Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SAISD On Alert After Lanier Student Forced Into Stranger's Car On Way to School

Posted By on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 4:45 PM

School police at Lanier High School are on high alert after a student walking to school last Thursday morning was forced into a car by two men and dropped off at an undisclosed location. The student told school officers about the alleged abduction later that day, according to a letter...

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Trump's Texas Voter Fraud 'Expert' Registered to Vote in Three States

Posted By on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 3:40 PM

President Donald Trump's main source for investigating alleged voter fraud in the past election is registered to vote in three different states. Texas is just one of the three states Gregg Phillips — avid Tweeter and app creator — is registered to vote in, according to state election records first...

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Paxton's Buddies Are Trying to Hamstring His Prosecution For Felony Fraud

Posted By on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sure has some loyal friends. Not only have the scandal-prone AG's supporters helped bankroll his defense against felony securities fraud charges, they've even sued to strip funding away from the prosecutors handling his case. And on Monday, they scored a significant victory when the state's 5th...

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Muslim Leaders Brace for Protest at Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Posted By on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 8:35 AM

It's Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin, the one day of the year dedicated to Texas Muslims sharing their thoughts and concerns with state leaders — and this year, they're bringing bodyguards. Falling four days after President Trump dropped a ban barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the...

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Mayor Taylor is the Only Leader of a Major Texas City Who Has Not Condemned Refugee Ban

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 5:50 PM

Mayor Ivy Taylor remains the only mayor of a major Texas city who has not condemned President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim countries. She's one of few mayors of a large U.S. city to stay quiet. By now, the mayors of Houston, Dallas,...

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$153 Million in Federal, State Grants Could Be at Stake if San Antonio Becomes a 'Sanctuary City'

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 3:20 PM

If the threats made last week by Gov. Greg Abbott and President Trump ring true, San Antonio could loose up to $153 million in grants if it chooses to become an official "Sanctuary City." Both Abbott and Trump said they'd pull state and federal grant funding from any city that...

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Construction Starts on Downtown's Intersection From Hell

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Five roads and a bunch of offshoot side streets, all converging at one major intersection downtown. What could possibly go wrong? Anyone who frequently visits the San Antonio Central Library (downtown's rouge, postmodern gem designed by famed Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta) is familiar with the cluster where Main, San Pedro and...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Judge Blocks Rule Forcing Texas Abortion Providers to Bury, Cremate Fetal Tissue

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM

A federal judge on Friday blocked indefinitely Texas' rule requiring abortion providers to cremate or bury fetal remains, saying the barrier the rule poses to abortion access "substantially outweighs the benefits." The ruling comes after days of testimony in Austin earlier this month before federal district court Judge Sam Sparks. The...

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Dejounte Murray Takes the Reins

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM

In the NBA, injuries can sometimes translate into opportunities for young players trying to crack a tight rotation. When six-time All-Star Tony Parker was sidelined last week, due to pain in his left foot, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich handed the offensive reins over to 20-year-old rookie Dejounte Murray, who...

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