Thursday, October 12, 2017

The City Proclaimed Today, Instead of Columbus Day, "Indigenous People's Day"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:34 PM

On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced a proclamation from the steps of City Hall, designating October 12, 2017 as "Indigenous People’s Day." “Whereas, indigenous people are the earliest known inhabitants that played a critical role in shaping the long, rich history of San Antonio,” said Nirenberg, reading from...

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Bexar County Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting His Foster Kids for Years

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:11 PM

Six months after a 16-year-old foster girl was sent to live with Miguel Briseno and his wife, Debra, he anally raped her. Prior to the assault, the teenage girl would regularly join Briseno in the garage at their Von Ormy house, where he'd fix up old cars. "She wanted...

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Judge Says Feds Have No Right to Block Undocumented Minor's Abortion — But Won't Stop Them

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:42 AM

A federal judge has declined to stop the government from blocking a teenage girl living in Texas from getting a legal abortion. The 17-year-old girl (dubbed "Jane Doe" in court documents) is an undocumented immigrant currently in the care of the federal government, since she travelled to the U.S. as...

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San Antonio Drops from Race to Become Amazon's Second Headquarters

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM

After a month of will they/won't they uncertainty, San Antonio has officially withdrawn from the national competition to house Amazon's second headquarters. In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Wednesday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff explained their reasoning. In short: They don't have time...

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