June 26, 2017

If you’re looking for that sweet spot this summer, somewhere between your impossible-to-touch steering wheel and the overly air-conditioned indoors, we’ve made a list of refreshing (read: water-y) activities and nearby destinations where you can splash around this summer. Some, like dipping into San Pedro Springs or drifting down the ol...

June 22, 2017

The newly inaugurated San Antonio City Council began their term on Thursday by voting to join over 300 U.S. cities that have signed pledges to combat climate change. 

Mayor Ron Nirenberg, along with nine other city council members, agreed to the guidelines of the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump withdrew from earli...

June 22, 2017

Updated 6/5/17 @ 12:15pm: State Representative Ina Minjarez gave the   Current this quote in response to recent changes made to the Foster Care Bill of Rights:

It is unfortunate that several specific examples of fair treatment was removed from the Foster Care Bill of Rights. However, after the division we saw this legislative s...

June 21, 2017

In the state's latest medical marijuana hiccup, the Texas Department of Public Safety has approved only three dispensary licenses — which will give companies the right to synthesize and distribute CBD— out of 43 applicants. That was after the agency estimated that Texas would need a minimum of 12 dispensaries to serve patients across th...

May 15, 2017

Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank whose mission is to influence policymakers with "academically sound research," is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to retract a policy that regulates greenhouse gas emissions — which critics argue would essentially nullify one of the most important reasons for the...

May 12, 2017

On Thursday, San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to approve the “Reimagine the Alamo” master plan — although not without questioning some of the plan's more controversial design decisions and addressing concerns about public access to the plaza. 

While the final plan has yet to be seen, a few things are clear at this p...

May 9, 2017

With little time left this legislative session, supporters of House Bill 2107 will stand outside the Texas Capitol today in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to put their bill on the state Senate's calendar. If not, Texans will have to wait another two years for another crack at changing the state's practically useless medical marijuana law...

May 4, 2017

An investigative report from the Waco Tribune-Herald reveals that cases of lead exposure in young children have soared in one Waco neighborhood even higher than the percentage of cases in Flint, Michigan two years ago. 

Texas Department of State Health Services show that, statewide, 2.6 percent of children under age 6 have wh...

May 3, 2017

In a passionate and lengthy public hearing Tuesday night, the group charged with developing the Alamo plaza redesign received what felt like a public beating from over 200 community members. The meeting, held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, was the last hearing before City Council votes on May 11 for the proposed $300 millio...

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