Friday, February 28, 2014

Marriage Equality Case Plaintiff Old Friends With Abbott

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Turns out one of the four plaintiffs in the victorious Texas same-sex marriage case is old pals with defendant, state Attorney General Greg Abbott. Plano lawyer, Mark Phariss, who has (temporarily) prevailed in challenging the state's ban on marriage equality, attended Vanderbilt Law School with Abbott, where they first began...

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Bonehead Quote of the Week- Twitter Typo Edition: Dan Patrick on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Adamantly anti-gay state Senator and candidate for lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick (R-Houston), shocked conservative loyalists on Twitter earlier this week when he posted: The self-proclaimed "Christian first, Conservative second and Republican third," candidate sought to fix the message with a major 'whoops!' moment: oops! #twittertypo. We have a new...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

LGBT Friends and Foes Respond To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 3:06 PM

LGBT advocates (and haters) didn't hesitate to respond to yesterday's historic gay rights news. In an opinion issued Wednesday, San Antonio-based federal Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Texas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and said the restrictions against marriage equality "demean [homosexual couples'] dignity for no legitimate reason," as the Current...

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City Guide Ambassadors: West

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

San Antonio's West Side is full of charm and attracts residents in touch with both their Latino and artistic roots. Just ask these guys ... First up: Jim Mendiola Occupation: Filmmaker/Artist in Residence University of Texas at Austin Neighborhood: West Side Years lived there: 1 year 1 month Why...

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City Guide Ambassador: Downtown

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Who better to lead you around downtown San Antonio than a longtime member of the Downtown Alliance and an urban planner? We asked Andi Rodriguez, who now lives right in the thick of everything on Market Street between Alamo and Bowie, for her spin on Downtown. Name: Andi Rodriguez ...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Caption Contest: Bill Clinton's joke

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

  We've all peeped the Twitpic seen 'round Loop 1604 by now, but is anyone else wondering what Bill Clinton said at that Mi Tierra summit that has Henry Cisneros, Mayor Julian Castro and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in stitches? Leave your best attempt in the comments section...

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San Antonio Federal Judge Rules Texas' Ban Against Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Updated at 2:45 p.m. CT with comments from attorney Neel Lane and plaintiff Mark Phariss. San Antonio U.S. District Court Judge Orlando Garcia has ruled Texas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and a denial of the equal protection clause, following a hearing earlier this month challenging the constitutional amendment. In...

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City Guide Ambassadors: South

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:38 AM

To guide us around South San Antonio, from Cesar Chavez on down, we reached out to Andy and Yvette Benavides, the founders of SMART and proprietors of the fun and funky 1906 building, hub of the emerging South Flores Arts District. We also heard from Nina Hassele, another arts maven...

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City Guide Ambassadors: North

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:13 AM

We asked a couple of cool Northsiders to show us around their neck of the woods. First up: Danielle Cunningham Occupation: Graphic designer/owner, Neighborhood: El Dorado Years lived there: 10 years; 35+ years in the same area Why did you choose that neighborhood? It was close to my...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Top 5 Most Offensive Remarks From Abbott's Buddy Ted Nugent

Posted By on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 6:18 PM

By now you’ve likely heard that our leading Republican candidate for governor and state attorney general, Greg Abbott, is frolicking on the campaign trail with washed up 70s rock star and right-wing poster child, Ted Nugent. Abbott’s choice to invite Nugent— a notorious sexist, known for inflammatory remarks aimed at...

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