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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Main Strip Rainbow Crosswalk Installation Underway Ahead of Pride Celebrations

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 1:32 PM

This story was originally published by our sister publication, Out In SA. By the end of today, city crews will have completed the installation of a rainbow crosswalk at the corner of North Main and Evergreen in the heart of the city’s LGBT business district. The photos here were taken...

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The Texas Supreme Court Shuts Down San Antonio's ‘Evergreen’ Lawsuit Against the Fire Union

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 9:11 AM

Editor's Note: The following is Their Town, a column of opinion and analysis. Since late 2014, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, two mayors and most of the members of two city councils clung to a legal strategy they believed would get them out of a costly provision in the firefighters’...

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Advocates Raise Questions About Access to Legal Help, Food and Health Care at ICE’s Detention Site Near San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

From Interstate 35, the farming community of Pearsall’s most visible landmarks are the Hungry Farmer Steakhouse, an H-E-B that resembles a red barn and a hunting superstore surrounded by an armada of deer blinds. But the small town an hour southwest of San Antonio is also home to the...

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