Thursday, March 21, 2019

Study Finds Lead in Drinking Water at Nearly 800 Texas Schools

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 2:22 PM

A pair of environmental groups released a report Thursday giving Texas a failing grade for its efforts to deal with lead in schools' drinking water. Since 2017, testing has uncovered lead in the drinking water of at least 784 Texas schools, or 71 percent of those tested, according to...

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City Council Majority Wants Hays Street Bridge Land Appeal Dropped

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as other council members respond to our survey. In a City Council survey conducted late Wednesday by the Heron, members Roberto Treviño, Art Hall, Rey Saldaña, Greg Brockhouse, John Courage and Clayton Perry said they support the city dropping its appeal in...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Congressmen Ask Trump to Keep His Hands Off San Antonio Military Construction Funds

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Members of San Antonio's congressional delegation are waging a bipartisan war to stop President Donald Trump from using construction funds from local military facilities for his border wall. Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd joined Democratic counterparts Lloyd Doggett, Henry Cuellar and Joaquin Castro in firing off a letter to...

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San Antonio Tops the Nation in Credit Card Utilization — and Low Income Plays a Big Part

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 1:26 PM

San Antonians are living on borrowed money. No, seriously. We have the highest credit-card utilization rate in the country, according to a new study by loan broker Lending Tree's CompareCards unit. The Alamo City's rate of 35.1 percent is significantly higher than the average of around 30 percent. That...

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Texas is the Most 'Instagrammable' State in the U.S.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Expect to see lots of millennials 'round these parts, because Texas was just named the most "Instagrammable" state in the U.S. Big Seven Travel, an online content platform that publishes travel guides, ranked all 50 U.S. states by how often they appear on the photo-sharing site, which was determined...

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Reward Now Offered for Information Leading to Arrest in Andreen McDonald's Disappearance

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Crime Stoppers is now offering up to $5,000 to anyone who has information on the the person, or people, behind Andreen McDonald's disappearance and presumed death. The 29-year-old was last seen near her home February 28 and was reported missing on March 1 when she didn't show up to...

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New Study Names San Antonio as '19th-Fattest U.S. City'

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Everything is bigger in Texas, but when it comes to health problems like obesity and diabetes, that's nothing to brag about. So excuse us if we're not all that excited to see the San Antonio-New Braunfels area come in as the nation's "19th-fattest city" in a new study by...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bills in the Texas Legislature Would Make It Easier for Businesses to Sue People Exercising Free-Speech Rights

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 4:55 PM

A pair of bills in the Texas Legislature would make it easier for businesses and deep-pocketed individuals to sue whistleblowers for exercising their First Amendment rights to free speech and to harass them into silence. Both House Bill 2730 and Senate Bill 2162 seek to gut the Texas Citizens Participation...

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Trump's Emergency Declaration Puts Up to $77 Million in San Antonio Military Spending on Chopping Block

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM

There's now a price tag for how much local military spending is in jeopardy thanks to President Trump's emergency declaration. A new list supplied by the Defense Department lists the military construction projects whose funds could be slashed to help fund the president's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Add...

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Medical Cannabis Expansion Has High Support in the Texas Legislature. But Dan Patrick Might Stand in the Way.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:27 AM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, was on the floor of the Texas House in 2015 trying to convince her colleagues to open up the state to medical cannabis, and it was not going well. One lawmaker yelled, “This is...

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