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Bringing a temporary halt to the swinging fortunes of the state of Texas’ controversial voter ID law, a three-judge panel at the U.S. 5th Circuit Court on Tuesday decided to reinstate it for the moment, staying an injunction on the law last week by a district court judge.

Ruling that the change in state election law happened just three weeks from the November election, the panel said it was too late to make changes before this election cycle. 

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The Supreme Court has rejected the United States Fifth Circuit Court decision allowing the state of Texas to begin enforcing ambulatory-surgical center requirements for clinics performing abortions. The Supreme Court ruled that the state could not begin enforcing the law without further appeal.  

A group of clinics and abortion rights groups sued the state saying the law would shut down all but seven clinics, which they say would force south and west Texas women to drive hundreds of miles to be treated.

courtesy John Medina

A new group with a curious name is looking to shake things up a bit on San Antonio’s Art Scene. That curious name is Alamo Basement, and if that phrase rings a bell, it’s not by accident. Think of that San Antonio scene in Pee-wee Herman’s first movie “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” The late, great Jan Hooks exclaimed to a befuddled Pee-wee, “There’s no basement at the Alamo!”  (hit "Listen" above to hear that scene)

“Yeah, y’ know, it’s kind of a clever name. I’ve always been a fan of ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’.”

Nathan Cone

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is asking its members to weigh in with their feelings about having an NFL team in the Alamo City.  

The City hopes an online survey will help stakeholders gauge interest in the potential relocation of the Oakland Raiders.

Ten-thousand survey invitations went out over the weekend to members listed in the Chamber’s database and another 50,000 reportedly went to people who have attended events at the Alamodome.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Students at Palo Alto College are protesting the changes at the Alamo Colleges, which effectively removed declared majors from most degrees and transcripts. They tell Texas Public Radio they were not given the opportunity to either voice their concerns, or ample time to react

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