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Librotraficantes storm the Alamo

March 22, 2013
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Librotraficantes storm the Alamo

Friday protesters gathered in front of the Alamo today to protest SB 1128, which would make it so that minority history classes – like Mexican-American, African-American, LGBT, or feminist history courses, for example – wouldn't count toward core-credit requirements in Texas schools.
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Ugly animals in the basement: Retox plays the Korova Friday

March 14, 2013
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Ugly animals in the basement: Retox plays the Korova Friday

Retox, SXSW's harshest spillover, plays the Korova basement Friday
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Lege starts tackling state water woes

March 13, 2013
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Lege starts tackling state water woes

Texas may not have much water or hope of seeing more in the forseeable future. But we do have plenty of oil. Tax revenue from the state’s oil and gas boom has filled up the government’s coffers and this week there was talk of tapping those funds to tackle Texas’ water woes. The House...
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Join the International Woman’s Day March tomorrow

March 8, 2013
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Join the International Woman’s Day March tomorrow

The seed for San Antonio’s International Woman’s Day March was planted in the 1980s after native daughter Susan Guerra returned from Norway, describing to friends the Women’s Day marches she saw across Europe. By 1985, Guerra and friend Graciela Sánchez, who would go on to found the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, staged the...
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Co-author of (in)famous Cornell study talks fracking, regulation, and climate change

March 7, 2013
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Co-author of (in)famous Cornell study talks fracking, regulation, and climate change

We sat down with Cornell professor Anthony Ingraffea, persona non grata in the oil and gas industry, to talk fracking, climate change, and industry regulation on the eve of this week's Eagle Ford Shale conference.
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Muni Madness

March 5, 2013
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Muni Madness

With the filing deadline passed, the ballot for May's Municipal Elections are now etched in stone.
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Lamar Smith angry that ICE is finally prioritizing spending

February 28, 2013
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Lamar Smith angry that ICE is finally prioritizing spending

  Low-risk, non-violent immigrant detainees released from ICE detention centers?! Cue the outrage from Congressman Lamar Smith in 3, 2  … “Spending cuts are no excuse for releasing thousands of criminal and illegal immigrants into our streets,” the local GOP rep told the daily. “The (Obama) administration is either incompetent and unable to prioritize...
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Group hopes to turn Texas into a battleground state

February 26, 2013
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Group hopes to turn Texas into a battleground state

Texas is a red state. There’s no denying that. But this lovely shade of crimson has not always graced our fair state. Throughout the 1960s Texas was deep blue. Congress didn’t see a Republican Senator from 1877 to 1961. But things slowly changed. More Republicans won at the State House and in Congress. It...
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Watch Castro’s State of the City speech at noon

February 26, 2013
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Watch Castro’s State of the City speech at noon

Watch live streaming video from nowcastsa at livestream.com After a year of pumping his lofty, transformative vision of SA2020, Mayor Julián Castro attempted to define his legacy as something more fundamental at last year’s State of the City address: early childhood education. “Let me be very frank, it’s the initiative in my tenure as...
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Justice Sotomayor benchslaps local prosecutor for racist comments

February 25, 2013
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Justice Sotomayor benchslaps local prosecutor for racist comments

“It is deeply disappointing to see a representative of the United States resort to this base tactic more than a decade into the 21 st century," Sotomayor wrote.
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