Monday, March 5, 2018

A San Antonian's Guide to 2018 Primary Elections

Posted By and on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM

If you've noticed a lot of national news stories this morning about Republican candidates in Texas doing the best Trump impressions, that's because the Lone Star State on Tuesday holds the first primary elections in the country. Since we're inching toward the halfway point in President Donald Trump's...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dick's Sporting Goods Will No Longer Sell Assault Rifles. Your Move, Academy Sports.

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 3:31 PM

One of the country's largest sports equipment chains, Dick's Sporting Goods, made headlines Wednesday with an unexpected announcement: The company will no longer sell assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines, and it will cease to sell any gun to anyone under age 21, regardless of local laws. According to company officials,...

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Nirenberg Asks Fire Union to Put "Petty Political Drama" Aside and Return to Bargaining Table

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 2:25 PM

San Antonio's fire union has been circulating three significant petitions outside of city polling locations: One that would decrease their boss's salary, another that would prevent the city from suing them, and another that would make it easier for them to get petitions like these expedited.  Chris Steele, president of...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

FBI Joins Bexar County in Search for Missing 16-year-old Girl

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 4:17 PM

The Bexar County Sheriff has recruited help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down a San Antonio teenager who disappeared a month ago. Sixteen-year-old Maarib Al Hishmawi was last seen leaving William Howard Taft High School around 12:30 p.m. on January 30th, according to county officials. Representatives...

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Bexar County Adds LGBT Protections to EEO Policy

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 3:55 PM

This story originally appeared in our sister publication, Out In SA. Bexar County Commissioners voted on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to update the county’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy to include protections for LGBT employees and job applicants. The update, which was introduced by Precinct 2 Commissioner Paul Elizondo, was passed...

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Brad Parscale Plucked to Run Trump's 2020 Campaign

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 2:37 PM

In 2016, major San Antonio design firm Giles-Parscale became home base for Donald Trump's wildly successful digital campaign. At the helm was Brad Parscale, the firm's co-owner and the Trump campaign's digital director. The seemingly progressive firm played a considerable role with getting the Republican mogul into the White...

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Texas Lethal Injection Drugs

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM

This story was originally published by The Texas Tribune. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Texas case that questioned the constitutionality of the state’s execution process. The lawsuit dated back to 2013, when multiple death row inmates sued the Texas prison system claiming its lethal injection protocol...

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After His Felony Conviction, State Sen. Carlos Uresti's Job is At Risk. But His Pension is Safe.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 1:53 PM

This story was originally published by The Texas Tribune. It didn’t take long for the rebukes to start pouring in after state Sen. Carlos Uresti was convicted of 11 felonies Thursday. Colleagues on the left and right called on him to resign. But the San Antonio Democrat insisted...

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Monday, February 26, 2018

At Least 9 San Antonio High Schools Will Join National Walk-Out to Protest Gun Violence

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 5:39 PM

On February 14, the same day a gunman killed 17 children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students at Ronald Reagan High School found an empty bullet box on campus. "It was terrifying," said 18-year-old Diego Quesada, a senior at Ronald Reagan High School. For...

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Texas State Announces New Rules Following Death of Fraternity Pledge

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Following the alcohol-related death of a fraternity pledge, Texas State University will announce new standards for Greek life. A university task force recommended new rules after reviewing Texas State's Greek system, according to the Austin American-Statesman. University president Denise Trauth ordered that review and suspended all 31 Greek life...

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