Thursday, February 28, 2019

San Antonio Council Members Angle for Property Tax Relief Through Homestead Exemption

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Councilmen Clayton Perry and John Courage are urging San Antonio to join Texas' other big cities and adopt a homestead exemption that would grant homeowners a break on their property taxes. The pair — sometimes at ideological odds on other issues — held a press conference today announcing they'd jointly asked...

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San Antonio's International Women's Day March and Rally Planned for This Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 2:04 PM

Mujeres Marcharan is inviting local residents to take part in the 29th San Antonio International Women's Day March & Rally. Set to take place this Saturday, March 2, the annual march has a theme of "La Lucha Sigue! Nevertheless, We Persist!" The organization says the event stresses the importance of...

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Beto O'Rourke Won't Run for Cornyn's Senate Seat in 2020, Sources Tell Newspaper

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Beto O'Rourke still hasn't announced his plans for 2020, but it's looking less likely they include a run against Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn. Citing people close to the former El Paso congressman, the Dallas Morning News reports that O'Rourke won't pursue the senate seat next year. Instead, the Democratic...

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Numbers Game: If Democrats Can’t Turn Out Voters in the District 125 Runoff, the GOP Could Flip Another San Antonio District

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 7:33 AM

How do you turn a traditionally Democratic district Republican? These days, the answer may be simple as calling a special election. Last year, Pleasanton Republican Pete Flores flipped one of San Antonio’s state Senate seats after advancing to a runoff special election against Pete Gallego, the Democrat widely considered...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas From Purging Voters in Citizenship Review

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM

In a major victory for voting rights groups, a federal judge has ordered that no Texas county should purge suspected non-citizen voters from the rolls or issue letters demanding that they prove their citizenship “without prior approval of the Court with a conclusive showing that the person is ineligible...

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Citing New Report, Equality Texas Calls on the Legislature to Enact Nondiscrimination Law Protecting LGBTQ Residents

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 3:20 PM

One of Texas' largest LGBTQ advocacy groups today unveiled a report detailing barriers to equality in the state and demanded that the legislature pass a comprehensive nondiscrimination law this session. Speakers including activists, parents and legislators joined Equality Texas at the steps of the state capitol to ask that lawmakers adopt...

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Waiting It Out: Even San Antonio Politicos and VIPs Are Subject to the Cruel Realities of SAISD’s Lottery System

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 1:23 PM

Cries of anguish and joy rang out across San Antonio ISD on Tuesday, February 19, as the district announced the lottery results for its specialized schools. OK, those cries were mostly in the form of online chatter, but boy were people excited — or disappointed. “My hopes are dashed,”...

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CBD American Shaman: A Force Behind the Re-Emergence of Hemp

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 10:32 AM

In 1916, the U.S. government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no trees would need to be cut down. Government studies reported that one-acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Hemp production is much more time and resource efficient. Plans were...

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ACS Rescues More Than 20 Dogs From Self-Proclaimed Dog Rescuer's Home in Northeast San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 10:14 AM

A self-proclaimed dog rescuer is facing animal cruelty charges after Animal Care Services officials found more than 20 dogs living in "deplorable conditions" at her home. At least 23 animals have been rescued from the woman's house in Northeast San Antonio after neighbors became suspicious of conditions inside and...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

City's Military Affairs Director Warns of Damage to Joint Base San Antonio from Trump's Emergency Declaration

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 4:44 PM

The director of the City of San Antonio's military affairs office is warning that President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a border wall could jeopardize local military facilities. In an email circulated last week to city council, Juan G. Ayala, the retired Marine major general who heads military...

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