Friday, May 30, 2014

Bonehead Quote of the Week: Stu Burguiere On Sexual Assault

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Just days after the horrific shooting rampage at the University of California, Santa Barbara by a troubled misogynist,Glenn Beck’s show “The Blaze” featured a segment with co-host Stu Burguiere mocking and marginalizing alarming national rape statistics. The right-wing Burguiere spends ample time striving to debunk a White House report that...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

City Council Approves SAWS Impact Fee Increase

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM

In an 9-2 vote, City Council approved plans to increase San Antonio Water System water supply “impact fees”— a one-time charge that covers the cost of water systems for new development and, according to SAWS, a way to prevent existing ratepayers from subsidizing new customers. As a result of input...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Alamo Colleges Runoff Election Rescheduled

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 5:29 PM

The runoff election for the Alamo Colleges' District 4 and 8 board of trustees has been moved from June 14 to June 21. Alamo Colleges runoff candidates go to head to head on June 21. Photo by Mary Tuma. Alamo Colleges had to switch things up when the Bexar...

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Van de Putte, Texas Dems Respond To Patrick Win

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 1:51 PM

With the Republican primary candidate for lieutenant governor now settled after yesterday’s runoff election, state Democrats are wasting no time at taking square aim at right-wing Tea Party favorite state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston), who delivered a crushing defeat over incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. The wide margin win coupled...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Primary Runoff Election Results

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

The results are in. Photo by Rick Canfield. Tommy Calvert (pictured here at the Cesar Chavez march for justice) wins the primary runoff over Debra Guerrero. Primary runoff election totals yielded a win for Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 4 Democratic candidate and Eastside organizer Tommy Calvert, who upset SAISD...

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Primary Runoff Election Today

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM

It’s primary runoff election day, San Antonio, and we hope you’re taking part in the democratic process by casting a vote today. If you don’t know where to go, who’s on the ballot or if you can even vote in the runoffs, we’ve got you covered with our primary runoff...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Jesus Angel and a Public Defender's Prayer for Relief

Posted By on Sat, May 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Lately, there have been serious rumblings that the Bexar County Public Defenders office is yet again due for a reckoning. The office, which currently handles appeals and some mental health cases (but no trials) for those who can’t afford to hire their own lawyers, has butted heads with its overseers...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Obama Nominates Mayor Castro as HUD Secretary

Posted By on Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Mayor Julián Castro accepting nomination as HUD Secretary (CSPAN) President Obama today officially nominated San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as originally reported by the New York Times on May 17. Calling Castro an "all-star" and a "leader in...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

SA Current Slideshows were down; back up now

Posted By on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

via   Update: May 22, 2014, 3:30 p.m. The slideshow server is back online. We should have all slideshows back up by the end of the day. Our original post continues: Due to some technical difficulties last night (coincidentally during the Spurs beatdown of the Thunder) our slideshows...

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