Texas librarians face harassment as they navigate book bans | Texas News | San Antonio

Texas librarians face harassment as they navigate book bans |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Lauren Witte Suzette Baker was given a list of books to take off the shelves of Kingsland Library in Llano County. Baker refused, and she was fired. Librarian Suzette Baker said she faced a hard choice last year when her boss asked her to hide a book on critical … Read more

Texas law prohibiting social media companies from banning users over their viewpoints reinstated by appeals court | Texas News | San Antonio

Texas law prohibiting social media companies from banning users over their viewpoints reinstated by appeals court |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / Texas Attorney General’s Office Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed a district judge’s decision to block state law while a legal challenge continues against it. A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints. … Read more

Treasury Department opens investigation into Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of federal funds for border mission | Texas News | San Antonio

Treasury Department opens investigation into Gov.  Greg Abbott’s use of federal funds for border mission |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge ProPublica / The Texas Tribune / Verónica G. Cárdenas Department of Public Safety Special Operations agents escort a group of migrants through private property as part of Operation Lone Star after encountering them in Kinney County near Brackettville on Nov. 9, 2021. WASHINGTON – Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of COVID-19 relief dollars … Read more

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs | National News | San Antonio

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs |  National News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / James Heilman, MD When taken within three to five days of COVID-19 symptoms starting, antiviral drugs like Paxlovid may keep people out of the hospital. But the medications aren’t perfect and might be hard to find. Maybe you’ve heard that the pandemic is over in the United States. (It’s … Read more

San Antonio conjunto legend Santiago Jiménez Jr. will play Taco Fest this weekend, drop new album | Music Stories & Interviews | San Antonio

San Antonio conjunto legend Santiago Jiménez Jr.  will play Taco Fest this weekend, drop new album |  Music Stories & Interviews |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Jim Mendiola Santiago Jiménez Jr. has drawn worldwide accolades for sticking to the traditional conjunto sound pioneered by his father. He appears this Saturday at Taco Fest. Beyond being a music legend, Santiago Jiménez Jr. is one of San Antonio’s chief cultural ambassadors. He’s a keeper of the conjunto flame, an irrepressible … Read more

Bad Takes: May Day may be over, but workers from Amazon to Starbucks aren’t done organizing | Texas News | San Antonio

Bad Takes: May Day may be over, but workers from Amazon to Starbucks aren’t done organizing |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / Elliot Stoller Starbucks workers in Seattle rally for union representation. Bad Takes is a periodic column of opinion and analysis. “In my view, the union leadership at the bargaining table were behaving more like terrorists than partners.” – Ken Hurleyformer vice president of human resources and labor relations at … Read more

Texas Dems ask White House to probe Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of COVID funds for border crackdown | Texas News | San Antonio

Texas Dems ask White House to probe Gov.  Greg Abbott’s use of COVID funds for border crackdown |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Instagram / govabbott Gov. Greg Abbott talks tough at the border during a 2021 news conference touting his immigration crackdown. Texas Democratic lawmakers including San Antonio US Rep. Joaquin Castro are pushing the Biden administration to investigate whether Gov. Greg Abbott misused federal pandemic-relief funding by funneling it into his immigration crackdown. … Read more

CityScrapes: San Antonio lacks transparency with Grand Hyatt deal and convention center expansion | San Antonio News | San Antonio

CityScrapes: San Antonio lacks transparency with Grand Hyatt deal and convention center expansion |  San Antonio News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Instagram / Grand Hyatt The most recent city budget highlights performance measures for the convention center as its exhibit hall occupancy level and number of hosted events. But actual convention attendance is nowhere to be found. Editors Note: CityScrapes is a column of opinion and analysis. San Antonio’s city government is open … Read more

Gov. Greg Abbott blasted for ‘cruel’ claim he wants to deny public education to undocumented kids | Texas News | San Antonio

Gov.  Greg Abbott blasted for ‘cruel’ claim he wants to deny public education to undocumented kids |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Instagram / governorabbott Gov. Greg Abbott puts on his game face and a faux-military shirt for a photo op along the US-Mexico border. Educators and civil-rights advocates are blasting Gov. Greg Abbott’s suggestion that Texas will sue to overturn the federal requirement that states provide public education to all children, including undocumented … Read more

Supreme Court draft ruling puts Henry Cuellar in hot seat over abortion votes ahead of runoff | San Antonio News | San Antonio

Supreme Court draft ruling puts Henry Cuellar in hot seat over abortion votes ahead of runoff |  San Antonio News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Sanford Nowlin US Rep. Henry Cuellar speaks in 2020 at a downtown San Antonio press briefing. When Jessica Cisneros released the first TV ad of her Democratic primary runoff last week, it highlighted how her opponent, US Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo, was the only House Democrat to vote against legislation to … Read more