Thursday, June 21, 2018

After California Couple's Post, $16.9 Million in Donations Flow in to RAICES

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 1:35 PM

It's hard to find any silver lining to the dark cloud the Trump Administration cast over the fate of immigrant families with its "zero tolerance" separation policy. But this comes close. Driven by a Facebook call for donations from a California couple, San Antonio-based RAICES, one of the state's...

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San Antonio Mariachi Group Celebrates World Cup Win in Russia

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Mexico beat Germany in a surprising World Cup upset this past weekend, so of course San Antonio’s finest mariachi band had to represent. Mariachi Los Caporales was invited by the Mexican government to represent the country at last week’s World Cup game in Moscow. The group’s traditional mariachi music brought...

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Julián Castro Denied Entrance at South Texas Detention Facility While Delivering Toys for Immigrant Children

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro earlier this week was denied entrance to an immigration detention facility while trying to give toys and cards to children being held inside. On Monday evening, Castro and his team behind We Belong Together, which highlights unjust immigration laws, got as far as the...

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Chatting with Greg Brockhouse, A Driven Dude

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Editor's Note: Jade Esteban Estrada is the writer of Glitter Political, a series of articles detailing San Antonio's elections. While calling his time at City Hall “glorified temp work,” City Councilman Greg Brockhouse also describes it as a crash course in the complexities of group dynamics and a taste...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Study Links Deaths at Immigrant Detention Facilities to Poor Medical Care

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:17 PM

Poor medical care contributed to more than half of the deaths reported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at its detention facilities over a recent 16-month stretch, according to a new research report. Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, Detention Watch Network and the National Immigrant Justice...

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Billboard Tells Liberals to Keep Driving Until They Leave Texas

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 2:07 PM

A billboard located in the Texas panhandle is telling liberals to keep on driving until they get out of the Lone Star State. In the small town of Vega, about 35 miles from the Texas/New Mexico border, Facebook user Kyle Mccallie of Fritch snapped a photo of the billboard on...

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Reports: Trump Will Support Bill Ending "Zero Tolerance" Policy, Family Separations at the Border

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:29 PM

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will sign "something" to reverse the "zero-tolerance" policy that has separated immigrant families attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. After criticism and outrage from both political parties, Trump said he will either support a bill that would reverse the policy or would...

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Rainbow Crosswalk on Main Avenue Strip to be Unveiled on June 29

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:28 AM

This story originally appeared in our sister publication, Out in SA. After nearly a year of planning and fundraising, a rainbow crosswalk is set to be installed early next week on the corner of Evergreen and North Main Avenue, just in time for an unveiling party on June 29...

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Brad Parscale Emulates Trump on Twitter Again, This Time Calling for Sessions' Firing

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Just like his boss, Brad Parscale — Donald Trump's San Antonio-rooted 2020 campaign manager — loves stirring shit up on Twitter. Take Yesterday. The web designer-turned-political attack dog tweeted that it was "time to fire" Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump's already controversial AG has become even more politically toxic in...

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Wired City: Three Locations Across San Antonio Will Be Test Areas for Smart Technology

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM

San Antonio is in the early stages of installing smart technologies in three designated “innovation zones” – Brooks, the Medical Center and downtown. In 2017, the city launched SmartSA and partnered with CPS Energy, SAWS, VIA Metropolitan Transit and the San Antonio River Authority. This year, the partners decided...

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