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Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

News After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out a sigh of... By Mary Tuma | 4/16/2014
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Protestors Won’t Give Up on Immigration Reform

News “Obama, Obama, don’t deport my mama!,” chanted dozens of protestors at the University of Texas—Austin last week. In a call to President Barack Obama... By Mary Tuma | 4/16/2014
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Cityscrapes: A historic argument for a streetcar vote

News Here in San Antonio, we’re really, really good at remembering some things: Travis, Barrett, Crockett, the defenders of the Alamo and the story of the creation... By Heywood Sanders | 4/16/2014
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Glitter Political: Tommy Calvert’s political rebirth

News Tommy Calvert, candidate for precinct 4 Bexar County commissioner, says his love of reading has dramatically sharpened his skills in the art of... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 4/9/2014
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  • In Immigration Debate With Mayor Castro, Patrick Sticks To Politics

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:57:36 +0000

    After weeks of feuding over social media, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and state Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) finally met face-to-face in the Univision television studios to duke it out over immigration. The much-anticipated Tuesday evening debate, meant to be a refreshing departure from ideological posturing and an exchange focusing on policy rather than politics, devolved into a spattering of right-wing hot button issues and inflammatory rhetoric from Patrick, seemingly unable to detach from the red meat that has helped him politically ascend. From the get-go, Patrick— who has made his extremist anti-immigration views a hallmark of his campaign for lieutenant governor—declared he wanted to steer clear of politics, but that didn’t last long. Patrick (the author of Texas abortion restrictive legislation) managed to wrangle abortion rights into the debate about immigration by connecting the values of Latino voters to his own. “If a mom comes across the border pregnant, I want her to have that child. I want her to have that Hispanic child. You believe she has a right to take that baby and I want to protect that baby, because we are all born in the image of God,” said Patrick. (And in a move that angered immigration […]
  • Man Sentenced To 18 Months For Peeing On The Alamo

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:02:18 +0000

    A man who lacks original ideas was sentenced to 18 months in state prison yesterday for urinating on the Alamo. No, you haven’t been magically transported to 1982, and, no, that man is not Ozzy Osbourne. Meet Daniel Athens. The 23-year-old El Paso resident recently pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in February for not walking the 20 steps it takes to relieve himself at the Menger Hotel, as most people who find themselves with an aching bladder while standing front of the Shrine of Texas Liberty are wont to do. He was caught penis-handed by an Alamo Ranger when he was found in a chained-off area, standing near a conspicuous puddle of urine, according to The Smoking Gun. The offending incident took place in 2012. Athens, who was visibly inebriated when he was caught defiling the monument to Texas independence, faced two years in prison, but the sentence was reduced as part of a plea deal. He is not eligible for parole and must serve the entirety of his 18-month sentence, where he’ll presumably reconsider his piss-poor judgment. Presiding District Judge Ray Olivarri also ordered Athens to pay $4,000 in restitution. As stated in the police report of the incident, “limestone absorbs […]
  • Second Oil Spill From Calumet Refinery Creates ‘Troubling’ Track Record

    Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:25:43 +0000

    It’s environmental hazard déjà vu for folks living near the SA River. Just weeks after an oil spill from Calumet Specialty Products Partners refinery seeped into a creek connected to the San Antonio River, over the weekend a second spill—from Calumet again—polluted the same river. While transferring jet fuel to a rail truck Friday night, roughly 1,110 gallons spilled on the Southside refinery property, with 42 gallons escaping into the river. While they were aware of the spill, Calumet believed it was contained to their property and did not alert any outside authorities. It wasn’t until 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning when a passerby, noticing a strange odor, contacted the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and initiated the containment. The SA fire department hazmat crew, SARA and private environmental remediation companies hired by Calumet, began reversing the damage, with clean up ending noon Saturday. “It is unfortunate folks weren’t informed on Friday when the spill had occurred,” River Authority spokesperson Stephen Schauer tells the Current. “But we certainly reacted as soon as we learned about the problem.” Schauer says the previous (and larger) Calumet spill in early March, in which a estimated 6,550 gallons spilled on site with a (not yet […]