Thursday, November 15, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Invited to Attend Freshman Orientation for Congress Even Though Race Against Will Hurd Isn't Final

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 12:47 PM

The race between Will Hurd and Gina Ortiz Jones for the District 23 congressional seat just got a little more interesting. On Wednesday, Ortiz Jones attended an orientation for first-time members of congress in Washington, D.C. Except, her race against incumbent Hurd has yet to be called. And she's...

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UTSA Completes Investigation of Professor Calling Campus Police on Student Who "Had Her Feet Up" During Lecture

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 12:46 PM

University of Texas at San Antonio President Taylor Eighmy announced Wednesday that the school had concluded its investigation into a controversial  removal of a student from a classroom that occurred earlier this week. Officials determined instructor Anita Moss' decision to call campus police to escort a black female student...

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Latino Voters Are Energized by the Midterms and Ready to Vote Again, New Survey Says

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 12:35 PM

Latino voters are energized by the 2018 midterm elections and are eager to stay politically involved, according to a new survey commissioned by voter-empowerment group Voto Latino. Of those in the survey, 94 percent said they'll continue to vote in upcoming elections, while one in three said they aim to...

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San Antonio Anchorwoman Deborah Knapp Will Appear on Jeopardy — Just Don't Ask When

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:24 AM

The national spotlight will shine on KENS 5 anchor Deborah Knapp when she appears on quiz show Jeopardy! to share videotaped clues for contestants. Wish we could tell you when, because there's little doubt die-hard Knapp fans("Knappsters" they call 'em) will want to set their DVRs. Unfortunately, Knapp herself...

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Fitch Says It's Reviewing San Antonio's Credit Rating After Charter Amendments Pass

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:10 AM

San Antonio voters had their say on the fire union's three proposed charter amendments. Now the credit rating agencies have their turn. Fitch Ratings, one of the three largest such agencies, said it's reevaluating the the city's creditworthiness after voters approved two of the three amendments the union placed on the...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Julian Castro Corrals Potential Supporters for a 2020 Presidential Run

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Former S.A. Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro is meeting with potential supporters about a potential bid for the White House in 2020, according to news reports. The 44-year-old Democrat last month said he'd "likely" run for president, and he's done all sorts of things to hint that's the case, from publishing...

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Facing Criticism, UTSA Places Professor On Leave After She Called Campus Police on Student Who "Had Her Feet Up"

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Following outrage from a controversial video posted to Twitter, officials with the University of Texas at San Antonio have placed a professor on leave. Professor Anita Moss is on leave after a video of her calling campus police on a female African-American student who "had her feet up" during...

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Building the Next Wave: Energized By the Midterms, Texas Progressive Groups Look to Maintain Their Momentum

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Progressives’ work to bring more Texas women, people of color and young voters to the polls helped drive last week’s Democratic victories, and state organizers say they’re stepping up their efforts in advance of 2020. Despite a narrow miss from Texas’ progressive marquee candidate, Beto O’Rourke, Democrats flipped two U.S....

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Why the Fire Union Won: Maybe the Status Quo Didn’t Do as Badly on Election Day as Republican Judges, But It Was Close

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Editor's Note: The following is City Current, a column of opinion and analysis. It took nearly two days for Councilman Greg Brockhouse to call for City Manager Sheryl Sculley to resign based on the November 6 election results. For the first-term District 6 rep, that counts as restraint. Maybe...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Files a Court Motion Requiring Bexar County to Provide Voter List

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones filed a court motion Tuesday to force Bexar County's election administrator to release a list of provisional voters. During an afternoon press conference, Jones said a district judge has ordered Bexar to release the full list, but county officials have not yet complied. The order also...

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