Friday, September 28, 2018

Study Finds San Antonio Employers Cut Jobs This Summer

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 1:16 PM

The number of San Antonio jobs dipped from June to August, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, even though the city's unemployment remained close to historic lows. One possible explanation: There aren't enough workers to go around. Unable to fill some of their open positions, employers may have...

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Puro San Antonio Movers Strike Again: Check Out This Ridiculously Stacked Pickup Truck

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 12:24 PM

San Antonio, I love you. And I love how you will never ever rent a moving truck, no matter how big the load may be. We've seen our fair share of ridiculously packed pickup trucks that have so much crap loaded that police just have to pull them over. Yesterday,...

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The First – and Only – Debate Between Abbott, Valdez for Texas Governor is Tonight

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Republican incumbent Greg Abbott and Democratic nominee Lupe Valdez will go head-to-head tonight at their only scheduled debate before the November 6 election in their race for Texas governor. The debate is set to go down at 7 p.m. in Austin at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library on the University...

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Congress Is Letting a Decades-Old Program that Aided San Antonio's Missions Expire

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 11:31 AM

A 53-year-old federal program that’s poured millions of dollars into protecting cherished South Texas landmarks including the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and Padre Islands National Seashore could disappear this weekend. Congress has until Sunday to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and as of press time had...

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

John Cornyn Gives Christine Blasey Ford (and CNN) the Big Blowoff

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 2:55 PM

Don't count Sen. John Cornyn among those swayed by Christine Blasey Ford's testimony Thursday morning, according to tweets from CNN reporter Manu Raju. During a break in the hearing, the Texas Republican told Raju he was unmoved by Blasey Ford's testimony describing an alleged sexual assault by then-teenaged Brett Kavanaugh. “Basically,...

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Texas Scores in the Bottom Half on Financial Literacy

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 2:29 PM

Texans like to think of themselves as independent types adept at looking out for No. 1. But that may not extend to looking after our own finances. Texas ranked 33rd out of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in a Wallet Hub ranking of residents' financial savvy. Massachusetts...

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Poll: Most Teens in the U.S. Have Been Cyberbullied

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Nearly six out of every 10 teens in the U.S. have been the targets of threats, smears, rumors or innuendoes through social media, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. Name-calling is the most common kind of harassment, with 42 percent of teenagers (age 13 to 17)...

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AG Ken Paxton Defends Texas Law Requiring Students to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance Ahead of Lawsuit

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:11 AM

As a high school senior near Houston, 17-year-old India Landry was expelled for refusing to stand during the pledge of allegiance. Now that she's suing her former school district, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is defending Texas law that forced her to stand for the pledge. Last year, Landry refused...

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Nearly Half of White Evangelicals Would Support Kavanaugh Even If Sexual Assault Charge Turns Out to Be True

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Nearly half of white evangelical Christians sampled in a new national poll said Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, even if the sexual assault charge by Christine Blasey Ford turns out to be true. According to an NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll released this week, 48 percent...

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Mayor Ron Nirenberg Agrees to KSAT Debate on Charter Changes – We'll See

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:11 AM

In an email to supporters late Wednesday, the Go Vote No campaign – the political action committee set up to fight the fire union's proposed city charter amendments – said it's on. Again. Maybe. Mayor Ron Nirenberg has agreed to participate in an hour-long, commercial-free debate on KSAT on...

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