Friday, December 30, 2016

Bill Could Make it Harder for Poor, Abused Spouses to Get a Divorce in Texas

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Texas State Rep. Matt Krause says he isn't trying to deter divorce. He is, however, filing bills to make divorce more expensive, more time-consuming, and much more complicated to get in Texas. The Fort Worth Republican has filed two bills for the looming 2017 Texas Legislature: One that more than...

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Federal Judge Reminds State to Take Foster Kids Out of Unsafe Homes

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Last December, federal Judge Janis Jack ordered the state to guarantee all Texas foster children are living "free from an unreasonable risk of harm." Now, more than a year later, Jack says there are still thousands in harm's way. Part of Jack's 2015 decision mandated that the Texas Department of...

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Medina Makes Mayor's Race Sound a Lot Like a Democratic Primary

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Manuel Medina might say he's still weighing whether to run for San Antonio mayor, but he talks about his presence in the race with near certainty. He's already pledged a quarter million of his own dollars to the effort, held a big, public event earlier this month naming his...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Incoming Sheriff Secures Restraining Order Against Outgoing Sheriff

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Bexar County's incoming sheriff has secured a restraining order against the county's current sheriff Susan Pamerleau, claiming she's dodged department rules in order to keep her staffers employed after she leaves the position — in two days. "The actions I took today weren't only done to protect the men and...

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Reminder: There's a Hotline to Rat You Out for Using Fireworks on NYE

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 2:34 PM

For any of you planning to pop off some seasonally-acceptable explosive devices this Saturday, a reminder: local officials have made it really easy for your neighbors to rat you out. Only in the unincorporated areas of Bexar County can you legally set off fireworks here — and even then, you...

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South Texas Inmate Killed in Shootout Following Christmas Eve Escape

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 12:25 PM

An escaped inmate died in a police shootout Tuesday night, three days after he mysteriously slipped out of a sheriff's car transporting him to Live Oak County Jail. The county sheriff's office said 36-year-old Jake Childers was killed by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers in Campbellton, a town 50 miles...

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Meet Sid Miller's Growing Facebook Fan Club

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

In his rise to statewide office, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has become the kind of brash, politically incorrect and culture war-crusading politician that's made him a favorite among the hard right. At the tail end of a largely forgettable, decade-long tenure in the Texas House, it was Miller who...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CPS Crisis Got Worse After Gov. Abbott Took Office

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Under the leadership of Gov. Greg Abbott, a supposed "champion of children," Texas has witnessed an increase in deaths and neglect within the state's child welfare system, according to a Dallas Morning News investigation. Based on internal emails recently obtained by the News, Abbott, who entered the governor's office...

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12-year-old Boy Shot While Riding in Truck on Loop 410

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the neck while riding in the backseat of a moving truck on NE Loop 410 Monday night. The unknown suspect shot the boy from a passing car around midnight, reaching up over the top of the car from the passenger side to fire directly...

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WTF 2016: Remembering the Year We’d Rather Forget

Posted By and on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM

We as a society like to do this whole worst-year-ever thing a lot, probably because it can be a clean, almost therapeutic way to recognize all the failures of the recent past in hopes we don’t repeat them in the coming year. But 2016 was an uncommonly awful year....

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