Monday, November 30, 2015

Member of Texas GOP's Executive Committee to Back Secession Resolution

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Now a story from the “This Won’t Happen” file: Tanya Robertson, a member of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee, will push for a non-binding measure on Texas’ secession to appear on the state’s Republican primary ballot in March, according to the Houston Chronicle. The measure would present an up-or-down...

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Get a Real Job, San Antonio: Be a Western Horseback Rider

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Whether you've got one or you need one, jobs can be a drag. So in a new San Antonio Current feature, we scan local job boards to find a real gig you could have that you may never have thought of. This week: take the reins as a real, live Western horseback...

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San Antonio City Council to Consider Disparity Study Findings

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM

News flash: You still have to be a well-placed white male to make money off City of San Antonio contracting. But that's starting to change, albeit in tiny increments.  A study commissioned by the city found that contracts awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses increased from 16 percent in...

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Thanksgiving Holidays: Texas Threatens to Sue Refugee Group

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 7:57 AM

In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, Lone Star State bureaucrats — following Governor Greg Abbott's lead — continue to threaten social service agencies that work with refugees. Over the holiday, Texas Health and Human Services executive commissioner Chris Traylor threatened to sue the International Rescue Committee's Dallas branch, the Houston...

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Friday, November 27, 2015

San Antonio Man Sues Uber

Posted By on Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 8:36 AM

The San Antonio Express-News reports that a lawsuit filed by a San Antonio man against Uber has moved from state to federal court. David Micheletti, a former driver, joins a wave of other erstwhile drivers across the nation, in accusing the company of short-changing him by classifying him as...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Feds: Texas Can't Block Syrian Refugees

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, along with governors from dozens of other states, has said he would not allow Syrian refugees to be resettled in Texas. But a letter from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement claims that Abbott doesn't have the power to make that call, according to the Houston...

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Spanish Company Building Vista Ridge Pipeline Starts Pre-Bankruptcy Proceedings

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Not even a week after City Council voted to approve a San Antonio Water System rate increase that would help pay for the 142-mile Vista Ridge Pipeline, among other projects, the energy company that's building the infrastructure initiated pre-bankruptcy proceedings. Reuters reports that Abengoa made the move after an investor...

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Animal Care Services Will Offer Black Friday Adoption Deals This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 11:44 AM

For those of you courageous enough (is that the best word? I suppose I could think of some others) to brave the Black Friday crowds this week, you’re sure to come back with great deals on all manner of consumer goods. But if that 86-inch television you bought for $5.95...

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Humans of San Antonio Starts Kickstarter Campaign to Publish Book

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Humans of San Antonio could finally make the jump from social media to print. From 2012 to 2016, photojournalist Michael Cirlos has been combining photography and story telling to chronicle Downtown's diversity, history and individuality. The book would be 224 pages with more than 300 photos covering four years....

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Here's Your Holiday Travel Forecast

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Texas Thanksgiving travelers take note, there could be stormy weather through large swaths of the Lone Star State. According to the kind folks who spend 24 hours a day watching weather, a storm system may move in Thanksgiving night through Saturday night. If you're heading north toward the Panhandle, watch...

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