Thursday, April 30, 2015

City Council Approves Pet Microchip License Ordinance

Posted By on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM

The San Antonio City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to utilize microchip implants to license pets  living within the city limits. The city will be the largest in the nation to use microchipping as its primary means of pet licensing when the ordinance goes into effect on June 30.  Pet...

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San Antonio's Alamo To Join The List Of World Class Icons

Posted By on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 1:58 PM

The beloved Alamo and San Antonio Missions could be the 21st century Stonehenge. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) soon will vote whether or not to recognize the San Antonio Missions as a World Heritage site. The journey to recognition has taken over 6 years. The...

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Alamo Beer Enters Settlement Agreement With GLO Over Alamo Trademark

Posted By on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Update: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:48 p.m. Alamo Beer Company has disclosed to the San Antonio Current that the brewery has entered a confidential settlement agreement with the Texas General Land Office and will continue to use of the Alamo image in its brand identity. Ted Lee, attorney for...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wanna Give Back, SA? Then Look Into The 'Big Give'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 5:38 PM

The Big Give just got bigger. The one-day online fundraising event for local nonprofits and charitable groups is gearing up for its second annual campaign on May 5. The goal when the project launched last year was to raise was $1 million, but at the end of the day,...

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Veteran West Side Activist Joins Idol With Street Named After Him

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 10:27 AM

As he gradually steps away from his decades-long activist leadership post in San Antonio in lieu of younger faces, including his son, Jaime P.  Martinez can now say he shares yet something else with his idol, César Chávez. Martinez was front and center in the years-long push to get...

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Humane Society To USDA: Stop Monkey Business At Labs And Roadside Zoos

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 9:06 AM

After several undercover investigations into animal research facilities, including Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and roadside zoos, the Humane Society of the United States submitted a legal petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for regulatory guidance. "The USDA has a legal responsibility to provide oversight of care of primates...

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There's A Lot Of Fiesta Garbage In The San Antonio River

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 8:36 AM

Talk about a trashy way to end Fiesta. The San Antonio River Authority reports that garbage from Fiesta made a mess of the river. "What happens on the streets of ‪#‎Fiesta‬, ends up in our creeks and river. We wish everyone a Happy Fiesta, but please be considerate of...

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Where Does The San Antonio Tea Party Stand On May 9 Ballot Propositions?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Citing its core principles — personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future — the San Antonio Tea Party is urging voters to reject two transformative conservation programs. The organization is against renewing the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program, which uses sales tax revenue to purchase conservation easements over the...

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Texas Republicans Continue Pro-Choice Attacks At Capitol This Week

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Texas legislators are debating a bill today that would prevent privately-purchased insurance plans from covering abortion. That bill is proposed by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, who says it will protect pro-life Texans from paying for abortion in the private market place and through the Affordable Care Act. NARAL Pro-Choice...

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San Antonio AIDS Foundation Board Fires Executive Director

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Out In SA is reporting that the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) board has fired its executive director, David Ewell, effective April 20. SAAF Deputy Executive Director Jill Rips will take over the position in the interim.  “There are many exciting opportunities for growth in the future of SAAF....

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