Friday, August 18, 2017

Six Flags Over Texas Removes Confederate Flag

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 1:54 PM

A day after announcing that no, it wouldn't remove the Confederate flag from the theme park's marquee, Six Flags Over Texas has decided that maybe it's a good idea. According to press statement release Friday morning, the original Six Flags theme park has taken down the Confederate flag from its...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

San Antonio's Pro-Confederacy Militia Says it's "Proud," Not Racist

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:10 AM

San Antonio's defenders of Confederate monuments aren't like the other guys. At least that's what their leader, Robert Beverly wants you to believe. This Is Texas Freedom Force (TITFF), the group behind Saturday's protest to save the Travis Park Confederate monument, is only trying to "protect all things Texas."...

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Truck Driver Indicted on 5 Charges For Immigrant Deaths

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 9:23 AM

A federal grand jury indicted James Bradley, Jr. on five criminal charges Wednesday for his role transporting dozens of undocumented immigrants in an unventilated, crowded semi truck in July. The incident left ten passengers dead. The indictment included charges of "conspiracy to transport aliens" for financial gain resulting in...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Legislature's First Special Session Has Ended

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 9:59 AM

The Texas Legislature's month-long special session wrapped up Tuesday  evening, a day earlier than expected. After weeks of intensifying resistance between the House and the Senate, the session unsurprisingly ended with a stalemate between both chambers over one of Gov. Greg Abbott's top-priority issues: property tax reform. House lawmakers, bitter...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Federal Court Says Texas Lawmakers Were Intentionally Racist When Drawing Congressional Districts

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 8:02 PM

A federal court has ruled that the Texas Legislature intentionally discriminated against black and brown voters when creating state congressional districts in 2011 — and then failed to fix this racist line-drawing in 2013. In a long-awaited 107-page decision, the three judge panel ruled that the GOP-led Texas Legislature had...

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White Nationalists Say Canceled "White Lives Matter" Rally Violates Free Speech

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Hours after Texas House lawmakers asked Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp to cancel the planned white nationalist rally coming to his campus Sept. 11, they got a reply: The event was officially off. Rep. John Raney, a College Station Republican, shared Sharp's decision on the House floor, saying the...

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Spurs Announce 2017-18 Season Schedule

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM

The San Antonio Spurs released their 2017-18 regular season schedule on Monday evening, giving Spurs faithfuls a first glimpse at what promises to be an intriguing campaign for the silver and black. With Tim Duncan embracing retirement and Tony Parker still recovering from a ruptured quad tendon, Coach Gregg Popovich...

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Seven "Elite" Deputies Placed on Indefinite Leave for Hazing Ritual

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Seven seasoned Bexar County deputies have been placed on an administrative leave followed by indefinite suspension for an alleged "hazing ritual." The incident took place Friday at one of the officers' houses, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, who detailed the event at a Monday afternoon press conference. Salazar...

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San Antonio: A Tale of Two Cities

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Jordan Maney is a San Antonio event planner focused on representation of people of color and the queer community in the wedding industry. She spent Saturday at the contentious Travis Park protest over the removal of a Confederate memorial. This is what she saw. “This is Texas!” I heard...

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Richard Spencer's Coming Back to Texas A&M for a "White Lives Matter" Protest

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Update at 5:20 p.m: According to College Station Representative John Raney, A&M Chancellor John Sharp has cancelled this event. ___ Hours after a white nationalist plowed his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, VA, killing one woman and injuring dozens more, a fellow nationalist released plans for a...

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