local news http://tpr.org en UTHSC Announces Hepatitis C Cure Using Drugs Already On The Market http://tpr.org/post/uthsc-announces-hepatitis-c-cure-using-drugs-already-market <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Monday, July 28, is World Hepatitis Day and a local researcher has published a paper about a cure for Hepatitis C that he says is different and more available than a previous cure announced earlier this year.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:46:19 +0000 Eileen Pace 35822 at http://tpr.org UTHSC Announces Hepatitis C Cure Using Drugs Already On The Market Bexar County Jail Looking To Save Time & Money With Video Visitation http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-jail-looking-save-time-money-video-visitation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Jail is preparing to change its inmate visiting system from face-to-face visitation to electronic encounters.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The county is investing about $4 million in the system that officials say will improve security, cut down on overtime hours for guards, and help family members visit their loved ones more often.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:45:23 +0000 Eileen Pace 35722 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Jail Looking To Save Time & Money With Video Visitation LGBT-Rights Groups Ask Texas Attorney General To Stop Enforcing Ban On Same-Sex Marriages http://tpr.org/post/lgbt-rights-groups-ask-texas-attorney-general-stop-enforcing-ban-same-sex-marriages <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Same-sex families and gay-rights groups have filed a petition with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office, requesting requesting that they stop enforcing Texas’ ban on same-sex marriages. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Lauren <span class="st">Zurbrügg</span>, development manager of Equality Texas, was one of those who showed up to drop off the 5,000-signature petition.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:48:43 +0000 Ryan Poppe 35814 at http://tpr.org Watchdog Group Files Criminal Complaint Against AG Nominee Ken Paxton http://tpr.org/post/watchdog-group-files-criminal-complaint-against-ag-nominee-ken-paxton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A government watchdog group based in Austin has asked the Texas Public Integrity Unit to investigate state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The request has to do with Paxton advising his law clients of securities investments without having a license to do so.</span></p><p>While working as an attorney, Paxton solicited clients and invested their money without having a license to do so. The Republican nominee for Texas attorney general admitted wrongdoing and paid the $1,000 civil penalty.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:40:30 +0000 Ryan Poppe 35808 at http://tpr.org Community Invited To Help Design Hemisfair's Civic Park http://tpr.org/post/community-invited-help-design-hemisfairs-civic-park <p>Hemisfair Park's makeover is a step-by-step process, one that the public will be invited to be a part of this week.</p><p>Hemisfair leaders are expecting hundreds of people to join in on a public workshop Tuesday at Sunset Station that will make clear the direction Hemisfair's Civic Park should take. That's the second and largest of three future parks at Hemisfair.</p><p>Residents will be presented with design concepts and the option to say how they feel about them. The city will take the feedback into consideration and will influence how the park will be laid out.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:26:52 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35806 at http://tpr.org Community Invited To Help Design Hemisfair's Civic Park Fort Hood Soldier Dies At BAMC http://tpr.org/post/fort-hood-soldier-dies-bamc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Defense has released the name of a Fort Hood soldier who died in San Antonio last week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Army says Private First Class Donnell </span>Antwain<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hamilton, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., died Thursday, July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center, from an illness that was diagnosed in Afghanistan.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:37:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 35781 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Library Launches Digital Wall For Electronic Material http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-library-launches-digital-wall-electronic-material <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span>he San Antonio Public Library System is debuting a new way to expand the reach of its digital book system.</p><p>When going to the library you expect to see rows of book shelves, but now the library is experimenting with its walls. Its digital library community project takes vinyl wallpaper that looks like a bookshelf where each book in the image has a QR code, and places it in senior centers, YMCA locations, and at Haven for Hope.</p><p>Library Director Ramiro Salazar said the goal is to show what resources the library has available.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:06:01 +0000 Joey Palacios 35703 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Library Launches Digital Wall For Electronic Material Nothing Resolved At Rally With NDO Complainants And Business In Attendance http://tpr.org/post/nothing-resolved-rally-ndo-complainants-and-business-attendance <p>A well-established business in San Antonio is defending itself after allegations that a security guard discriminated against a same-sex couple. Thursday night, a rally was held at Sanchez Ice House, where the owner's daughter, Sharon Castillo, read a statement.</p><p>But also present at the gathering were the complainants in the case, Maricela Fonseca and her girlfriend, Gina Ramirez.</p><p>The get together also featured patrons to the bar, where people relaxing with beer buckets could be seen unwinding from the week.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:16:33 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35702 at http://tpr.org Nothing Resolved At Rally With NDO Complainants And Business In Attendance Group Of Gamers Bring Video Game Relief To Children's Hospital Of San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/group-gamers-bring-video-game-relief-childrens-hospital-san-antonio <p>A group of kids at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio got their fill of video games on Thursday as a team of gamers who raise money for the hospital brought in plenty of distractions.</p><p>The fifth floor of the hospital was packed with Xboxes, Playstations, board games and children who are not too shy to take advantage of them. During the two hours the room was set up, 7-year-old Albany Garaby said she got to play some of her favorite games.</p><p>“Batman, NBA, and Angry Birds,” she said with controller in hand while playing Injustice on an Xbox.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:18:22 +0000 Joey Palacios 35693 at http://tpr.org Group Of Gamers Bring Video Game Relief To Children's Hospital Of San Antonio LULAC Defends Business That Allegedly Discriminated Against Lesbian Couple http://tpr.org/post/lulac-defends-business-allegedly-discriminated-against-lesbian-couple <p></p><p>The local business under fire for allegedly discriminating against a lesbian couple is getting the support of a minority rights group.</p><p>The director of League of United Latin American Citizens Concilio Zapatista 4383 is siding with Sanchez Ice House, a local business that reportedly told a lesbian couple in early June that they could not kiss because it is a family establishment.</p><p>Henry Rodriguez said while the LULAC chapter supports non-discrimination issues, and stood behind the city's revised NDO, he does not believe the business discriminated against the couple.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:12:20 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35664 at http://tpr.org LULAC Defends Business That Allegedly Discriminated Against Lesbian Couple