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SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the San Antonio... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Food & Drink: There was a special kind of draw at Alamo Ice House on a recent Tuesday evening. A handful of weeks after opening its... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/22/2014
Failure Is Not an Option: George Lopez returns to SA

Failure Is Not an Option: George Lopez returns to SA

Arts & Culture: It is evident comedian George Lopez is still a little sensitive about the on-again, off-again relationship he’s had with television. Whatever the... By Kiko Martínez 10/22/2014

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Voter Toolkit: Where To Vote And What To Bring

News Early voting is underway for the November 4 election and a last-minute appeals-court ruling means Texas’ controversial... By Mark Reagan | 10/22/2014
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Bexar County Judge: Nelson Wolff vs. Carlton Soules

News Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and his opponent, former City Councilman Carlton Soules, have faced off in a flurry of debates as... By Mark Reagan | 10/22/2014
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News For more than a year now gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have dominated airwaves and secured way... By Mark Reagan | 10/22/2014
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Voter Toolkit: Where To Vote And What To Bring

News: Early voting is underway for the November 4 election and a last-minute appeals-court ruling means Texas’ controversial... By Mark Reagan 10/22/2014
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Panhandling Proposal Lacks Supporters, and Logic

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  • Carlton Soules Publishes ‘Star Wars’-Themed Campaign Ad

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:26:27 +0000

    Politics and platforms be damned. If we had to choose between former City Council member Cartlon Soules and incumbent County Judge Nelson Wolff based off of political advertisements, Soules just won the race. In a Youtube video released by the Soules campaign Wednesday, the commander of the Rebel Alliance, Admiral Ackbar, warns that another Wolff term is a trap. The video closes with Wolff laughing in slow motion before the video cuts to the diabolical Emporer Palpatine, who is also laughing. We hope the Wolff campaign finds time to respond with an in-kind Star Wars-themed political advertisement, or maybe Lord of the Rings would be a better counter. We don’t know, but we hope it happens. Anyway, enjoy the video, but remember to hop over here and read about about the candidate’s actual platforms.  
  • Powerful Voices and Inspiration at Women in the World Texas

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:54:12 +0000

    Being in the Alamo City, we know their names well: Eva Longoria. Rosie Castro. Joaquin Castro. But when they’re all on stage together, alongside Dolores Huerta, who co-founded United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, talking about the power of the Latino voice in American politics and policymaking, it’s hard not to want to jump up and go vote immediately. The four participated in one of several panels at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Texas event at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, which featured superstars like Dr. Jill Biden and Gloria Steinem as well as international and local activists, journalists, and advocates working tirelessly to uplift the voices, stories, and experiences of women around the world. Topics covered throughout the day ranged from politics to feminism to honor killings to challenges military families face to cruelty against women and girls in Africa to the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Huerta, whose organization fought for higher wages, health care, and fair working conditions for California’s agricultural farmers, said that what most people overlook about UFW’s work is the group’s voter registration and outreach efforts that ultimately led to the policy changes. “A lot of the work that we did was register people to vote, we went […]
  • City Forbids Anti-Abortion Protesters From Using Jumbotron Near Alamo

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:29:42 +0000

    After a few hours of back and forth Wednesday between city officials, the San Antonio Police Department and anti-abortion protesters, the city ultimately barred the protesters from setting up a Jumbotron in Alamo Plaza to display video of late-term abortions. Created Equal, which organized the protest, is based in Ohio and travels the country with their mega TV to show graphic images and video of late-term abortions, which according to the group’s website “are only effective if people watch them—and when they do, the bigger the screen, the better.” The group, which is championed by other anti-abortion organizations that rely on graphic imagery like Operation Rescue, also seems to target college campuses and paid a visit to San Antonio College this week as well. According to the San Antonio Express News, the group, along with locally based Love of Truth Ministries, had obtained a city permit to hold the protest at Alamo Plaza but then received a letter yesterday that said setting up the Jumbotron TV would violate a city ordinance that bans digital signs from historic property. “I informed them that we would not permit that to happen, but that they were more than welcome to distribute any literature or any […]