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A weekly podcast hosted by metro columnist Gilbert Garcia with a roundtable of the Express-News political team: city hall reporter Joshua Fechter, investigative reporter Brian Chasnoff and business editor Gregg Jefferson. Join them as they examine current events, hash out rivalries and go on the record with guests from local and state arenas.
 
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Early voting is set to begin today for local elections, including heavily contested races for San Antonio mayor and City Council seats, two propositions and a number of suburban and school district contests. We have a whole lot more information below. We'll be keeping an eye on the Sutherland Springs trial as it enters its third week. On Friday, a …
 
Early voting is set to begin today for local elections, including heavily contested races for San Antonio mayor and City Council seats, two propositions and a number of suburban and school district contests. We have a whole lot more information below. We'll be keeping an eye on the Sutherland Springs trial as it enters its third week. On Friday, a …
 
The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and other people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies. In the midst of a pandemic season perhaps hazardous to NBA players’ hea…
 
The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and other people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies. In the midst of a pandemic season perhaps hazardous to NBA players’ hea…
 
The San Antonio City Council has serious business on its plate today regarding the long-discussed, often-stalled makeover of Alamo Plaza. Here’s a primer to explain the significance of the decision facing the council. The Texas Department of Transportation will host a virtual public hearing from today until May 1 on the proposed expansion of FM 156…
 
The San Antonio City Council has serious business on its plate today regarding the long-discussed, often-stalled makeover of Alamo Plaza. Here’s a primer to explain the significance of the decision facing the council. The Texas Department of Transportation will host a virtual public hearing from today until May 1 on the proposed expansion of FM 156…
 
San Antonio Stories with Vincent Davis introduces you to Rhiana Ward, who works for San Antonio-based engineering consulting firm Raba Kistner, who recently led an excavation team during a preservation project at the Alamo. Ward was one of four full-time women archaeologists on the Alamo crew during the 18-month project.…
 
President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. That's later than an agreement under the Trump administration, but leaves no room for additional extensions. Gov. Greg Abbott’s news co…
 
President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. That's later than an agreement under the Trump administration, but leaves no room for additional extensions. Gov. Greg Abbott’s news co…
 
The police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday, apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said. Family, friends and admirers of Ron Snider, credited with bringing new energy to downtown New Braunfe…
 
The police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday, apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said. Family, friends and admirers of Ron Snider, credited with bringing new energy to downtown New Braunfe…
 
Over the weekend, San Antonio kids who have a parent in prison got to learn from former Dallas Cowboys and college stars at a one-day football camp. Read more about the event organized by Prison Fellowship here. On today's date in 1981, NASA launched its first space shuttle. 40 years later, the program leaves a "mixed legacy." Was it worth it? Like…
 
Over the weekend, San Antonio kids who have a parent in prison got to learn from former Dallas Cowboys and college stars at a one-day football camp. Read more about the event organized by Prison Fellowship here. On today's date in 1981, NASA launched its first space shuttle. 40 years later, the program leaves a "mixed legacy." Was it worth it? Like…
 
The civil trial between survivors and families of the 2017 Sutherland Springs shooting and the federal government continues today, following emotional testimony from his parents. Reporter Guillermo Contreras has the latest below. And in another step toward normalcy, the city announced many facilities will re-open to in-person services starting next…
 
Health and medical reporter Lauren Caruba discusses her dramatic profile of John Vargas, Jr., one of the first recipients of a double lung transplants due to COVID in the country. Read: 'You're not supposed to be here' - At 34, he needed new lungs after COVID wreaked havoc
 
The massive loss in power generation during the Texas blackout in February was caused primarily by power plants freezing up under historically cold conditions, according to a new report by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Texas counties that are poorer, whiter, less-educated and where former President Donald Trump won a larger share of th…
 
The massive loss in power generation during the Texas blackout in February was caused primarily by power plants freezing up under historically cold conditions, according to a new report by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Texas counties that are poorer, whiter, less-educated and where former President Donald Trump won a larger share of th…
 
Yesterday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified on Day Six of the Derek Chauvin murder trial that the now-fired officer violated departmental policy in pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down. Today, Bexar County commissioners will take up issues related to COVID-19 testing in schools, pandemic recovery, and a …
 
Yesterday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified on Day Six of the Derek Chauvin murder trial that the now-fired officer violated departmental policy in pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down. Today, Bexar County commissioners will take up issues related to COVID-19 testing in schools, pandemic recovery, and a …
 
As the coronavirus pandemic eases its grip on San Antonio, hunger persists in the city. That was evident at a special food distribution event for the holiday weekend. In the Texas Legislature, a bill on the fast track to approval has civil rights groups saying Black and Hispanic voters will be disproportionately affected. Here's what you need to kn…
 
As the coronavirus pandemic eases its grip on San Antonio, hunger persists in the city. That was evident at a special food distribution event for the holiday weekend. In the Texas Legislature, a bill on the fast track to approval has civil rights groups saying Black and Hispanic voters will be disproportionately affected. Here's what you need to kn…
 
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