Friday, July 31, 2015

City Manager Recommends Raising Minimum Wage For City Employees to $13 Per Hour

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Update: Friday, July 31, 2015, 3:50 p.m.: This story has been updated with comments from Buddy Villejo, SEIU Texas vice president of public sector. Our post continues below: San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley announced recommendations today to raise the minimum wage for all city employees to $13 per hour...

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Voters Will Decide Whether To Expand 281 North of 1604

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Two lanes of unbroken traffic stopped for miles by red light after red light after and, yes, another red light. Living in San Antonio most are quite familiar with the notion and sloth-like motion of traffic. However, living in northern San Antonio, you know the stretch between Loop 1604...

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East Texas Man Shot After Bullet Ricochets Off Armadillo

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58 AM

I read this headline and thought it might be from The Onion or a segment of a “MythBusters” episode: "Cass County official: Man injured after bullet ricochets off armadillo" Nope, just some news from small town northeast Texas. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating “a possible accidental shooting...

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Tonight's Blue Moon Isn't Really Blue

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:38 AM

But it is rare! Tonight will be the second full moon in the month, which is why it's dubbed a blue moon. There are usually 12 full moons a year, but in 2015 there will be 13.  Now, the moon can appear blue, but that usually takes a cataclysmic...

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San Antonio Went 50 Days Without Drought Restrictions

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:18 AM

May and the feverish drought-breaking rains that came with it are long gone. The summer is here and the ground is cracking. The dust is blowing and cicadas are chirping.  And drought restrictions are back after a 50 day hiatus when the San Antonio Water System lifted the restrictions...

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Use This Calculator To Find Out If You're A Gentrifier

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Like most major urban centers, gentrification is creeping, or perhaps barging, into nooks and crannies all over San Antonio.  Developers seep into neighborhoods where lots are cheap and homes are ripe for flipping, pricing out longtime residents and catalyzing task forces. Too much of it on the Southside could...

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Universal City Was The Runner-Up For Nation's Best Tasting Tap Water

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 3:03 PM

Here's something that's not really new, but is definitely different: tap water taste contests. Why in the world are we even bringing this up? Well, that would be because back in June, Universal City won second place for best tasting tap water in the nation. Hosted by the American...

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State Rep. Larson Talks Ride-Share With SA, Uber

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Will the ride-share company Uber be back in San Antonio by the end of the summer? State Rep. Lyle Larson posted to Facebook Wednesday that he met with representatives from Uber, the City of San Antonio, and with business and chamber groups to talk about bringing the company back....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Senate Leaders Question State Agency About Planned Parenthood Videos

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Members of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services grilled state officials over highly edited undercover videos that purport to show Planned Parenthood employees selling baby parts. Planned Parenthood does not profit from the donation of fetal tissue. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testified today in front...

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Texas' Flag Is The Nation's Second-Best

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

The next time you pass by a car dealership, enter an elementary school classroom or go literally anywhere else in our great state, us Texans can look up and take pride in a flag that's one of the country's best. Texas has the nation’s second-best flag, according to flag...

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