Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Guest View: Rep. Quico Canseco pushing for a lawless U.S. border

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 4:01 PM

By Scott Nicol Last month the Pew Hispanic Center reported that net migration from Mexico into the United States has dropped to zero, with roughly the same number of Mexican citizens heading south across the border as north. Just a few days earlier, HR 1505, the misnamed National...

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Stephenville: Texas' latest UFO Hot Spot?

Posted By on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

It appears as though a dozen or so UFO sightings that were reported to San Antonio police earlier this month have been explained. A local news station broadcast the story about illuminated globes that were spotted floating over the Alamo City by several residents on the evening of...

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Friday, May 25, 2012

EPA skeptical of plans to mine uranium from aquifer in Goliad County

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Pat Calhoun, president of the Goliad County Farm Bureau, looks on as a resident displays what she claimed was contaminated water from UEC's exploration drilling in this 2009 Current file photo. Al Armendariz may have left the building, but that doesn't mean the region's EPA is rolling over...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

San Antonio honors Solar SA founder Bill Sinkin

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Unable to attend Bill Sinkin's 99th birthday luncheon, I asked a colleague to go in my stead and guest blog for Beyond Paychecks. Desiree Prieto has written for a variety of publications, including the Emmy-award winning NBC Chicago Street Team and The San Antonio Current. Her articles have been syndicated...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

UTSA boasts dismal graduation rates, report finds

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM

By Joshua Hughes UTSA is graduating fewer than one in five of its full-time students within four years, according to data released by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The group’s 2012 Texas Public Higher Education Almanac, released last week, reports that the campus graduates a mere 15.8...

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Monday, May 21, 2012

A call to end East Side violence

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

“My brother wasn't part of any gang,” said Charles English. “But they shot him down, shot him seven times with an AK-47.” At a vigil honoring victims of East Side violence Sunday, English and family members donned T-shirts imprinted with the face of Douglas Ray English, a U.S....

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wentworth sues Jones for defamation in state Senate race

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Already one of the state's more heated primary challenges, the GOP race for SD-25 got even nastier Thursday when Wentworth opted to drag his main challenger into court, suing Jones for “defamation of character and reputation, in the form of verbal slander and written and electronically recorded libel.”

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A&M-SA slow to respond to threats made in Tower of Hope debacle, Sissy Bradford charges

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM

With the school year winding down, there's one lesser-heard story from Texas A&M-SA's “tower fight” that still deserves an airing. And it hinges on the experience of adjunct criminology professor Sissy Bradford, who challenged the constitutionality of placing crosses on the Tower of Hope at the entrance to...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

SA's Kimberly Spradlin wins 'Survivor: One World'

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Alamo Heights resident Kimberly Spradlin is the big winner of 'Survivor: One World.' She takes home $1.1 million.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

San Antonio Nonprofits know how to party

Posted By on Sat, May 12, 2012 at 7:57 AM

The hottest-coolest place to be on Friday, May 18 is attending Bill Sinkin's 99th birthday luncheon. Sinkin is a San Antonio icon. He is a community leader, environmental activist and businessman. And, I know he would want me to add, staunch Democrat. He's also the founder and chairman of...

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