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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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How the sequester will hit Texas

February 25, 2013
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How the sequester will hit Texas

  The White House last night began releasing state-by-state reports detailing how the sequester will unroll (it’s worth noting some Republicans are already challenging some of the state-specific numbers). According to the Texas fact sheet, here’s some of what we can expect to happen this year in the Lone Star State unless Congress intervenes...
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Judge recommends overturning former SAPD officer’s child rape conviction

February 21, 2013
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Judge recommends overturning former SAPD officer’s child rape conviction

  Frank Navarijo was still recovering from a surgery that removed his cancerous prostate when he was accused of raping his daughter in 1998. At trial, Navarijo, a 23-year SAPD veteran and a former Department of Justice contractor, embarrassingly admitted he was incontinent, sometimes forced to wear adult diapers, and impotent during the period...
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Malcolm X: The Last Speech

February 21, 2013
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Remembering Malcolm X on the anniversary of his death (Feb. 21, 1965)
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Executing the mentally ill

February 21, 2013
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Executing the mentally ill

Texas Tribune managing editor Brandi Grissom has a stunning piece in the March issue of Texas Monthly, highlighting the case of convicted murderer Andre Thomas and posing this uncomfortable, big-picture question: What should the system do with the deeply mentally ill who commit horrific crimes? Grissom follows in excruciating detail how the state’s mental...
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Fox anchor Karen Martinez dies of cancer at age 37

February 19, 2013
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Fox anchor Karen Martinez dies of cancer at age 37

Popular KABB Fox anchor Karen Martinez died Tuesday after battling breast cancer since 2010.
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