Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For Good or Bad, Organized Labor in San Antonio is Taking Matters Into Its Own Hands

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Come November, San Antonio voters may find themselves in the rare position of deciding the fate of four locally spurred referendums. In February, the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association, locked in a nasty contract brawl with the city, proposed three changes to the City Charter that would whack away...

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Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s Pledge to Create 70,000 Jobs Looks Bold, Rings Hollow

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Editor's Note: The following is Their Town, a column of opinion and analysis. San Antonio jobs have been on my mind lately for a completely self-centered reason. I’ve got two daughters graduating in early May – one with a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University, the other with a...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Buzzfeed Investigation Paints SAPD as a Police Force Unsafe for Women

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 1:19 PM

An investigative piece by the news site Buzzfeed is blowing the whistle on the San Antonio Police Department's treatment of women. The lengthy story posted this morning paints a picture of a department where women are held back — and at times bullied or assaulted — by a male-dominated culture that reforming...

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Councilman Shaw Says He's Running in 2019 – But Probably Not Without a Fight

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Councilman William Cruz Shaw said he'll seek re-election in 2019, despite the rumors crisscrossing Council District 2 that he's frustrated with City Hall and looking to bow out. Shaw kept it short: "I'm running." Representing the East Side, the first-term councilman scored in the fall when city council approved...

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Monday, April 23, 2018

CPS Invests in Low-Emission Fleet Vehicles as Part of Its Green Push

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:32 PM

CPS Energy, as part of ongoing efforts to decrease its carbon footprint, has purchased 34 hybrid pickup trucks to replace older gasoline vehicles in its fleet. The new XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150s offer 50 percent better fuel economy while yielding half the emissions of standard pickup trucks....

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Half of Texas' Adult Guardianship Cases Violate Reporting Rules, Official Testifies

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 1:57 PM

A top Texas court official has testified that 43 percent of the state's adult guardianship cases in a 27-county sample didn't comply with the minimum paperwork-reporting requirements. David Slayton, administrative director of Texas' Office of Court Administration, also told the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging that guardians in...

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Friday, April 20, 2018

San Antonio Hits Twitter Hard to Celebrate #420Day

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 5:09 PM

On today's unofficial marijuana holiday, there's no shortage of folks taking to Twitter to share their smoke-out plans, show off zeppelin-sized joints or brag about the stickiness of their newly scored stash. San Antonians, naturally, are no exception. So, lay back, light up (if that's your thing) and enjoy...

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CPS Won't Seek a Rate Increase This Year, But Makes No Promises for 2019

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 5:07 PM

CPS Energy won't request a rate hike this year to cover the capital it needs to upgrade facilities and keep pace with San Antonio's rapid growth, officials with the municipal utility said. Working on its next annual budget, CPS considered asking the city to approve a 4.3 percent rate increase to...

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Threat of Trump's Border Wall Lands Lower Rio Grande on Endangered Rivers List

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 5:34 PM

The Trump Administration's unrelenting push for a border wall has landed the already troubled Lower Rio Grande on an environmental advocacy group's 2018 list of America's Most Endangered Rivers. American Rivers placed the Lower Rio Grande on the list because additional wall construction would lead to flooding and decimate wildlife...

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Bexar County Had the 7th Largest Population Growth in the Nation

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:12 AM

If it feels more crowded 'round these parts, that's because it is. Bexar County gained 30,831 new residents from 2016 to 2017 for a 1.6 percent population increase, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau estimates. With 1,958,578 residents at the end of last year, it was the U.S....

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