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Monday, February 24, 2014

COSA Busts a Move To Broadcast B Sessions

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 3:42 PM

The City is in talks to boost transparency at their 'B session' meetings, according to Texas Public Radio. While COSA's Thursday Council meetings are streamed online and available on TV (given the provider carries it), the Wednesday session is not viewable, which is bad news for citizens unable to attend...

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

San Antonio Fifth Least Literate City in US

Posted By on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Sheila Maldonado at a Twig Book Shop reading last December. Credit: Nelly Rosario According to an annual study, San Antonio ranked among the five least literate cities in the country. The silver lining? We're only the third least literate city in Texas—El Paso and Corpus Christi both scored...

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Friday, February 21, 2014

After 'Achievements' Of Texas Women's Health Programs Noted, Let's Count The Failures

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

During a Senate Health Committee hearing at the Capitol yesterday (made available via livestream) that partially focused on the progress of women's health in Texas, a leading Republican overshadowed the crippling impact legislative budget cuts and restrictive laws have placed on the reproductive health network by offering up praise for...

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Bonehead Quote of the Week: Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson On Tejanos

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM

In a rosy news release announcing the opening of a new exhibit showcasing Hispanics who participated in the Battle of the Alamo, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson gushes about the heroism of Tejanos who defended the Alamo. via “With immigration on the forefront of public discussion, it’s important...

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Rick Dyer's Bigfoot Show Sells Out (Really?)

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Chewbacca’s drunk and deformed distant cousin "Y'all can choose to believe or not," said Rick Dyer to a group of skeptics standing in a line that wrapped around the Alamo Drafthouse Park North. Dyer wants you to believe that he shot Bigfoot. And let's get this out of...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Average Texan Lasts About Three Minutes During Sex

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Texas is number one in a lot of things: the uninsured, greenhouse gas emissions, pet adoptions, fried turkey-related fires. But one thing Texas is not number one at is the longest average sex session. According to Nerve, that website you used to read in 1999, but have since...

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San Antonio Tapped For Google Fiber

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 2:35 PM

San Antonio could be home to the ultra high-speed Google fiber network, Mayor Julián Castro announced today during a noon press conference. The Alamo City along with eight other metro cities across the nation are working with Google to bring consumers and businesses Internet speeds up to 100 times faster...

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Lilith Fund in SA Adds a Face to “I Fund Abortions”

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sure, the title can force a double take, but “I Fund Abortions” is not a stunt to publicly shame providers and incite gun-toting outrage. In fact, it’s a bold feminist tumblr profiling, and uniting, abortion funders across the country. Lauren Rankin, a board member of New Jersey Abortion...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Eagle Ford Shale Fracking Report Slams Lax Regulation

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 12:44 PM

An eight-month critical investigation into the Eagle Ford Shale, released today, sheds more light on the devastating health effects on human life correlated with hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking.’ Mike Cerny at his home in Karnes County. Photo by Michael Barajas. Written by reporters from Inside Climate News, the Center...

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Early Voting For Primary Elections Begins Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM

A friendly reminder that democracy requires participation, so get your vote on. Early voting for the joint primary election in Bexar County starts Tuesday, Feb. 18 and runs through Friday, Feb. 28. Primary election day takes place March 4. For a list of all early voting locations in San Antonio,...

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