Friday, March 29, 2019

State Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins Urges Bexar County Democratic Party to End Feud

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 3:23 PM

State Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins urged warring factions in the Bexar County Democratic Party to head to the bargaining table and build unity ahead of the 2020 election. "Everyone's passionate — I get that — but we've got to set our differences aside and do what's best for the party,"...

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The DEA Will Pay You If You Can Burn 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Per Hour, but There's a Catch

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 2:07 PM

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has reportedly been flooded with calls after announcing that it's seeking Houston-area contractors to "burn pot and other seized drugs." According to a report from Houston's KHOU, the DEA was interested in hiring contractors to torch 1,000 pounds of marijuana per hour for at...

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San Antonio's Will Hurd Demands Intelligence Committee Chair Step Down for Suggesting Trump May Have Colluded With Russia

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 11:49 AM

Days after landing on the cover of Texas Monthly for his history of standing up to the president on border issues, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd appears to have gone all-in for Team Trump. On Thursday, the San Antonio Republican joined the other GOP members on the House Intelligence Committee...

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is Investigating San Antonio for Kicking Chick-fil-A Out of Airport

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the city of San Antonio for potential First Amendment violations after the city council voted to prevent Chick-fil-A — a franchise known for opposing same-sex marriage — from opening a location in the city’s airport. “The Constitution’s protection of religious liberty is...

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Amid Control Struggle, Bexar County Democratic Party Votes to Remove Key Officials

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM

A special meeting early this week of the Bexar County Democratic Party may go down in the group's history as the Monday Night Massacre. Capping months of BCDP infighting, Chairwoman Monica Alcantara guided precinct chairs through a PowerPoint presentation listing her allegations against other local party officials — ranging...

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As Expected, San Antonio City Council Delays a Vote on Climate Action Plan

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 1:56 PM

In a move that may help build broader support for the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, city council has delayed a vote on the measure until fall. “Action and adaptation to a changing climate is too important not to get it right, and we are taking the time needed to craft...

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San Antonio Congressman Chip Roy Scolds City Council Over Chick-Fil-A Decision

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 1:08 PM

This article was originally published by our sister publication Out In SA. Republican Rep. Chip Roy, who represents Texas' 21st Congressional District, which includes northeastern San Antonio, has sent a letter to city council asking for an explanation why it banned Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant at the airport....

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Judge Approves Andre McDonald's Request for Bail Reduction From $2 Million

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM

About two weeks after Andre McDonald requested a bail reduction, a judge on Wednesday approved that his bond be lowered from $2 million. Andre McDonald's lawyers argued that $2 million was excessive given the charges of tampering with evidence in relation to his wife Andreen McDonald's disappearance. Judge Frank...

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Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 8:33 AM

Editor's Note: Jade Esteban Estrada is the writer of Glitter Political, a series of articles detailing San Antonio's political scene. With clear eyes and an effortless smile, San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña is looking back on his eight-year tenure without a single regret. As he approaches his final...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bill That Would Let Professionals Deny Service Based on Clients' Sexual Identity Moves Forward in Texas Senate

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Remember when Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told the world there would be "no bathroom bill" this legislative session? Senate Bill 17, which advanced to the full Texas Senate earlier this week, may not ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, but its outcome is just as worrisome to...

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