Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ron Nirenberg’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee Set to Meet for First Time

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 2:22 PM

This story originally appeared in our sister publication, Out in SA. Members of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s newly-appointed LGBTQ Advisory Committee are set to have their first meeting on Thursday, May 31 at the Central Library Auditorium. The gathering marks the first time the mayor will have the...

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Ted Cruz Leads Beto O’Rourke By 11 Points in Senate Race, New Poll Finds

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 2:06 PM

This story was originally published by The Texas Tribune. WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has some breathing space from U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University on Wednesday. In the banner statewide race in the state, the new survey showed Cruz had...

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Here's a List of Stuff (Other than Guns) that Lawmakers Say Cause School Shootings

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Here in the gun-crazy U.S. of A., politicians engage in plenty of creative rhetoric when it comes to harrumphing about school shootings. It's easy to see how that comes about. On one hand, they've gotta look eager to do something, anything, to stop another tragedy. But, on the other, they're...

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Trump Set to Meet with Families of Santa Fe Shooting Victims, Tells Reporters He's "Going to Have a Little Fun Today"

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 12:37 PM

President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with the families of the Santa Fe High School shooting victims as he visits Texas on Thursday. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared Wednesday that the president will “personally offer his condolences and support” to the families as he visits Houston...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lawsuits Could Stop Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families, Castro Says

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Lawsuits are one way to force the Trump Administration to stop its policy of separating parents and children suspected of trying to cross into the U.S. illegally, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said Wednesday. The San Antonio Democrat urged voters to contact their elected officials to pressure the administration to...

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San Antonio Home Prices Increased More than in Other Texas Cities

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 4:22 PM

If you're selling a house, get ready for good news. If you're buying one, maybe now's a good time to sit down. For the first quarter of 2018, home prices rose at a faster clip in San Antonio than in most of the state's other metro areas, according to...

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Gov. Greg Abbott Announces School Safety Plan and Proposed Changes to Gun Laws After Santa Fe Shooting

Posted By and on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 1:41 PM

This story was originally published in The Texas Tribune. Less than two weeks after 10 people were killed in a southeast Texas school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a 40-page, 40-strategy plan for preventing future school shootings, and left the door open to calling lawmakers back to Austin to...

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Here’s Why Gov. Abbott’s School Safety Discussion Was Little More Than Show

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM

To Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Governor Greg Abbott’s recently completed roundtable on school safety had a familiar ring. It reminded him of President Trump’s “listening session” earlier this year with the survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Trump’s session provided a top-of-the-fold photo op, but it only resulted in...

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Hearst Havoc: San Antonio Express-News' Owner Continues Slashing Newsroom Jobs

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Hearst Corp., the owner of the San Antonio Express-News, cut deeper into the daily’s newsroom, laying off 14 seasoned journalists last week, according to people familiar with the job cuts. The layoffs follow the departure of Editor-in-Chief Mike Leary, who retired two weeks ago, and Managing Editor Jamie Stockwell, who recently...

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Sculley's Rigid Legal Stance Helped Create a Toxic Political Swamp

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Editor's Note: The following is Their Town, a column of opinion and analysis. City Manager Sheryl Sculley deserves some of the blame for the damaging city charter amendments that the fire union is forcing onto the November ballot. True, she didn’t cook up the amendments. She didn’t collect signatures...

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