The troubling decline of jury trials affects both state and federal court rooms. Forced arbitration, tort reform, and sky rocketing court costs are changing how we administer law, but what affect does it have on this Constitutional mandate?
Stories about Medicaid in Texas, Pre-K 4 SA, a unique distance-learning program in SAISD, and the classic film "The Exorcist" were all awarded with 2014 Lone Star Awards by the Houston Press Club on Friday, July 18. The statewide contest honors the best in print, radio, television and Internet journalism.
Texas Public Radio's David Martin Davies and Joey Palacios were both awarded first place trophies at the awards dinner, held at Brady's Landing in Houston. Ryan Loyd and Nathan Cone, who attended the event in Houston, were also honored with second and third-place awards.
Families, join us on Saturday, August 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center (8400 NW Military Hwy.) for “TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling.” Come join your fellow Texas Public Radio listeners and members for an event that will highlight new developments in recycling in San Antonio, and also offer opportunities for kids and their parents to create their own artistic projects out of ordinary household materials (otherwise known as “junk”!).
Ballet San Antonio has hired a high-visibility retiring dancer with the objective of continuing to elevate the ballet.
“We are so thrilled to bring on a new artistic staff member: Amy Fote," said Ballet San Antonio Artistic Director Gabriel Zertuche. "She’s coming to us as a retired principal dancer from Houston Ballet.”
Gov. Rick Perry announces the deployment of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border. Standing with him is (L-R) DPS Director Steve McCraw, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott.
According to the McAllen Monitor, a newspaper covering South Texas, Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce that he will be sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico Border.
Perry is hoping to deter the influx of illegal crossings by staging troops in South Texas.
SAPD detectives found that no one broke the law when a still-unidentified writer attacked Councilman Cris Medina for alleged illegal practices in his office by sending an email to members of the media.
When an email went out to members of the media alleging wrongdoing by San Antonio City Councilman Cris Medina, the District 7 representative filed charges against the email sender for impersonating him.
After a review by detectives, it appears the anonymous writer did not break the law.