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Saturday, July 24, 2021

What experts know so far about COVID-19 boosters for immunocompromised people

Posted By on Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 1:07 PM

People with weak immune systems don’t always mount strong defenses against the coronavirus, even after being fully vaccinated. A third COVID-19 vaccine dose might help protect some immunocompromised people, evidence suggests. But for now, there’s not enough data to say how much such a shot might help, experts with...

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How far can Texas Democrats take the quorum break?

Posted By on Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 12:27 PM

It’s been 12 days since Texas House Democrats staged their dramatic quorum break to block the GOP’s election legislation, but it’s felt like an eternity.  On July 12, more than 50 Democratic state representatives jumped on chartered planes to Washington, D.C., ensuring that the Texas House would not have...

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San Antonio Current wins three 2021 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

Posted By on Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 11:28 AM

The San Antonio Current was recognized in three categories this week at the 2021 Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards.  Current Editor-in-Chief Sanford Nowlin won 2nd place for political column for his recurring Current Events column, while Digital Content Editor Kelly Merka Nelson won 3rd place in arts criticism for a series...

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Black Rifle Coffee Co., Duct Tape Prom Dress: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week

Posted By on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 1:58 PM

After denouncing the white supremacists who've latched onto its pro-Second Amendment brand, the founders of Black Rifle Coffee Co. found themselves inundated with harassment and death threats. Along with our coverage of that story, articles about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's and Gov. Greg Abbott's continued chicanery were among the...

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Beto O'Rourke group gives $600,000 to Texas House Democrats' stay in D.C.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Beto O’Rourke has funneled $600,000 to Texas House Democrats in Washington, D.C., to help fund their stay, which could last for up to another two weeks as the lawmakers attempt to block passage of a GOP election bill at the state Legislature. Powered by People, the group started by...

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San Antonio State Rep. Ina Minjarez: Texas Democrats making voting-rights progress in D.C.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 9:31 AM

State Rep. Ina Minjarez of San Antonio maintains that state Democratic lawmakers' walkout to protest the Legislature's controversial GOP-backed elections bill turns up the pressure for Congress to pass voting protections. Minjarez is one of roughly 60 Texas Democrats who flew from Austin to Washington D.C. earlier this month...

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San Antonio Democrat comes back from Washington D.C., says he'll try to improve GOP voting bill

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 9:19 AM

State Rep. Philip Cortez, D-San Antonio, returned to Texas Wednesday, saying he and a small group of Democrats will work to improve the controversial voting bill the lawmakers flew to Washington D.C. to protest. “I proudly stood with my democratic colleagues and left Texas to ensure House Bill 3...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott says he won't impose new mask mandate despite increasing COVID-19 cases

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 3:25 PM

Gov. Greg Abbott says he will not impose another statewide mask mandate, despite COVID-19 cases being on the rise again. “There will be no mask mandate imposed, and the reasons for that are very clear,” Abbott told KPRC-TV in Houston on Tuesday. “There are so many people who have immunities to...

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Ted Cruz blocks 60 diplomatic appointments in a move members of his own party call 'fruitless'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 10:02 AM

In a move both Democrats and Republicans warn is harming U.S. diplomacy, Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking nominees from being confirmed for "vital" State Department roles to make a political point, CNN reports. Half a year into the Biden administration, just six State Department candidates have been confirmed on...

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