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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
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
Best Karaoke Night

Best Karaoke Night

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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
Everything but the Bowie in \'David Bowie Is\'

Everything but the Bowie in 'David Bowie Is'

Screens: People love David Bowie more than you are capable of loving your family. But that’s OK—people love Bowie to an extent that your family would quite frankly... By Jeremy Martin 9/17/2014
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Cityscrapes: Local history pays the price for Briscoe deal

News The annual City budget is a dense and often arcane thing, filled with “mandates,” “restricted funds,” and “special funds.” It isn’t the lightest reading... By Heywood Sanders | 9/17/2014
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Lt. Governor Race: the 'Luchadora' vs. the Tea Party radio host

News A few Saturdays ago, I spent several hours hanging around a Texas Realtors Association conference in San Antonio, trying to catch state Sen. Dan Patrick... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta | 9/17/2014
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2060: SA looks forward, protects drinking water

News In just 14 years, the City of San Antonio has purchased 125,712 conservation acres over the Edwards Aquifer... By Mark Reagan | 9/17/2014
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Mayoral Horse Race

News Tommy Adkisson, who ends his 16-year career as Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 4 this November, is another of a handful of local officials mulling... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta | 9/17/2014
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Cityscrapes: Local history pays the price for Briscoe deal

Cityscrapes: Local history pays the price for Briscoe deal

News: The annual City budget is a dense and often arcane thing, filled with “mandates,” “restricted funds,” and “special funds.” It isn’t the lightest reading... By Heywood Sanders 9/17/2014
Lt. Governor Race: the \'Luchadora\' vs. the Tea Party radio host

Lt. Governor Race: the 'Luchadora' vs. the Tea Party radio host

News: A few Saturdays ago, I spent several hours hanging around a Texas Realtors Association conference in San Antonio, trying to catch state Sen. Dan Patrick... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 9/17/2014
2060: SA looks forward, protects drinking water

2060: SA looks forward, protects drinking water

News: In just 14 years, the City of San Antonio has purchased 125,712 conservation acres over the Edwards Aquifer... By Mark Reagan 9/17/2014
Mayoral Horse Race

Mayoral Horse Race

News: Tommy Adkisson, who ends his 16-year career as Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 4 this November, is another of a handful of local officials mulling... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 9/17/2014
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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
SA’s Payday Lending Ordinance Still Short on Change

SA’s Payday Lending Ordinance Still Short on Change

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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

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Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

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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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  • It’s Official: Another Mass Family Detention Center Opening in South Texas

    Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:26:29 +0000

    This week, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officials formally announced plans to open another migrant family detention center south of San Antonio, this time in Dilley, Texas, to hold women and children while they await immigration court proceedings. According to ICE, the facility will accommodate 2,400 women and children and will open in November. Advocates and immigration lawyers are concerned about the Obama administration’s mass-detention policies implemented since this summer’s influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States and fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries. A center in Karnes County, about 50 miles south of San Antonio, was converted from an all-adult male center to a family detention facility about six weeks ago, and advocates say just four families have been released since then. The 532-bed facility is almost at full capacity, with 302 detainees being children as of last week, advocates reported. “Family detention and this administration’s response to the increase in families fleeing domestic violence or other abuse in their home countries is inappropriate,” said Katharina Obser with the Women’s Refugee Commission, who toured the Karnes facility last week with dozens of other non-governmental organizations. “There is inadequate access to legal information and counsel at these facilities.” The new […]
  • Texans Like To Google Facebook

    Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:02:47 +0000

    Direct Capital has compiled a list of the most-searched brands in each U.S. state by analyzing the popularity of over 200 brand names in Google Trends. Why Direct Capital has done this, I’m not entirely sure, but it gives us another chance to look at pictures and shamelessly judge our neighboring states. Unfortunately, some of the top brands per state are pretty obvious (read: boring), like Minnesota’s Target, Illinois’s McDonald’s, Kentucky’s KFC, and Arkansas’s Walmart. All of those companies are headquartered in the states where they are trending. Other less-surprising findings are that Floridians are Googling Disney (hello, Disney World), and people in Arizona and New Mexico know how to turn up, hence the Jose Cuervo and Patrón. It’s kind of a shocker, however, that Oklahoma’s doing its damnedest to join the party with their wimpy Skyy Vodka. Maybe one day, Oklahoma. . .one day. Poor Californians, on the other hand, should probably consider limiting their pot intake and start reassessing their lives, because now everyone knows they are Googling Yahoo. Who does that unless they’re high? Why are you using one search engine to search for another? I’ll never understand you people. But hey Californians, at least you’re not […]
  • AT&T To San Antonio: Dismiss NDO Complaint

    Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:06:14 +0000

    After AT&T asked the City of San Antonio to dismiss a discrimination complaint, a lawyer for the complainant asked the Human Rights Campaign to lower the company’s Corporate Equality Index score. “HRC has lowered companies’ scores in the past for engaging in acts which are contrary to LGBT equality. It’s my understanding one of the criteria of the CEI is ‘responsible citizenship’ which examines whether corporations have had a large-scale LGBT-blemish on their records,” attorney Justin Nichols wrote. “While AT&T’s actions in this case may not add up to millions of dollars, it’s still large scale in that AT&T has demonstrated its willingness to tolerate homo/transphobic employees in the workplace, attempt to use corporate secrecy policies to blame complainants and shield wrongdoers from being held accountable.” Nichols represents Matthew Hileman, a transgender man, who filed the first complaint under San Antonio’s amended non-discrimination ordinance. Hileman recorded two employees making disparaging remarks about transgender people and alleges someone placed a “no fags” sign on his desk. AT&T spokesman Marty Richter recently said AT&T is leader when it comes to diversity and inclusion. “DiversityInc recently named AT&T No. 1 on its 2014 Top 10 Employers for LGBT Employees,” Richter wrote in an […]