Wednesday, February 29, 2012

San Antonio Scientology squabble continues

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Debbie Cook files counterclaim in the Church of Scientology's Bexar County lawsuit against her. Among other questions in the filing: are beatings, imprisonment, and being forced to lick bathroom floors "religious practice of the church of Scientology?"

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SA Scorpions begin stadium construction

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

With the presence of City and team officials, including Mayor Julián Castro and team founder Gordon Hartman, the SA Scorpions held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Community Stadium to be inaugurated in 2013. The Scorpions are the latest expansion team of the North American Soccer League, the second-division...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Court releases new redistricting maps

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:49 PM

New maps issued today reinstate much of the Lege's GOP-inspired redistricting handiwork, including a district that pushes Austin-based liberal Congressman Lloyd Doggett into San Antonio territory.

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Texas' own private CIA

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Wikileaks file dump promises to give us the dirt on Texas' private spy shop.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Operation Homefront Texas serves military families

Posted By on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 7:38 AM

From their San Antonio office on North IH 35, Operation Homefront Texas serves all branches of the military--18 bases, the Reserves, and 100 National Guard divisions--throughout the entire state of Texas. With the help of volunteers, President Jennifer Cernoch, and her relatively small staff, take 'goodie' bags to...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

New rule could end Women's Health Program

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

The state may have finally killed its widely successful Women's Health Program today, in the process cutting off thousands of low-income and uninsured Texas women from basic healthcare and family planning services come next month.

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Perry: no special session to restore education funding

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:40 PM

With the state's fat Rainy Day Fund projected to jump to $7.3 billion by the end of the fiscal year, parents, teachers, and Democratic lawmakers wonder why the state's sitting on a mountain of cash as school districts suffer.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Feds indict bogus reality TV producer

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Feds allege 35-year-old Gemase Lee Simmons coerced as many as five minors to send him nude or sexually explicit photos of themselves.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Same-sex couples snubbed at mass marriage

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Same-sex couples say they caught fire and brimstone from local pastor officiating mass marriage ceremony on courthouse steps.

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Down-zoning dustup

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Zoning's among those basics of local government that, while crucial, can be mind-numbing to follow. But add golf, wounded vets, and Walmart, and you've got yourself a show.

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