Friday, June 29, 2012

Vigil for same-sex couple killed outside Corpus Christi planned in SA tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Police have made little progress in the case of Mary Chapa and Mollie Olgin after two hiker's found the couple hidden in the tall grass this past weekend in a Portland park across the bay from Corpus Christi. Both had been shot in the head. 19-year-old Olgin was pronounced...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obamacare, gonorrhea, UFOs, and Bexar County's dirty livers

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 11:48 AM

OK. We assume you've heard the latest, Mr./Mrs./Ms. One-in-Four San Antonio: you're about to have health insurance. Yep, the Supremes are smiling on you 350,000 without insurance today. Our hope is that with the expansion of health services you'll rush right out there and get some STD testing....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nora Ephron: A Charmed Life

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Eat, Love, and Kvetch By Gregg Barrios Nora Ephron lived a charmed life. Her parents were film writers, and she attended Wellesley. But again, she carved her own career single-handedly at a time when there were few bankable women directors in Hollywood (Penny Marshall and Barbra Streisand come...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Hays Street resistance: micro-brewery or community park?

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

A year ago, Current beer columnist Travis Poling wrote up the news that Alamo Beer Company was making for a new pub on the city's east side, opening his dispatch with the words, "The view from the Hays Street Bridge tells stories for those willing to see them."...

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"World's poorest president" stops the show in Rio

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

"The first element in the fight for a better environment is human happiness," said Uruguay's José Mujica.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bernal vs. payday lenders

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Downtown Councilman Diego Bernal doesn't pull punches explaining his thoughts on payday lenders. In a room teeming with lobbyists and supporters of the payday and title loan industry at council's governance committee meeting Wednesday, he chided the industry's “just barely, not quite criminal practices.” Mulling around in the hallway after the meeting, he muttered, “Fuck those guys.”

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Bexar County, Maruchan Ramen, and wage theft in Texas

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

By Andrew Oxford While city and county officials weigh their proper roles in the minimum-wage economy alongside a proposed multi-million-dollar package of tax incentives to attract a Ramen noodle factory to the county, a report published earlier this month by the think tank Progressive States Network suggests state and...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SA2020 offers summer volunteer opportunities with new website

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:32 PM

When San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro unveiled his ambitious SA2020 vision for the City last year, I had mixed reactions. I really wanted to be jazzed. The idea as a whole is good one. I totally believe in creating community, collaborations, and making positive changes for the good of all...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Going Green and Saving Green with your Eco-Friendly Wedding

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Beyond Paychecks is pleased to host guest blogger Andrea Nocito. In the years since graduating Providence, where I first met Andrea, she earned a BA from St. Mary’s and a Master of Science in environmental management from the University of San Francisco. She spent four years at CirclePoint, a California-based...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Edwards Aquifer Authority board ousts general manager

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Edwards Aquifer Authority board chair Luana Buckner surprised members last week when she put EAA General Manager Karl Dreher on administrative leave, leading to a nearly four-hour closed board meeting Tuesday afternoon debating Dreher's future with the EAA. While the board argued over whether Buckner's decision was premature (some members insisted she didn't have the authority to take such action on her own), members ultimately voted 8-to-6 to terminate Dreher.

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