Monday, September 30, 2013

Sen. Donna Campbell’s Anti-Abortion Law Defense Gets Big Laughs

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:46 PM

If you didn’t know it, you’d think state Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) was a comedian considering the laughs she received when defending Texas’ controversial anti-abortion law. Sen. Donna Campbell (R- New Braunfels) sits on a panel about abortion care in Texas with other legislators at the Texas Tribune...

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Lunchtime Links: The Return of Big Tex, Coping With Breaking Bad Withdrawal, San Antonio as Seen From Space, Texas Sued by Planned Parenthood + More

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM

1. Texas Monthly contributor Matthew Diffee imagines his dream rebuilding of Big Tex in "Big Tex, My Big Tex." 2. Greatest Hits from the Ted Cruz Filibuster 3. 35 Adorable Things To Get You Through Your "Breaking Bad" Withdrawal 4. 25 Pumpkin Desserts To Eat This Fall 5....

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Bonehead Quote(s) of the Week: The Elisa Chan Senate hopeful edition

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Elisa Chan wants to take her roadshow all the way up to the Texas Capitol. In a release today, Chan announced she’s officially vying to unseat state Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), a Tea Party conservative that makes Chan’s bizarre anti-LGBT views look milquetoast. But Chan's stepping up...

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Reproductive Rights Groups File Suit Against Anti-Abortion Law

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Update: According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, a trial date and time for the lawsuit against House Bill 2 has been set for Monday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. CT. The lawsuit was filed in the Western Division of U.S. District Court in Austin. Reproductive rights groups formally began...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Signs Point to Davis Run for Texas Governor, Formal Announcement Next Week

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Update: Sen. Wendy Davis plans to make her formal campaign announcement in Haltom City, Texas (north of Ft. Worth) on Thursday, October 3 at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, the same spot where she received her high school diploma. Doors will open to the public at 3:00 pm, according to...

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Undocumented Immigration May Be On The Rise, Report Finds

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Among the top six states with the highest number of undocumented populations, Texas was the only to experience an unwavering increase and no decrease from 2007-2011, according to a new report released this week by the Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project. A Pew Study finds the undocumented immigrant population...

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DOJ Allowed to Intervene In Texas Districting Case

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:08 AM

The U.S. can now intervene in a challenge to Texas’ redistricting maps, a federal court in San Antonio ruled. The decision comes after Attorney General Eric Holder pledged his support to fight against the state’s effort to maintain election maps previously deemed unfair. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo courtesy...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Banned Books Week Celebrates Censorship

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 4:03 PM

This week, censored reading gets celebrated. In response to the growing number of books restricted in schools, libraries and bookstores, “Banned Books Week” (Sept. 22-28) was created in 1982 as a pushback to the censorship and a way to support the free expression of ideas. More than three decades later...

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ESPN Magazine Names Spurs Second Best Sports Franchise of 2013

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

It’s been 97 days since Game 6, that cruel evening in June which stole the summer spirit away from many a die-hard Spurs fan. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green carried on, joining Nevil Shed to share their skills with San Antonio’s next generation of ballers at basketball camp....

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Bonehead Quote Of The Week: Don McLeroy on Science Textbooks

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Okay, so this week it isn’t necessarily a “bonehead” quote but it sure is bizarre. Controversial former State Board of Education Chair Don McLeroy, a young-earth creationist and right-wing Republican who dragged the board to the forefront of the culture wars during his infamous reign, made an appearance at the...

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