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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hey, SAPD: Aransas Pass PD Loves Body Cameras

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 3:50 PM

(via) Police body cameras in the Coastal Bend city of Aransas Pass helped heal strained relations between the public and the police department. “Well, the police department was kind of struggling. The old administration didn’t communicate with the public and with the media, and when you don’t communicate,...

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Leticia Van de Putte and Dan Patrick Spar in First and Only Lt Gov Debate

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte debated Monday night in Austin. Photo via Texas Tribune livestream. State sens. Leticia Van de Putte and Dan Patrick squared off Monday night during their first and only debate as candidates for Texas Lieutenant Governor, sparring over issues like public education...

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SAPD Video: Donate to Charities, Not Directly To Panhandlers

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 4:06 PM

The San Antonio Police Department posted a nine-minute video today entitled "Change that Makes a Difference," featuring interviews with panhandlers to show that our donations don't in fact help them, but are rather used for drugs. The video pivots quickly to highlighting the benefits of Haven for Hope,...

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San Antonio: This Week In City Government

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Mission Concepcion, courtesy of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. There’s a lot of interesting soon-to-be news happening on the local government level this week. In several meetings, council members will discuss everything from a resolution aimed at achieving World Heritage designation for the Spanish Missions to a...

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Fracking Bolsters Economic Development Despite Environmental Risks

Posted on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Photo: Scott Tower/Flickr A recent study conducted by University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development determined that the Eagle Ford Shale—an ancient sedimentary rock formation that underlies much of South Texas—generated a whopping $87 billion during the production of oil and natural gas last year. Additionally,...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Closer Look at Jeff Bezos and His Online Retail Colossus Amazon

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 6:16 PM

(via) In his classic 1936 comedy, Modern Times, silent filmmaker Charlie Chaplin depicts the trials and tribulations of a harried factory worker trying to cope with the sprockets, cogs, conveyor belts and “efficiencies” of the new industrial culture. The poor fellow finds himself caught up (almost literally) in...

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More Shady Business at Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM

The Texas Legislature has increased the funding to the Texas Alternatives to Abortion Program over the years. Texas Pregnancy Care Network receives almost 100% of the program’s funding. Courtesy NARAL Pro-Choice Texas An updated investigation of crisis pregnancy centers in Texas by NARAL Pro-Choice Texas reveals personnel at...

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Texas Would Be Fourth Largest Legal Marijuana Market

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The number crunching financial website nerdwallet says Texas is the fourth largest potential marijuana market in the U.S. Graphic Courtesy of nerdwallet. If the Lone Star State legalized weed, how much revenue would the famously free mark state draw into its coffers? According to NerdWallet, a number crunching...

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San Antonio Rebounds From Great Recession

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM

"San Fernado Cathedral and Municipal Plaza Building, San Antonio" by Brad Holt from Ada, OK, USA - SanAntonio_SanFernadoCathedral_24Sept2009_Uploaded by xnatedawgx. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Do you feel less of a pinch in your wallet or purse? According to one research group, which bills...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's Official: Another Mass Family Detention Center Opening in South Texas

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Photo via Texas Prison Bid'ness. The Karnes family detention center began detaining women and children on Aug. 1, 2014. A second mass-detention facility south of San Antonio will open in November. This week, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officials formally announced plans to open another migrant family detention...

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