Monday, October 31, 2016

There's a Mandatory Seminar for Sex Offenders Tonight

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 3:20 PM

October 31 is largely known as the day when thousands of costumed children ask strangers for candy. It's also the yearly gathering of sex offenders in Bexar County. On Monday, between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., some 300 registered sex offenders will crowd a county building to attend seminars reminding...

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Bexar County Sued For Misleading Voters on ID Law

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 5:01 PM

An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Bexar County for misinforming voters about the state's voter ID rules. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), filed the lawsuit Friday afternoon on behalf of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP). MALDEF attorneys argue that since Monday, October...

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Texas' Top Officials Are Still Fighting the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 2:38 PM

This week, outraged Senators demanded an immediate fix to the state foster care program that’s left 2,800 kids at high risk of abuse across Texas, early voters said they were given false information about state ID laws at the polls, and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus urged the state...

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Trump's Right: Texas Has a Serious Voting Problem

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 7:15 AM

At 9 a.m. Thursday, Donald Trump posted a tweet: “A lot of call-ins about vote flipping at the voting booths in Texas. People are not happy. BIG lines. What is going on?” It's classic Trump: baseless anecdotes, hints at conspiracy, unnecessary capitalization. Of course, there is no evidence backing...

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Project Alamo": Lessons From Inside Trump's SA-Based Digital Nerve Center

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM

For this week's cover story, Bloomberg Businessweek was granted remarkable–and exclusive–access inside Donald Trump's digital nerve center, which is run by San Antonio web designer Brad Parscale, one half of the local digital marketing firm Giles-Parscale.  Parscale, a political newbie who won Trump's love after building some web pages for...

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1 in 5 Uninsured Kids in America Lives in Texas

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM

One out of every five uninsured kids in the country lives in Texas, according to a new study out of Georgetown University. This means Texas' rate of uninsured children is among the worst in the nation, second only to the uninsured rate in Alaska, which has 6.8 million fewer...

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Could Murderabilia Keep "Angel of Death" Baby-Killer In Prison?

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM

In 1981, staff at what was then Bexar County Hospital noticed that babies kept dying from problems that shouldn't have been fatal. By the time an internal inquiry determined that no less than 10 infants had died from “sudden and unexplained” complications with nurse Genene Jones at their bedside, she'd already...

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Straus Wants to End Arbitrary Rule That Kicked Thousands of Disabled Kids Out of Special Ed Classes

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for state education officials to suspend their apparently random target for special ed enrollment that over the past decade has kept tens of thousands of disabled kids from receiving the special classes and services they need. Straus' letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

City's Domestic Violence Crisis Team Fails to Respond to a Lot of Domestic Violence Crises

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The San Antonio Police Department team tasked with quickly responding to cases of domestic abuse has failed to do just that. SAPD's so-called Crisis Response Team was created in 1996 to help victims of abuse get immediate assistance and protection. However, according to an internal audit presented to a council...

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Tow Truck Drives Off After Dragging North Side Woman to Her Death

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:40 AM

A tow truck dragged a woman to her death last night—and left her body in the middle of a North Side on-ramp.  According to police reports, the unidentified tow truck had just repossessed the woman's car before she was pulled behind it. Witnesses say the woman, who was only identified...

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