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Monday, May 10, 2021

The Mendoza Line: UT mascot Bevo stages fecal protest against 'The Eyes of Texas'

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 2:34 PM

We understand that in the current political environment it can be really tough to tell the difference between real news stories and satire, which is precisely why we're letting you know that the Mendoza Line is a weekly work of satire. University of Texas mascot Bevo XV has begun his...

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Texas House approves bill that would punish big cities that cut their police budgets

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 10:39 AM

The Texas House on Friday passed a bill to financially punish the state's largest cities if they cut police funding — a proposal championed by Gov. Greg Abbott as police reform groups called on cities to rethink law-enforcement budgets. While proponents of House Bill 1900 said it's intended to...

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Reversing a Trump policy, the Biden White House is restoring transgender health protections

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 9:32 AM

Gay and transgender people will be shielded from sex discrimination in health care, a top White House health official said Monday, reversing a controversial Trump-era policy. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said language in the Affordable Care Act guarantees protections against sexual discrimination in health care. The Trump administration...

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Lance Bass, Prop B: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 4:44 PM

San Antonio Current readers have diverse interests, or so it appears from our most-read stories of the week. You were intrigued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asking the feds to revoke the license of the San Antonio Aquarium, looked for insight into the narrow defeat of...

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Medicaid expansion for uninsured Texans had bipartisan support, but lawmakers won't pass it this session

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 12:03 PM

An effort to expand government health care for working poor Texans is likely dead for this legislative session, supporters say — mired in conservative opposition and faced with a fast-approaching deadline in the Republican-led Texas Legislature. Medicaid expansion “appears extremely unlikely to move this session,” said state Sen. Nathan Johnson,...

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Ken Paxton unblocks Texans on Twitter after being sued for violating their free speech rights

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 10:31 AM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the latest conservative politician to face legal blowback for trying to shut down criticism on his Twitter feed. The embattled Republican AG has unblocked nine people from his official Twitter account after they filed a lawsuit alleging that he violated their First Amendment...

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Texas GOP’s voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after key House vote

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 7:58 AM

As opposition to Texas Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions continues to intensify, state lawmakers’ deliberations over the GOP priority legislation could soon go behind closed doors. The House early Friday voted 81-64 to advance a pared down version of Senate Bill 7, leaving out various far-reaching voting restrictions that have prompted...

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Assclown Alert: Stirring the shit with Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 7:57 AM

Assclown Alert is a column of opinion, analysis and snark. It’s hard to imagine how Republicans’ full court press for a voter-restriction bill during the current session of the Texas Legislature could be any more of a shit show. But State Rep. Briscoe Cain is sure giving it the...

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

San Antonio Food Bank CEO Eric Cooper honored with prestigious John van Hengel Award

Posted By on Thu, May 6, 2021 at 12:35 PM

When you spend 25 years in the fight to end hunger, folks are bound to notice. Eric Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, last week received the 2021 John van Hengel Fellowship award in recognition of his work to combat food insecurity in South Texas....

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