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Friday, June 6th, 2014

Congressmen demand answers on new abuse allegations at San Antonio VA hospital

WITH VIDEO | Infuriated by new allegations of dysfunction at a San Antonio veterans hospital, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith fired off a letter on Thursday insisting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general demonstrate that an ongoing investigation into medical records manipulation is “thorough and independent.”

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Smith calls for probe of Veterans Affairs hospitals, clinics in Central Texas

An ongoing investigation into claims that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees falsified records to conceal waiting lists that left veterans languishing for months without medical care should be expanded to include a clinic in Austin and...

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Obama taps San Antonio’s Julián Castro as HUD chief

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be President Obama's next secretary of housing and urban development, sources close to the Democratic Party rising star said on Saturday.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Donna Campbell is ‘a courageous conservative,’ Ted Cruz writes

The firebrand U.S. senator — revered by many Republicans, reviled by others — throws his considerable support to the state senator in her intra-party fight against Mike Novak and Elisa Chan in the March 4 party primary...

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Same-sex marriage advocates battle in court

A federal court in San Antonio will hear arguments Wednesday in a case challenging the legitimacy of Texas’ constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. It is one of several cases pending in courts statewide, a venue in which gay rights...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Donna Campbell can’t face the facts, can’t tell the truth

State Sen. Donna Campbell emerged bloodied and bruised — but as defiant and disingenuous as ever — from a candidate forum hosted last week by the Hays County Republican Party Executive Committee.

Friday, February 7th, 2014

San Antonio shelves groundwater projects

More than three years after San Antonio Water System asked the private sector to develop plans for a new water supply for the growing region, the utility has decided not to use any of them.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Terri Hall: Donna Campbell’s double-cross on toll roads

The freshman senator’s newfound love for toll roads will cost her constituents hundreds or thousands each year in hidden taxes.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

San Antonio seeks ‘bed and banks’ ownership of wastewater discharge

Purified wastewater discharged into the San Antonio River eventually ends up is San Antonio Bay. PHOTO by CLINT ROBERTSON by NEENA SATIJA A bid by San Antonio’s water utility to declare ownership of the sewage it treats...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

GOP challengers amass $460,000 to oust Donna Campbell

With seven weeks left to convince Central Texas Republicans to ditch State Sen. Donna Campbell, the freshman lawmaker’s two primary challengers reported last week that they collectively raised or loaned their campaigns more than $460,000 during the...

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