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Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

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

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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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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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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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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

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Panhandling Proposal Lacks Supporters, and Logic

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Cityscrapes: Local history pays the price for Briscoe deal

Cityscrapes: Local history pays the price for Briscoe deal

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  • 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 […]
  • Tobin Center Gets Funding to Assist Inaugural Productions

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:57:53 +0000

      The Tobin Center for Performing Arts received $175,000 Wednesday from Bexar County to buttress the newly opened facility’s inaugural productions. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Commissioner Paul Elizondo presented the checks, which will benefit the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio and OPERA San Antonio. “The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio each received $50,000 and Opera San Antonio received $75,000,” according to a press release. The funds come from the hotel/motel occupancy and short-term vehicle rental taxes from the Community Venues Program. “A city that does not have a ballet, a symphony and an opera is not a world class city,” Elizondo said. “We are providing this funding so that we can ensure the success of these three cultural treasures in their first season at the Tobin Center.” In a similar vein, Wolff commented: “The voters overwhelmingly approved funding the construction of the Tobin, and we want to help the organizations in this facility make the best use of it.”
  • After Supreme Court Decision, Abortion Access Still In Limbo

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:25:08 +0000

      The Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block parts of Texas’ sweeping abortion law means some clinics that have closed in recent weeks can legally reopen. But, still, the back and forth that has taken place in the courts over the last few weeks has created a sense of confusion for women seeking abortions and permanently impacted access. The 13 clinics that closed earlier this month after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Texas to enforce the law’s ambulatory surgical center requirement statewide, and the admitting privileges requirement at a McAllen clinic and one in El Paso, now have the opportunity to reopen, but it’s unclear how many actually will. And even so, it’s next to impossible to reopen every clinic overnight. According to several reports, some clinics have plans to open their doors again, while others won’t. RH Reality Check has an updated map of abortion clinics in Texas. Whole Woman’s Health, which operates an ambulatory surgical center in San Antonio, will reopen its McAllen doors today. The law forced the clinic to close earlier this year, but then it reopened in September when a lower court blocked provisions from taking effect. It closed once again a few weeks later when the […]