Last Friday, states lost 5 billion dollars in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), when a provision of the 2009 economic stimulus package expired. With the unemployment rate stubbornly high and the economy sluggishly chugging out of the recession, SNAP has been a part of many Americans' lives. The US House of Representatives has approved a Farm bill that cuts an additional $40 Billion from the SNAP. The San Antonio Food Bank and organizations like it expect to see far more business as a result of SNAP cuts.
In 1994 two girls described a harrowing scene of a sadistic rape and orgy. Their story implicated their aunt, Elizabeth Ramirez, and three of her friends in sexually abusing the girls who were aged 7 and 9 at the time. As a result of the girls testimony, along with that of child-abuse expert, Nancy Kellogg, 4 women, all in their late teens and early twenties, were sentenced to long prison sentences. Kellogg, who is now a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center, also noted signs that satanist ritual might have been a motivation of the four women. But now, nearly twenty years later, the story is looking less and less true.
Unlike many of the visits by Democrats to Texas over the last few months, Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Austin was not met with criticism from Texas Republicans, instead he was thanked by Attorney General Greg Abbott.
In a statement, Abbott wrote:
"I would like to thank Vice President Joe Biden for remembering Texas women during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month."
The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed expanding Interstate 35 east of San Antonio by constructing 15 miles of elevated lanes that would also be tolls according to a presentation they made Monday night in the city of Schertz.
Having all your health information at the fingertips of your doctors is more than just a useful desire, according to several recent studies it is an endeavor that would save time, millions of dollars per year to consumers as well as improve health outcomes.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and healthcare providers are required to implement a lot of changes in the way that medical records are accessible. Health information exchanges are being built throughout the country in counties and cities.
Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled this afternoon that House Bill 2, the controversial abortion law that saw filibusters, as well as hundreds of protesters fill the capitol in Austin last legislative session, would have impinged on a woman’s rights.
Despite the passion of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall for his Groveland Case, a case where 4 black men were falsely convicted of raping a 17-year-old white girl, the reason Gilbert King chose this chapter of Marshall's life to write about it was because it was largely overlooked in biographies of the man.
Plan for the Hemisfair Park development call for several distinct "areas," including an amphitheater, a reception area, an interactive water feature called The Shallows, and The Zocalo, which will greet people at the entrance to the park at South Alamo and Market.
H-E-B and representatives of the city met Wednesday with Southtown citizens concerned about a deal to bring a grocery store downtown, at the cost of closing a street. The King William association and the anti-street closure group mainaccess.org are working to protect their neighborhood.