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SA Journalist’s Blog in Venezuela: Dos Mundos

SA Journalist’s Blog in Venezuela: Dos Mundos

ACTimes publisher Patricio Espinoza is in Venezuela this week, and he shares his daily blogging Journal… In the headlines today… “No volverá por ahora” not coming back for now… referring to President Hugo Chavez who is in La Habana, Cuba for more chemotherapy to treat his cancer. The news last…

Video: San Antonio joins “Kony 2012″

“KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.” Kony is the #1 wanted man for crimes against humanity, and the killings and kidnappings…

Feds Will Not Renew Women’s Health Program

Feds Will Not Renew Women’s Health Program

by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune 25 minutes ago Updated, 5:37 p.m.  The federal government will not renew the Women’s Health Program, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in Houston on Friday, the day after Gov. Rick Perry announced Texas would continue the program with or without…

How to make Seco de Gallina

How to make Seco de Gallina

Here is a fun video made by Chef Eloisa showing how to make seco de gallina, one of the most delicious dishes from Ecuador.…

Bill Would Bolster Efforts to Stop Clandestine Tunnels

Bill Would Bolster Efforts to Stop Clandestine Tunnels

by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune 8 hours ago Legislation that would broaden the scope of tactics used to eradicate illegal underground tunnels that traverse the U.S.-Mexico border would also put more responsibility on property owners to report suspicious activity. House Resolution 4119, also called the Border Tunnel Prevention Act…

Screen Writers: Script-to-screen competition – Can win at least $250,000

Screen Writers: Script-to-screen competition – Can win at least $250,000

“PERSONA NON GRATA” Script-to-screen competition will result in the production of a feature film with a budget of at least $250,000. Filmmakers can apply with their scripts on Persona Non Grata’s site http://www.personanongrata.org to compete for an opportunity to direct their film. ———————————————————- Website: www.personanongrata.org PERSONA NON GRATA, A NEW…

From the Attorney General – Consumer Alert – Phony IRS Email

From the Attorney General – Consumer Alert – Phony IRS Email

From: Texas Attorney General Office of the Attorney General – Consumer Alert Taxpayers Should Beware Of Phony IRS Email Do not open attachments, click on links or respond to fraudulent email that appears to come from the IRS Over the next several weeks, taxpayers should be on high alert for…

“LibroTraficante” Caravan smuggling banned Latino Books to Arizona to stop in San Antonio

A Houston caravan traveling with Latino Studies books banned in Arizona will stop in San Antonio.  Banned writers that will participate along the route include San Antonio’s Sandra Cisneros.  The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will host the caravan as the head to Arizona in March.  Organizers have posted the above video explaining their goals and […]

Top Texas News for March 2, 2012

Top Texas News for March 2, 2012

by Morgan Smith and David Muto, The Texas Tribune 5 hours ago The Big Conversation: With May 29 primaries in place, the political jockeying has begun. A three-judge panel in San Antonio, which earlier this week issued final interim legislative and congressional maps, ordered the May elections on Thursday. Runoffs…

Síclovía is back!

San Antonio’s Síclovía takes place this coming Sunday March 4th. Last year it was a site to be enjoyed… from hardcore riders to kids of all ages to strollers, walkers, unicycles, skaters, Labs and Chihuahuas. PLus a series of activities with everyone in mind. Here is a link to the official San Antonio website and […]

SA’s Homeless “Scooby Doo”

In today’s economy we all face tough choices. While many have not one, but two or even three jobs, unemployment continues on the rise and so grows the homeless population… yet hope and the creative spirit to make a living is still very much alive today.  This is the longer version of a story I […]

Lawmakers Monitor Health Care Reform’s Effect on Texas

by Ben Philpott, The Texas Tribune Texas may be challenging federal health care reform in court, but state lawmakers are still monitoring how the law will affect costs and care in Texas. The massive health care act has been a political football since it was first introduced in 2009. Texas…