Fronteras: South Texas lands SpaceX. Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez talks to us about what the investment means for this border area. We keep hearing the term "unaccompanied minor" to refer to the Central American immigrants crossing the border alone. But how accurate is this term after these minors cross into the U.S.? Also, the number of child migrants arriving at our souther border is decreasing. We speak to POLITICO about that recent turn of events and what may be contributing to it.
The judge presiding over the case of the second federal lawsuit against the newest Texas abortion law has extended the trial to give plaintiff attorneys more time to come up with evidence that is not based in emotion and can be considered quantifiable.
Austin Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel told attorneys that he wants them to point to specific evidence showing why the regulation that would require all clinics to become ambulatory surgical centers should be overturned.
An Army investigator has completed two days of initial questioning of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at Fort Sam Houston.
Investigators are trying to determine if Bergdahl broke any military laws when he walked away from his unit in Afghanistan and what went on while he was a Taliban captive.
The 28-year-old Bergdahl spent all of Wednesday and two hours Thursday morning responding to questions from Army investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl at a location on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
Uber and Lyft are currently operating outside of the City of San Antonio's ordinances regulating vehicles for hire, which regulates the Taxi and Limo service industry. District Eight City Council Member Ron Nirenberg is hoping to rewrite the ordinance to make room for the businesses, while making them play by some of the same rules as taxi cabs.
He describes his proposal here. And he describes his reasoning on our program.
Last week the EPA held public hearings on its new emissions standards for coal-fired plants. Among the environmentalists and the energy lobbyists and CEOs were members of a variety of faith-based environmental action groups.
Many Christian conservatives among their ranks defy common convention on the politics of climate change. These groups feel called to act on climate change and that their religion supports environmentalism through the bible.
Are your parishes and places of worship acting on climate change?
According to the state’s Legislative Budge Board, Gov. Rick Perry used money in a Department of Public Safety infrastructure fund to kick off the Texas National Guard’s operations and training for the state-led border surge operation, but did not inform the LBB or the Legislature.
Officials with the governor’s office say they were able to use an emergency rider to redirect $38 million from the DPS account.
But state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, said the situation at the border is no longer an emergency.
Streetcar opposition did not have enough signatures to force a vote on a charter amendment this November, according to San Antonio's City Clerk, Leticia Vacek. The decision mirrors the legal opinion given by City Attorney Robbie Greenblum.
Greenblum's opinion was to disqualify more than 7,000 names from pages without circulator signatures, which is the signature of the person explaining and soliciting the petition.
Last week Providence Service Corporation of Texas pulled out of a 5 year contract with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services after only 18 months. The contractor was part of a reform effort to consolidate kids under one service provider in a geographic area. Providence, which was covering areas of west Texas including Odessa and Wichita Falls, had recently been criticized for running millions over budget.
The dust up in Mahncke Park over a historic neighborhood designation divided the community, with some wanting to avoid the added restriction on construction but others striving to protect their neighborhood from rapid development.
Lots of buzz and media attention were on the neighbors, but now those petitioning the city have seen support drop to a level that makes the current proposal untenable, according to the Office of Historic Preservation.
The neighborhood was the first to try to attain the status since the process was reformed.