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  • Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

    04/16/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 15 replies
    KUT.ORG ^ | 4/15/2014 | MATT LARGEY
    Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate http://kut.org/post/rewatch-dan-patrick-and-julian-castro-immigration-debate BY MATT LARGEY 4/15/2014 KUT.ORG State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm. The debate was moderated by the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
  • Woman deletes phone data in front of cop, gets charged with murder

    03/22/2014 5:34:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 21, 2014 : | Alia Malik
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police arrested a woman on a murder charge late Thursday after a detective said she deleted call records or text messages while being questioned about a fatal shooting earlier in the day. Sara Mary Clements, 24, eventually admitted to being with Alex Navarro, 22, on Thursday at about 1:30 a.m. and said “police were going to find out about her anyway because of the text messages she had sent” to Navarro, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
  • Young Republicans Find Fault With Elders on List of Social Issues

    03/11/2014 9:26:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    It was difficult to miss Ian Jacobson at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Known as Rooster, he was 33, with an ample beard, earrings and a towering orange-and-aqua spiked Mohawk haircut. But he also sported a pinstriped suit, French cuffs and a natty contrast collar. Mr. Jacobson’s sartorial contradictions matched those of his politics: He is among the young Republicans who are pro-free market on fiscal issues and libertarian on social ones. While his views represent a potential growth wing for a party that is losing among other demographic groups, they also show an emerging tension with the older social...
  • Man punched, stomped in alleged knockout game-style attack

    02/03/2014 10:23:53 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    MYSA.com ^ | Updated: February 1, 2014 10:11pm | By Mark D. Wilson
    SAN ANTONIO — A man who was attacked after leaving a bar on the Northwest Side early Friday might have been a victim of the knockout game. Cody Robinson, 30, said he had just arrived at his car after leaving the España Bar de Tapas, at 5638 W. Hausman Road, around 2 a.m. when an unidentified man punched him in the face and shouted “knockout.” The knockout game is a random act of violence in which an assailant attempts to knock out a person with one punch. According to the Associated Press, the game has resulted in serious injuries, even...
  • Doctor’s ‘I will not comply’ Obamacare break-up letter getting incredible praise from her peers

    02/02/2014 3:17:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 2, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A Texas ophthalmologist and co-founder of AmericanDoctors4Truth tore down the curtain on Obamacare last week, describing President Obama’s “signature” legislative achievement for the con game of forced labor that it really is. When she wrote to the Aetna insurance company canceling her participation in its offerings, Dr. Kristin Held of San Antonio was informed she is contractually bound to care for the company’s patients for another year — as though Obamacare not only re-configured the American health care system, it repealed the 13th Amendment at the same time. In her letter dated Jan. 30, the long-time and vocal opponent of...
  • Alleged intruder shot in face during home invasion

    02/02/2014 1:23:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    foxsanantonio.com ^ | 27 January, 2014 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO -- One person is in critical condition after a home invasion on the west side. Police say four people tried to break into the home on Merida last night. One of the suspects was shot in the face after the homeowner fired a shotgun. The homeowner told police he was watching television when the men showed up at his door. They were banging on the door, yelling at him to come out.
  • Proposed high-speed rail would link Texas and Mexico

    01/15/2014 7:02:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 15 JANUARY 2014 | KAREN GRACE
    SAN ANTONIO — A proposed high speed rail between San Antonio and Monterrey is in the works. One lawmaker says it would revolutionize trade and travel between the U.S. and Mexico and pump more tourism dollars into the local economy. On Thursday, Representative Henry Cuellar will meet with the Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx along with state and Mexican officials to discuss the proposed rail system. Instead of paying for a round-trip airline ticket to Monterrey from San Antonio — which can cost at least $400 — Cuellar said a commuter could hop on a high-speed train and travel between...
  • Dummy Dennis Rodman on his BBF's Dictatorship, Death Camps, and Executions-by-Dog: "NOT MY JOB!"

    01/06/2014 3:25:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 49 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     -adds North Korea 'not that bad...' Celebrity clown and unintelligible drunkard Dennis 'Worm' Rodman arrived today in Pyongyang along with some fellow ex-NBA players he scraped-up (inc. Vin Baker and Cliff Robertson) for an exhibition basketball game- and who better to marshal such an event than an exhibitionist tool who wouldn't dream of doing anything to hurt this latest avenue to attention? The NBA all-stars are set to play the Nork's senior national team on Wednesday, although the original sponsor of Worm's planned exhibition game and DPRK basketball training camp bailed when the Boy King threatened South Korea with annihilation and thew Uncle Jang...
  • Dennis Rodman, ex-NBA All-Stars arrive in North Korea

    01/06/2014 7:10:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Newsday ^ | 1/6/14
    Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a "birthday present" for one of their most unlikely fans: leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman's squad —featuring ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker —will play against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday, which is believed to be Kim's birthday. The former NBA players, who arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, also include Eric "Sleepy" Floyd, guard Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith, who played for the New York Knicks. Four streetballers are also on the...
  • Atheist to drop nativity scene lawsuit

    12/11/2012 8:25:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 12.06.12 | Melissa Cutler
    DALLAS - A San Antonio man says he plans to drop his lawsuit against the city of Athens for putting up a nativity scene in front of the Henderson County courthouse as a Christmas decoration. But he isn't giving up his fight. In short, atheist Patrick Green said it's no longer a fair fight because Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has offered to step in and assist the city or the county. Greene's original suit claims the city is helping fund the display, which is a violation of both state and federal law. But he doesn't believe his suit will...
  • UPDATE: Abbott changes mind, unlikely to sue for right to discriminate in San Antonio

    09/19/2013 5:02:37 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 82 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 09/18/2013 | David Taffett
    UPDATE: Here is the response that came from the Attorney General’s office: We will continue to review and monitor the ordinance. I’ve attached the letter sent to Mayor Castro before the vote was taken. The final ordinance did not include the most problematic language, which led to our response: “We are pleased the city council heeded our advice and deleted this provision, which surely would have been grounds for a constitutional challenge to the ordinance. We will continue to review the ordinance and monitor the situation.” I have requested information on what will be monitored, how the AG views this...
  • New San Antonio Decree: Politicians Will Lose Jobs If They Speak Against Homosexuals

    09/09/2013 6:21:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | September 6, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    Absolute equality is absolute despotism. This statement is becoming truer every moment in which the Sodomite agenda is incessantly advancing over the moral infrastructures, and they are not doing so without destroying lives. Look at the decree that was just passed in San Antonio, TX, which now prohibits all those in political office from being bias toward homosexuals. Homosexuality is not a right, and sodomite marriage is not even recognized in the state of Texas, yet the reprobates are not stopping in their endeavorment to make everyone accept them. Now let me make one thing clear, this bill is not...
  • San Antonio Passes Non-Discrimination Law, Christians Fear Reprisals

    09/07/2013 11:56:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FOX News Radio ^ | September 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes and AP
    The San Antonio City Council approved a non-discrimination bill that will protect new groups from discrimination, but critics charge it will encourage bias against Christians and those who believe in traditional marriage. The council voted 8-3 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination. “This ordinance does ensure that everybody in our community is created equally,” Councilman Diego Bernal told MySanAntonio.com.
  • Gay rights ordinance in Texas draws Republican objections

    09/05/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | Paul Weber
    SAN ANTONIO—Gay rights victories in Texas haven’t come at the Capitol but at city hall. While nondiscrimination bills in the Legislature languish, Houston has a lesbian mayor and Austin offers health benefits for same-sex couples. But in San Antonio, conservatives are pushing back against one proposed stride—an ordinance that’s virtually identical to measures adopted in every other major Texas city. The San Antonio City Council is expected to vote today on amending its nondiscrimination code to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. The local issue has drawn top-line Republican opposition from such heavyweights as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Three gun owners in Texas charged with obeying the Law

    09/02/2013 6:38:03 AM PDT · by Red Statements
    Examiner.com ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    When you add two even numbers and your answer is an odd number, you have to suspect you are wrong. When you conclude the Syrian government launched the sarin gas attack, you get an odd number, you have to wonder why the answer is also odd. Carla Del Ponte., speaking of the first gas attack, told the UN that her investigation revealed concrete suspicions that the rebels had actually launched the attack. “ "Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are...
  • Men Behind ‘Open Carry’ Demonstration in Texas Charged with Crimes Even Though What They Did Wasn’t

    09/01/2013 6:50:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 30 August, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    <p>The three men behind an “open carry” demonstration conducted outside of a San Antonio Starbucks are each facing charges of “disorderly conduct” because some observers reportedly complained about the stunt.</p> <p>The group posted video of the entire demonstration, which included a disagreement with police officers, on YouTube. The men were seemingly well within their rights.Under Texas law, open carrying a rifle is not illegal as long as the gun is not loaded.</p>
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Group issues travel alert to LGBT travelers in San Antonio

    08/30/2013 3:06:47 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 12 replies
    KSAT ^ | 08/20/2013 | Stephanie Serna
    SAN ANTONIO - A social justice organization working for equal rights of gay Texans issued a warning on Tuesday. GetEQUAL Texas sent out a travel alert on Tuesday for any lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers headed to San Antonio. Mitsue McCoy, a member of GetEQUAL Texas, said they felt the alert was necessary because of the heated meetings at city council over the city's proposed nondiscrimination ordinance and because Councilwoman Elisa Chan has been vocal in her opposition. "We feel like we have a responsibility to let people (who) are coming in to the city, visiting or people that...
  • Vice President Julian Castro? (San Antonio Mayor)

    08/30/2013 2:46:54 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 6 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/28/2013 | Scott Conroy
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Close your eyes for a moment and imagine it's the summer of 2016. Fresh off her victory in the primaries, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is searching for a running mate. If the 68-year-old Clinton of three years from now were to play the role of Dr. Frankenstein in crafting the politically ideal VP pick, relative youth likely would be a key trait in order to balance the ticket. And, perhaps facing a general election campaign against the first Hispanic presidential or vice-presidential nominee (think Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, or Susana Martinez), she might also...
  • Vice President Julian Castro? (MSM Crowns the next Obama)

    08/28/2013 6:04:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 28, 2013 | Scott Conroy
    Close your eyes for a moment and imagine it's the summer of 2016. Fresh off her victory in the primaries, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is searching for a running mate. If the 68-year-old Clinton of three years from now were to play the role of Dr. Frankenstein in crafting the politically ideal VP pick, relative youth likely would be a key trait in order to balance the ticket. And, perhaps facing a general election campaign against the first Hispanic presidential or vice-presidential nominee (think Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, or Susana Martinez), she might also look to a Latino...
  • LGBT group issues S.A. (San Antonio) travel warning

    08/20/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    SA Express News ^ | 08/20/2013 | Josh Baugh
    San Antonio City Councilwoman District 9 Elisa Chan enters a briefing room for a press conference at City Hall, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. In a secret recording by former staff member James Stevens on May 21, Chan condemned homosexuality and described it as "disgusting". At the press conference, Chan reiterated her rights to free speech and personal opinions. "Political correctness will not win this dayÉ.I stand strong in my First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech," she said.     GetEQUAL Texas has issued a travel advisory for LGBT people considering visiting San Antonio. “GetEQUAL TX alerts those traveling...
  • ‘Bias’ Against Same-Sex Marriage? A proposed law in San Antonio would set a troubling precedent

    08/15/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    In San Antonio, where the mayor is rising Democratic star Julian Castro, a broad new anti-discrimination ordinance under consideration may catch opponents of same-sex marriage in its net, in what opponents consider a disturbing infringement on liberty of conscience. The ordinance would prohibit bias toward people on account of sexual orientation. Opponents are concerned that opposition to same-sex marriage or other viewpoints about homosexuality would be considered bias. “If you, for instance, oppose same-sex marriage, that’s going to be interpreted as opposing someone based on sexual orientation,” explains Jeff Mateer, general counsel for the Liberty Institute, an organization that focuses...
  • Mayor speaks to young Dems in Texas - Rawlings-Blake heads west again

    08/13/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    baltimorebrew.com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Mark Reutter
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake jetted to San Antonio, Texas, to deliver a speech last night to the national convention of the Young Democrats of America, a group closely tied to the Democratic National Committee. Rawlings-Blake denounced the Republican Party for its positions on immigration reform and other issues in what was described as “a great keynote speech” on the YDA’s twitter feed. The frequency of the mayor’s absences from Baltimore have accelerated since her appointment in January as secretary of the DNC and her parallel rise within the nonpartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors. Frequent Flyer Since late May, she he has...
  • San Antonio Proposal Could Bar Christians From City Council

    07/30/2013 9:46:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-13 | Todd Starnes
    Churches across San Antonio are expressing outrage over a proposed anti-discrimination law that would protect LGBT workers but would not provide a religious exemption and would effectively prohibit anyone who opposes homosexuality from holding public office or getting a city contract. The proposed change would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the city’s discrimination ordinance. It would protect gays, lesbians, transgender, and veterans – a move that had critics accusing the council of playing politics with the military. “No person shall be appointed to a position if the city council finds that such person has, prior to such proposed...
  • ‘Unprecedented’ language targets those with traditional values

    The San Antonio City Council is doing some housecleaning to combine all of its anti-discrimination rules and ordinances into one. The consolidated ordinance states a desire to adopt a “comprehensive and expanded non-discrimination policy with revisions to outdated terminology.” According to Pastor Charles Flowers of Faith Outreach International, the city leaders want to add two categories to the policy: sexual orientation and gender identity. - See more at: http://onenewsnow.com/culture/2013/07/23/%E2%80%98unprecedented%E2%80%99-language-targets-those-with-traditional-values#.Ue9HYFMmTOV
  • Fistfighting Teen's Death May Leave Cop Liable

    07/17/2013 1:28:53 PM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | July 17, 2013 | BONNIE BARRON
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CN) - A police officer for a Texas school district may have used excessive force in fatally shooting a teenager who fled the scene of a fistfight, a federal judge ruled. Denys Lopez Moreno sued Officer Daniel Alvarado, Police Chief John Page and the Northisde Independent School District in September 2011 for the death of her 14-year-old son, Derek Lopez. The incident unfolded on Nov. 12, 2010, when Lopez allegedly exited a school bus and, in view of Alvardo, punched another student. Lopez ignored Alvarado's order to freeze and fled the scene with the school officer tailing...
  • Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney 'May Incite a Riot'

    07/13/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Berman
    In a dramatic end to a case that has unwinded for over a year, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of any charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by Zimmerman.The case wasn't just a fascination for the broader American public, but for politicians as well. This was especially true after President Obama said in March, 2012 that, if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." On Saturday night, the reactions from D.C. started coming in soon after the not-guilty verdict was reached.The first came from Rep. Corrine Brown, who represents...
  • Dem. Congressman Attacks Zimmerman Lawyer O'Mara, Says May "Incite a Riot"

    07/13/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10:58 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Rep. Joaquin Castro
    "Defense attorney Mark O'Mara may incite a riot by his arrogance alone. Talk about adding insult to injury."Serving Texas Congressional District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives San Antonio, Texascastro.house.gov
  • Massive San Antonio NSA Data Center Raises Eyebrows

    06/18/2013 4:06:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 17 Jun 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Even as reports break about the size and scope of the National Security Agency’s vast data storage center in Utah, new details are emerging about a second massive NSA center in San Antonio, Texas. According to the Houston Chronicle, “Satellite and aerial imagery show that massive air conditioning units and backup generators have been added to the facility, which is now ringed by barbed-wire fencing. City permits and property tax records show that the complex has been dramatically expanded.” According to sources, the plant will supposedly translate intercepted communications from the NSA; the communications are then forwarded to Maryland for...
  • SAPD: Man Tasered while attempting to save infant son from a house fire

    06/04/2013 8:43:47 PM PDT · by Altariel · 194 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | June 2, 2013 | Kens5.com Staff
    SAN ANTONIO -- A father was tazed by San Antonio police while trying to save his infant boy from a house fire. The incident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday during a house fire in the 100 block of Morningview Drive. Investigators said the parents of the eight-month-old boy had dropped off their children at their grandparents' house. Somehow, a fire got started inside the home shortly thereafter. The grandparents managed to grab one boy and rush to safety. That's when they realized one boy was still trapped inside. Emergency crews and the children's parents arrived on the scene at...
  • San Antonio flooding kills 2; 200-plus rescued

    05/25/2013 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 11:07 PM EDT | Michael Brick
    Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency workers rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes. “It was pretty crazy,” said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. “It was pretty unexpected. We hardly got any warning about it.” For two women, the storm turned fatal. …
  • Alleged member of Hezbollah arrested here

    05/24/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    My SA ^ | 5/24/13 | Guillermo Contreras, Staff Writer
    The FBI has arrested a San Antonio man on charges that he lied to get into the United States and tried to get a sensitive Defense Department position. Wissam Allouche, 44, appeared for an initial hearing Friday afternoon, and shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad read the charges leveled in a federal indictment. The judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing and his arraignment on Tuesday. “He allegedly tried to cover up his affiliation with Hezbollah,” said special agent Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio. “It is believed he was looking to secure...
  • TX:Homeowner Shoots Vandal, Won't Face Charges

    05/16/2013 4:10:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    woai.com ^ | 14 May, 2013 | Jim Forsyth
    A north side man will not face charges after he shot a man who was smashing the windshield of his car in the driveway of his home, 1200 WOAI news reports.  Police say the homeowner, who is in his fifties, looked out the window of his house in the 1400 block of Thorain, which is near Basse and Blanco after he heard the sound of glass breaking.  It happened about 1:30 this morning.  He saw a man smashing the windshield, grabbed a gun, and opened fire, striking the vandal in the chest.  The vandal, who turned out to be the...
  • Female Lackland trainer gets jail sentence

    05/03/2013 9:27:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    A female Air Force instructor who had sex with a recruit was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday, but will remain in the service for now. The judge, Col. Donald Eller Jr., also gave Staff Sgt. Emily Allen 30 days' hard labor and busted her to airman first class.
  • San Antonio Chick-fil-A feathered in same-sex marriage signs

    03/28/2013 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | 03/29/2013 | by Marvin Hurst
    SAN ANTONIO -- The battle for same-sex marriage equality took an interesting turn in San Antonio late Wednesday night as gay rights advocates ambushed a Chick-fil-A with signs and posters. More than two dozen Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) messages covered the windows of the fast food restaurant in the 1300 block of Austin Highway. Workers at the business weren't aware of the signs until they arrived for work Thursday morning. They had no comment. Some of the signs which were taped to the chicken franchise's window read, "Government can not dictate love," "Support love note hate," and "Your...
  • Travis' 'Victory or Death' letter returns to the Alamo

    02/23/2013 8:22:03 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    .star-telegram ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Steve Campbell
    When it left the Alamo in the dark of night 177 years ago, William Barret Travis' "Victory or Death" letter had to be slipped past the Mexican army before courier Albert Martin could deliver the besieged commander's stirring call for help that never came.
  • Travel Tips Welcome, Dallas and San Antonio 5 days next week (Vanity, of course)

    02/01/2013 2:42:49 PM PST · by morphing libertarian · 104 replies
    self | 2/1/2013 | morphing libertarian
    After a year of medical problems and working too many hours, taking short vacation. Dallas and San Antonio. Soliciting freeper tips and hot spots for senior tourist who can still walk.
  • Observers think UFOs hovered above the Eagle Ford Shale

    01/15/2013 12:01:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    My SanAntonio.com ^ | 7:52 am, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Roy Bragg
    Strange things are afoot in the South Texas oil patch and in the sky above...cellphone video, taken by worker Xavier Garza, shows a reddish-orange orb in the northern sky. Witnesses say the camera didn't pick up a dozen more lights that appeared and reappeared several times, typically hovering in formation. It happened two nights in a row. And last week, a photo surfaced on the website of the Mutual UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) Network, a volunteer group that investigates UFO claims, purportedly taken at a well site in the same stretch of the Eagle Ford. Allegedly taken from a security...
  • Schools on Lockdown this morning (vanity)

    12/17/2012 8:22:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Hearing online (not verified) a school in San Antonio received a phone threat and went on lockdown. A school in Baton Rouge had a vehicle nearby filled with ammunition and went on lockdown. Any others? Good week to start home schooling!
  • Reports: Shooting at San Antonio movie theater

    12/16/2012 9:23:34 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/17/2012 | Twitchy
    Details are still sketchy, but San Antonio, TX., residents and local reporters are spreading word about a shooting at a local movie theater:
  • Texas gets failing grade on its gun laws

    11/16/2012 7:04:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | Tricia Lynn Silva
    The San Francisco-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has released a new report that examines gun laws and violence in all 50 states. The report, titled “Gun Laws Matter 2012: Understanding the Link Between Weak Laws and Gun Violence,” looks at the relationship between state gun laws and gun violence — as well as assigning a grade to each state based on the strength or weakness of these laws. Texas’ grade: F. In fact, the Lone Star State was one of 21 states that received an F in the report. The center takes issue with the fact that Texas...
  • Pit bull owners: San Antonio police officer at wrong house shoots family dog

    10/17/2012 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Altariel · 30 replies
    KSAT ^ | October 15, 2012 | Jessie Degollado
    A local couple says a San Antonio police officer who shot their dog in the jaw early Sunday morning was at the wrong house. Albert Morales said his brother, Hector Serna, woke him up before dawn after hearing the gunshot and then pounding on his window. “I thought someone was trying to break in,” Serna said, since the officer never identified himself. Serna and Morales said they went outside and the officer approached them saying there had been a 911 call about a deceased woman. Morales then said the officer told him he was responding to the call from another...
  • Spider halts highway project - Lefties cheer

    09/13/2012 7:44:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    September 13, 2012
    A rare spider has caused a San Antonio highway construction project to be shut down - because of the Endangered Species Act. People on our side of the fence are properly upset. Here are a couple threads: Blind Spider Discovery Halts Development Of Texas HighwayRare spider found in Texas shuts down $15M million construction project Needless to say, the neo-Marxist freaks on the other side are overjoyed. I found an article at The Huffington Post. I scrolled down to read the comments and almost threw up: Wow.....I cannot believe that they are doing that.......It is great........ Oh, man, I can...
  • Mom of DNC Conv Star Called Alamo Defenders “Drunks, Crooks And Slaveholding Imperialists”

    09/06/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 5, 2012
    How lovely. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The young Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who is a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land.Maria del Rosario Castro, the mother of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, said in 2010 that she grew up being told the battle was “glorious,” only to learn the so-called heroes were really “a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that...
  • Obama calls meeting on immigration overhaul (Bloomy's onboard!)

    04/19/2011 1:58:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will hold talks Tuesday with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on US immigration reform, the White House said. The meeting comes as legislative efforts to enact an overhaul stalled in the polarized US Congress, amid worries about violence along the US border with Mexico and concerns over stubbornly high US unemployment. Obama "will meet with a broad group of business, law enforcement, faith, and leaders from across the political spectrum on the importance of fixing our nation's broken immigration system," said spokesman Nick Shapiro. The president, who recently...
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • Julian Castro: A Radical Revealed

    09/04/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-04-20012 | Charles C Johnson
    Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, who will be giving the keynote address tonight, is, according to some, the next Obama. But while Obama’s radicalism may have escaped the notice of the DNC in 2004, Castro’s views are bit more transparent. Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest. Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/04/Julian-Castro-A-Radical-Revealed
  • Meet the Next Obama Controversial, inept mayor Julian Castro headlines first night of DNC

    09/04/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 16 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 09/04/12 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Democratic San Antonio mayor Julian Castro is scheduled to headline the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday night despite a questionable record on crime and education and campaign finance. ...
  • How A Texas Town Became Water Smart

    08/14/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | August 9, 2012
    Faced with a booming population and a disappearing water supply, the city of San Antonio responded by dramatically cutting consumption, pioneering new storage techniques and investing in water recycling and desalination projects. It now boasts that it is "Water's Most Resourceful City." There are so many programs and projects that Chuck Ahrens of Water Resources and Conservation with the San Antonio Water System can hardly keep track. "I made myself a list and I thought, 'Wow, I don't even know all of our programs.' But then I thought it would be asking a lot to remember all of our programs...
  • Is Democratic Convention Keynote Speaker Julian Castro the Next Obama? (Good Gawd)

    08/03/2012 5:26:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 1, 2012 | Eleanor Clift
    When Julian Castro, the San Antonio mayor, was announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, the most common reaction among Democrats was “Who?” The first Latino ever tapped for the high-profile primetime address, 37-year-old Castro is the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city. Serving a second term after a 2011 reelection with 82.9 percent of the vote, the Stanford and Harvard Law graduate’s biography lists a number of accolades that make it clear he’s an up-and-comer. He made Time magazine’s list of “40 under 40,” and his life story is the embodiment of what we...