Monday, February 29, 2016

ACLU Says Great Texas Warrant Roundup Is a Shakedown of the Working Poor

Posted By on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 3:53 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup.  The initiative is for people who have outstanding warrants relating to fines. From February 20 through March 6 — the amnesty period — people can pay what's owed without fear of arrest for Class C misdemeanor fines,...

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Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Arguments Wednesday in Restrictive Texas Abortion Law Case

Posted By on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:34 PM

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case challenging a 2013 Texas law that required abortion clinics to meet ambulatory surgical standards and for doctors at those clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. Opponents of the law say it creates an undue burden on...

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5 Videos to Get You Pumped for New Spur Andre Miller's Old Man Game

Posted By on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Anyone who's ever played pickup basketball knows about the crafty old dude who can still play. He's not as strong or as quick as he once was, so he makes up for it with a reliable shot, crafty, herky-jerky moves and clever passes no one else sees. Guys with old...

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New Local Transportation Network Company Lets Drivers Bid for Business

Posted By on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 1:41 PM

To think that just a few months ago, after Uber and Lyft left San Antonio, the city was completely devoid of transportation network companies. Now there are four of them here. Bid My Ride is the newest TNC to operate in San Antonio, joining Uber, Lyft and GetMe. The newest addition...

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Freedom From Religion Foundation Sues Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:09 PM

Remember that time Texas Governor Greg Abbott, including his decade-plus tenure as Attorney General, used his position of power to infringe on the rights of others? OK, too broad. More specifically, during the season Texans look forward to every year: Winter Solstice.  Last December, Abbott ordered the removal of a...

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Report: School Districts Approve UIL Measure that Impedes High School Trans Athletes

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 5:06 PM

Texas school districts backed a proposal that would use students' gender on their birth certificates, prohibiting transgender students from playing on a team which aligns with their gender identity, according to The Texas Observer. School district athletic directors and superintendents approved the proposal after the University Interscholastic League (UIL)...

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22 Zika Virus Cases Pending in Bexar County

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:12 PM

More people in Bexar County may have contracted the Zika Virus, according to the Metropolitan Health District. Twenty-two people are being investigated for the disease, which is running rampant in Central and South America. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection have already confirmed that three people have contracted Zika...

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USDA Report: Infant Baboon Killed at Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:24 PM

The national research watchdog group Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) says it obtained a federal document from January 28 that shows an infant baboon died at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute because of mishandling. A female baboon was also injured. According to a USDA inspection report, the death occurred...

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Early Voting Ends Today at 8 p.m.

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Want to avoid the Super Tuesday rush to vote? Today's your last chance. Primary voting ends at 8 p.m. today. You can find your early voting location here. So far, 37,245 Democrats have cast early votes compared to Bexar County Republicans, who have cast 42,325 votes. Next Tuesday, March 1,...

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Senate Criminal Justice Committee Agrees to Study Cyber Bullying

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 8:12 AM

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will begin looking at cyberbullying, studying how schools and law enforcement collaborate, Senator José Menéndez says in a press release. “Cyberbullying is a new problem that needs new solutions. It is a statewide problem that demands statewide attention,” Menéndez says. “This is a major step...

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