Gov. Greg Abbott calls for resignation of Bexar County GOP chair after she floats racist George Floyd conspiracy theory

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Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for the resignation of the Republican Party chair in one of the state’s biggest counties after she floated a conspiracy theory about the death of George Floyd. In a since-deleted Facebook post from this week, Bexar County Chairwoman Cynthia Brehm asked for her friends’ thoughts on a theory that Floyd’s …

Police searching for two vehicles involved in hit-and-run, shooting downtown

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By Taylor Pettaway, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 10:30 am CDT, Thursday, June 4, 2020 San Antonio police are searching for the drivers of two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run and shooting downtown early Thursday. San Antonio police are searching for the drivers of two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run and shooting downtown early Thursday. …

Man critically injured by Austin police during protests identified as San Antonio graduate

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By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 11:08 am CDT, Thursday, June 4, 2020 Justin Howell, the 20-year-old who was shot by the Austin Police Department during protests against police brutality on Sunday, is being identified as a San Antonio high school graduate. Justin Howell, the 20-year-old who was shot by the Austin Police Department during protests against …

With convention plans in flux, Republicans considering Dallas for Trump nomination acceptance speech

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The Republican National Committee is eying Dallas as a potential new site for part of its 2020 convention this summer. The city is among several that RNC officials are considering as they look to replace Charlotte, North Carolina, as the location where President Donald Trump will accept his party’s nomination for reelection. Trump has been …

Texans still face obstacles to collecting unemployment benefits months into the coronavirus pandemic’s economic crisis

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Inundated by millions of Texans trying to file claims for unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission has added four external call centers and hired staff to have more than 1,000 workers answering phone calls. The agency has also increased its server capacity from five servers to 20. But months into the coronavirus pandemic, an unknown …

San Antonio Mayor Tweets That He’s Not OK With Cops Firing Projectiles at Protesters, Media

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click to enlarge Twitter / @SanAntonioProbz San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said on Twitter late Tuesday that he’s looking into wooden projectiles police fired at protesters and members of the media. Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the mayor issued an email statement to the Current saying he had met with the city manager and San Antonio …