Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lamar Smith angry that ICE is finally prioritizing spending

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM

  Low-risk, non-violent immigrant detainees released from ICE detention centers?! Cue the outrage from Congressman Lamar Smith in 3, 2 “Spending cuts are no excuse for releasing thousands of criminal and illegal immigrants into our streets,” the local GOP rep told the daily. “The (Obama) administration is either...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Group hopes to turn Texas into a battleground state

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Texas is a red state. There's no denying that. But this lovely shade of crimson has not always graced our fair state. Throughout the 1960s Texas was deep blue. Congress didn't see a Republican Senator from 1877 to 1961. But things slowly changed. More Republicans won at the State...

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Watch Castro's State of the City speech at noon

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Watch live streaming video from nowcastsa at livestream.com After a year of pumping his lofty, transformative vision of SA2020, Mayor Julián Castro attempted to define his legacy as something more fundamental at last year's State of the City address: early childhood education. “Let me be very frank, it's the...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Justice Sotomayor benchslaps local prosecutor for racist comments

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

“It is deeply disappointing to see a representative of the United States resort to this base tactic more than a decade into the 21 st century," Sotomayor wrote.

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How the sequester will hit Texas

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM

The White House last night began releasing state-by-state reports detailing how the sequester will unroll (it's worth noting some Republicans are already challenging some of the state-specific numbers). According to the Texas fact sheet, here's some of what we can expect to happen this year in the Lone...

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Daily Show riffs on Texas secessionists

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Last night the The Daily Show masterfully showed how truly bat-shit the Texas secessionist movement can be. The segment mostly follows perennial GOP candidate Larry Scott Kilgore, who claims he's running for governor in 2014, and fellow secessionist Lynn Troxel. “One of the things that Texas allows, you can...

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Judge recommends overturning former SAPD officer's child rape conviction

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Frank Navarijo at his court hearing in November   Frank Navarijo was still recovering from a surgery that removed his cancerous prostate when he was accused of raping his daughter in 1998. At trial, Navarijo, a 23-year SAPD veteran and a former Department of Justice contractor, embarrassingly admitted...

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Malcolm X: The Last Speech

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Remembering Malcolm X on the anniversary of his death (Feb. 21, 1965)

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Executing the mentally ill

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Texas Tribune managing editor Brandi Grissom has a stunning piece in the March issue of Texas Monthly, highlighting the case of convicted murderer Andre Thomas and posing this uncomfortable, big-picture question: What should the system do with the deeply mentally ill who commit horrific crimes? Grissom follows in excruciating detail...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fox anchor Karen Martinez dies of cancer at age 37

Posted By on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Popular KABB Fox anchor Karen Martinez died Tuesday after battling breast cancer since 2010.

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