The Source http://tpr.org en The Source: "Losing Iraq," A PBS Frontline Documentary http://tpr.org/post/source-losing-iraq-pbs-frontline-documentary <p></p><p></p><p>As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to control large parts of Iraq, the recognized government of the Iraqi state continues to be divided along ethnic lines.&nbsp;</p><p>PBS' Frontline delves into recent history to capture the timeline of events that led us to here.</p><p>"Losing Iraq" airs tomorrow at 9 p.m. on KLRN-TV, San Antonio.</p><p><strong>Guest</strong>:</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:13:49 +0000 Paul Flahive 35809 at http://tpr.org The Source: "Losing Iraq," A PBS Frontline Documentary The Source: From Prison To Peace, A 25-Year Journey For Michael Morton http://tpr.org/post/source-prison-peace-25-year-journey-michael-morton <p>The now famous case of Michael Morton looms over Texas law, law enforcement, and legal procedure.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Convicted of murdering his wife, Morton was sentenced to life in prison in 1987, but would later be completely exonerated fro the crime.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;It is a cautionary reminder of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">what happens when overzealous law officials and prosecutors decide the facts of a crime rather than investigate it.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:01:46 +0000 Paul Flahive 35803 at http://tpr.org The Source: From Prison To Peace, A 25-Year Journey For Michael Morton The Source: Are Soldiers The Answer To Border Issues? http://tpr.org/post/source-are-soldiers-answer-border-issues <p>Monday Gov. Rick Perry announced his intention to send up to 1,000 Texas National Guard&nbsp;troops to the border to assist with the surge in illegal migration.</p><p>Much attention has been paid to the Rio Grande Valley as a result of the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors that have crossed the border in the past nine months.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:59:22 +0000 Paul Flahive 35629 at http://tpr.org The Source: Are Soldiers The Answer To Border Issues? The Source: Making Redistricting More Fair, Less Partisan http://tpr.org/post/source-making-redistricting-more-fair-less-partisan <p>Texas continues to grapple in federal court over its election maps as a result of partisan cartography that rewards one party over the other. The central question is: Does it illegally impact the voter representation of minority voters simultaneously?</p><p>But is there a fairer way of setting up the maps from the start, which would better represent communities in elections and avoid time in the court?</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:29:19 +0000 Paul Flahive 35627 at http://tpr.org The Source: Making Redistricting More Fair, Less Partisan The Source: Calls For Development Freeze Over Recharge Zone http://tpr.org/post/source-calls-development-freeze-over-recharge-zone <p>Water conservation advocates are calling on the San Antonio Water System to cease permits for service to new developments over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone until a plan for growth can be established. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance wants to ensure less ground cover for the area that refills our water supply. </span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:50:41 +0000 Paul Flahive 35552 at http://tpr.org The Source: Calls For Development Freeze Over Recharge Zone The Source: County Businesses Recruiters Reined In http://tpr.org/post/source-county-businesses-recruiters-reined <p>A<a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yHnbgE5ocJMmhMQ2otbWZyckk/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank"> review </a>of Bexar&nbsp;County's Economic Development Department resulted in a reorganization that removes independence and employs more oversight by integrating it into the county manager's office.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 35550 at http://tpr.org The Source: County Businesses Recruiters Reined In The Source: Why The Comcast/Time Warner Deal Still Scares Us http://tpr.org/post/source-why-comcasttime-warner-deal-still-scares-us <p>As the Time Warner Cable/Comcast mega-deal continues through the regulatory gauntlet of the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/execute?proceeding=14-57" target="_blank">public commenting period</a> has opened. In line with <a href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/06/most-americans-oppose-comcast-merger-with-time-warner-cable/index.htm" target="_blank">several surveys </a>of consumers, the reviews are not positive.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:33:58 +0000 Paul Flahive 35518 at http://tpr.org The Source: Why The Comcast/Time Warner Deal Still Scares Us The Source: Will New Mayor Mean New Priorities? http://tpr.org/post/source-will-new-mayor-mean-new-priorities <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 12:10 PM:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez withdrew his name from being considered for mayor, paving the way for the city's first African American mayor, District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.</p><p>After a multiple rounds of voting by council members had whittled the field to Lopez and Taylor, a 5-3 vote brought Taylor within one. At this point Lopez withdrew his name, saying it was time to unify around a candidate and move forward.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:17 +0000 Paul Flahive 35478 at http://tpr.org The Source: Will New Mayor Mean New Priorities? The Source: Is Texas Going To Hit The California Wall? http://tpr.org/post/source-texas-going-hit-california-wall <p></p><p>Texas' booming economy is the envy of the nation. A recent <a href="http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_89.htm#.U82FWONdWiN" target="_blank">study </a>showed how the biggest Texas Metros were blowing the national average away for job growth, and personal income growth.&nbsp;</p><p>Nothing lasts forever though, so what should we be paying attention to and when should we start to worry about the "Texas Miracle?"&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:33:09 +0000 Paul Flahive 35447 at http://tpr.org The Source: Is Texas Going To Hit The California Wall? The Source: A Threat To Our Jury System http://tpr.org/post/source-threat-our-jury-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The troubling decline of jury trials affects both <a href="http://poundinstitute.org/docs/2011%20judges%20forum/2011%20Forum%20Galanter-Frozena%20Paper.pdf" target="_blank">state and federal court rooms</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forced arbitration, tort reform, and sky rocketing court costs are changing how we administer law, but w</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat affect does it have on this Constitutional mandate?</span></p><p><strong>Guests</strong>:</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:31 +0000 Paul Flahive 35445 at http://tpr.org The Source: A Threat To Our Jury System