Saturday, January 31, 2015

Oil Giant Finally Adopts NDO Policy, Because The Feds Told Them To

Posted By on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 8:35 AM

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation says ExxonMobil rewrote its Equal Employment Opportunity policy to include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “Does this new policy mean that equality has come to Exxon at last? Well, sort of,” said Deena Fidas, director of HRC’s Workplace Equality Program and...

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Mexican Hospital Explosion Victim Taken To Galveston Hospital

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:41 PM

UPDATE: Shriners hospital spokeswoman Tammy Robbins confirmed this afternoon that one victim, an infant, of the explosion has arrived in Galveston. Media reports indicate some of the nine infants injured in a Mexico City hospital explosion Thursday may be transferred to a Texas hospital. According to the Global Post,...

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SA Drivers: Put Those Cellphones Away, For Real This Time

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM

San Anto motorists, put those phones down and keep your hands on the wheel, unless you're willing to run the risk of getting pulled over and fined. San Antonio City Council last November amended its distracted driving ordinance to prohibit talking on hand-held cellphones while cruising on of the...

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Want To Be Part of Texas' One Percent? Here's How Much You Need To Make

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:16 PM

The Economic Policy Institute published a study this week detailing the growing levels of income inequality in the United States. As part of their analysis, the think tank published a map highlighting the amount of income all of us plebeians have to earn to reach the upper echelon of...

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Ballot Items for Aquifer Conservation, Linear Park Funding Approved

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Despite some uncertainty about whether City Council would approve placing funding mechanisms for the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and the Linear Creekway Parks Development Program on the May ballot, council members on Thursday unanimously approved the move. In addition to placing the items on the ballot, funding for the...

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Schizophrenic Death Row Inmate Asks Court for Funds to Prove Mental Illness

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:41 AM

Lawyers for a schizophrenic death row inmate are asking a federal appeals court to approve funding for defense attorneys and mental health experts so the man can make a claim that he is insane and should not be executed. Scott Panetti — a diagnosed schizophrenic, who is insane and...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hotel Indigo's Commitment to Customer Service is as Great as One Guest's Love for Nicolas Cage

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Any hotel concierge can regale you with stories about their quirky guests. More often than not, travelers turn out to be a total freakshow, but great hotels have the mantra that employees must go out of their way to create a satisfying and memorable lodging experience. Well, consider Hotel...

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Tesla Motors Wants to Build a Showroom in San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 11:13 AM

San Antonio didn't get Tesla Motors' much sought-after battery factory, but it might get a little showroom where the curious can look at the company's electric cars.  Tesla Motors is asking the City of San Antonio to rezone five acres of land between East Sonterra Boulevard and Loop 1604, City...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Local Black Lives Matter Protest Calls for Presidential Pardon of Marissa Alexander

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Standing on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse, several San Antonio organizations called on President Barack Obama to pardon a Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a gun at her abusive husband, who wasn't injured. P.E.A.C.E. Initiative Executive Director Patricia S. Castillo...

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Rick Perry's Indictment for the Second Time

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 4:40 PM

San Antonio-based Judge Bert Richardson on Tuesday rejected a second request by Rick Perry's attorneys that the criminal case against the former Texas governor be dismissed. Perry's lawyers contend he acted within his authority when he threatened to veto funding for the state Public Integrity Unit in 2013 after...

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