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Friday, May 31, 2019

Trump's Mexico Trade Tariffs Would Damage U.S. and Texas, San Antonio Economist Warns

Posted By on Fri, May 31, 2019 at 5:20 PM

President Trump's threat to slap a 5% tariff on all goods entering from Mexico unless it halts the flow of illegal immigration into the United States is a "crazy" move that would have dire economic consequences for the U.S. and Texas, a local economist cautions. The White House said...

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Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Agree to Work on Bill Together, Twitter Users Freak Out

Posted By on Fri, May 31, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Hell hasn't frozen over, but it's true. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, two of the most far-leaning elected officials in their respective parties, are teaming up. On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she believes members of Congress shouldn't be able to "leverage service" to become lobbyists....

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Bexar County Jail Inmate Accused of Killing Former White Supremacist Cellmate

Posted By on Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:53 AM

An inmate held at Bexar County Jail on a murder charge has now been accused of killing his cellmate. According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Shandrick Van Anthony Buckley committed the second killing on Thursday. Sheriff Javier Salazar described the prisoner as a "very violent individual." Salazar told...

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Council Approves $500,000 in Funding for Air Conditioning Project for San Antonio's Public Housing

Posted By on Fri, May 31, 2019 at 9:59 AM

City Council on Thursday approved $500,000 in funding to allow the San Antonio Housing Authority to continue installing air conditioning in public housing units currently without it. The money will come from the city's general fund, clearing SAHA to install some 2,400 window units by the end of June....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Family of Charles Roundtree Jr., Black Teen Killed by San Antonio Officer, Calls for Indictment

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 7:22 PM

The family of Charles “Chop” Roundtree Jr., who was fatally shot in October, held a news conference Wednesday calling for SAPD Officer Steve Casanova to be terminated and indicted for murder. Since the shooting, the officer has been on administrative duty. Recently released bodycam footage of the shooting showed Casanova approach...

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Council Votes to Cut the Number of Scooter Companies in San Antonio and Keep Riders Off Sidewalks

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Expect to see a lot fewer folks scooting around San Antonio. City council on Thursday voted to shrink the number of dockless scooter companies operating in the city from a current total of seven to just three. Those who remain will be decided by October following a competitive bidding...

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Respected Former San Antonio Mayor Lila Cockrell Turned Away at Polls

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 1:03 PM

Lila Cockrell, a former San Antonio mayor, was not allowed to vote when she showed up at the polls Wednesday. The 97-year-old four-term mayor was turned away from the Lions Field voting site when she tried to cast a ballot without any identification, according to a Express-News report. Texas...

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Study: Texas Jobs Offer Highest Starting Salary Rates in U.S.

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 12:03 PM

People have been flocking to Texas — enjoying its lower living costs and housing prices — for years. However, the Lone Star State is also a great place to find a new job, according to a recent report from WalletHub. The study found that Texas offers the highest average...

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City Commissioned Report Highlights Safety, Health and Opportunity Disparities for San Antonio Women

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 11:38 AM

San Antonio's city council this week began reviewing a new report detailing troubling statistics about the safety, health and opportunities for local women. The Status of Women in San Antonio report was commissioned by city officials to provide an overview of gender disparities in San Antonio, especially in the...

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San Antonio Man Thought He Was Meeting Up with Two Ladies, Shot By Two Men Instead

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 10:50 AM

A San Antonio man who thought he was meeting up with two women he met on Facebook got an encounter of a different kind on Thursday morning. The 22-year-old arranged to meet the women he thought he was communicating at a home on the 200 block of Spruce Street on...

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