Friday, November 30, 2018

Female UTSA Students Come Forward and Protest Against Sexual Assault

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 7:45 PM

Forty to fifty students at the University of Texas at San Antonio chanted "change rape culture" and "We believe you" as they marched to the Student Union's annual Light the Paseo on Thursday to protest against sexual abuse occurring on college campuses. This protest comes after Kimiya Factory and Taylor...

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AG Ken Paxton Sues San Antonio, Saying the City is Violating Texas' Anti-"sanctuary Cities" Law

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 2:52 PM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. Texas is suing the city of San Antonio for an alleged violation of the state’s new anti-“sanctuary cities” law, in the state’s first enforcement action against a city under the controversial statue. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Travis County District...

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Buc-ee's Restrooms to Receive Technology Upgrade in Coming Months

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:47 PM

The cleanest restrooms in America are getting an upgrade, y'all. Buc-ee's, the Texas-based travel center chain that's worshipped by locals, recently announced it will instal Tooshlights, a light sensor that lets visitors know which stalls are available. The chain said the move is to reduce potty wait times. The...

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With No Shave November Ending, Will Ted Cruz Get Rid of His 'Beard'?

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:39 PM

It's been four days since the Internet found out what Senator Ted Cruz looks like with a beard. Business Insider reporter Joe Perticone shared a photo to Twitter of Cruz on Monday, saying the senator "grew a beard over Thanksgiving!" It's also been four days since the Internet (most...

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San Antonio Colleges Could Benefit Under New Bill Expanding Cross-Border Cooperation

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Even as President Trump kept up threats to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill that would expand an Obama-era program fostering cross-border academic collaboration. The measure's approval could mean additional opportunities for San Antonio and South Texas colleges with U.S.-Mexico exchange programs, said...

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Haiku News: The San Antonio Fire Union Takes a Victory Lap

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:56 AM

First Sheryl Sculley Then the City's dropped lawsuit Touché, Mr. Steele Hours After Sculley's Announced Retirement, San Antonio Drops Its Lawsuit Against the Fire Union After Charter Amendment Vote, San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley Announces Her Retirement Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up...

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Hours After Sculley's Announced Retirement, San Antonio Drops Its Lawsuit Against the Fire Union

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 7:55 AM

The City of San Antonio has dropped its lawsuit challenging the evergreen clause in the contract of its firefighters' union, potentially hitting restart for negotiations for a new labor deal, according to media reports. The union has cited the suit as its reason for refusing talks to replace its contract,...

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

After Charter Amendment Vote, San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley Announces Her Retirement

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 12:59 PM

To paraphrase a former president: You won't have Sheryl Sculley to kick around anymore, San Antonio. The powerful but controversial city manager will retire next year, the announcement coming less than a month after voters approved a charter amendment limiting pay and tenure for future holders of the office. “I...

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Code Ninjas Brings Coding for Kids to Shavano Park

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM

It’s suddenly creeping back up on us. First, it’s Thanksgiving break. Then, it’s that never ending holiday break where you are at home, unable to escape your family that’s coming into town – your laundry and dishes that can never seem to stay clean – and your kids who...

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San Antonio Aquarium Temporarily Shut Down for Multiple Code Violations

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 11:07 AM

The Leon Valley Fire Department ordered the evacuation of the San Antonio Aquarium on Wednesday after finding multiple safety hazards during a routine inspection. Firefighters discovered "unsecured propane tanks, heaters in unvented enclosures, a hazardous gas main tap, blocked or inappropriate emergency exits and non-compliant, hazardous electrical wiring," according...

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