Friday, October 20, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Victims Offered Financial Relief — as Long as They Don't Boycott Israel

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM

In Dickinson, Texas, where nearly 8,000 homes and 88 businesses were damaged by the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, residents seeking city funding to help rebuild must adhere to one rule: Don't boycott Israel. It's arguably the last concern on the mind of South Texas victims struggling to piece their waterlogged...

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This Note That Julian Castro Received Is Sparking Talk of Him Running for President Someday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Julian Castro may be out of his job as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since President Barack Obama's departure from the White House, but that doesn't mean he's done making a splash in Washington D.C. Or that's what a flight attendant would like to believe. ...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Don't Worry Guys, the Alamo is Still Going to Have a Christmas Tree

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:23 PM

Last week, the city announced that the massive, 55-foot Christmas tree donated yearly by HEB will no longer be in Alamo Plaza. Instead, it will set up shop in nearby Travis Park, taking over a grassy void recently occupied by a Confederate memorial. But, if there's one thing San Antonians...

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Teenage Immigrant Blocked — Again — from Accessing Legal Abortion in Texas

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 4:37 PM

The Trump Administration is using a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant to announce a sweeping anti-abortion stance. It began two weeks ago, when the teenage girl, living in a Brownsville federal shelter for undocumented and unaccompanied minors, requested a legal abortion. Since she's living under the care of the federal government...

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Deputy Intervened in Inmate Suicide Attempt in Bexar County Jail

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 2:52 PM

A Bexar County deputy intervened in an inmate's suicide attempt this morning. The 28-year-old inmate, who tried to hang himself, was being held in the Bexar County Jail on a domestic violence charge involving choking or strangulation. The deputy found the inmate in a bathroom stall in the booking...

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City Council Approves 5-year Lease for Ella Austin Community Center

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Ella Austin Community Center, the 100-year-old city-owned multipurpose building in the heart of Dignowity Hill, has been running without a cemented lease since May. In the past, the city has promptly renewed the East Side nonprofit's lease every 5 years, but this year the date came and went without a...

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Judge Postpones Execution for Houston "Tourniquet Killer"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Hours before he was set to be executed on Wednesday in Huntsville, TX, Anthony Shore, known as the “Tourniquet Killer,” was granted a 90-day stay by a judge, postponing his death row execution. Prosecutors pushed for the delay because Shore may confess to additional murders, and he told prosecutors...

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San Antonio Spurs Link Arms for Equality Before Season Opener

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:12 AM

Before kicking off their season opener Thursday evening, Spurs athletes and coaches stood silently on the court and linked arms as this message appeared on the Jumbotron: "We understand your desire to attend out games as an escape and chose form of entertainment. In fact, we feel there is a significant...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

D.C. Court Grants Undocumented Minor Access to Legal Abortion

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:42 PM

A federal court has approved an emergency restraining order against the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, granting a teenage immigrant in Texas the right to access an abortion. But in defending this case, lawyers have unveiled a new directive created under the Trump Administration's watch: No undocumented minors living in...

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Protesters Fight Pending Relocation of Alamo Cenotaph

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 3:10 PM

On October 15, hundreds of protesters gathered at the Alamo to protest yet another relocation of a monument — except this time, it wasn’t a Confederate one. The Alamo Cenotaph, which has been at the front of the Alamo since 1940, is a memorial to “commemorate the men and...

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