Friday, February 15, 2019

Pickup Truck Crashes Into Karolina's Antiques Overnight, Police Searching for Driver

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:33 AM

Police are searching for a driver who lost control of a pickup truck and crashed into the storefront of Karolina's Antiques in the Midtown area of Blanco Road early Friday morning. Officers responded to the crash, first reported around 2:30 a.m., and found a pickup truck halfway through the...

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The Purge: Texas Republicans Have a Lengthy History of Erroneous Voter Fraud Claims

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Since Texas Secretary of State David Whitley issued an advisory on January 25 claiming more than 95,000 non-citizens may be registered to vote in Texas, that number appears to be dwindling by the day. Election officials in Collin, Fort Bend, Harris, Travis and Williamson Counties received calls from Whitley’s office...

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Shutdown Deal Includes Language to Protect a Butterfly Sanctuary and Other Landmarks from Border Barrier

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 9:33 AM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar said Thursday that he's added language to a compromise bill aimed at avoiding another government shutdown that would prohibit border fencing at five major landmarks in the Rio Grande Valley. On Thursday, the House and Senate approved a...

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Ending the Wild Ride: Council Approves Tougher Rules for Dockless Scooters in San Antonio

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 9:27 AM

As largely expected, city council has tightened the rules for dockless scooters, which currently operate on San Antonio streets under a six-month pilot program. The rules approved Thursday prohibit scooter companies from allowing their rentals to be used between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and encourages users to park...

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

City Strikes a Deal to Take Down a Quarter of Billboard Signs in San Antonio But Needs Citizen Input

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:31 PM

The City of San Antonio has reached a deal that would require the area's dominant outdoor advertising company to take down a quarter of all billboard signs in the city. In exchange, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Outdoor would be allowed to add new digital displays to the flipside of...

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San Antonio River Foundation Hosting Tree Giveaway This Month

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:28 PM

The San Antonio River Foundation, in partnership with the City's Parks and Recreation Department, will host a free tree adoption event — giving away approximately 400 native tree — to residents on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. The event will be held at the Resendez Pavilion at Confluence Park, from 9 a.m....

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American Airlines Now Offering Nonstop Flight From San Antonio to New York City

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 11:28 AM

Good news for folks wanting to take a bite of the Big Apple: American Airlines is now offering direct flights between San Antonio and New York City. San Antonio International Airport and American Airlines today announced the launch of a nonstop flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport. It departs daily at...

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Beto Making the Rounds to Test the Waters for a Run Against Sen. John Cornyn

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Democratic rock star Beto O'Rourke met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer last week to talk about a potential run against Sen. John Cornyn, Politico reports citing an unnamed person familiar with the meeting. O'Rourke, the former El Paso congressman who came close to beating Sen. Ted Cruz last year,...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Parents and Gun Violence Survivors Lobby Texas Legislature for a Red Flag Law

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 4:16 PM

Hundreds of parents, students and survivors of gun violence converged in Austin today to lobby the Texas Legislature for stricter gun laws. Buses leaving from San Antonio and other big Texas cities carried members of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and others to a rally...

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Gov. Greg Abbott Backs Bill Taking Aim at San Antonio's Paid Sick Time Ordinance

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:03 PM

In a swipe at the paid sick time ordinance San Antonio passed last year, Gov. Greg Abbott has backed a bill in the Texas Legislature that would bar local governments from stipulating what types of benefits employers must offer. The bill, introduced this week by Sen. Brandon Creighton of Conroe and...

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