Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

Texas race tests abortion’s resonance with Democratic voters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the largely Hispanic and heavily Catholic community along the border with Mexico usually sided. “Definitely it was, ‘No abortion,’” said Gonzalez, the city’s … Read more

Some San Antonio neighborhoods are about to get a new City Council representative. Here’s what you need to know

Some San Antonio neighborhoods are about to get a new City Council representative.  Here’s what you need to know

Frank Fonseca showed up to multiple San Antonio redistricting meetings on a mission: keep his Maverick area neighbors in City Council District 7 on the Northwest Side. He spoke passionately about how his neighborhood had been shuffled among districts for decades, having to build new relationships with each move. He lost the battle last week. … Read more

Judge blocks Biden administration from lifting public health order used to quickly expel migrants | Texas News | San Antonio

Judge blocks Biden administration from lifting public health order used to quickly expel migrants |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Pu Ying Huang nternational travelers presented their IDs and vaccination cards on Nov. 9, 2021, before crossing the pedestrian bridge into downtown Laredo. A Louisiana federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s efforts to lift Title 42, a federal health order that has been used to quickly deport … Read more

Texas resumes investigations into parents of trans children, families’ lawyers confirm | Texas News | San Antonio

Texas resumes investigations into parents of trans children, families’ lawyers confirm |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Texas Tribune People gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in Austin on March 13 to protest Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate families providing gender-affirming care to their children. For LGBTQ mental health support, call the Trevor Project’s 24/7 toll-free support line at 866-488-7386. You can also reach a trained … Read more