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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
What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

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
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
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE Pic(k)s: 5 shows not to miss at this year’s fest

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE Pic(k)s: 5 shows not to miss at this year’s fest

Arts & Culture: These are the dog days, you guys. The post-Spurs, pre-football, 90 degrees at 10 p.m., sweat-stained, mosquito-bitten, grouchy summer doldrums. I think... By Sarah Fisch 9/3/2014
Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Music: With her lifetime’s work rooted in the SA trio Girl in a Coma, 2014 marked the year for singer Nina Diaz to branch out on her own thing. In the practice... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
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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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What Do You Get A 1-Year-Old NDO? Enforcement

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
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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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  • Appeals Court Denies State’s Request to Immediately Enforce Major Provision of HB 2

    Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:18:55 +0000

    In a three-page response to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s appeal to last week’s House Bill 2 ruling, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the state’s emergency stay motion asking that a major provision of the law take effect while the court considers its appeal. Oral arguments have been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12 in New Orleans. The Houston Chronicle broke the news late Tuesday evening. The provision of the law being challenged requires that all abortion facilities in Texas meet expensive ambulatory surgical center standards, which combined with a second provision requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals has led to the closure of more than half of Texas’ abortion clinics since last November. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled late Friday afternoon that these restrictions in fact create an undue burden for women needing to travel hundreds of miles should they need an abortion. Abbott filed his appeal and request late Sunday night. So late, in fact, that the appeals court didn’t have enough time before the law would take effect this past Monday to respond. “The appellants waited until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 31 to file the stay motion; a corrected version was […]
  • 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 […]