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Kangaroo Court: San Antonio's Extra-Constitutional Crime-Fighting Toolnew

By a simple majority vote, San Antonio's Dangerous Structures Determination Board can order a house demolished, any tenants relocated, and send the bill to the owner.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  04-07-2010  |  Housing & Development

We Wish it Were Fishier, but the New Sandbar is Still Topsnew

In its new Pearl Brewery location, the Sandbar is still the best seafood restaurant in town, and one of the finest San Antonio restaurants, period, even though it’s suffering from a sort of identity crisis.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  03-03-2010  |  Food+Drink

A Reporter Uncovered a Scandal at the City Jail: How Nothing (Almost) Happenednew

Complaints languished about the city jail until last fall, when the city and the court finally asked the police department’s Internal Affairs to take them over. What made the city do the right thing? A story that never saw the light of day.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  12-17-2009  |  Media

The Puzzling Dilemma of an Artist Who Rejects the Imperative of the Contemporarynew

Danville Chadbourne doesn't want to be a contemporary artist, but he has no choice if he wants to be an artist who continues to matter.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  05-20-2009  |  Art

Rep. Charlie Gonzalez Explains His FISA Misgivingsnew

The Texas Representative stuck to his promise to oppose the FISA reform legislation that the House passed last week if it contained a retroactive immunity provision to protect the telecoms suspected of aiding the Bush Administration in its illegal post-9/11 warrantless wiretapping program.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  07-02-2008  |  Politics

In the Yearning for Zion Case, Fear & Prejudice is Trumping Rule of Lawnew

Texas' argument all along has essentially been that because YFZ's residents have not been forthcoming about their familial relationships and identities, this case is really, really hard, and the court needs to overlook some of the judicial safeguards that protect conventional and weird families alike who aren't doing anything illegal.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  05-28-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Texas Needle Exchange Activists Discuss The Charges They Facenew

The state Attorney General's ruling that legislation authorizing a pilot needle-exchange program doesn't protect participants from being arrested for distributing drug paraphernalia kicked the case against three activists into gear. They face charges that threaten up to a year in jail and $4,000 in fines.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  05-14-2008  |  Science

"Private Texas," "Grand Theft History," "Feeling Negative"new

AltWeeklies Award - Arts Criticism
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  04-21-2008  |  Media

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Takes on Everything from GMOs to Greenhouse Gasesnew

The group was born out of Apartheid South Africa and a group of Protestant shareholders who asked General Motors to reconsider its extensive investment in the country. Executive director Laura Berry talks to us about the ensuing 37 years, and how they group uses shareholder power to influence a host of issues.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  04-16-2008  |  Business & Labor

A Scuttled Reservoir Yields Texas Treasurenew

A reservoir project rejected by voters more than a decade ago is set to become one of the most important living-history sites in the nation.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  01-09-2008  |  History

Rev. Barry W. Lynn Stumps for the Constitution's Establishment Clausenew

The executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State has supported vigorous national debate on a host of Religious Right pet initiatives, and he continues with his book Piety & Politics.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  11-21-2007  |  Religion

Vijay Vaitheeswaran on the Car of the Futurenew

In Zoom, Vaitheeswaran and Iain Carson argue that the solution is to clean cars up, not scrap them, and use technological innovation to end Detroit's steel grip on U.S. transportation policy.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  10-31-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Using Mitt Romney's Presidential Run as History Lessonnew

The tremendous political and military power that Joseph Smith built during his lifetime fueled a rabid anti-Mormonism that many observers believe is Romney's greatest political obstacle, a topic that Christing explores in his documentary.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  10-17-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Okra-fied (Not Fried)new

If you're never had okra fresh, well, you're missing out.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  10-03-2007  |  Food+Drink

John Dean Talks Fundamentals and Fundamentalistsnew

The former counsel to President Nixon turned Watergate prosecution witness has produced a third volume in his campaign against the modern Republican party.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  09-20-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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