Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cartel Assassin Involved in Allende Massacre Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM

One evening in March 2011, dozens of assassins tied to the infamous Zetas drug cartel began to arrive in Allende, a small town situated in the northern Mexico state of Coahuila, a lucrative smuggling corridor that borders the Texas city of Eagle Pass. U.S. officials say Marciano Millan Vasquez, who...

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Officials Blame Rivercenter Evacuation on Grease Fire

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Smoke filled the San Antonio skyline Tuesday after a fire at the downtown Shops at Rivercenter. According to Express-News, no one was injured, but hundreds of people were evacuated from the complex, including guests at the 38-story Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. San Antonio Fire Department told Express-News they believed the flames...

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Mexico Submits Affidavit in Case Against Texas "Show Me Your Papers" Bill

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:33 AM

The Mexican government said that Texas' new immigration bill could "create a climate of persecution" among the state's Mexican-American population in a affidavit submitted to a federal court Tuesday. Penned by Luis Videgaray Caso, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the affidavit backs the lawsuit filed by a number of Texas cities,...

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Just Being in the Same Room as a Smartphone Can Make You Dumber

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Just being in the same room as a smartphone makes it harder for your brain to perform and complete tasks, according to new research from the University of Texas at Austin. UT Assistant Professor Adrian Ward led the study, which experimented with around 800 smartphone users. During one of...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rick Perry, Now Energy Secretary, Is Still Confused About Climate Change

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:38 PM

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry gave White House reporters an animated performance Tuesday in an attempt to lay out the future of U.S. energy policy. "You have a lot of energy," said one reporter during the afternoon press conference. "I come from a place with a lot of...

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Ron Nirenberg: LGBT Ally in the Mayor's Office

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:30 AM

It’s been three years since San Antonio’s LGBT community has had an ally in the mayor's office. During her time in office, former Mayor Ivy Taylor did little to recognize the existence of her LGBT constituents, let alone support them. She called 2013’s non-discrimination ordinance — a measure that added...

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The Texas Legislature Continues Its 'All-Out Assault' on LGBT Texans Next Month

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:00 AM

“The Session of Oppression.” That’s what LGBT rights advocates have nicknamed Texas’ 85th Legislative Session. In the legislature’s brief, five-month stretch, conservative state lawmakers pitched no less than two dozen different bills aimed at restricting the rights of LGBT Texans. “This is the largest number of specifically anti-LGBT bills that...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Federal Judge Hears Arguments Against Texas' "Show Me Your Papers" Bill

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:40 PM

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia heard arguments Monday on how Texas’ new immigration enforcement law could cause irreparable harm to the cities, counties, and communities it targets. The preliminary injunction hearing, which took place in San Antonio’s Federal Courthouse, was the first court appearance for the growing number of plaintiffs...

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Rally Against 'Sanctuary Cities' Law Draws Protestors From Across the State to San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:48 PM

On Monday, protestors gathered outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio to rally against the controversial Senate Bill 4, which some have called the state's new "show me your papers" law, saying the measure discriminates against immigrants and people of color. "Together we are going to go into this court...

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Texas Mom Arrested After Leaving Two Toddlers in a Vehicle to Teach them a 'Lesson'

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Parker County sheriffs arrested Weatherford resident Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, this past Friday for the deaths of her two-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son after leaving them in car for several hours on May 26. According to investigators, when the two children refused to get out of the vehicle, Randolph...

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