Thursday, July 18, 2013

Keep Austin X-treme: The X Games Are Coming to Texas

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 6:44 PM

If hipsters were into sports, they would be all over the X Games. From skateboards to motorbikes, powdery snow to hard-packed dirt, the games are all about the extremely bold and boldly bizarre. In May 2014, the radical brother of the Olympics is riding into Texas and setting up...

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As Perry Signs Anti-Abortion Bill Into Law, Legal Challenge Brews

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:01 PM

This morning, as expected, Gov. Rick Perry signed an extremely restrictive anti-abortion bill into law amid a mounting lawsuit against the legislation. Gov. Rick Perry signs one of the country's most abortion-restrictive bills into law. It's expected only five abortions would remain when the law goes into effect. Photo...

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San Antonio College Considering Gnome as New Mascot

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

A change in mascot appears to be in San Antonio College's imminent future, though according to Public Relations Officer Julie Cooper, though “it's not a done deal.” The Ranger had become a figure of much controversy in recent years as, historically, Mexican-Americans were treated quite poorly by the Texas Rangers....

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

George Zimmerman Is Not Guilty. But He Is Not Innocent.

Posted By on Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Trayvon Martin, after his encounter with George Zimmerman. (From Gawker.) In 1870, just five years after the Civil War ended, a white state senator in Hinds County, Mississippi, in the very heart of the Old Confederacy, just on the southern edge of the Mississippi Delta, married a black...

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Pet Safety in Vehicles: San Antonio Pets Alive Guest Post

Posted By on Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Pet Safety in Vehicles As Texans prepare for summer road trips, please think to safely secure pets when driving and never leave them in the car. Dogs can be a great traveling companion, but you may be putting your pet, yourself and other passengers in the vehicle at risk if...

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Abbott Announces Bid For Governor In San Antonio

Posted By on Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

A roller coaster week for Texas Democrats and progressives ends in an off-the-rails crash as conservative Attorney General Greg Abbott made his expected bid for governor official on Sunday afternoon during a staged event at Plaza Jaurez in San Antonio– apparently the chosen city for major GOP announcements these days....

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Anti-Abortion Bill Passes Senate, Moves to Gov. Perry For Signature

Posted By on Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Despite thousands of pro-choice advocates flooding the Capitol day after day and last month’s memorable 11-hour filibuster on the chamber floor, the controversial omnibus bill that would essentially decimate abortion access in Texas passed the Senate in a final 19-11 vote and now moves to conservative Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s...

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Davis, Castro Energize Pro-Choice Advocates at "Stand With Texas Women Rally"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Texas pro-choice advocates may, “lose the battle," but they’ll "win the war,” lawmakers assured attendees at the “Stand With Texas Women” rally on Thursday. San Antonio marked one of several bus stops (which includes Austin, Houston and Ft. Worth) on the statewide tour coordinated by Planned Parenthood. Sunset Station turned...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stand With Texas Women at San Antonio's Sunset Station

Posted By on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Since Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster of the anti-abortion bill at the Texas State Capitol in Austin almost 3 weeks ago, the Stand with Texas Women campaign has morphed into a household topic intriguing the morals and ethics of both men and women throughout Texas. In efforts to spread...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Anti-Abortion Bill Officially Advanced by House

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Bill author Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) struck down more than 20 amendments to her abortion-restrictive legislation. Photo courtesy of Texas House of Representatives. Update: The Texas House officially passed HB2 in a 96-49 vote this morning. San Antonio Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon offered an amendment that would assist...

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