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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
A Small Slice of San Anto’s Spooky Haunts

A Small Slice of San Anto’s Spooky Haunts

Arts & Culture: San Antonio is one of the oldest cities in the United States, and its history stretches long before the people behind the American or Texas Revolutions... By Mark Reagan 10/15/2014

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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
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Bracken Bat Cave Would Save More Than Bats

News A deal to purchase more than 1,500 acres of land near the famed Bracken Bat Cave could benefit an endangered bird, seven other... By Mark Reagan | 10/15/2014
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Cityscrapes: Another bridge to nowhere?

News “Welcome to the Brewery” reads the sign on Lamar Street, just below the Hayes Street Bridge. This area, currently under development by... By Heywood Sanders | 10/15/2014
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Lawyers Look to Supreme Court in Abortion Case

News Does Texas’ restrictive anti-abortion law present an “undue burden” to women throughout the state seeking the... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta | 10/15/2014
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Statewide Showdowns

News With less than a month until the November 4 general election, we thought we’d take a break from the local mayoral race and round up the latest on the... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta | 10/15/2014
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Bracken Bat Cave Would Save More Than Bats

Bracken Bat Cave Would Save More Than Bats

News: A deal to purchase more than 1,500 acres of land near the famed Bracken Bat Cave could benefit an endangered bird, seven other... By Mark Reagan 10/15/2014
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Panhandling Proposal Lacks Supporters, and Logic

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Cityscrapes: Local history pays the price for Briscoe deal

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  • San Antonio Joins Nationwide Broadband Initiative

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:52:55 +0000

    San Antonio is one of 31 cities across the nation to join a nonprofit’s project that aims to provide reliable broadband internet access to everyone in the country. District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg was in Santa Monica, California Monday where Next Century Cities, a project of the conservation-oriented nonprofit New Venture Fund, was launched. Mayors and leaders from across the nation talked about strategies to provide broadband that have worked and brainstormed how to expand broadband access across the country, according to a City of San Antonio press release. “I look forward to working with local leaders nationwide to ensure that every city can accelerate broadband deployment and bridge the digital divide,” Nirenberg said in the press release. “Adequate and equitable access to these technologies has become a national priority. A unified strategy for digital communication in San Antonio will recognize that access to broadband and mobile technology is not a luxury but a necessity in the 21st century economy.” In June, Nirenberg filed a council request seeking a comprehensive strategy to deploy broadband citywide, including policy recommendations, providing tools (sounds like subsidies) to private companies to implement “sufficient mobile data capacity” and define local government’s role in managing a […]
  • Early Voting Starts Today

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:24 +0000

    Early voting starts today. Voters can start casting ballots 17 days before an election either by mail or in person. There are 41 early voting locations in Bexar County. Voting hours are as follows: Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 24: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 25: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 26: noon to 6 p.m. Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are more than 80 races on the November 2014 ballot, along with several initiatives. Click here to see a generic sample ballot. On Saturday, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas can enforce its voter identification law, which means you need official identification to vote. You can read up on what you need here. For more information, contact the Bexar County Elections Department at (210) 335-VOTE (8683). Scroll down for a list of early voting locations: Early Voting Calendar
  • Female City Employees Allege Pay Discrimination

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:22:29 +0000

    A third female city employee has joined a lawsuit filed against the City of San Antonio for allegedly violating the federal Equal Pay Act. Brenda Werts, a former employee of the city Capital Improvement Management Services department, joins two other female city employees in their lawsuit against the City claiming violation of the federal Equal Pay Act. Christine Peden and Jeanne Martinez brought forth the original complaint over the summer, claiming that as operations managers in the Animal Care Services department they were paid less than their male counterparts for equal work. Their complaint also alleges the City retaliated against them after they brought their concerns forward. Werts officially joined the suit Friday, Oct. 10. According to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is responsible for investigating potential employment discrimination based on sex, gender, or race, Werts applied for a special projects manager position in the Capital Investment Management Services department and was accepted. According to the EEOC determination, the salary for that position ranges from $56,922 to $96,767, but Werts was offered $56,000. When her counter offer was declined by the department, a male candidate was hired with a salary of $75,000. The City claimed Werts declined the offer […]