Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Before You Take Your Kids Trick-or-treating, Check Out This Map to See Where Registered Sex Offenders Live in San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 12:27 PM

With San Antonio children roaming through the streets to trick-or-treat this Halloween night, parents will want to check where they're taking their kids. The Texas Department of Public Safety has conveniently compiled a map so parents can see where registered sex offenders live in your area. According to data...

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Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives South Texas and Beto a Shoutout on Twitter

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Hamilton creator and Broadway phenomenon Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped on Twitter yesterday to urge fans and family in South Texas — where he has roots — to vote for Democratic senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke. Miranda tweeted a photo with his father Luis A. Miranda Jr., both wearing Beto t-shirts, and...

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Don’t Like the San Antonio Fire Union’s Charter Changes? Understandable. But Don’t Ignore the Legitimate Complaints They’re Feeding On.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:37 AM

Editor's Note: The following is City Current, a column of opinion and analysis. Here are the three proposed amendments to the city charter that have been the subject of so much hyperventilation over the last several months. PROPOSITION A Shall the City Charter be amended to expand the types...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

UPDATED: Cancelled Event at BRICK Turns into a Social Media Shooting Match

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 4:05 PM

A cancelled event at BRICK at Blue Star has spilled over into a social media feud over whether the venue backed out over the organizer's pro-gun views. Local clothing company Bexar Arms announced on its Instagram account that a fall fashion show it scheduled for Tuesday night at BRICK was...

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Go Vote No Campaign Shares More Recordings of San Antonio Fire Union Chief Chris Steele

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 2:44 PM

The Go Vote No campaign on Tuesday continued trickling out secret recordings of fire union president Chris Steele bragging about his political clout. In six sound files emailed to the media, Steele appears to tells a group of firefighters he's able to control the state legislature and that he'll...

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Down to the Wire: Beto O’Rourke and Gina Ortiz Jones Remain the Underdogs, But Their Close Campaigns Suggest Texas' Politics Are Changing

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Once the “sleeping giant” of Texas’ Latino vote fully awakens, the state will be shocked straight out of its deep-red hue. Or so the wisdom goes. But Beto O’Rourke’s scrappy U.S. Senate campaign may defy that adage, just as it has so many other conventions, experts say. Whether the...

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Five San Antonio Mayors Line Up to Blow Holes in the Fire Union's Charter Amendments

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:38 PM

At an afternoon press conference, five San Antonio mayors lobbed salvos at a trio of charter amendments the city's fire union placed on the November ballot. Current Mayor Ron Nirenberg joined former mayors Julian Castro, Phil Hardberger, Henry Cisneros and Ed Garza in describing the ballot measures as a ploy...

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Here's Where Beto O'Rourke is Spending a Big Chunk of the Campaign Money He Raised

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Wonder what Beto O'Rourke's doing with that record $38.1 million his campaign raised in the third quarter? Looks like a ton of it is flowing to Facebook. The El Paso Democrat has spent almost as much money on Facebook ads for his senate campaign as the next five biggest...

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Alamo City Comic Con Apologizes After Emcee Criticized for Tone-deaf Blackface Cosplay

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Alamo City Comic Con is under fire after photos of an emcee in blackface have been shared online. While hosting a cosplay contest on Saturday during the three-day con, Travis Lara dressed up as the fictional pop star Powerline from Disney's A Goofy Movie. This is what the cartoon character...

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After Synagogue Shooting, Cornyn Tweets Nancy Pelosi Quote Out of Context, Blames Democrats for Inciting Violence

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:17 PM

President Trump's tweet-from-the-hip-don't-worry-who-you-hit strategy seems to be rubbing off on Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the man once dubbed "Big, Bland John." Over the weekend, the charisma-challenged Texas Republican capitalized on the massacre of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue by tweeting an out-of-context quote from House Minority Leader Nancy...

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