Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thelma and Louise (The Movie) Starring Thelma and Louise (The Two Headed Turtle)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

In case you haven't heard, the San Antonio Zoo is now home to a little two headed outlaw named Thelma and Louise. The one-month-old Texas cooters were hatched with two necks, two heads and two brains, according to proud self proclaimed "dad" Craig Pelke, full time curator of reptiles, amphibians...

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Hide Yo' Kids: George Zimmerman speeding through Texas with handgun

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Earlier today TMZ reported that recently acquitted George Zimmerman was pulled over in North Texas for speeding. Obviously, Trayvon Martin's shooter was packing a handgun in the glove compartment of his Honda pick-up truck. According to footage from the dashcam of the Forney, Tex., police officer, Zimmerman said...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Con Man Gemase Lee Simmons Gets 898-year Sentence

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

The game is over for local conman, Gemase Lee Simmons. After facing a guilty verdict earlier this year, Simmons was slapped with an 898-year prison sentence on Friday, putting to rest his long, sordid trail of destruction. The jig's up. Local conman, Gemase Lee Simmons, gets 898-year sentence for...

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Video recap: a terrific night of boxing in San Antonio

Posted By on Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Saturday at the AT&T Center, Andre Berto lost via a crushing 12th round knockout at the hands of Jesús Soto Karass, but San Antonio won as a viable boxing market and the sport in general continued bouncing back with yet another series of great fights. The night stealer...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Not So Fast, Texas: DOJ Backs Effort to Still Oversee Texas’ Voting Law Changes

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Update: In a private meeting among civil rights leaders on Monday, President Barack Obama pledged his support to protect minority voters, and San Antonio state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer had a seat at the table. The only Texan in attendance, Martinez Fischer joined members of the Mexican American Legal Defense...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Anti-Abortion Activists Laud Closure of Three Texas Planned Parenthood Centers

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Putting "No matter what" to the test, this week three Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas announced plans to close After drastic budget cuts during the 2011 Legislative session, compounded with its exclusion from the Women’s Health Program, three Planned Parenthood clinics in rural Southeast Texas are slated to shut...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

10 Free Events Happening in San Antonio This Week

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 5:31 PM

1. Movies by Moonlight- Tuesday, July 23 Pack a picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets and enjoy a free family friendly movie at Hemisfair Park. Free admission and free parking at city-operated parking garages, lots, and meters after 5:00 pm. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 and the feature film...

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Following Six Flags Arlington Death, Six Flag Fiesta's Iron Rattler To Remain Closed

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 11:51 AM

The new and highly advertised ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Iron Rattler, will remain closed while officials continue to investigate the horrific tragedy that occurred in Arlington involving a similar roller coaster. Last Friday evening a woman was thrown to her death from a star attraction...

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and San Antonio's Black Youth

Posted By on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Chris Ward, left, and Devon Slaughter, right. Yesterday, after the Justice for Trayvon rally on the East Side, another gathering occurred at the Carver Library on East Commerce Street. Although it was much smaller, it seemed no less important than the 200-person-plus rally, mainly because this forum was...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Alamo Hackfest Takes Over Geekdom on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

The 501st Legion reads the Current at Geekdom. Photo (hacked from Geekdom's Facebook page) courtesy of Dale Bracey. Alamo Hackfest Takes Over Geekdom on Saturday Calling all Coke-bottle glasses wearing, argyle sweater-clad Star Wars die-hards! Join your fellow San Antonian programmers and hackers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m....

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