Thursday, June 30, 2011

How will Perry donations pay off for givers like Spurs CEO Holt?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:42 PM

But fatter than his sizable personal bank account is his political treasure box. Top donors include San Antonio Spurs CEO Peter Holt, nuke-trash magnate Harold Simmons, and Republican faithful (until you try to strip away cheap housing labor through punitive immigration reform) homebuilder Bob Perry.

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What's going on First Friday? Now "there's an app for that"

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Where can you find an interactive google map of First Friday? Any happy hour specials you should know about off South Alamo? Shane Broussard from Ped-ads bring you the MySouthTown app. A free application downloadable to both iPhone and Android handsets. Some of the application features include self-guided walking...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Texas 'de-funding' of Planned Parenthood to shutter women's health centers

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 6:09 PM

An ideological clash at the Capitol this year wreaked havoc on state-funded measures to prevent unplanned pregnancies. While the clear goal was to punish Planned Parenthood, they’re not the only ones who are going to feel the pain.

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Senior sex: the rise of HIV infections in the 50+ age group

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:15 PM

If you are in the age group 50+, you might be thinking your risk of catching HIV/AIDS is relatively low. Well, think again. While this insidious disease did show up first in gay men and intravenous drug users, HIV/AIDS soon spread its ugly tentacles into any and all population...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Supreme Court asked to halt Mexican's execution

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Attorneys for death row inmate Humberto Leal and the Mexican government have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block his lethal injection scheduled for July 7, saying the execution could jeopardize a crucial international agreement that protects Americans abroad.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

NY Senate passes marriage equality bill

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:48 PM

As of just a few moments ago, gay men and women will now have the legal right to marry in the state of New York. In a bipartisan vote, the state Senate approved a bill that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts, making...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Perry receives less-than-warm welcome in San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Outside his speech downtown, Perry faced shouts of "racist!" and "You're not welcome in San Antonio!" Inside, the tone among conference-goers was not less harsh.

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Making San Antonio a better place to work and play

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Do you have ideas about how to improve our city? Share them! The City of San Antonio is partnering with the Project for Public Spaces to identify new ideas for downtown. You can submit your ideas online here. You can also join the Downtown Strategy Session: July 19...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Castro says San Antonio committed to dominating new energy economy

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Here are Castro's introductory remarks, including his first public commitment to strive to make San Antonio "the" epicenter of the new energy economy in the United States.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Council vote clears the way for Pink Building demolition

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 11:34 AM

One question still hangs over the debate surrounding Casa Maldonado, affectionately dubbed the “Pink Building” by those who would preserve it: Can it be salvaged? As Council unanimously voted Thursday to reject historic landmark status for the building, that question remained largely unanswered.

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