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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Ted Cruz among a small number of Republicans opposing bill to address hate crimes against Asian Americans

Posted By on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:16 AM

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was among a handful of Republicans in the U.S. Senate who voted against advancing a bill aimed at addressing hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was ultimately advanced for further debate Wednesday after a bipartisan 92-6 vote, breaking an early filibuster,...

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People with rare blood clots after a COVID-19 jab share an uncommon immune response

Posted By on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:10 AM

Evidence is building that an uncommon immune response is behind dangerous, but incredibly rare, blood clots associated with some COVID-19 vaccines. But the good news is that there is a test doctors can use to identify it and get patients the right care. A small number of people out...

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Transgender students in Texas would be barred from school sports teams matching their gender identity under a bill advanced by state Senate

Posted By on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 9:57 AM

Transgender students would be banned from competing on school sports teams based on their gender identity under a bill that passed the Texas Senate on Thursday. Despite immense opposition from civil rights groups and Democrats, the upper chamber voted on an 18-12 vote to advance Senate Bill 29. The...

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Friday, April 16, 2021

San Antonio council delays ordinance requiring future housing developments to consider voucher holders

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 4:14 PM

The approval of an ordinance that would require future housing developments that receive city incentives to consider tenants with housing vouchers has been delayed by the City Council. On Thursday, the council unanimously voted to move the ordinance to a special session on April 21 after some members contested...

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House committee advances anti-abortion bills, including ones aimed at outlawing the procedure in Texas

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 1:48 PM

House lawmakers on Thursday advanced a package of restrictive abortion billsthat, if passed, could ban abortions as early as six weeks without exceptions for rape or incest, and eventually bar the procedure almost entirely. Abortion rights advocates and experts say the legislation includes some of the most extreme provisions...

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Nelly, Prop B: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 1:42 PM

Hip-hop artist Nelly's days as a chart topper may be in the rearview mirror, but he apparently still boasts a formidable Alamo City following. A story about the 2000s-era rapper emceeing a 4/20 event-slash-anniversary celebration for Smoke BBQ + Skybar was the Current's most-read story this week. It even edged...

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Without proof, Texas AG Ken Paxton claims San Antonio migrant shelter may be linked to MS-13

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 11:32 AM

After a visit this week to San Antonio's federal shelter for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted that he's "absolutely concerned" it could harbor members of drug gang MS-13. As proof, Paxton, a Republican, linked an article from the far-right news outlet Epoch Times, in which...

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Hours after San Antonio airport shooting, lawmakers OK bill letting Texans carry guns without permit

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:52 AM

Hours after a park police officer took down an active shooter at San Antonio International Airport, the Texas House on Thursday evening advanced a new bill that would let people carry handguns without a permit. The House voted 84-56 to grant initial approval to Republican-backed House Bill 1927, which would eliminate the requirement...

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Texas Senate passes controversial bill that would keep more people in jail if they can't pay cash bail

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 12:38 PM

The Texas Senate on Wednesday voted to approve a widely criticized bill intended to keep more people accused or previously convicted of violent crimes behind bars before trial if they can't pay bond. Authored by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, Senate Bill 21 was approved on a 23-8 vote and...

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