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

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
8 Cultural Gems on the North Side

8 Cultural Gems on the North Side

City Guide 2014: “Outside the Loop” is used as a pejorative by Downtown-centric cool kids, but oases of culture can be found in the sprawling suburbs of the North Side.... By Dan R. Goddard 2/24/2014
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
Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Guide: It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining 5/21/2014
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
Mayoral Horserace

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

News: Earlier this month, mayoral front-runner Mike Villarreal clarified that he would not resign from his House District 123 seat before the November 4... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/20/2014
SAPD warms to ride-sharing

SAPD warms to ride-sharing

News: From sinister public-safety threat to an it-can-work attitude, the San Antonio Police Department has changed its tune on ride-sharing companies... By Mark Reagan 8/20/2014
Mayoral Horserace: Lone candidate continues raising cash

Mayoral Horserace: Lone candidate continues raising cash

News: Last week District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg was sworn in as mayor pro-tem. So when Mayor Ivy Taylor isn’t around, Nirenberg will play the... By Mark Reagan 8/20/2014
How Weed Advocates Hope to Spark Legalization in Texas

How Weed Advocates Hope to Spark Legalization in Texas

News: Less than a mile from the Whatcom County Courthouse and even closer to Bellingham High School sits Top Shelf Cannabis, the first store to open and operate after... By Mark Reagan 8/13/2014
254 Ways to Defend Poor People in Texas

254 Ways to Defend Poor People in Texas

News: Nationally, about 80 percent of state criminal defendants are too poor to afford to hire a lawyer, yet they’re entitled to legal representation under the... By Callie Enlow 8/6/2014
The Mayoral Horserace Leads with Dollars and Sense

The Mayoral Horserace Leads with Dollars and Sense

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Cityscrapes: Streetcars, debt and us

Cityscrapes: Streetcars, debt and us

News: The big local news, beyond the change in the mayor’s office, is the city’s turnaround on the proposed VIA Downtown streetcar. Faced with a flood of... By Heywood Sanders 8/6/2014
Just Happens to be LGBT: Transcending the LGBT label in politics and beyond

Just Happens to be LGBT: Transcending the LGBT label in politics and beyond

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Legal Limbo: Nonprofit Concludes Screening Children at Lackland

Legal Limbo: Nonprofit Concludes Screening Children at Lackland

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  • Soccer for a Cause Announces Stadium Expansion

    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:57:38 +0000

    A week after a San Antonio City Council member said the Alamo City should seek a Major League Soccer expansion team, Soccer for a Cause unveiled a proposed $38 to $45 million expansion at Toyota field. Gordon Hartman, who launched Soccer for a Cause to bring professional fútbol to San Antonio while simultaneously benefiting the special-needs community, said the proposal, which was designed by Pro Sports Developments (PSD), would add 10,000 more seats. According to a press release, 9,000 of those seats would be on a new upper tier “that would create a bowl-like configuration around the playing field.” Last week, District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher submitted a Council Consideration Request for a resolution that would affirm the council’s desire to bring Major League Soccer to San Antonio. In a press release, Gallagher touted the success of the Scorpions, who play at Toyota Field, and said the “soccer-specific stadium” was designed for easy expansion to meet the MLS standard of seating capacity for at least 18,500. The proposal also calls for 18 suites that could each fit 24 fans, or about 432 fans. Toyota Field currently has eight suites. Additionally, three new clubs are proposed—the East Club would have 130 […]
  • Greg Abbott Releases Latest TV Ad in Race for Texas Governor

    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:32:39 +0000

    Now that Labor Day has come and gone, expect candidates running for office on all levels to increase their outreach and public events. Right out the gate this morning, Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Texas Governor, released his latest television and radio ad entitled “Garage.” In the biographical piece, Abbott shares that after the 1984 accident that left him in wheelchair he would push himself up eight levels of a parking garage to regain strength. “With each floor, it got harder and harder. But I wouldn’t quit,” he says in the video. “‘Just one more,’ I’d tell myself. ‘Just one more.’ I see life that way. And it’s how I’ll govern Texas.” Watch the English version below: And here’s the Spanish version: Rebecca Acuña, spokesperson with the Wendy Davis campaign, released the following statement on Abbott’s ad: “If you had told me Greg Abbott was running an ad titled “Garage.” I would have assumed it would be an apology to the woman he sided against on the Texas Supreme Court after she was brutally raped in a parking garage,” she said, referencing a 1999 Texas Supreme Court case in which Abbott sided with property owners instead of the sexual assault […]
  • Perry Deletes ‘Unauthorized’ Tweet Mocking ‘Drunk Democrat’

    Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:51:06 +0000

    What the hell happened on Governor Rick Perry’s Twitter account last night? The recently indicted Republican was quick to distance himself from a disparaging tweet sent out from his verified Twitter account Sunday evening. Perry, who is facing two felony counts of abuse of power and coercion, seemingly mocked Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County district attorney who was the impetus for his criminal charges, with a photo that called her a drunk. The insulting image was quickly deleted, and Perry took to social media to claim the tweet was “unauthorized,” but not before it was preserved online for posterity. Lehmberg heads the state’s Public Integrity Unit (PIU), an outfit tasked with investigating and prosecuting state government corruption. The unit was investigating the governor’s office over questionable funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas when Lehmberg was arrested for driving while intoxicated in April 2013. She steadfastly refused Perry’s calls to resign after she pleaded guilty and served jail time. Perry then vetoed $7.5 million in state funding for the PIU, an act that led to his current prosecution. In the image on Twitter, Lehmberg’s mugshot was photoshopped into a photo of The Most Interesting Man in the […]