Thursday, July 18, 2019

City of San Antonio's Migrant Resource Center Has Aided 25,700 People Since It Opened

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 4:38 PM

Since the City of San Antonio's Migrant Resource Center opened at the end of March, 25,700 people have used its services, according to a city spokeswoman. The downtown center opened March 30 to provide what was then considered a temporary response to the influx of asylum seekers — primarily...

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San Antonio Woman Arrested After She Allegedly Met Up With Man, Shot Him in the Face

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Authorities have arrested a San Antonio woman in connection to one of the bodies discovered around town in recent weeks. Police picked up Aliza Marie Cantu on Wednesday, alleging that the 23-year-old used social media to meet up with and kill a man on Monday. Police said Cantu pulled out...

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High Number of Bodies Recently Found in San Antonio Concerns Community, Draws 'Serial Killer' Speculation

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 11:58 AM

It looks like San Antonio is about to surpass the number of total homicides in 2018, and it’s only July. While San Antonio saw eleven total murders for all of 2018, there have already been eleven this year. “Last year, for all of 2018, there were 11 murders and...

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Julián Castro and Beto O'Rourke Fall Behind Other Democratic Presidential Hopefuls in Fundraising

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 10:49 AM

When it comes to campaign money, Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke — the two Texans chasing the Democratic presidential nomination — are trailing others in the pack vying to duke it out with President Trump in 2020. An analysis of campaign finance documents by Austin's KXAN-TV shows the pair...

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Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar Continues Looking for His Defining Moment

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Editor's Note: Jade Esteban Estrada is the writer of Glitter Political, a series of articles detailing San Antonio's political scene. On a bustling Tuesday morning, I spot Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar in the back dining room of Mi Tierra Café y Panadería. The American Dream mural to my...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Immigration Groups Sue Trump Administration Over New Policy That Effectively Stops Central Americans From Seeking U.S. Asylum

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Immigrant-rights groups have sued the Trump administration to block its new rule aimed at all but eliminating the ability of Central Americans fleeing persecution to ask for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The plaintiffs — represented by the ACLU — filed in a San Francisco federal court for an injunction halting the...

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CPS Chief Paula Gold-Williams Resigns as Chamber Chair, Citing Lawsuit Over City's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Paula Gold-Williams, CEO of city-owned utility CPS Energy, is resigning as chairwoman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce after business groups sued the City of San Antonio to block its paid sick leave ordinance. Gold-Williams' late Tuesday announcement came just a day after business groups asked a Bexar...

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10-Year-Old Boy Takes Truck for Joy Ride, Leads Converse Police on Chase

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:19 PM

A 10-year-old boy was taken into police custody Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly stole a truck and led officers on a chase. Converse police spotted a black Toyota Tundra driving "recklessly" in the San Antonio suburb just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a KSAT report. As the truck...

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San Antonio's Will Hurd One of Just Four Congressional Republicans to Condemn Trump's Racist Tweets

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:14 AM

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio was one of just four Republican members of Congress to vote for a resolution condemning President Trump's racist tweets demanding that four Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to their countries of origin. Tuesday's 240-187 vote came after Trump and top GOP lawmakers...

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Humanizing the Data: San Antonio Public Health Guru Colleen Bridger Moves Into Larger Role with the City

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Name: Colleen Bridger Title: Assistant City Manager Age: 51 Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan Big impact: After helming Tobacco 21 and an effort to address childhood trauma as director of Metro Health, Bridger has jumped into an expanded city role with new challenges. Little-known fact: She once hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s...

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