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Beatrix Lestrange stood before a crowd of protestors near in a Brownsville park, ready to fire them up and ignite this demonstration against the border wall project. Catching their attention was not a problem. Lestrange wore a multicolored dress, a red wig, black pumps and a choker with studs.

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The plan seemed simple enough. City officials determined that cattle egrets roosting on an island in Elmendorf Lake posed a threat to flights overhead. So crews would be sent in to scare them off and cut down the trees the birds called home. But life got in the way.

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Congressman Joaquin Castro introduced legislation earlier this month that called for the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer relief to veterans exposed to burn pits.

The League of United Latin American Citizens said Friday its case against the State of Texas over a voter purge list will likely resume on Monday in San Antonio federal court.

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The sun set on City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s time at San Antonio City Hall. She attended her last council meeting Thursday as the city’s top executive.

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The City of San Antonio and San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association met for their second round of negotiations on Tuesday.

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Public input on SA Climate Ready, the city of San Antonio’s proposed climate action plan, is underway.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a 45-year-old Mexican national died Monday morning while in their custody.

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The San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association is seeking clarification about the City of San Antonio’s recognition of the recently-passed city charter amendment known as Proposition C.

Texas A&M University

During the years after the Civil War, communities of African Americans worked together throughout southeastern Texas to form what historians call freedom colonies. Research underway at Texas A&M University in Bryan-College Station aims to identify and preserve these historic black settlements.