Sunday, August 31, 2014

Do Medical Pot Laws Curb Fatal Opiate Overdoses?

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 12:12 PM

This photo shows marijuana that has been designated for medical use. The picture was taken by Heather Fazio, political director for the Marijuana Policy Project in Texas, at Medicine Man, a marijuana store in Colorado. A new study reveals that there are almost 25 percent fewer opiate overdoses...

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Judge Rules Parts of Texas' Abortion Bill Unconstitutional

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Whole Woman's Health in Austin closed earlier this summer in the wake of House Bill 2. Photo via Facebook Update September 1, 2014, 5:25 p.m. Late Sunday, Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to overturn District Judge...

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Greg Abbott Bails On One of Two Gubernatorial Debates

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Photo by Mary Tuma Update: 4:55pm, August 29, 2014 Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation to participate in a statewide televised debate hosted by KERA, NBC5/KXAS-TV, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News. The new debate is scheduled September 30, 2014 at 8pm. The Wendy Davis campaign has...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Judge Rules Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional. Again.

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Texas State Capitol website On Thursday, State District Judge John Dietz in Austin ruled for the second time that Texas' school finance system is unconstitutional, almost 18 months since he made his first unconstitutional ruling against the system. Nearly three years ago, more than 600 school districts sued...

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Tour 'Dinosaur Highway' at Government Canyon

Posted on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Photo by Kevin Femmel   “I bring the scientists, you bring the rockstar.” The late Richard Attenborough’s classic quote from the 1993 film Jurassic Park rings true for a new partnership between the Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) and Witte Museum. The two organizations have teamed up to...

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San Antonio One of Many Seeking MLS Team

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Major League Soccer logo via Photobucket Earlier this week District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher submitted a request for a resolution that would announce San Antonio’s intention to bring Major League Soccer to the Alamo City. “By having a Major League Soccer Team in San Antonio, our community could...

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San Antonio's First Free Day of Yoga

Posted on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM

(via) Houston has it. Dallas has it. Austin’s is the original. This Labor Day, San Antonio is having its first ever Free Day of Yoga. Free Day of Yoga is an opportunity for experienced yogis to explore new styles of yoga and to try out a class or...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Locals Gather This Week to Speak Out Against Police Brutality

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 4:55 PM

A small group of San Antonians carried a cardboard coffin to SAPD headquarters this week, symbolizing victims of police brutality. Photo by Alexa Garcia-Ditta Community organizers, advocates, students, and concerned San Antonians came together at three different gatherings this week to honor victims of police brutality nationwide like...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Planning Diego Bernal's SA-centric Nuptials

Posted By on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 5:18 PM

(Via Louis Cintron) It's not that we're wedding-obsessed here at the Current...but after District 1 City Councilman Diego Bernal shared the news of his engagement to Elyse Alaniz, his girlfriend of approximately two years, on social media...well, we got a little carried away thinking of the possibilities. The...

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RUI: Nonprofit nears third anniversary, gets robbed

Posted By on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 4:40 PM

  This RUI vehicle has some nice rims, doesn't it? Don't drink and drive, call RUI. Photo via RUI's Facebook page. A local nonprofit that’s given rides home to nearly 1,750 weekend warriors could use a morale boost. RUI, an organization that will drive an intoxicated weekend reveler (and...

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