Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Republican-led House passes bill allowing it to sue President

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 7:23 PM

President Barack Obama, via his Facebook page. With lessons learned from the attempted impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the U.S. House of Representatives instead passed legislation Wednesday that allows it to initiate litigation against the president. So instead of impeaching the second Democratic president to take office since 1981,...

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RIP Thelma and Louise: SA Zoo's Two-Headed Turtle Passes Away

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:36 AM

One of San Antonio's most beloved and outlandish residents was lost on Tuesday. Thelma and Louise, the bicephalic turtle who received national attention for her uncommon condition, suddenly died yesterday of unknown causes. At just over a year old, she exhibited little growth in the past few months....

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This Modern World

Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

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Mayor Taylor talks NDO, budget and more

Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:54 PM

  Interim Mayor Taylor began serving on July 22 after the city council elected her to replace Julian Castro, who is now the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Courtesy Photo With all the talk of the streetcar and police and fire union negotiations, Interim...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

SAPOA: City manager portrays us as "greedy bastards"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Here's a screen grab from the video showing SAPOA President Mike Helle. A new video released by the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association says negotiating with the Alamo City over a health care plan has been a slap in the face, so the SAPOA is raising dues to...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

HB2: New study shows abortions decreased 13 percent in Texas

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Dr. Lester Minto had to close his clinic in Harlingen due to HB2. (Photo by Callie Richmond) A study released by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project determined that there was a 13-percent decline in the Texas abortion rate after the passing of House Bill 2, which restricts medical...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Conflicting Opinions: Health care law may head back to the Supreme Court

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s landmark, but controversial, legislation: the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. The decision seemingly put a loud and angry debate between conservative republicans and democrats to rest. But on Tuesday, the contentious legislation meant to extend...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

San Antonio has a new mayor, for now

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

City Clerk Leticia Vacek swore former District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor in as interim mayor on Tuesday. As all eyes were on the city council Tuesday, District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez withdrew his letter of interest for interim mayor and paved the way for District 2 Councilwoman Ivy...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry orders Texas National Guard to the Rio Grande Valley

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry via Shutterstock As rhetoric and political maneuvering continue to revolve around border and immigration policies, Texas’ governor upped the ante and ordered the mobilization of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops, who will be sent to the Rio Grande Valley. “There can be no national...

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Current Wins 3 Awards at Houston Press Club's Lone Star Awards

Posted By on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM

The San Antonio Current picked up three awards last night at the Houston Press Club’s annual Lone Star Awards. Held at a restaurant and banquet facility offering views of the Port of Houston Ship Channel, the ceremony united outlets from across the state (including reps from newspapers, magazines, television...

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