Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Report: Railroad Commission of Texas way behind on oil and gas well inspections

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 4:26 PM

By Andrew Oxford More than 9,000 new oil and gas wells have been drilled across Texas so far this year. The breakneck pace of the state’s burgeoning energy sector is keeping regulators at the Railroad Commission of Texas busy. Too busy, in fact, to inspect most of those...

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Monday, September 24, 2012

What if "The Office" Were a Nonprofit?

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM

It is my pleasure to again host guest blogger Francesca Rattray. In this post, Francesca hits the nail on the head with her parody of a nonprofit soap opera. Francesca Rattray has spent most of her adult life in the nonprofit world as a fundraiser, trainer, and consultant. She studied...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Feds: immigrant smuggling ring linked to Zetas

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Federal agents on Tuesday arrested 28 alleged members of an immigrant smuggling ring with ties to violent Zetas drug cartel. On Tuesday San Antonio's federal district court unsealed a nine-count indictment outlining charges that include conspiracy to transport and harbor undocumented immigrants, transporting immigrants for money and placing them...

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Payday-lending crackdown heads to Council this week

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Diego Bernal on why San Antonio needs tighter payday lending regulations.

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Meet Texas' drone-wary contingent in Congress

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Texas GOP Congressman Ted Poe has filed legislation requiring law enforcement agencies get a warrant if they want to use unmanned aerial vehicles to spy on citizens. The bill, dubbed the Preserving American Privacy Act of 2012, “would only permit use of drones by law enforcement pursuant to a warrant and in the investigation of a felony.”

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Friday, September 14, 2012

San Antonio's Shadowy Hat Man Spooks Residents

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Just recently I interviewed a local woman named Stacy Alejos who related an extremely creepy and disturbing tale to me. According to Stacy, when she was a very young girl living on the far Westside of San Antonio, she was awoken one night by an uncomfortable sensation and...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guess who’s talking at TEDx San Antonio?

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM

TEDx San Antonio is just around the corner. On October 13, 2012 at Trinity University's Jane and Arthur Stieren Theatre, twenty-one bold, passionate speakers will be sharing their ideas--opening minds and creating discussion. If you’ve been waiting to learn who the speakers are before filling out your TEDx...

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Rep. Buck McKeon makes secret weekend visit to Lackland

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Advocates fighting against military sexual assault bristled at a secret Sunday visit by GOP Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Blessed Sacrament Academy--changing to meet the challenges in San Antonio

Posted By on Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:05 AM

In a city as big as San Antonio, there are many community focal points--places that draw people together. Some are neighborhood centers, some are churches, some are schools. Down on Mission Road, there's Blessed Sacrament Academy (BSA), a ministry of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. From...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jimmy Fallon spoof on Mayor Castro at the DNC

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Watch Jimmy Fallon's take on Mayor Julián Castro's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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