Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Julian Castro Corrals Potential Supporters for a 2020 Presidential Run

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Former S.A. Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro is meeting with potential supporters about a potential bid for the White House in 2020, according to news reports. The 44-year-old Democrat last month said he'd "likely" run for president, and he's done all sorts of things to hint that's the case, from publishing...

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Facing Criticism, UTSA Places Professor On Leave After She Called Campus Police on Student Who "Had Her Feet Up"

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Following outrage from a controversial video posted to Twitter, officials with the University of Texas at San Antonio have placed a professor on leave. Professor Anita Moss is on leave after a video of her calling campus police on a female African-American student who "had her feet up" during...

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Building the Next Wave: Energized By the Midterms, Texas Progressive Groups Look to Maintain Their Momentum

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Progressives’ work to bring more Texas women, people of color and young voters to the polls helped drive last week’s Democratic victories, and state organizers say they’re stepping up their efforts in advance of 2020. Despite a narrow miss from Texas’ progressive marquee candidate, Beto O’Rourke, Democrats flipped two U.S....

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Why the Fire Union Won: Maybe the Status Quo Didn’t Do as Badly on Election Day as Republican Judges, But It Was Close

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Editor's Note: The following is City Current, a column of opinion and analysis. It took nearly two days for Councilman Greg Brockhouse to call for City Manager Sheryl Sculley to resign based on the November 6 election results. For the first-term District 6 rep, that counts as restraint. Maybe...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones Files a Court Motion Requiring Bexar County to Provide Voter List

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones filed a court motion Tuesday to force Bexar County's election administrator to release a list of provisional voters. During an afternoon press conference, Jones said a district judge has ordered Bexar to release the full list, but county officials have not yet complied. The order also...

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UTSA Students Demand Action Against Professor Who Called Campus Police on Student Who Had Her Feet Up During Lecture

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 1:01 PM

University of Texas at San Antonio officials said they're "concerned" over a controversial campus incident caught on camera and shared on social media. University officials were responding via statement to a Twitter video showing a student escorted out of a classroom by campus police at a professor's request. According...

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Dennis Bonnen Likley to Succeed Joe Straus as Texas House Speaker

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Texas, meet your (likely) new Speaker of the House — Dennis Bonnen. Before you shrug and click to another article, remember San Antonio Republican Joe Straus used that same powerful position to block the lege from enacting the anti-transgender bathroom bill opposed by progressives and business interests alike. So, how...

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Prominent Democrats and Gina Ortiz Jones Demand Bexar County Give Up Provisional Voter List

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Prominent Democrats including Julián and Joaquín Castro have joined congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones in demanding Bexar County provide a list of provisional voters to help settle her still-undecided race. Jones, a Democrat, and Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Will Hurd ran a neck-and-neck contest to represent the District 23, a swing district that...

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A New Study Shows How San Antonio Stacks Up for Single Living

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:23 PM

It may not seem so if you're playing the field right now, but San Antonio isn't a bad place to be single. Or so says a new study. The Alamo City ranked 36th on personal finance site WalletHub's 180-city list of the best and worst places for singles. The top...

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Texas Education Board Set to Approve Curriculum Some Say is Historically Inaccurate

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. Approaching the podium, Dallas middle school teacher Ron Francis faced the circle of 15 large, wooden desks at the Texas State Board of Education’s September meeting. The board was discussing changes to the social studies curriculum standards, the result of...

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