Catching up with District 2 Council candidate Jalen McKee-Rodriguez

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Sitting in his classroom before a decorative wall of multicolored wallpaper, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, 26, greets me through my computer screen. A proud alumnus of UTSA, the white T-shirt, emblazoned with a rainbow version of the Rowdy the Roadrunner logo, immediately captures my attention. “It’s Pride Rowdy,” he says in an upbeat manner. It’s been almost …

Jewish Voices for Peace plans San Antonio conversation about Palestine

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The San Antonio branch of Jewish Voices for Peace, a national activist group focusing on the Israel-Palestine conflict, will host a teach-in and conversation surrounding Palestine on Saturday. The organizers are inviting “all allies of Palestine” for the event at 6:40 p.m., beginning with a reading of names in memorial of Palestinians killed during the …

After sweltering temperatures killed Texas prisoners, lawmakers vote to install air conditioning

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click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Martin do Nascimento About 70% of Texas prisons do not have air conditioning in the prisoners’ living areas. As Texas braces for its notoriously scorching summer temperatures, the state House agreed to install air conditioning in dozens of uncooled prisons within seven years — but only if lawmakers set …

New Texas lawsuit accuses Biden administration of threatening state’s health care funding to force Medicaid expansion

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click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Laura Buckman Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued the Biden administration over its decision to overturn the Trump administration’s extension of a funding stream that helps provide health care for uninsured Texans. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration Friday to reinstate an eight-year extension to a federal …

San Antonio area’s first olive orchard will close its doors following founder’s recent death

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click image Facebook / Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard will permanently close following founder Sandra Winokur’s death. Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard, the first orchard of its kind in the San Antonio area, will permanently close following founder Sandra Winokur’s death. Winokur died in March of this year after a years-long battle with …

Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Cervecería Chapultepec: San Antonio’s biggest food stories of the week

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Posted By San Antonio Current Staff on Fri, May 14, 2021 at 4:29 PM click to enlarge Google Street View Bill Miller Bar-B-Q has operated its headquarters out of the same downtown location since 1971. Food news is about more than restaurant reviews and restaurant openings. Need proof? Take the Current‘s most-read food stories of the …