Friday, September 30, 2016

Spring Hails Storms Cost Texans Nearly $6 Billion In Losses

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Damage from San Antonio's April hail storms have pushed state insured losses to a hefty $5.5 billion—and that's just for the first half of the year. The last time the state saw this level of financial destruction was in 2008, when Hurricane Ike tore through the coastline.  San...

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Court Drops Investigation Into Sexually Aggressive Texas Judge, Because He Retired

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 9:15 AM

A federal appeals court has dropped its investigation into a federal district court judge from Texas accused of harassing a court clerk, calling her into his office, shoving his tongue down her throat and pressing his erection into her. In a letter Wednesday telling the lawyer who filed the complaint...

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

State Says Anonymous Volunteers Will Take Care Of Abortion Burials

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Fetal remains of any abortion or miscarriage in Texas may soon be handed over to volunteers with dubious medical credentials to be buried in an undefined location, according to the state health department.  The Department of State Health Services included this questionable ruling in the newest draft of...

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Sheriff's Department Not On Board With Gated Community's Armed Patrol Group

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 1:35 PM

The Bexar County Sheriff's Department is not thrilled that an armed group of San Antonio residents have begun patrolling their gated northwest neighborhood for criminal activity. “We have no problem with neighbors who carry weapons with a license,” department Communications Officer James Keith told the Current. “But we wish...

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Want Basic Public Records Out of Alamo Colleges? That'll Be $2,300

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Just last year, Alamo Colleges was lauded by the state comptroller's office for its "financial transparency," winning an award for how easy the community college system supposedly makes it for taxpayers to understand how their money's being spent.  Which is odd considering the $2,340 bill the college system recently sent...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Donald Trump Is Coming to Downtown San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 6:15 PM

The Republican presidential nominee who launched his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists will return to San Antonio next month to again raise cash in a roughly 60 percent Mexican-American city.    Invitations for the private October 11 fundraiser at downtown's Grand Hyatt peg the price of admission to the Trump...

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San Antonio City Council Member Believes Poverty Is A Career Choice

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1:05 PM

“Homeless. Hungry. Anything helps. Thank you.” The message, written on a worn piece of cardboard, is simple. But for the person holding it, a bearded, tired-looking man in his 60s, it’s survival. “I don’t have any other options,” he said. The man, who asked not to be named, says...

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Texas Lawmakers' Epic Fail Turns Non-Prescription Adderall Possession from a Felony to a Misdemeanor

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM

The 2015 Texas Legislature pulled a big “oops” when it accidentally decriminalized the possession of non-prescription Adderall. Which means that anybody who has been charged since September 1, 2015, with the felony controlled substance offense can get the charges dismissed or downgraded because the law now says it’s a misdemeanor....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coming Soon to SeaWorld: "Respectful" Orca Performances

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 5:20 PM

In announcing the construction of a new, massive rollercoaster at SeaWorld San Antonio, the park’s president slipped in an arguably bigger piece of news: the local theme park is bringing back its contentious orca program – the one it promised to shutter earlier this year. “The public perception has...

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Downtown San Antonio: Brought to You By Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Last week, Centro San Antonio, a nonprofit cheerleader for “downtown revitalization and development” run by a former top official in the city manager’s office, threw a flashy party on Houston Street between Navarro and Presa, all to celebrate the “rebranding” of downtown San Antonio. Part of that “rebranding” effort,...

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