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Greater Tuna’s Jaston Williams brings holiday-themed one-man show to Tobin Center

Actor, playwright and humorist Jaston Williams is bringing his holiday-inspired, one-man show, Blood & Holly, to San Antonio audiences for a series of performances in early December. Best known for writing the quartet of Greater Tuna plays, Williams describes his childhood Christmases as a “warped hybrid of Toyland and Franco’s Spain.” The idea of fascist nutcrackers

Citing LGBTQ-themed books, Gov. Greg Abbott demands removal of ‘pornography’ from Texas schools

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has fired off a letter asking Texas education agencies remove books from schools he described as “pornography,” specifically citing a pair of memoirs about LGBTQ+ characters that include frank descriptions of sex. Abbott’s letter to the Texas Education Agency, Texas State Library and Archives Commission and State Board of Education comes

City Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez seeks expansion of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance

On Thursday, October 28, District 2 City Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez filed a Council Consideration Request that seeks to expand the reach of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance to include private businesses with 15 or more employees and to establish a “uniform enforcement mechanism that will ensure fairness and opportunity for all people within San Antonio.” Despite

How Texas Republicans moved beyond a bathroom bill to successfully ban transgender athletes from school sports

In 2017, conservative lawmakers failed to pass legislation targeting transgender Texans. Things were different this year. By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune For state Rep. Celia Israel, the priority issues for the Legislature this year seemed quite obvious as the legislative session got underway in January. She expected lawmakers to grapple over the state’s response