This week Democratic and Republican candidates for governor Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott both launched separate online efforts to reach Latino voters.
Abbott’s online campaign ad details how multiculturalism works for a modern-day Texas. The ad features Abbott’s mixed-race family.
“You look at my family, you see a family that is so typical of families across the State of Texas. We’re both Anglo and Hispanic, as well as Irish. We’re Catholic, we’re Protestant but we’re all one family. The idea is that multiculturalism works in the State of Texas.”
City leaders are in the middle of talks about a possible ban on single-use plastic bags in the Alamo City. While the debate lingers on, city staff members have come up with several options they will present a council committee with in April.
La Villita is a historic arts village in the heart of downtown San Antonio, across from Hemisfair Park. But the city wants to update the look and feel of La Villita with a plan that would totally overhaul the current village.
A recommendation by city staff includes asking tenants in La Villita, some who have been there for three decades or more, to reapply for a space within the village next year.
The conversation is very early, though, and artists like woodworker Wendell Fuqua keeps his schedule as usual.
As promised, state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston and incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the two remaining Republican candidates in the runoff for lieutenant governor, planned to face off for a debate, but when the debate organizers declined to allow media access, Patrick declined to participate.
The debate was scheduled to take place at Houston’s famed River Oaks Country Club, and was to be put on by the business-conscious C Club of Houston.
The San Antonio Zoo has hosted tens of thousands of visitors over spring break. One reason may be the newly-constructed Zootennial Plaza that has everyone talking.
A hundred years ago, in 1914, San Antonio had a big hole in the ground where the zoo and Brackenridge Park are now located. San Antonio Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Vanskike said the area was a quarry, and the planners of the day were visionaries who were ahead of their time.
“They had a vision that include conservation, education and recreation,” Vanskike said.
A civil rights group in Austin says an incident involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent who raped three undocumented women near Mission is not unusual.
The case involves three women who were allegedly entering the country illegally when they were stopped by a U.S. Border Patrol agent just west of the town of Mission. The three women were then held against their will and raped -- the agent then attempted to kill them. Being faced with a full investigation, the agent later took his own life.
A San Antonio attorney has pled guilty to charges of bribing a state district criminal court judge.
Criminal defense attorney Alberto Acevedo, Jr., pled guilty in federal court Monday to improperly influencing a Texas State Court Judge. According to reports, Acevedo was charged with bribing Judge Angus McGinty by giving him cash, paying for repairs on the judge’s personal vehicle, and arranging the sale of a vehicle belonging to the judge.
An environmental group says a trade association fighting plastic bag bans in Texas is attempting to use legal and judicial activism to prevail where their previous lawsuit regarding the issue failed.
The Texas Campaign for the Environment saidno harm has come to businesses in cities with bag bans.
Late last week, state Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, filed for an opinion from Texas attorney general's office on behalf of the Texas Retailer’s Association regarding the legality of city’s bans on plastic shopping bags.