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Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013

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5 Awesome Ways to Survive on Ramen

College Guide 2013: Nearly every college student has lived off of ramen noodles at one point or another. What a lot of them didn’t know was that the classic just-add-water... By Mary Caithn Scott 8/20/2013
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Glitter Political: Would-be Judge Edna Elizondo’s all-American story

News When she’s recalling her childhood as the daughter of migrant workers or displaying her legal and bilingual prowess with palabras de... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 9/10/2014
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SA’s Payday Lending Ordinance Still Short on Change

News This month marks two years since San Antonio passed its payday and auto-title lending ordinance. While elected officials and... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta | 9/10/2014
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Mayoral Horse Race

News District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg is just one of an ever-growing group of local politicians whose names are swirling in mayoral speculation... By Mark Reagan | 9/10/2014
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Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

News Ah, college! Whether you’re new to a local campus this semester or you’ve been before, there’s something about the teeming... By Richard Farias | 9/3/2014
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Glitter Political: Would-be Judge Edna Elizondo’s all-American story

Glitter Political: Would-be Judge Edna Elizondo’s all-American story

News: When she’s recalling her childhood as the daughter of migrant workers or displaying her legal and bilingual prowess with palabras de... By Jade Esteban Estrada 9/10/2014
SA’s Payday Lending Ordinance Still Short on Change

SA’s Payday Lending Ordinance Still Short on Change

News: This month marks two years since San Antonio passed its payday and auto-title lending ordinance. While elected officials and... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 9/10/2014
Mayoral Horse Race

Mayoral Horse Race

News: District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg is just one of an ever-growing group of local politicians whose names are swirling in mayoral speculation... By Mark Reagan 9/10/2014
Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

Coming Out in College, A Survival Guide

News: Ah, college! Whether you’re new to a local campus this semester or you’ve been before, there’s something about the teeming... By Richard Farias 9/3/2014
The NDO at One Year: A struggle to enforce

The NDO at One Year: A struggle to enforce

News: This week marks a year since the San Antonio City Council amended its 20-year-old non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity, gender orientation... By Mark Reagan 9/3/2014
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Mayoral Horserace

News: After receiving smaller donations from individuals at house parties and cozier gatherings over the last several months, lone mayoral candidate... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 9/3/2014
Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

News: Texas’ sweeping abortion law has already eliminated all abortion clinics south of San Antonio, and the last clinic west of the city... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/27/2014
Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

News: “Conventions go to the city which exerts the greatest efforts to secure them. San Antonio can get any convention that it goes after.” That was the position... By Heywood Sanders 8/27/2014
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Mayoral Horserace

News: Once elected next spring, San Antonio’s new mayor will have just a few months to prepare for the 2016 budget... By Mark Reagan 8/27/2014
Glitter Political: Frankly, My Dears, Stephani Walsh Gives a Damn

Glitter Political: Frankly, My Dears, Stephani Walsh Gives a Damn

News: Stephani Walsh has read Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel Gone with the Wind near a dozen times. And each time she gets to the scene where the manipulative... By Jade Esteban Estrada 8/20/2014
Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

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Mayoral Horserace: Lone candidate continues raising cash

Mayoral Horserace: Lone candidate continues raising cash

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  • Public Input Sought on Proposed Social Studies Textbooks

    Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:33:33 +0000

    Ahead of what promises to be a raucous State Board of Education hearing Tuesday, yet another study has found factual errors and misrepresentation in some of the proposed social studies textbooks, this time dealing with climate change. The SBOE is slated to take public input on the proposed texts, which will ultimately be approved in November. The National Center for Science Education, along with public education and civil liberties watchdog group the Texas Freedom Network, found that some of the proposed texts include unreliable sources and misleading facts as to how scientists view climate change. “The scientific debate over whether climate change is happening and who is responsible has been over for years, and the science textbooks Texas adopted last year make that clear,” said Minda Berbeco, NCSE program and policy director. “Climate change will be a key issue that future citizens of Texas will need to understand and confront, and they deserve social studies textbooks that reinforce good science and prepare them for the challenges ahead.” The State Board of Education is taking public comment on the proposed world history, geography and U.S. government textbooks to be used in Texas public school classrooms for the next 10 years. The […]
  • Appeals Court Hears From Both Sides on Enforcement of Texas Abortion Law

    Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:50:50 +0000

    After lawyers presented arguments Friday regarding the enforcement of major provisions of Texas’ sweeping abortion law that have already led to the closure of more than half the state’s abortion clinics, providers await an answer from a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that will have a dramatic impact on abortion access. On Aug. 29, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin blocked a major piece of the law from taking effect on Sept. 1: the requirement that abortion facilities statewide meet expensive and medically unnecessary ambulatory surgical center standards. That requirement, along with a second that requires physicians performing the procedure obtain admitting privileges are nearby hospitals, would’ve resulted in Texas losing all but seven or eight abortion clinics. Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal and an emergency request asking that Texas immediately enforce the law pending the appeal, citing “irreparable harm” to the state, but because the AG’s office filed too late in the game (at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31) the court denied the emergency request and instead scheduled Friday’s hearing. Federal Judge Jerry Smith interrupted state Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell to address the last-minute filing. “I’m a little perplexed about the way […]
  • Texas AG Candidate Wants Pot Legalized

    Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:42:11 +0000

    A popular defense lawyer and former cop who specializes in DWI and marijuana cases wants to be Attorney General, but he’s not going to spend a dime on the race. “I’m not taking any money from lobbyists or special interest groups,” Libertarian James Balagia said. “This will be a social media campaign. I want the people to promote me because then I owe nobody but the people.” Balagia’s platform is straightforward: marijuana policy and police accountability. “If I can get everyone who wants to end the war on drugs, end the incarceration of marijuana users and who want more police accountability and stress freedom, then (they need to) get off their duff and vote for me,” Balagia said, adding that politicians serve people, not the other way around. As for marijuana policy, Balagia said his strategy would be to secure medicinal marijuana in Texas, then decriminalization and then legalization. But the AG spot isn’t a legislative one. The attorney general files lawsuits on behalf of Texas or defends Texas in lawsuits. “It would be a great bully pulpit for me to speak from showing the libertarian perspective,” Balagia said. “If I could get 20 percent of the vote, that would […]