Sunday, August 13, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Protesters Set to Clash at Travis Park Saturday Over Confederate Monument

Posted By on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:11 PM

The rumbling over removing Travis Park's Confederate memorial is about to come to a boil. "Tonight, go through your weapons, do a weapons check before showing up," said Brandon Burkhart, a member of This Is Texas Freedom Force, in a Friday Facebook video. Known as TITFF, the local group is leading...

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Spurs to Face Timberwolves on Opening Night in New Uniforms

Posted By on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:55 AM

The San Antonio Spurs will tip off their 2017-18 regular season campaign on October 18, at home against Houston native Jimmy Butler and the reloaded Minnesota Timberwolves. The opening night matchup represents Butler’s first meaningful game for Minnesota, and should offer Spurs enthusiasts a much anticipated introduction to key free...

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fake Cards Appear in San Antonio, Offering $100 to Anyone Who Reports Undocumented Immigrants to ICE

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:53 PM

An unknown group has distributed official-looking business cards in San Antonio offering $100 to anyone who reports an "undocumented alien" who is successfully arrested and deported. A stack of these cards were discovered on top of a newstand in a San Antonio Exxon station (the person who discovered them asked...

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Student Sues UT President For Suspension Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:57 AM

A University of Texas at Austin student is suing the president of the school for what he sees as an overstep on the university's sexual assault policy. The saga began in spring 2016 when the male student (who, in legal documents is referred to "John Doe") went to a...

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A Week Until Special Session Ends, and No Bills Have Been Signed

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM

The Texas Legislature's whirlwind special legislative session expires in one week — and not a single bill has landed on Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. Instead of reconciling over the governor's 20 proposed issue areas, it seems the inter-chamber stubbornness that led to Abbott calling a special session in the first...

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Federal Judge Dismisses 1 of 2 Lawsuits Involving Texas' "Show Me Your Papers" Law

Posted By on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 5:51 PM

A federal judge has dismissed one of the two federal cases involving the constitutionality of Texas' so-called "sanctuary city" bill. Shortly after Senate Bill 4 was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, state Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Travis County officials who openly opposed the bill....

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Two Brooke Army Medical Center Staff Test Positive for Bacteria Linked to Legionnaires' Disease

Posted By on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Two staff at Brooke Army Medical Center have tested positive for a bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, a fatal and fast-spreading type of pneumonia. Legionella bacteria is spread when people inhale contaminated mist or vapor. It's rarely transmitted between people, but instead contracted from a person's environment (usually a building...

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Family, Friends of Murdered Trans Woman Hold River Walk Vigil

Posted By on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:02 AM

River boat operator Tom Vanzandt was guiding his boat under the Houston St. bridge April 9 when he was flagged down by a River Walk employee. "There was something in the water," Vanzandt said Tuesday, solemnly thinking back to the spring morning. "A mass of brown hair. I thought...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Texas House Advances Bill to Create Separate 'Abortion Insurance'

Posted By on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:38 PM

The Texas House voted Tuesday to require private insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage — and instead force women to buy an additional, separate health care plan in the chance they need an abortion in the future. Senate Bill 8, authored by Rep. John Smithee of Amarillo, would forbid private...

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