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Victory for Texas Conservatives at GOP Convention

If you want to know why the results of the Texas Republican Convention last week at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio should be of interest to all Texans and if you’re even vaguely curious about who the winners and losers were among the power brokers and factions who descended on the downtown convention center in the Alamo City, read on. Your correspondent was one of 8,700+ Republican delegates from all over the state who participated in the largest Republican convention in the nation. The purpose of the biennial state convention is to elect state party leaders,…

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State Probe Keeps Heat on San Antonio’s Lawless Police Chief

The double standards and duplicity are piling up on the desk of San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. With the city’s top lawman under state investigation over the release of a truckload of illegal aliens, the Police Officers Association wants McManus to stand down. The department’s policy may back up the union’s position. A mandatory reassignment provision in SAPD’s general manual requires temporary leave or reassignment of an officer who is “charged with a criminal offense or is under criminal investigation.” McManus has been under investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s Office since 12 smuggled illegal aliens were freed last…

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Quick Bytes – 6/21/2018

6/21/18. President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., has withdrawn from a fundraiser for Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in New York because of criticism toward his father, President Trump, by the Bush family. Trump Jr. had cautioned George P. in recent weeks that he would not be able to publicly support him if his father Jeb Bush continued to criticize the President. Yesterday, Monday, June18, Jeb Bush tweeted, “Children shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tool. @realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a…

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The Stoning of Cynthia Brehm

One of the most dramatic and profound  passages in the Gospels is the scene where the pharisees bring an adulteress to Jesus to test Him. The law commanded them to stone her. Early in the morning He came again to the temple … The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery … He stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at…

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As San Antonio Booms, Express-News Goes Bust

On the day the San Antonio Express-News announced it had terminated 14 more newsroom employees, Metro Editor Nora Lopez boldly declared, “We still own this city.” And dinosaurs once ruled the Earth. Express-News Publisher Susan Pape assured readers that the “Voice of South Texas” remained profitable. Apparently not enough for the Hearst Corp., its parent company. In the well-worn corporate strategy of regionalization, more Express-News content is being symbiotically merged with sister newspapers in Houston, Beaumont and Laredo. Among the editorial casualties at 301 Avenue E: Political writer Peggy Fikac, high school preps reporter Adam Zuvanich and regional correspondent Zeke…

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