipated rollout in San Antonio, city leaders say Google's been mum on the issue and has only provided "limited information" to the city thus far. While councilwoman Rebecca Viagran defensively assured citizens city leaders hadn't "halted" the high-speed fiber-optic...

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San Antonio Police Will Focus on People, Not Neighborhoods, in 2017

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Instead of simply targeting high-crime neighborhoods, the San Antonio Police Department will spend 2017 specifically focusing on individuals who commit crimes, according to SAPD Chief William McManus. In a Wednesday press conference, McManus shared his department's tactics for the coming year — leaving many unanswered questions. "If we are able...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Uber Driver Accused of Raping Passenger

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:45 PM

In October, while City Council worked to finalize rideshare regulations that would ultimately lower the safety procedures for Uber and Lyft drivers (by removing a previously mandatory fingerprint background check), an Uber driver allegedly raped a passenger. The man had never been fingerprinted. Officials say Gabriel Vasquez, who opted...

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