David Martin Davies

A San Antonio chef who was ticketed last week for feeding the homeless was back on the streets last night. But this time the police were nowhere to be found.

As the Chow Train arrived at Maverick Park in northern downtown last night – Joan Cheever and her volunteers were greeted by the hungry homeless and about 50 supports.

A candle light vigil was being held to protest the ticketing of Cheever last week by the San Antonio police for feeding the homeless out of the back of a pick-up truck and not the permitted mobile commercial kitchen where the food was cooked.

Sen. John Cornyn

WASHINGTON — The lead GOP sponsor of a sex trafficking bill that’s stalled over abortion is offering a new plan to break the logjam.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas will propose restructuring a victims’ compensation fund in the bill to address Democratic concerns over prohibitions on abortion funding.

There was no immediate reaction from Senate Democratic leaders — who have dismissed past overtures by Cornyn. Cornyn has also shot down Democratic attempts at a deal.

HOUSTON — A Houston hospital says a woman has given birth to five babies, which, reports say, is the first-ever set of all-female quintuplets born in the United States, also the first since 1969.

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Senators approved their version of a two-year state budget.  That budget contains record spending levels for border security and an increase for public education.

The Senate’s chief budget writer, Flower Mound Republican Senator Jane Nelson says they were able to increase state spending and cut taxes while staying within the state’s spending limit.

Ryan E. Poppe

A San Antonio lawmaker identifies a computer glitch that kills a vote on an open carry gun bill and a bill that limits what ordinances cities can pass. Democratic Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer submitted a challenge to Sherman Republican Rep. Larry Phillip’s bill shortly after the House convened Tuesday.

Martinez Fischer says his challenge has to do with the Capitol’s new witness registration system and how the computer changed whether a person testifying was either for or against a bill.