Friday, June 22, 2018

One Week Left to Vote in the Current's Best of San Antonio Poll

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 2:49 PM

There's just one week left to vote in our Best of San Antonio® 2018 poll! In May, we asked San Antonians to nominate their favorite people, places and things to do across 150+ categories. We tallied up your nominations and narrowed down your favorites to the top 5 finalists in each...

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Texas Supreme Court Overturns Plastic Bag Ban, Here's What's at Stake

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 2:48 PM

The Texas Supreme Court today handed a defeat to local governments and the environment by knocking down the city of Laredo's ban on plastic bags. The conservative-dominated court ruled unanimously that Texas' solid waste disposal laws pre-empt the city's ability to implement the program. The likely outcome? It looks like...

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Robbers Use Stolen Forklift to Steal North Side San Antonio ATM

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM

You’ve got to give them points for ingenuity. A North Side bank was robbed early Friday by a few resourceful criminals driving a stolen forklift. According to San Antonio police, the suspects removed an ATM from the property with the help of a Skytrack telescopic forklift and, of course,...

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RAICES Raises Millions in Donations, Launches New Program to Help Immigrants After Detention

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 2:14 PM

If you donated money to RAICES, the immigration legal-service at the forefront of assisting asylum seekers detained through the ‘zero tolerance policy,’ you can rest easy knowing your contributions are making a concrete impact. After several days, the organization was able to raise millions of dollars, about $17 million...

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North Side Population Boom Leads to San Antonio's Largest Park and Ride Facility

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 1:47 PM

VIA Metropolitan Transit is opening its largest facility to date in Stone Oak to accommodate the overwhelming North Side population growth. While the grand opening ceremony is Saturday, the Stone Oak Park and Ride opened in May on routes 7 and 503. The 184,000-square-foot facility offers rides from Stone...

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Melania Trump Wore Jacket with Tone-Deaf Phrase to Visit Immigrant Detention Center. Then Vandals Spray-Painted the Words on SA Missions.

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Two San Antonio missions were defaced Friday morning in what appears to be a politically-motivated act of vandalism. Missions San Jose and San Juan were both vandalized with the phrase "I don't care. Do you?" A similar phrase was on the back of a coat worn by First Lady Melania...

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NAACP Needs Volunteers for its "Defeat Hate — Vote" Conference in San Antonio

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 12:24 PM

NAACP, one of the nation's most prominent civil rights groups, is expected to bring up to 4,000 attendees to San Antonio for its 109th annual convention this summer. Now all the group needs are people to help facilitate. About 300 to be exact. The NAACP San Antonio Branch, which...

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Study Documents Abuse at Immigrant Detention Facilities Where Families are Separated

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The stripping of undocumented children from their parents is just one of many outrages occurring at Texas detention facilities under the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, according to a new study. In addition to the family separations now seizing headlines, immigrants at detention sites have called out the government...

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