Thursday, March 30, 2017

Religious Foster Care Providers Could Discriminate Against Children and Families Under New Bill

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:50 PM

In the middle of a legislative session bent on rebuilding Texas' fraught foster care program, state conservatives have introduced a so-called religious liberty bill that critics say could further harm foster youth. The bill, authored by Rep. James Frank, would legally safeguard faith-based groups for making decisions based on their...

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Texas Police Release Pig-E-Mon, a Pokemon-inspired Game

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Either the Aransas Pass Police Department is trying really hard to get the community to like them or they've completely lost it. In an unusual video posted on the department's Facebook page, APPD announced the release of Pig-E-Mon, a Pokemon-inspired card-trading game. This version, however, replaces Pikachu, Bulbasaur and...

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13 Killed in Church Group Bus Crash Near Garner State Park

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:05 AM

A bus carrying a senior church group collided with a pickup truck outside Garner State Park on Wednesday, killing 13 people. Texas Department of Public Safety officials say the wreck, on the two-lane highway U.S. 83 north of Uvalde, occurred when the driver of a Dodge pickup crossed the center...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Police Don't Know What's Behind SA's Rise In Violent Crime, DA Blames "Jungle Mentality"

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 2:40 PM

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus wants to be clear: San Antonio is an incredibly safe place. "I’ve heard a lot recently that San Antonio is unsafe...To respond simply, these comments are inaccurate," McManus told reporters at a Tuesday press conference. "San Antonio remains one of the safest major...

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Texas Push to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Is Based on the Work of Two Alleged Criminals

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:20 PM

In recent years, the undercover videos shot by anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt have been very important to Texas’ Planned Parenthood-hating conservatives. It was those heavily-edited, undercover videos accusing Planned Parenthood of hawking fetal tissue for profit that led to Texas’ latest crusade to defund the group. Even...

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Texas Tech Wants to Give Campus Pigeons Birth Control

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Students and administration at Texas Tech University have had it with the overpopulation of pigeons flying around and pooping on their campus. So, they've come up with an idea to solve their problem: pigeon birth control. According to the Houston Chronicle, the university typically spends over $100,000 a year to...

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Mexican Free-Tailed Bats Could Be Safe From Bat-Killing Fungus Recently Found in Texas

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:00 AM

For the very first time, a fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a disease that's decimated bat communities in other parts of the United States, has been detected in Texas. According to the Dallas Observer, pseudogymnoascus destructans, the disease-causing fungus, has been found among the tri-colored bat, the cave myotis and...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Very Strange Thing Happened When This Witness Came Forward About a San Antonio Police Shooting

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 5:40 PM

James Brantley had just left a bar and wanted some chicken wings before heading home the morning of February 28, 2014, so he stopped by the Chacho's off Perrin Beitel Road. It was there, while parked in the restaurant's drive-thru lane, that Brantley claims he saw Robert Encina shoot and kill...

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Texas Can’t Use Fiction to Justify Executing People Anymore

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:55 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Texas death row inmate Tuesday, ruling that the state's standard for measuring intellectual disability in cases of capital punishment were outdated and non-medical. In the court's opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said the state should hold capital punishment cases to the same strict...

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San Antonio's Homeless Population Dropped Ever-So-Slightly in 2016

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:09 AM

The number of homeless San Antonians has remained relatively unchanged over the past year, according to new data. In January, volunteers counted a total of 2,743 homeless people living both on the streets and in shelters on a single evening. In January 2016, that number was only 38 people fewer....

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