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This 4th, Fireworks Banned in San Antonio

Governor Rick Perry has officially confirmed that the sale and use of fireworks is banned in the Bexar County area from June 11 through July 5, 2011 until 7am. Only exceptions are official city fireworks  City’s fireworks show and those planned for Woodlawn Lake, Sea World or Fiesta Texas. Violators face fines of…

Law Lets Texas Decide Who Can File Suit Against It

Law Lets Texas Decide Who Can File Suit Against It

  by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune June 25, 2012 After December 2009, you have to assume that lawyers for every coach thinking about taking a job at a Texas college — or anyone looking at any contract with the state — have boned up on sovereign immunity law. They…

Prosecutors Stepping Up Fight Against Barratry

Prosecutors Stepping Up Fight Against Barratry

by Becca Aaronson, The Texas Tribune June 25, 2012 Joined by lawyers tired of competitors who illegally solicit business following accidents, prosecutors are cracking down on a lesser-known, multimillion-dollar criminal enterprise in Texas: barratry. Often derided as “ambulance chasing,” barratry — illegally offering legal services to people within 90 days…

Youth Awards Program

Youth Awards Program

by Holly VanScoy   WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2012) – Latino high school juniors across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 15th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2012 Youth Awards applications are available at www.hispanicheritage.org. Applications must be postmarked no later than…

Top Texas News for the Week of 6/11/12

Top Texas News for the Week of 6/11/12

by Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune June 16, 2012 Independent pharmacists say they see a system working against them with the state’s switch this spring to Medicaid managed care. Do the primary victories of an openly gay woman and a candidate who advocates for a new discussion on marijuana laws…

Angry Words from Both Sides at San Antonio’s Pridefest

San Antonio’s yearly Pridefest took place over the weekend, and while the event was peaceful in general, at least two groups -one from each side of the spectrum- exchanged words.  This video was captured by a member from the public. We caution our readers as to fowl language and possible…

In Era of Drought, Texas Cities Boost Water Rates

In Era of Drought, Texas Cities Boost Water Rates

MIDLAND (texastribune.org) — David Rosen, a self-employed geologist, said he was relieved when he looked at his water bill for April. The drought-stricken city of Midland had just slapped a steep rate increase on heavy water users, and Rosen had avoided a big charge by curtailing his sprinkler use. “I…

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Top Texas News on Elections for May 30, 2012

Top Texas News on Elections for May 30, 2012

by David Muto, The Texas Tribune May 30, 2012 The Big Conversation: The big day may be over, but a full slate of runoffs has turned summer into another election season in Texas. In Tuesday’s marquee race, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell short of the 50-percent threshold he needed to…

Top Texas News for May 29, 2012

Top Texas News for May 29, 2012

by David Muto, The Texas Tribune May 29, 2012 The Big Conversation: With fanfare in tow or not, the big day has finally arrived. The 2012 Texas primary is here. The degree to which Texans have tuned in to this year’s races, though, remains unclear. Redistricting-induced court drama pushed the…

Johnston Memorial 2012

Johnston Memorial 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY AUSTIN MAY 13, 2012   Seventy five young men from the Austin area were killed in the war in Viet Nam; during that era the Tejano population of Austin was less than 10 percent yet suffered 25 percent of the casualties and 23 percent were from Johnston High…

Bill Moyers: Crossing Borders with Storyteller Luis Alberto Urrea.

Bill Moyers: Crossing Borders with Storyteller Luis Alberto Urrea.

  No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, whose life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego.…