Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Arrest: SA Duo Accused of Pot Candy Possession

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 3:15 PM

A pair of Alamo City alleged pot-candy enthusiasts were arrested at a tattoo parlor on Halloween. Authorities with the Bexar County Sheriff's Department arrested Belinda Garza and Richard Castillo Friday on the 1400 block of Southwest Military based on a warrant obtained by the San Antonio Police Department. SAPD...

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The Scariest Part of the 2014 Elections: Texas' Voter ID Law

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 12:44 PM

As early voting wraps today, more than 1 million Texans have cast a ballot so far. But when the Supreme Court of the United States allowed Texas' voter ID law to remain in tact this election season, the majority of the justices gave Texas the green light to knowingly...

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'The Daily Show' in Texas: Austin's weirdness and Spoon

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Last night, The Daily Show closed out it's week of Texas-themed episodes with a look at Austin's real weirdness. It turns out that the so-called liberal bastion in the middle of the Lone Star State is almost entirely represented in Congress by Republicans, with the exception of Representative Lloyd Doggett....

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Perry Tells Obama How to be President

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry said in an official statement Wednesday that negative comments made by an unidentified senior member of President Barack Obama’s administration targeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left him in disbelief. The anonymous staffer allegedly called the Prime Minister “chickenshit” in response to Netanyahu’s refusal to enter...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Phil Collins' Alamo Artifacts Have Arrived

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM

On Tuesday of this week, British pop-rock icon Phil Collins gifted a massive chunk of his lifelong collection of Alamo relicts and rarities—the largest collection of its kind to be amassed by a private collector—back to the site the fateful battle. Currently housed in the Gallagher House on E....

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City Council Approves $3.4 Billion Water Deal

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM

The San Antonio City Council unanimously approved a contract Thursday between San Antonio Water System and the Vista Ridge Consortium to pump in water from Burleson County. The Vista Ridge Consortium is comprised of the Spanish-based company Abengoa and Austin-based Blue Water. Here's how this is supposedly going to...

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'The Daily Show' in Texas: Mex Tex and Ellar Coltrane

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 11:24 AM

"Latinos are worst than Korean and Chinese. That's a fact."  So says a segment from last night's episode of The Daily Show, which is broadcasting a series of Texas-focused episodes this week. The episode focused on so-called illegal immigration, and Al Madrigal, took to the streets dressed like...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Former White Rabbit Promoter Sues Venue

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:21 PM

A former promoter for the White Rabbit is asking a Bexar County court to file a temporary injunction barring the sale of the music venue in a lawsuit filed on October 18. Jennifer Holt filed the lawsuit against White Rabbit owners Rhonda Moore and Richard Sciaraffa, along with Rhonda...

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'The Daily Show' in Texas, Day Two: Joaquin Castro and a Song about Texas

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:08 PM

The second Texas episode of "The Daily Show: Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess" aired last night, and this time, the show's resident political satirist Jason Jones hit the streets of Austin to ask Texans what's most important to them in this election cycle. The answers? The border, guns,...

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Poll: Texans Support Abortion in the Cases of Rape or Incest, Trends in Gay Marriage Support Remain Steady

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:06 PM

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll out today shows Texans' attitudes toward gay marriage and abortion a bit more nuanced than just 'for' or 'against.'  Pollsters conducted an internet survey of 1,200 registered voters between October 10 and 19.  Numbers show that more than 60 percent support some...

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