Friday, June 29, 2018

San Antonio Activist's Petition Asks the Tobin Center to Cancel Jordan Peterson Lecture

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 5:20 PM

A new petition is asking the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to cancel the Oct. 10 speaking appearance of Jordan B. Peterson, the conservative pop psychologist known for inflammatory statements about LGBT people and... well, just about everyone else other than straight white men. Peterson, a best-selling author with...

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Fast-Growing S.A. Is One of the Nation's Hottest Construction Markets — for Better or Worse

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 2:28 PM

If it looks like more and more stuff is creeping into the downtown skyline, that's because, well, it has. San Antonio isn't just one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, it's also fifth-ranked in construction growth, according to a new analysis by PlanGrid, which develops construction industry software. The...

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Data Suggests More than 200 Parents Were Deported Without Their Children

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 3:43 PM

More than 200 migrant adults may have been deported from the United States without the children with whom they were apprehended, according to federal data obtained by researchers at Syracuse University.  A total of 1,060 of the 4,537 adults traveling with children while apprehended in April have been deported, according to...

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Aransas Pass Police Find and Wrestle Alligator in Walmart Parking Lot

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 11:58 AM

If a police officer wrestling an alligator in a Walmart parking lot sounds made up, it's not. It's just an another day in Aransas Pass. The Aransas Pass Police Department uploaded a video to its Facebook page showing police officers, assisted by game wardens, trying to control the 8-foot-long reptile...

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Immigrant Toddlers Ordered to Appear in Court Alone

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 11:35 AM

This story originally appeared in the Texas Tribune. As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. Requiring unaccompanied...

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Meet Sofia Sepulveda: San Antonio’s Progressive Wonder Woman

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Editor's Note: Jade Esteban Estrada is the writer of Glitter Political, a series of articles detailing San Antonio's elections. Sofia Sepulveda remembers the day Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated at a campaign rally in 1994. The PRI politician’s hopeful speeches promoting Mexico’s economic reformation inspired a...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

San Antonio's 2016 Air Quality Was Stinko, According to a New Environmental Report

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Hold your breath, San Antonio. In 2016, our metro area had more days of shitty air quality than Texas' oil and refining centers of Houston, Corpus Christi and Beaumont-Port Arthur, according to new research from environmental groups. The Alamo City racked up 28 days with elevated ozone levels that...

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Texas Suburb Votes to End Contract with Immigration Detention Center

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 3:28 PM

A conservative Texas suburb severed ties with a 500-bed immigration detention center on Tuesday, after years of immigrant-rights groups fighting to shut the facility down. The Tuesday vote comes amid claims that the T. Don Hutto Residential Center outside of Austin houses mothers who have been separated from their...

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Blood Donations Needed After Texas Hospital Explosion

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 2:52 PM

One person is dead and 12 more are injured after a generator exploded at a construction site at Coryell Hospital in Gatesville, 36 miles outside of Waco. The incident was reported around 2:30 pm Tuesday afternoon. In a press conference, officials confirmed that all the victims were construction workers...

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Danny Bible Faces Execution in a 1979 Rape and Murder. He Says He's Too Sick for Lethal Injection.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 1:53 PM

This story was originally published by the Texas Tribune. It was nearly 40 years ago when the brutalized body of 20-year-old Inez Deaton was found in a field near a deserted car wash in Harris County. She had been raped and repeatedly stabbed with an ice pick in May...

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