Wednesday, May 31, 2017

USAA Reinstates 'Hannity' Ads After Right-Wing Backlash

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Last Wednesday, USAA dipped its toe into politics by pulling its advertising from FOX's "Hannity" in protest of host Sean Hannity's "reporting" on a straight-up conspiracy theory. In return, hundreds of Hannity supporters dropped their USAA insurance plans — and eviscerated the company on social media. This, apparently, was enough to get USAA...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lawmaker Threatens To Call ICE on Immigrants Protesting Sanctuary City Bill

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 11:50 AM

The last day of Texas' 85th legislative session ended with a bang — almost. Shortly after reporting capitol protestors to immigration officials, a state lawmaker threatened to shoot a fellow legislator in the head. It began (and ended) with Rep. Matt Rinaldi, an Irving Republican, who was clearly irked with...

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Here's Where You Can Vote Early in San Antonio

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Today begins early voting for runoff elections of mayor and six city council seats. Registered voters have until Tuesday, June 6 to vote early at any polling location. On Election Day, Saturday June 10, voters must cast their ballots at their official District polling location. General times to vote are:...

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Councilman Warrick Passed Out On Bench Outside City Hall, Says He was "Drugged"

Posted By on Sat, May 27, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Update 5/28/17: Never mind the whole "drugged" thing. Warrick now has a new explanation for why he wound up passed out on a park bench outside City Hall. Per his Facebook page: I first want to apologize to my wife, the people of District 2, the people of San...

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Afghan Woman Attempts Suicide in Texas Detention Center, Six Months After Arrival

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Samira Hakimi was six months into what was supposed to be a maximum three-month-long stay at a South Texas immigrant detention center when she tried to take her own life. “They told us you will only be a couple of days in there,” Hakimi, an 31-year-old Afghan national, told the Huffington...

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Bexar County Prosecutors Re-Open "Angel of Death" Case

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 3:34 PM

It's been 34 years since a young San Antonio nurse suspected of murdering dozens of infants in her care was convicted for killing a baby girl at a Kerrville clinic. Genene Jones, who the media dubbed the "Angel of Death", was sentenced to 99 years behind bars. But now, with...

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Gov. Abbott Cracks Joke About Shooting Reporters During Visit to Gun Range

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:02 PM

During a Friday visit to a shooting range to sign a bill reducing the cost of getting a handgun license in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott cracked a joke about threatening reporters. As the Texas Tribune reports, the governor fired off a few rounds at the range before holding up...

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Your Annual Poop Alert for Visiting the Gulf

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Several areas in the Corpus Christi and Galveston bay areas have tested for high levels of fecal bacteria, which is really no surprise, but something that beach-goers should probably be aware of this Memorial Day Weekend. During the peak summer months, the Texas General Land Office collects samples from 67...

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Texas Lawmakers Legalize Hunting Hogs From Hot Air Balloons

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 7:15 AM

As state lawmakers gut major bills in the last days of the 85th legislative session, it's become clear where many of their priorities lie. Child welfare. Religious freedom. Women's health. Oh, and hunting feral hogs from hot air balloons. That last one, oddly enough, is one of the few issues...

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Why San Antonio's Police Union Endorsed Ivy Taylor for Mayor

Posted By and on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Two years ago, Mayor Ivy Taylor and San Antonio Police Officers Association President Mike Helle were in the midst of a drawn-out, contentious battle over the police union's contract with the city. Helle called Taylor "toxic" and a "danger to public safety." Under Taylor's watch, the city filed a lawsuit...

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