Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Soules: Castro's ethics reforms fall short

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM

With recent ethical lapses casting a pall over City Hall, Mayor Julian Castro this month announced the creation of an ethics auditor. The new watchdog position would be responsible “for helping to achieve a high-caliber ethical culture and maintain that culture here.” The move came after Castro and City Manager...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lamar Smith cries 'amnesty' over bipartisan immigration reform plan

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 2:44 PM

There's big news this week that a bipartisan group in the U.S. Senate have drafted a framework plan on how to overhaul the nation's broken immigration system. There are many questions not answered by the five-page blueprint drafted by the senators that went public Monday. But the proposal...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

E-N analysis shows more mismanagement of Bexar County jail under Ortiz

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

An Express-News analysis of jail records shows just how out of hand staffing problems got at the local jail under former Bexar County Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz. Reviewing records from October 2009 thru September 2012, the daily found Ortiz failed to fill spots temporarily vacated by several jailers that...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

More victims coming out against Texxxan revenge-porn site

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM

When Beaumont attorney John Morgan first heard from Hollie Toups, he had a deeply emotional reaction. “After I interviewed her, I felt like a dad and this was my daughter. I felt protective,” he told me. “Then I got very, very angry – those people were trying to...

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Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:17 PM

The winner of our ARTSLAM giveaway is itsmealyssarozay. She gets 2 tickets to the ARTSLAM anniversary party this Saturday at White Rabbit! #satx #artslam7 @deadbeathero Congratulations and thanks to all who participated.  ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Prostitution sting nabs EMT, sheriff's employee and school teacher

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:12 PM

From BCSO A local prostitution sting earlier this month caught 46 suspects, mostly men trying to buy sex, including a local teacher, a Bexar County Sheriff's Office employee and an on-duty EMT who sought out sex with a 15 year old. Salvador Ortiz Douglas Allen Grant...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NOWCastSA: journalism building community

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 6:12 PM

NOWCastSA is a nonprofit community journalism organization. What does that mean? For NOWCastSA, it means lots of live-streaming events and innovative, interactive, public participation in the news. It means the democratization of information by encouraging community members from all segments of the City's population to be involved in sharing...

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Castros predict a blue Texas

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM

The Castro twins continue to play their role as national Democratic darlings, appearing Sunday on CBS' “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. After a couple minutes of light banter with Schieffer about being twins (like, did they try to deceive the 2005 River Parade crowd when Joaquin quietly...

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

City Attorney talks about banning citizens from City Hall

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

UPDATE (Thursday, 3:05 pm): We just spoke to Jim Harrington with the Texas Civil Rights Project, who last year challenged the City of Austin's practice of banning Occupy protesters from City Hall (and won). Harrington now says the TCRP plans to file a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rick Perry on gun violence: only prayer can stop it

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM

The murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month capped the worst year in modern U.S. history for gun rampages. While the collective heartache kept the National Rifle Association quiet for a week, Gov. Rick Perry couldn't keep silent for so long....

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