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Christmas trees by artist affectionately known as Tia Chuck on display at Ruby City

Christmas trees by artist affectionately known as Tia Chuck on display at Ruby City

Just in time for the holiday season, the Linda Pace Foundation’s Ruby City Gallery is featuring an exhibit of Christmas trees created by San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez, known affectionately as Tia Chuck. According to a Ruby City press release, “Commissioned by Linda Pace, these freestanding trees feature everyday items and oddities, from spoons and

DAY OF DECISION: Where to vote on November 3

DAY OF DECISION: Where to vote on November 3

After four years of the Trump presidency, voters across the U.S. are ready to make their voices heard. The local election includes ballots for president, Congressional and U.S. Senate races, state offices ( judges, representatives and senators) and county officials including sheriff. In Bexar County, there are over 300 polling places. Additionally, voters can use

San Antonio Express-News editorial criticizes anti-LGBTQ smears in local political races

San Antonio Express-News editorial criticizes anti-LGBTQ smears in local political races

An editorial in the October 29 issue of the San Antonio Express-News points out anti-LGBTQ claims made in two local political races: The first for a seat on the NEISD school board, the other a race for a U.S. House seat. In the editorial, the newspaper writes, “Let’s be clear: Homophobia has no place in

Who do you want to be President? Early voting in San Antonio begins October 13

Who do you want to be President? Early voting in San Antonio begins October 13

Early voting for the November 3 election begins on October 13 in Bexar County and continues until October 30. The election includes ballots for president, Congressional and U.S. Senate races, state offices ( judges, representatives and senators) and county officials including sheriff. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, early voting has been extended by

In Agreement with FAA, San Antonio Must Offer Chick-fil-A Concession at Airport

In Agreement with FAA, San Antonio Must Offer Chick-fil-A Concession at Airport

In an informal agreement negotiated on September 10 with the Federal Aviation Administration, the City of San Antonio must now offer Chick-fil-A concession at the San Antonio International Airport. The FAA’s agreement comes as the result of an investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Transportation at the request of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

LGBTQ Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

LGBTQ Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

Six organizations with links to San Antonio’s LGBTQ community are participating in the Big Give, a 24-hour day of online fundraising during which over 600 nonprofits from throughout South Central Texas make an appeal to potential donors. Since 2014, 150,000 donors have given nearly $15 million dollars to over 2,000 nonprofits via the Big Give,

Two San Antonio Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC Foundation

Two San Antonio Medical Facilities Designated Healthcare Leaders by HRC Foundation

Two San Antonio medical facilities have been been named Healthcare Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index. The facilities, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and VA South Texas Health Care System received perfect scores on HRC’s index. A third hospital, the Methodist Hospital located in the Medical Center, received a score of 40.

Republican Party Withdraws Attack on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Sexual Orientation

Republican Party Withdraws Attack on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Sexual Orientation

The National Republican Campaign Committee’s DemocratFacts website has removed language attacking Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones for her sexual orientation. DemocratFacts is a Republican website that offers party stalwarts and conservative groups preferred attacks which can be used in all forms of political advertising against opposition candidates. Jones is a native of San Antonio, an

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Paris, Texas-born actor, producer, and filmmaker, Ash Christian, died in his sleep on August 13 during a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Christian began creating short films at the age of 14. Within two years, he moved to Los Angeles where he founded Cranium Entertainment. At the time of his death, he had worked on

Obama Endorses San Antonio Candidates Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House Seats

Obama Endorses San Antonio Candidates Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House Seats

San Antonio-area Democrats Wendy Davis and Gina Ortiz Jones are among 27 Texas candidates endorsed by former President Barack Obama ahead of November 3 election. Obama’s announcement was released on August 3. Obama endorsed a total of 118 candidates in 17 states, including five Democratic Senate challengers and more than four dozen state legislative candidates.

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