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

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

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

Need help avoiding the heat this weekend? San Antonio opening cooling centers, giving tips for how to stay safe

Need help avoiding the heat this weekend?  San Antonio opening cooling centers, giving tips for how to stay safe

With the state grid operator asking residents to conserve power and high temperatures along the way, San Antonio is opening its libraries as cooling centers this weekend. The announcement comes as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas urged people to conserve power by setting thermostats at 78 degrees or higher and by avoiding using large … Read more

Texans can donate land to Great Springs Project

Texans can donate land to Great Springs Project

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texans are building a 100-mile trail between Austin and San Antonio. The so-called Great Springs Project is expected to be complete by 2036. “Over 80% of the population of Texas will live within a three-hour drive of some portion of this trail,” said Garry Merritt, CEO of the project. Merritt grew … Read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ coming to SA

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ coming to SA

Back when Lin-Manuel Miranda was on Broadway in his first big show, “In the Heights,” he also spent every other Monday performing in “Freestyle Love Supreme.” The improvised hip-hop show, which Miranda developed with Anthony Veneziale and director Thomas Kail, helped keep his creative juices flowing. “I always talk about ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ as the … Read more

San Antonio City Council approves police union contract in split vote. Here’s what’s in it

San Antonio City Council approves police union contract in split vote.  Here’s what’s in it

San Antonio’s police union and the city have a new five-year contract after approval from the San Antonio City Council. The decision among council members was not unanimous however, with an 8-3 split that saw Mario Bravo, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez and Terri Castillo dissenting. The contract was in negotiation for more than a year and went … Read more