Thursday, September 20, 2018

Experts Say Henry Cisneros’ Call for a New Airport in San Antonio Ignores Air Traffic Realities

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Earlier this month, former Mayor Henry Cisneros penned an op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News that was, well, typical Henry. It dreamed big, bristled with civic pride and talked about raising the city’s profile. It’s kind of how he talked about the Alamodome in the late 1980s. San Antonio,...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Texans' Participation in Midterm Elections Is Shockingly Low

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 4:33 PM

With early voting about a month away, a new Washington Post story offers some sobering stats about Texans' participation in the political process. We came in dead last when it comes to voting in midterm elections. Yep. Only a third of Lone Star State residents bothered to cast ballots...

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What's the Deal with a New Poll Showing Beto O'Rourke in the Lead?

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 3:12 PM

It would be nice if the pollsters could make up their fricken minds. First, a Quinnipiac University survey released yesterday showed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz with a nine-point lead over Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke among likely voters. Then another poll released today — this one from Reuters/Ipsos — pegs O'Rourke up 47-45...

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Pete Flores Has Democrats in a Panic

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 2:17 PM

The night before he went down to defeat, Democrat Pete Gallego implored a crowd of mostly Democrats in the DoSeum's atrium to drag their friends and family to the polls in Texas Senate District 19. Gallego, the charisma-challenged former U.S. representative, was on stage at former Mayor Julian Castro's...

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Texas Man at Center of 3D-printed Gun Debate Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 1:15 PM

The Texas man battling the U.S. government on publishing instructions for 3D-printed guns is under fire for a completely different controversy. Cody Rutledge Wilson, 31, was charged with sexual assault of a child on Wednesday. According to reports, Wilson met the victim on a website called SugarDaddyMeet.com. He allegedly assaulted...

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Texas Grandma Gets Revenge, Shoots 12-foot Gator She Says Killed Her Miniature Horse

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Judy Cochran, 73, can list the following amongher accomplishments: great-grandmother, mayor of Texas town and hunting down a 12-foot gator. Cochran, who lives in Polk County, about 60 miles northeast of Houston, had a vendetta against a gator in her neck of the woods. About three years ago, a gator...

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Careful with That Brand, Cowboy: Census Report Shows San Antonio is a City of Both High Poverty and Rising Income

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Editor's Note: The following is City Current, a column of opinion and analysis. Remember a few years ago when San Antonio was a “city on the rise”? Julián Castro was still mayor, and the public hadn’t yet recognized that “Decade of Downtown” was code for “Oh, you’re a developer?...

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STD Rates are Up Both in San Antonio and Nationally – It’s Up to Local Health Officials to Take the Statistics Seriously

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 7:20 AM

Bexar County has an STD problem. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Texas’ Department of State Health Services documented 18,125 cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea in the county during 2017, down slightly from the 19,066 cases reported the prior year — but still up an alarming 16 percent...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Haiku News: We'd Rather She Didn't Remember the President's Member

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:15 PM

Please, Stormy, please no We've already seen too much Trump With his pants still on Stormy Daniels's Detailed Description of Donald Trump's Penis Explains a Lot...

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Study Names Texas as Second Most Diverse State in the Country

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 3:54 PM

In the age of inclusivity and diversity, Texas can take pride in being the second most diverse state in the country. According to WalletHub, the Lone Star State trailed only California (no surprise there) in being the most diverse, and not just racially. The U.S. Census Bureau has predicted...

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