Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Texas Attorney General Sues Over Open Carry. Again.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Texas' top law enforcement official has sued Waller County because it tried to ban open carry from its courthouse. Some might think that common sense says that allowing guns in a courthouse, where people go on what can be the worst day of their lives, makes sense. But not Texas...

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Report: Texas Will Lead the Nation in Illness Caused by Oil and Gas Production By 2025

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Texas will be the worst place in the entire country by 2025 for children suffering from asthma caused by pollution from oil and gas production. That's according to a new report titled "Gasping for Breath," which was released Tuesday by the environmental groups Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force. The report...

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Bexar County DA is an “Empirical Data Guy” Who Believes That Vaccines Cause Autism

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM

This week, San Antonio’s top law enforcement official, the man voters have tasked with prosecuting anyone accused of a crime or securing justice for victims, stated, unequivocally, that vaccines cause autism. In a short video produced by the people behind Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe, a recent documentary that...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The STAAR Test Is So Bad, Lawmaker Wants to Use Exams From Other States

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 2:23 PM

Texas' state-mandated standardized tests are so bad that one lawmaker has suggested using exams from other states. Jason Isaac, a Republican from Dripping Springs, says school districts should have the freedom to choose from a variety of national standardized tests instead of using the troubled State of Texas Assessments...

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Rick Perry's Next Step: Dancing With the Stars

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will appear on the next season of Dancing With the Stars. Entertainment Tonight reports that Perry will join the reality TV competition for its 23rd season, which premiers Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. on ABC. On social media, Perry said he's dancing for...

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Saldaña, Castro Make One Last Public Push Against Police Union Contract

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM

On Monday, San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña continued with his increasingly public opposition to a local police union contract just days before council is set to vote on the matter.  In a press conference at City Hall, Saldaña was flanked by Congressman Joaquin Castro and some former council members...

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UIW Ousts Longtime President After Weird Comments About Black, Native American Students' Skin Color

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM

It's been a strange start to the school year for the University of Incarnate Word community. Earlier this month, the school unexpectedly put Louis Agnese Jr. on a 90-day medical leave—evidently without telling him, which led to the longtime university president's expletive-filled reaction in the San Antonio-Express News. When the...

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Bexar County DA Nico LaHood Insists "Vaccines Can and Do Cause Autism"

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Bexar County's top law enforcement official says he believes in a widely discredited theory that vaccines cause autism.  In the short video produced by the filmmakers who made Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas "Nico" LaHood is seen in his office at the Bexar County District...

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Pokemon Go Players Stumble Upon Body in New Braunfels Cemetery, Two Arrested and Charged With Murder

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM

The Comal County Sheriff's Department announced it arrested two people they say are responsible for the death of a man found last week by two people playing Pokemon Go in a historic cemetery. Luis Alberto DeLeon, 36, and Sunee Marie Schriewer, 29, both of New Braunfels, were arrested and charged...

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Judge Calls Texas Craft Beer Distribution Law Unconstitutional

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Beer brewers in Texas are celebrating a victory after a Travis County judge ruled that a 2013 law that prohibited craft breweries from selling lucrative territorial distribution rights is unconstitutional.  Three breweries sued the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission nearly two years ago over the 2013 law that expressly took...

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