Government

San Antonio Firefighters Launch Promotional Drive to Change City Charter

On April 11th, San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association (SAPFFA) officials and supporters stood on the steps of City Hall to announce that the association was officially filing three petitions with the City to place charter amendments in a special November election. At a May city council meeting, the city clerk verified that each charter change petition had sufficient registered voter signatures (at least 20,000 each) collected and submitted within the required time frame. The SAPFFA has christened their city charter amendment initiative the “San Antonio First” Campaign. It took the firefighters and their supporters close to two months to raise …


Aliens Fuel Voter Fraud in Texas

For a “non-existent” problem, non-citizen voting is becoming a regular occurrence in Texas. In the past two weeks: A Salvadoran national who entered the U.S. illegally was indicted on multiple counts of voter fraud. Prosecutors say Mario Obdulio Orellanaregistered to vote as a U.S. citizen and voted in the November 2016 election. A non-citizen was indicted for marking a ballot without a voter’s consent. Marcela Gutierrezallegedly led a voter to believe she was demonstrating how to use a voting machine while actually casting votes for a slate of candidates she was paid to support. Following last year’s prosecution of Mexican national Rosa Ortega, who illegally…


Mixed Messages From Church Leaders

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, head of the archdiocese of San Antonio,  has been one of the most vocal leaders of  the Catholic Church speaking out against the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance policy on illegal immigration. Archbishop Garcia-Siller, published a statement earlier this year on the immigration crisis, saying that the administration’s policies “will punish the majority of immigrants that want to come to America, the land of the free, for a better future.” The Jesuit periodical, America Magazine, publicized another statement on video by Archbishop Garcia-Siller where he condemned the administration’s zero tolerance policy as evil, unjust, “the way the devil…


The Real Victims of a Broken Immigration Policy

Jared Nathanial Vargas, a 20 year old college student at Northwest Vista College who grew up in San Antonio went missing Saturday, June 14th.  His family suspected foul play and asked friends and family members to start a prayer chain to help find him and bring him home safe. He had been missing three days when his scorched body was found in an apartment complex on Jones Maltsberger in San Antonio on June 16th by firefighters responding to an emergency call. The cause of Vargas’ death was ruled homicidal violence by the medical examiner’s office. The “alleged” perpetrator, Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia,…


The Politics Behind the Dueling Billboards

A billboard company put up a sign over a week ago along Interstate 40 outside the panhandle town of Vega, paid for by an undisclosed customer.  The sign read, “Liberals, Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.” Well, the backlash was immediate after the sign’s message went viral on social media. An Amarillo resident, Roman Leal, started a GoFundMe account to put up a “warmer, gentler, welcoming” message around I-40 and Coulter: “Texas is for everyone – not for bigotry. Welcome, y’all!” The offending billboard was replaced with an “inclusive” Austin approved message.  The…


Austin City Limits: Giving Aliens a Pass

Not content to offer mere sanctuary to illegal aliens, Austin, Texas, has declared itself a “Freedom City.” A resolution passed unanimously by the City Council restricts police questions about immigration status. If cops do broach the subject, they must state that their query need not be answered. A resolution passed unanimously by the City Council restricts police questions about immigration status. If cops do broach the subject, they must state that their query need not be answered. Austin’s neo-Miranda policy skirts, even undermines, state law that enables local law-enforcement agencies to inquire about the immigration status of anyone arrested or detained,…


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,…


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…


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…


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…