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City officials weigh local impacts of Trump admin plan to trim immigrant benefits

A Trump administration plan to limit public assistance for legal immigrants simply “passes the buck down to cities who are going to have to figure out how to pay” for the lost benefits, local officials were told Monday.... Read more»

What’s it like for an immigrant child to glimpse the American dream, just before it's taken away?

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy separated kids and parents, putting the children in foster care, where many of them got a taste of a life much better than the one they left. What happens when they land back home?... Read more»

No Texas badge for TPD's Villaseñor

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the post, won't become the top cop in San Antonio. Roberto Villaseñor had been a finalist for the job, but in a twist the Texas city will hire back the former chief who retired last year.... Read more»

TPD's Villaseñor a finalist for San Antonio chief post

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the top post, is a finalist to become the head of a Texas police department. Roberto Villaseñor announced earlier this year that he would retire, and a national search for the next TPD chief is underway.... Read more»

Texas solar manufacturer ramps up production

Texas’ biggest solar panel manufacturing plant is ramping up production. It’s part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts.... Read more»

Task force to address surge in child migrants crossing border

The increase of unaccompanied children caught crossing the Mexican border into the U.S. has prompted the Obama administration to create a multiagency task force to address the issue. ... Read more»

Charity group backs private company in immigrant smuggling case

A charity organization has thrown its support behind a mining company and one of its employees who are being sued after three undocumented immigrants were killed during an incursion onto private property in Texas.... Read more»1

At Austin civil rights summit, bi-partisan leaders call for immigration reform

At the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, both expressed optimism that Congress could pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.... Read more»

Debate over LGBT ordinance roils San Antonio

A proposal to include sexual orientation and gender identity in San Antonio's nondiscrimination policy has turned the city into a new gay rights battleground. ... Read more»

Mexico: Armored car sales speed up

The sales of armored cars in Mexico were up 10 percent in 2012 from the previous year, according to the Mexican Automotive Armour Association. The most popular armored vehicles were Suburban, Grand Cherokee and Tahoe SUVs, sold mostly to private parties.... Read more»

U.S., Mexican leaders say old PRI is gone

The return to power of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, will not be accompanied by the corruption that used to plague the party, said Arturo Sarukhan, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. ... Read more»

Texas A&M tower crosses gone, but clash lives on

A Texas A&M adjunct professor who questioned the placing of crosses at the school's entrance is now out of work and the San Antonio campus has been cast into a debate about academic freedom and the separation of church and state.... Read more»

Supreme Court throws out Tx redistricting maps

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out court-drawn Texas redistricting maps on Friday morning, saying a panel of federal judges should have used the Legislature's maps as their starting point.... Read more»

Tx gun dealer sues feds over reporting requirement

A new federal reporting requirement for firearms dealers in four border states, including Texas, intended to curb the flow of weapons into Mexico has prompted a veteran San Antonio gun dealer to file suit against the federal government. ... Read more»

Signs of the times

Battling signs in affluent San Antonio

Signs of the times: In affluent pockets of San Antonio, a quiet battle is brewing. You can see it all over the neighbors' yards — literally. (with video)... Read more»