Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Lt.Gov. Dan Patrick Uses Anti-Gay Slur to Describe Beto O'Rourke During Fox News Interview

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 3:24 PM

During a Fox News interview, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — who has a habit of making provocative statements on national TV — used a term usually construed as an anti-gay euphemism to describe Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke. "He is so light in the loafers he floats off the ground...

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Texas Senate Passes School Safety Bill Intended to Prevent Mass Shootings

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 12:17 PM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. In the first legislative session after the deadly mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, the Texas Senate nearly unanimously approved a sweeping school safety bill Monday aimed at preventing — or at least mitigating — another mass tragedy. Senate...

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Early Voting in San Antonio's Municipal Election Ends Today

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Today is the last day of early voting for a San Antonio municipal election that will decide who sits in the mayor's office and on city council and multiple school boards. Polls are open until 8 p.m. at 40 sites, including the majority of public libraries, and voters are...

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Texas Settles Lawsuits Over Its Bungled Voter Citizenship Review

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Texas has settled a trio of lawsuits over its botched attempt to kick illegal voters off the rolls. The review, launched in January, questioned the citizenship of some 100,000 of the state's residents based on shaky data. Texas Secretary of State David Whitley has agreed to officially terminate the investigation...

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Joaquin Castro's U.S. Senate Deliberations Baffle State and National Democrats

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 1:38 PM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. From the nation’s Capitol to the Texas Capitol, the scuttlebutt was that Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro would announce within days — if not hours — his campaign for U.S. Senate. That was four weeks ago. Back then, practically everyone in...

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Woman Arrested After Luring Man to Stone Oak Park with Promise of Sex to Rob Him

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:50 PM

A woman has been arrested for robbing a man she met on Snapchat and lured to a park with the promise of sex. According to reports, Viviana Leilane Bruno is facing a felony charge of aggravated robbery for setting up a man to be assaulted and robbed. KSAT reports...

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Texas House Approves Bill That Would Make It a Crime to Text or Email Unsolicited Naughty Pics

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Texas could soon be among the first states to criminalize sending sexually explicit images — you know, dick pics — to uninterested adults. The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would make it a class C misdemeanor to send unsolicited lewd photos to adults and impose...

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Man Was Reportedly Lying on Railroad Tracks Before Being Hit By Train on South Side

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:42 AM

A man is dead after authorities said he was hit by a train early Monday morning. Police officers told KSAT that the crash occurred before 3:30 a.m. on railroad tracks between Gillette Boulevard and West Villaret Boulevard, not too far from Palo Alto College on the South Side. The...

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Haiku News: The San Antonio Mayoral Candidates Keep Talking About Chicken Sammiches

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Who needs real issues To cloud a mayoral race When there's Chick-Fil-A? Need a reference? Try this recent Rivard Report commentary by Rick Casey. Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter....

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Texas Organizing Project Turns Up the Pressure for Bexar County Bail Reform

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Texas Organizing Project is calling on Bexar County to undertake a major reform of its bail system, citing the deaths of three inmates since December while in county detention. On Tuesday, several dozen members of the activist group held a protest outside Bexar County Justice Center to draw attention to the...

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