Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Texas Conservatives Are Still Fighting Marriage Equality

Posted By on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 6:00 AM

On Wednesday, the Texas Supreme Court will hear arguments over a lawsuit that not only targets the rights of married gay couples in the state but also seeks to blunt the impact of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that granted marriage equality nationwide in the first place. The lawsuit,...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trinity Conservatives File "Harassment" Claim Against Students Who Returned Their Event Fliers

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Shortly after Trinity University student Jonah Wendt distributed some 600 event leaflets across campus housing, 288 reappeared in front of his own dorm room door. "Keep your propaganda to yourselves. We don't like it in our faces," a note read on top of the rubber-banded stack of returned leaflets. Wendt had...

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Man Charged with Murdering Woman, Letting Friend Have Sex With Body Before Burning it Beyond Recognition

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:33 AM

A man has been charged with first-degree murder for killing an unidentified woman, allowing a friend to have sex with her body, and then burning her body beyond recognition. Javier Hernandez, 29, was arrested Monday morning, a month after San Antonio Police officers found the woman's burnt body in a...

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Texas Lawmakers Advance Bill That Would Allow Doctors to Lie to Pregnant Women

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 3:50 PM

This morning, the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs unanimously passed a bill on to the full Senate that would let the government decide what a pregnant woman deserves to know about the health of her unborn child. Committee members, it appears, believe it should be up to the doctor...

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Did Texas Deliberately Pass a Racist Law? Under Trump, the Feds No Longer Care

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Voting rights lawyers are set to argue in a Corpus Christi federal court on Tuesday that Texas lawmakers knew their voter ID law discriminated against Hispanics and African Americans, and yet passed it anyway. Were this week's court hearing scheduled, say, when Barack Obama was president, the feds would have come...

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Local Islamophobic Group Fires Leader for Being Too Islamophobic

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM

The local arm of anti-Muslim conservative group ACT for America has fired its chapter head for being too openly Islamophobic. Roy White, a retired Air Force lieutenant, was booted this weekend for publicizing that February's ACT meeting would be a lesson in how to "shut down mosques." White, however, wasn't lying...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Feds, Bexar County Still Won't Say Why Local DACA Recipient Was Detained by ICE

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Josue Romero hadn't seen a federal immigration agent since he'd sat in the back of an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement van last week, forced on a whirlwind road trip that began as the first step to deportation and ended, somehow, back in his father's arms in San Antonio. Now, just...

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Thieves Use Forklift to Steal ATM, Again

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM

It's been two days since a pair of thieves used a forklift to drop a Huebner Oaks ATM into their truck and drive off into the night. On Friday morning, San Antonio police stumbled upon a nearly identical —and equally unusual — scene at a Windcrest credit union. Like the...

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Will the Supreme Court Rein in Border Patrol?

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The family of 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez says it was like a game of chicken, border-town style. They say Hernandez and his friends were playing near the Paso del Norte Bridge, which stretches into downtown El Paso, on June 7, 2010, daring each other to run and touch the fence on...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Woman Convicted of Child Pornography Claimed to Have Multiple Personalities

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:49 AM

A 23-year-old woman was sentenced to 27 years in prison for child pornography Wednesday, despite her lawyer claiming she may suffer from a serious mental health disorder. Ashleigh Nicole Browning Welsh and her husband William Richard Welsh, 27, were both handed matching sentences by U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez for repeatedly sexually abusing...

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