Stories By Gilbert Garcia

  • ‘We need champions of working people’: Sanders makes the case... Jessica Cisneros is giving Henry Cuellar the fight of his political life.
  • Minjarez targets Sakai over paid sick leave ruling The mail piece comes near the end of a tough Democratic race for Bexar County judge.
  • Podcast: Baby formula shortage has produced some strange political rhetoric Gov. Greg Abbott is angry that migrant babies in U.S. custody are being fed.
  • Texas law protects racist manifestos on social media Social media companies are fighting for the right to curate content on their sites.
  • The same governor who champions the ‘sanctity of life’ wants... Greg Abbott is denouncing the feeding of infants held in immigration detention.
  • Garcia: You choose your poison with Abbott’s parental-choice plan The governor is touting school vouchers as part of a so-called Parental Bill of Rights.
  • Spiteful grandstanding from politicians won’t bind team to S.A. Partnership must be based on cooperation, not conflict.
  • Podcast: Politics of reproductive rights at play in runoff Henry Cuellar, the lone anti-choice Democrat in Congress, faces a tough challenge from Jessica Cisneros.
  • Mental illness has intensified during the pandemic The center serves 40,000 patients a year and is part of a crisis-response pilot program.
  • Questions about Cuellar’s Democratic bona fides persist The House’s lone anti-choice Democrat is fighting for his political life.
  • Support for legalized abortion has grown, but opposition is... A leaked draft opinion indicates the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down abortion protections.
  • Garcia: Chip Roy’s theatrical outrage over the border is highly selective The Texas congressman browbeat the secretary of Homeland Security at a Thursday hearing.
  • Garcia: Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover illustrates how little we understand about free speech The tech billionaire has called for the digital platform to be less restrictive in its policing of content.
  • Battle for GOP Precinct 3 nomination will be brutal Republican precinct chairs will pick a nominee to run for the seat vacated by Trish DeBerry.
  • GOP chair ‘seeing a huge uptick of new Republicans’ John Austin predicts a wave for his party in this year’s election.
  • Garcia: GOP can no longer claim to be the party of business Florida and Texas Republicans have waged culture-war battles against companies.
  • Cuellar’s spin on federal probe won’t be the last word Cuellar’s lawyer says he’s in the clear. Perhaps. But keep in mind that Team Cuellar’s top priority right now is to survive an election.
  • Garcia: Lang-Lessing’s dismissal shameful act by S.A. Symphony The conductor had enjoyed a rich, 12-year history with the orchestra
  • Property tax burden: ‘Ultimate answer is a state income tax’ Home appraisals are up more than 23 percent in Bexar County.
  • Selena at 51: What might have been The Tejano icon’s cultural legacy is the basis for a fascinating UTSA course.