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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.
 
Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's #1 political podcast: Texas Take. Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report and Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News political writer Jeremy Wallace.
 
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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…
 
The fight over voting rights in Texas was on the national stage this week as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick traded barbs with some corporations and the Texas House started to move in a bit different direction from the Texas Senate on the issue. Plus former US House Speaker John Boehner has some choice words for Sen. Ted Cruz. Connect with Scott Braddock, edi…
 
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…
 
Senior staff writer Bruce Selcraig joins the show to talk about his profile of Greg Brockhouse "He won’t say if he voted for Trump, calls Mayor Ron Nirenberg boring and phony, and is called “the best retail politician” on the horizon. But can this charismatic, complex candidate unspin a reputation as a sexist bully and political provocateur?"…
 
Senior staff writer Bruce Selcraig joins the show to talk about his profile of Greg Brockhouse "He won’t say if he voted for Trump, calls Mayor Ron Nirenberg boring and phony, and is called “the best retail politician” on the horizon. But can this charismatic, complex candidate unspin a reputation as a sexist bully and political provocateur?"…
 
Staff writer Scott Huddleston joins the show to talk about the latest on the Alamo restoration project. "The 30-member Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee unanimously approves closing Alamo Street but opening it for Fiesta parades, using pavers to outline original mission/fort location instead of handrails and allowing unrestricted pedestrian access t…
 
Staff writer Scott Huddleston joins the show to talk about the latest on the Alamo restoration project. "The 30-member Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee unanimously approves closing Alamo Street but opening it for Fiesta parades, using pavers to outline original mission/fort location instead of handrails and allowing unrestricted pedestrian access t…
 
The recent influx of Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border was a prime topic of conversation on the latest episode of our Puro Politics podcast. The podcast featured U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a veteran centrist Democrat whose district includes eastern San Antonio and much of the South Texas border region. Keep an eye on our Taste team'…
 
The recent influx of Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border was a prime topic of conversation on the latest episode of our Puro Politics podcast. The podcast featured U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a veteran centrist Democrat whose district includes eastern San Antonio and much of the South Texas border region. Keep an eye on our Taste team'…
 
With the easing of coronavirus restrictions, more people will have access to in-person church services on Easter Sunday, but the traditional Good Friday passion play will be virtual for one more year. The Derek Chauvin murder trial continued Wednesday in Minneapolis. Witnesses saw video of the arrest of George Floyd last spring. Here's a report fro…
 
With the easing of coronavirus restrictions, more people will have access to in-person church services on Easter Sunday, but the traditional Good Friday passion play will be virtual for one more year. The Derek Chauvin murder trial continued Wednesday in Minneapolis. Witnesses saw video of the arrest of George Floyd last spring. Here's a report fro…
 
On the latest San Antonio Stories, Vincent Davis introduces you to Burgundy Woods Growing up on the South Side, Burgundy Woods had visions of creating fashion and design, a passion that drove her to succeed in LA then return to San Antonio, where her company “Style Lush TV,” covers the city’s fashion scene. Read: Burgundy Woods is on the rise as ho…
 
On the latest San Antonio Stories, Vincent Davis introduces you to Burgundy Woods Growing up on the South Side, Burgundy Woods had visions of creating fashion and design, a passion that drove her to succeed in LA then return to San Antonio, where her company “Style Lush TV,” covers the city’s fashion scene. Read: Burgundy Woods is on the rise as ho…
 
Criminal justice reporter Emilie Eaton joins the show. Fire Chief Charles Hood accused airport police officers of racial bias when they arrested his teen-age son. It caused a schism between him and Police Chief William McManus. A taxpayer-funded review of the arrest was shrouded in secrecy for months. Read the exclusive Express-News investigation.…
 
Criminal justice reporter Emilie Eaton joins the show. Fire Chief Charles Hood accused airport police officers of racial bias when they arrested his teen-age son. It caused a schism between him and Police Chief William McManus. A taxpayer-funded review of the arrest was shrouded in secrecy for months. Read the exclusive Express-News investigation.…
 
Express-News sportwriters Mike Finger, Jeff McDonald, Nick Talbot, and Tom Orsborn discuss the Spurs' acquisition of Gorgui Dieng and the impact he will have on the team as they make a playoff push. Follow the guys on twitter Jeff McDonald - @JMcDonald_SAEN Tom Orsborn - @tom_orsborn Mike Finger - @mikefinger Nick Talbot - @NicholasRTalbot…
 
Express-News sportwriters Mike Finger, Jeff McDonald, Nick Talbot, and Tom Orsborn discuss the Spurs' acquisition of Gorgui Dieng and the impact he will have on the team as they make a playoff push. Follow the guys on twitter Jeff McDonald - @JMcDonald_SAEN Tom Orsborn - @tom_orsborn Mike Finger - @mikefinger Nick Talbot - @NicholasRTalbot…
 
The video of George Floyd gasping for breath was essentially Exhibit A as the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on the Black man’s neck went on trial Monday on charges of murder and manslaughter. Here's a report from the trial's start. The Express-News is still accepting nominations for our 2021 Top Workplaces competition. Any …
 
The video of George Floyd gasping for breath was essentially Exhibit A as the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on the Black man’s neck went on trial Monday on charges of murder and manslaughter. Here's a report from the trial's start. The Express-News is still accepting nominations for our 2021 Top Workplaces competition. Any …
 
It's a good time to be a basketball fan in San Antonio, with the Spurs in the middle of a nine-game homestand and the NCAA women's basketball tournament rolling along. Heading into tonight's game against Sacramento, Spurs guard Derrick White has drawn 45 charges in 171 career NBA games. Neither bumps nor bruises — nor the occasional chipped tooth —…
 
It's a good time to be a basketball fan in San Antonio, with the Spurs in the middle of a nine-game homestand and the NCAA women's basketball tournament rolling along. Heading into tonight's game against Sacramento, Spurs guard Derrick White has drawn 45 charges in 171 career NBA games. Neither bumps nor bruises — nor the occasional chipped tooth —…
 
First time claims for unemployment benefits rose for the second consecutive week, reaching the highest level since July. Weekly claims in Texas last week increased by about 6,500. The death toll from last month's winter storms has climbed to 111, according to updated figures released Thursday by the Department of State Health Services. The San Anto…
 
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