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Joaquin Castro Charges Up Texas Delegates at DNC

Joaquin Castro Charges Up Texas Delegates at DNC

by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune September 6, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A day and a half after San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro’s rousing keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, his congressional hopeful brother Joaquin Castro made an unscheduled appearance before the Texas delegation. Despite the twin brothers’ newfound…

Caravan For Peace Arrives in San Antonio

The Caravan for Peace is taking part in a historic Caravan across the United States from San Diego, California, to Washington D.C., and will be here today August 24 in San Antonio.  This Caravan is led by Javier Sicilia, a well known Mexican poet.  He and many other families of victims…

Texas Cuts to Women’s Health hurt low income

A recent report by the Texas Observer looks into the ramifications a year after state cuts  to women’s health options in Texas. “One Year Later, Cuts to Women’s Health Have Hurt More Than Just Planned Parenthood. More than 60 family planning clinics forced to close—only 12 belonged to Planned Parenthood.”…

San Antonio City Council OKs Castro’s Pre-K Proposal

San Antonio City Council OKs Castro’s Pre-K Proposal

by Zoë Gioja, The Texas Tribune August 9, 2012 An initiative from San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro that would direct a portion of sales tax revenue to fund full-day pre-kindergarten unanimously passed the City Council, leaving it for voters to approve in November. The pre-K funding initiative, which has the…

In Senate Race, Out-of-State Stars Outshined Texans

In Senate Race, Out-of-State Stars Outshined Texans

by Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune August 3, 2012 By Tuesday’s runoff, the Republican primary battle between Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst had grown into something larger than a fight for an open U.S. Senate seat. With Gov. Rick Perry and many other…

At Chick-fil-A, Dewhurst Dismisses Unfavorable Poll

At Chick-fil-A, Dewhurst Dismisses Unfavorable Poll

by Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune July 30, 2012 Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst crossed the Chick-fil-A parking lot in Austin on Monday morning holding one of the fast food chain’s signature white paper bags. He stopped before a phalanx of reporters and television cameras positioned nearby so that the Chick-fil-A…

Forgotten K-9s left to die inside Bexar County Sheriff Patrol

Forgotten K-9s left to die inside Bexar County Sheriff Patrol

This is a report by News 4 WOAI Brian Collister: http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Two-police-dogs-die-after-left-inside-patrol/fmYNpOSeiUSuCrWydudt8Q.cspx (woaiv.com) SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two of the department’s service dogs who died after they were left inside patrol vehicles overnight. Officials with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office say the…

Board Vote Means $300 Million Less for Texas Schools

by Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune In the waning days of the 82nd Legislature, state lawmakers came up with a plan to help cushion the blow of $5.4 billion in cuts to public education. State Rep. Rob Orr, R-Burleson, proposed a constitutional amendment that he said could bring an additional…

Deferred Action Decision is Focus of Dueling Statements

Deferred Action Decision is Focus of Dueling Statements

  by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune July 19, 2012 President Obama’s decision last month to grant deferred action to thousands of immigrants eligible for deportation is either illegal or humane, according to dueling statements released Thursday by members of Texas’ congressional delegation. On June 15, the administration announced it…

NOW LIVE: Pres. Obama in San Antonio

LIVE ARRIVAL HAS CONCLUDED – Live video by CBS News via Ustream Close to 1,200 people are expected to be in attendance at a fundraiser event for President Obama campaigning in San Antonio.  The fundraiser is hosted by San Antonio’s Mayor Julian Castro, Congressman Henry Gonzalez, and actress Eva Longoria…

Video: President Obama in San Antonio

President Barack Obama was in San Antonio today.  Airforce One landed before the scheduled arrival at 11:30 this morning. President Obama took part of a fundraiser event hosted by San Antonio’s Mayor Julian Castro, Congressman Henry Gonzalez, and actress Eva Longoria at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  A second…

Will PRI’s Return Mark Shift in U.S. Relations?

Will PRI’s Return Mark Shift in U.S. Relations?

by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune July 11, 2012 The likely return to power of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Mexico has prompted Mexicans and Texans alike to question whether the party’s former alleged practice of making deals with cartel members will be the standard after President-elect Enrique…