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Student Aid San Antonio Can Help You Hit That FAFSA Deadline

April 23, 2014
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Student Aid San Antonio Can Help You Hit That FAFSA Deadline

Much to the disappointment of college students, modern science has yet to figure out how to make money, or a college education grow on trees. In turn, students must do things the old fashion way, and apply for financial aid. The task itself is tedious, important, and time sensitive. That may be why Student...
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Texas Activists on Twitter Get Inspired by #myNYPD Campaign Backlash

April 23, 2014
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Inspired by the stream of critical Tweets in response to the New York Police Department’s recent (horribly failed) attempt to engage on social media, Texas activists took to Twitter today to post their own critical remarks about the Texas Department of Public Safety. When the NY police department solicited photos on Twitter of residents pictured with police...
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Pride Center SA Finds a New Home

April 22, 2014
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Pride Center SA Finds a New Home

After searching for a brick-and-mortar home since its inception in 2009, Pride Center SA has recently settled into offices in the Monte Vista neighborhood— a temporary stop in the journey to find permanent digs. “The goal is for it to be a permanent space until we raise enough money and start a capital campaign...
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A Voice for Children: Serving as a Child Advocate in San Antonio

April 21, 2014
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A Voice for Children: Serving as a Child Advocate in San Antonio

This essay is not meant to tweak your guilt, nor do I intend for it to horrify you into volunteer work. This April, National Child Abuse Awareness Month, I just want you to know that volunteering for public service isn’t as hard as you might think, and yes, you’re perfect for it. I’ve seen...
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Caption Contest: What is this cop thinking?

April 18, 2014
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KSAT got a hold of this viewer-submitted photo, of what looks to be a SAPD motorcycle cop testing his faith on Good Friday. Look for the follow-up story, “SAPD officer in critical condition after car reversed into him on I-35,” tonight at 10.  
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Bonehead Quote of the Week: David Barton on SA’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

April 18, 2014
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Bonehead Quote of the Week: David Barton on SA’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

During an evangelical conference held in Austin earlier this month, Texas’ self-taught pseudo-historian David Barton took aim at San Antonio’s recently passed non-discrimination ordinance, a measure that grants equal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents in hiring and firing, public accommodations, fair housing, city employment, contracts and board appointments by adding sexual...
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Survey Finds Texans Support Marijuana Regulation

April 17, 2014
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Survey Finds Texans Support Marijuana Regulation

A recently conducted survey shows Texans don’t mind if you toke up. Progress Texas created a confidential online survey two weeks ago asking Texans if they support marijuana decriminalization, medicinal use and full regulation. It turns out each policy received more than 90 percent support from the roughly 8,000 respondents, according to preliminary results from the progressive advocacy...
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Report: San Antonio Air Quality To Worsen As Eagle Ford Shale Booms

April 17, 2014
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Report: San Antonio Air Quality To Worsen As Eagle Ford Shale Booms

San Antonio’s air quality may suffer dramatically as a result of the Eagle Ford Shale’s projected oil boom, according to figures presented in a new study assessing the shale industry’s impact. The report, conducted by Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) in coordination and with financial support from state funds through the Texas Commission...
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“Support SARA’s Goodwill”: a Big Green Recycle Event with a Medal

April 16, 2014
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“Support SARA’s Goodwill”: a Big Green Recycle Event with a Medal

Here’s a chance to shake off some bad juju from too much Fiesta polluting and declutter your pad at the same time. Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Goodwill and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) are hosting a recycling jamboree. And prizes, there will be prizes to win, like the...
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Mike Bloomberg: More Bucks for Less Bangs

April 16, 2014
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Mike Bloomberg: More Bucks for Less Bangs

I try to approach contentious political issues with an open mind, willing to be swayed by new evidence, or at least willing to acknowledge that the other side has some valid points. Surely my ideological opponent has logical thoughts, given their starting principles, right? I have no monopoly on good ideas, I remind myself,...
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