Jonathan Thorne

The constitution celebrated the 227th anniversary of its signing yesterday. It's arguably the single most important document in American history and thought, but have we become complacent with it?

The document was never meant to be changed on a whim, but the founders did build in ways for it to grow, change and better assist the liberty of Americans.

It has been amended 27 times through a lengthy and arduous process that involves the approval of three quarters of state legislatures--or conventions. 

If you could, what would you change about the constitution?

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Baritone John Brancy, 25, plays the lead role in the Opera San Antonio production of composer Tobias Picker's "Fantasic Mr. Fox," opening September 23 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

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Do police need a warrant to access location data and other meta information from your cell phone in Texas?

A hearing in the state senate yesterday had conflicting answers that may surprise you. Electronic privacy advocates like Scott Henson say they don't, but he wants a law changing that. Law enforcement officials like Bill Exley, an assistant district attorney with Harris County, says they do have to get a warrant, but he wants to change it so they don't. 

Ford, Powell & Carson

A chance find in a basement has cast a new light on San Antonio’s not-so-distant past. It started out with an e-mail received by Trinity University Assistant Professor Kathryn O’Rourke.

“Kathryn, you’re not going to believe this. We have made this amazing discovery. I can’t even tell you over e-mail what it is, it’s so exciting.”

An intern named Jason had been sent to the basement to archive old files.

"Pretty typical intern grunt work, frankly,” said O'Rourke.

But O'Rourke says he found some sketches there that gave him pause.

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77 million Americans have debt in collections, a full third of everyone in the country with a credit line. According to the Urban Institute, they also owe an average of more than $5,000. Medical, credit cards and utility bills are for many Americans going unpaid.