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Lawmakers get to redraw state and federal legislative district boundaries after every 10-year census count. A Texas redistricting committee is holding field hearings across the state ahead of 2021 mapmaking, including in San Antonio on Thursday.


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The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority faced a slew of property and business owners in court on Wednesday, to defend its plan to start draining lakes McQueeny, Placid, Meadow and Gonzales on September 16.


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In his book "Beneath a Ruthless Sun," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King tells a true story of corruption and institutional bigotry.


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U.S. Attorney General William Barr has been outspoken on his negative views of some progressive large-city district attorneys. Should district attorneys be "tough on crime" like AG Barr says, or are there advantages to a more progressive approach?


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Monday on "The Source" -- Who are the people coming to the U.S. for asylum? What drives them to leave their homes and what are they finding when they arrive at the Southern border?


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Lila Cockrell, the trailblazing former San Antonio mayor and first woman mayor of a major U.S. city, died Thursday, August 29, at age 97.

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Approximately 75,000 people in San Antonio don't use a personal vehicle to get around town, and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable on city streets. What's being done to improve pedestrian and micromobility experiences?


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In Texas, judges have oversight over the appointment and scheduling of court appointed attorneys for people who cannot afford to hire their own legal counsel. How does this affect the quality of representation for economically disadvantaged Texans?


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San Antonio often ranks as one of the most racially integrated cities overall, but a recent report finds the city's black and Hispanic communities are disproportionately affected by poverty – especially in four specific zip codes.


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Many of today’s political issues result from actions, laws and a constitution from over 200 years ago. Are the institutional systems and structures created in 1787 working as intended? What are the aftereffects of certain constitutional clauses when applied to a 21st-century America?


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