Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014: While Child Migrants Surged, Illegal Immigration Declined

Posted By on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

At the end of the year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released its year in review, called the CBP Border Security Report. And according to the agency, illegal immigration is continuing to decline from its peak in 2000, with apprehensions totaling 486,651 for FY 2014, compared to FY 2013's...

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Q&A with Texas House District 123 Candidates: Roger Gary

Posted By on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

As early voting gets underway this week to replace key San Antonio legislators—Leticia Van de Putte and Mike Villarreal—we're continuing our periodic Q&A series with candidates hoping to replace Villarreal in the Texas House of Representatives. The Libertarian candidate is Roger Gary, former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Texas....

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Adkisson Joins San Antonio Mayoral Race

Posted By on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM

After months of tip toeing around his intentions to run for mayor of San Antonio, Tommy Adkisson finally made his big announcement. "I'm in and ready to stay home," Adkisson exclaimed on his Facebook page. "As many of you know, I am fresh from four, four-year terms of office in...

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

Posted By on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Judging by our most popular blog posts of 2014, SA loves fast food and the San Antonio Spurs. Our readers also really hate Yolanda Saldivar. 10. Fiesta Texas Unveils New Batman Roller Coaster The San Antonio theme park announced an insane-looking roller coaster. [image-10] 9. Timmy D Hits Chick-fil-A Even...

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Julián Castro Announces Birth of Second Child

Posted By on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Secretary Julián Castro and his wife Erica announced the birth of their son Cristian Julián Castro last night on Twitter. The former San Antonio mayor posted a photo of the newborn on the social media outlet.  The baby boy was born at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. yesterday at 11:16...

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Can You Guess What Texas Sucks at the Most?

Posted By on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Texas is awesome at a number of things: organizing armed militias, extracting fossil fuels from the ground, burning meat on a grill. But, hard as it is to admit, this great state of ours isn't perfect. There are, in fact, certain areas where Texas frankly sucks, namely graduating high...

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New Year Ushers in Amended Distracted Driving Ordinance

Posted By on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM

In early November, San Antonio City Council amended the Alamo City's distracted driving ordinance to include talking on the cellphone. Come January 1, motorists battling San Antonio's traffic congestion and zipping through backroads to avoid traffic jams, will have to put the cellphone down. However, the San Antonio Police...

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Senate Approves Texas' First Openly Gay Federal Judge

Posted By on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed three Texas lifetime judicial appointments, and in doing so, confirmed the state's first openly gay federal judge. U.S. Attorney Robert Pittman was confirmed alongside Robert Schroeder III, who is a lawyer in Texarkana, and Judge Amos Mazzant III, a magistrate in Sherman. Pittman...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FDA To Propose Lifting Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations From Gay Men

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

The Food and Drug Administration announced today it would lift a decades-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Per the proposed rule change, gay and bisexual men who have not had sex within the previous year will be able to donate blood.  In its statement, the FDA...

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Alamo Drafthouse to Screen 'The Interview' After All

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The Interview will be screened on Christmas after all. Tim League, founder of the Alamo Drafthouse movie chain, announced on Twitter this morning that Sony has authorized a Christmas release of the much-discussed film. The film will show at several independent theater chains, side-stepping the major national chains that...

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