Friday, December 28, 2018

Burn It Off! San Antonio Is Top Place in the Nation for Tattoo Removal

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 4:03 PM

We all know San Antonians loves getting inked. But, apparently, we don't always think it through before we go under the needle. Yep. The Alamo City is the top spot in the country for people seeking tattoo removal, according to virtual coupon service Groupon. Oklahoma City and Lexington, Ky., ranked...

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Texas Shelters Are Overwhelmed by Migrants Released from U.S. Custody

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 10:39 AM

The director of a shelter on the Texas border says his nonprofit has aided 1,300 people in the last five days after they were released by U.S. immigration officials. Ruben Garcia of El Paso's Annunciation House told the Associated Press that migrant-aid groups have been forced to expand services...

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Longtime Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo Has Died at Age 83

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Longtime Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo has died at age 83, his family confirmed to local media. Elizondo served on the Bexar County Commissioners Court for 32 years, emerging as one of the area's longest-running powerbrokers. He was serving his ninth consecutive term at the time of his unexpected death...

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Gut State Funding of Film, TV and Video Game Production

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 4:04 PM

A Texas lawmaker is making another attempt to dismantle the program that gives investment rebates to film, TV and video game projects produced in the state.   Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, has filed a bill in the Texas legislature to strike down the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, according...

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San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro Calls for Investigation of Death of Second Migrant Child

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 3:17 PM

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, chairman elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,Guatemala called on federal lawmakers to probe the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant while in custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It is the second death of a migrant child this month in CBP custody. "While the CBP notified...

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San Antonio Named One of the Best U.S. Cities to Retire

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 2:14 PM

While Florida is known as a haven for retirees, it turns out that Texas is also a pretty attractive state to settle down in after retirement. US News & World Report recently ranked 2019's best cities in America to retire to, and six Texas cities made the top 50 list. Only...

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U.S. Border Agency Orders Medical Checks on Detained Children After Second Child in Custody Dies

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 2:12 PM

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered medical checks on all detained children after a second immigrant child this month died while in its care. Recent reports about the death of eight-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo from Guatemala have prompted government officials to take action to prevent another death....

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Man Killed on San Antonio's West Side After Being Ejected from Motorcycle

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Police said a young man was killed after being ejected from his motorcycle late Tuesday. A man said to have been in his 20s was leaving a party just after 10 p.m. on his motorcycle when he hit the back of a sedan on the city's West Side. Police...

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Year of the Pissed-Off Citizen: San Antonio’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018 Point to a Trend of Rising Civic Engagement

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 8:10 AM

No members of city council were led away in handcuffs, no one opened fire at a Fiesta parade, but 2018 was anything but a quiet news year for San Antonio. And much of the noise came from its residents. Fair to say, this was the year San Antonio got woke....

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Friday, December 21, 2018

In the Rio Grande Valley, Plans for a Border Wall Ignite Fight Between Church and State

Posted By on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 4:54 PM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. MISSION — In these parts, Father Roy Snipes is known as the “cowboy priest.” It’s not a bad moniker for the 73-year-old clergyman, who wore a loose set of black clerical clothes as he wandered over with his two mutts...

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