Friday, February 27, 2015

Thrive Youth Center Partners With Haven For Hope

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Haven for Hope and Thrive Youth Center announced a partnership to serve homeless LGBT youth in San Antonio. On Wednesday, Thrive moved into a 1,400-square-foot space at Haven for Hope. The organization's goal is to create self-sufficiency and to quickly get people back on their feet with housing. Thrive...

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San Antonio Boxer Oscar Diaz Has Passed Away

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Oscar Diaz, a San Antonio boxer and former welterweight title holder, passed away Thursday due to complications from a brain injury he sustained in the ring in July, 2008. He was 32.  Known as "El Torito" to boxing fans, Diaz collapsed in the ring during the 11th round in a...

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San Antonio Police Shot And Killed Marquise Jones One Year Ago

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Family, friends and supporters of a man shot and killed by police last year are holding a vigil Saturday to honor his memory. Marquise Jones was shot and killed by off-duty San Antonio police officer Robert Encina on February 28 last year at the drive-thru at Chacho's on the...

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Bexar County Announces Coalition To Educate Public About Unhealthy Sugary Drinks

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Bexar County released details Thursday of a community coalition formed to educate the public and unhealthy effects of sugar consumption. “I don’t want to get into regulating what people consume, that is not the intent of this campaign,” says  County Judge Nelson Wolff. “But I think it’s important to...

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Texas: Whatever You Do, Stay Away From Mexico For Spring Break

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Because of ongoing violence between cartels in Mexico, the Texas Department of Public Safety is urging spring breakers to avoid travel to the country, citing the unpredictable nature of cartel violence. Just south of the popular Texas Spring Break destination of South Padre Island is the Mexican state of...

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Net Neutrality Wins: FCC Labels Broadband As A Public Utility

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Be sure to thank a certain funny Brit today, because the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to classify broadband Internet as a public utility. The Thursday morning vote is a huge win for net neutrality, which advocates for free and open access to the Internet. The principle is fiercely...

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Former Volunteer Firefighter Posts Facebook Photo Of Dead Dogs He Allegedly Killed (Warning: Graphic)

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

A volunteer firefighter in Hunt County near Dallas is potentially facing animal cruelty charges after publishing a bloody photo of two dead dogs. (Warning: Graphic Image Below) Tim Conaster was forced to resign his position with the Union Valley Fire Department after he allegedly shot and killed two dogs...

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Cashing In On Jesus? Male Model Hawks Rather Unique Tortilla On eBay

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM

An Austin model is taking the two greatest things about America — religion and capitalism — and bringing them to eBay. You might remember Andrew Key.  He's a man with a perfectly sculpted set of abs who just wanted to warm up a flour tortilla but ended up being visited...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Donna Campbell's Plan To Protect The Alamo From The U.N. Isn't Going Well

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:17 PM

A state Senator from New Braunfel's proposal to ban foreign ownership of the Alamo fell flat in committee this week. Donna Campbell, a Republican, filed a bill called the Protect the Alamo Act in response to the San Antonio Missions receiving a prestigious nomination as a World Heritage site...

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Mayor Ivy Taylor Backpedals On Ride-Share Regulations

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Previously a staunch supporter of strict regulations for companies like Uber and Lyft, Mayor Ivy Taylor reversed course Monday, delaying implementation of the ordinance. "At this time, it is not feasible to implement the insurance standards specified in the existing ordinance because products that provide drivers with the required...

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