Wednesday, November 30, 2011

San Antonio nonprofits present nontraditional holiday entertainment

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Want a break from traditional holiday entertainment? Enjoy some of these upcoming shows presented by local nonprofits. A Very Latin Christmas Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz featuring Judi Deleon, Vocalist Presented by: Arts San Antonio Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Latin Playerz is described as...

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Friday, November 25, 2011

The legend of La Llorona

Posted By on Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 4:03 PM

The night is still and quiet, with nary a cricket to be heard. Suddenly, a mournful cry breaks the silence and echoes through the haunted hollows down near the river. Parents warn their children to stay inside and lock their doors and to never venture out alone into the darkness or else the apparition will drown them. It is a legend that spans throughout South Central Texas and into Mexico… that of the wailing female spirit known as La Llorona.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Looking for environmental justice in Refinery Row

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM

When state regulators, local leaders, and industry representatives sat down to commune with neighbors who say they've been poisoned in the shadow of Corpus Christi's Refinery Row for an EPA-prompted environmental summit last week, they did so in the midst of a growing GOP war on the federal regulator, one fueled by the Texas political establishment.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

City funding cuts already hurting women and children in San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM

For the first time, the Child Development Center at Blessed Sacrament Academy on Mission Road is losing enrollment. It still offers quality care for children ages six weeks to five years. Their programs continue to teach vital developmental skills. And, the children always receive nurturing care from staff. Why enrollment...

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The 12 Days of Xicana-Friendly Reading

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Holiday music is playing on the radio, so it's officially time to give you the Second Annual 12 Days of Xicana-Friendly Reading list. Last year, I recommended a few classics, with a splash of poetry and a couple of contemporary Xicana/o authors. All of the voices on 2010's list continue...

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Pitch for high-level nuke waste site in Hudspeth County bags Bill Jones an earful

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Andrew Stuart, Editor Hudspeth County officials were approached this week about the possible storage of massive quantities of high-level nuclear waste at a site near Fort Hancock. If the project were to move forward, the Hudspeth County location would become the repository for some 70,000 tons of radioactive waste,...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Canada-to-Texas tarsands pipeline stalled til 2013; IEA economist gives planet til 2016

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:35 PM

We have five years to make a rapid and sweeping transition from fossil-fuels-based infrastructure before the world's climate passes the point of no return. That's not the ideologically motivated prognosticatin' of some socialist tree-spikers, mind you, but the International Energy Administration talking.

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Partisan stunt thwarted, the open internet lives on

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Just moments ago the Senate voted down resolution S. J. Res. 6. The partisan "resolution of disapproval" was a sneak attack on Internet freedoms sponsored by Sen. Kay Hutchison [R-TX], and spearheaded by industry-funded members of Congress. The resolution would've given Internet providers unrestricted power, and the ability to strip...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

O&G psy-ops coming to the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM

North Texas fracking opponent Sharon Wilson, director of the Oil & Gas Accountability Project for the nonprofit environmental group Earthworks, received some startling insights into how some in the oil and gas industry view — and respond to — grassroots resistance to their work.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

When professional Twitter #journo feeds get personal ... and ugly

Posted By on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 5:34 PM

When I don’t understand something, I Google it. As an observer and participant in online communication practices I frequently find myself examining questions of netiquette and hate speech. Netiquette is a combination of two words, Internet and Etiquette. It refers to necessary and appropriate behavior that occurs online when communicating...

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