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Statement by Councilman Cris Medina on Temporary Leave of Absence
0 | By Colin Strother
San Antonio.- As part of my commitment to the military, I am required to attend professional military education training. As such, last year, I requested to attend military school to further my development as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. These slots are hard to come by for Reservists, but I was fortunate to be given a slot. With the mayoral vacancy, I had hoped to reschedule, but was informed this weekend that I would need to honor my commitment and begin training at the beginning of August.
A new bill would help fix the immediate crisis and assist thousands of children.
0 | By Sen. John Cornyn
Washington, D.C..- From its beginning, our nation has faced enormous challenges. During these times, leaders who didnt always see eye to eye came together to solve our nations problems. Looking at the current situation in Washington, I find myself wondering if those days have passed. I wonder if the youth of America will witness the same sort of great compromises and great results that fill their history books.
Shirley Martinez gets things done as Vice Chair of the Republican Party of Bexar County
0 | By Ana Nelson
San Antonio.- On the heels of the LatinasRepresent event, a national effort by Political Parity and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Republican Party of Bexar County is celebrating the leadership of Shirley Martinez as its Vice Chair. The event emphasized the importance of increasing the involvement of Latinas in the political arena and Martinez’s career exemplifies that.
Lorina Rummel to be sworn in as 144th District Court Judge
0 | San Antonio Bar Association
San Antonio.- Lorina Rummel has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry as Judge of the 144th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas. She’ll serve as interim judge until November, when Rummel will face Democrat Paul Vasquez in the general election.
Stop Obama’s Amnesty to Stop the Border Crisis
0 | By Catherine Frazier
Washington, D.C..- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced legislation to prevent the Obama Administration from using any taxpayer funds to expand DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and from continuing to lawlessly grant amnesty and work permits to new immigrants who enter the country illegally. He also outlined guiding principles that Congress should keep in mind when considering reforms.
Cornyn, Cuellar Offer HUMANE Act to Solve Border Crisis
0 | By Miranda Margowsky
Washington, D.C..- Tomorrow U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, will introduce the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, legislation designed to reform current law and solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis on our southern border.