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As if Whataburger wasn’t populist enough already—every Texan’s favorite fast food chain is now striking a blow on behalf of every working stiff who has been subject to excessive and repeated calls from an immense collection agency.
As Patrick Danner of the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle first reported:
Exasperated officials at the San Antonio-based burger chain have gone to court in an attempt to stop persistent collections calls made to its corporate headquarters to get an unidentified employee to pay up on a debt allegedly owed.
Whataburger last week sued NCO Financial Systems Inc., saying the collection efforts of one of the nation’s largest debt collectors “amount to a campaign of harassment against Whataburger that is unreasonable … and reckless.”
In the lawsuit, Whataburger says the calls from NCO have kept coming despite a July 16 cease-and-desist letter to the company. More than 50 calls from NCO have been made to the restaurant company’s toll-free number since June, the suit says.
Full Story: http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/food/what-employerAs if Whataburger wasn’t populist enough already—every Texan’s... more
Remember the Alamo’s desecration at the, er … hands of Ozzy Osbourne? Who doesn’t? In that infamous 1982 incident , the British heavy metal legend and future reality show star relieved himself upon the Alamo Cenotaph.
Thirty years later, according to Eva Ruth Moravec of the San Antonio Express-News, 21-year-old Daniel Athens of El Paso was arrested for public intoxication and urinating in public after “pulling an Ozzy” at the Alamo Saturday night.
As Moravec (whom, it should be noted, not only broke the story, but used the phrase “pulling an Ozzy” before KENS did )
Full Article: http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/bum-steers/bum-steer-alamo-still-not-public-lavatoryRemember the Alamo’s desecration at the, er … hands of Ozzy Osbourne? Who... more
apparently youtibe is trying to take this vid down, so i thought to spread it
Source: Dallas Morning News
The latest in a long line of Democrats hoping to break the Republican hold on elective office in Texas will make it official this morning. Former Lt. Gen Ricardo Sanchez will announce he's running for the US Senate. As we reported on Monday , some Democrats look to Sanchez as this election's Democratic hope - Republicans say sacrificial lamb - when he announces today he's running for the seat Kay Bailey Hutchison is leaving. Sanchez comes to the race with high hopes among supporters that he can attract Hispanic voters. But he also comes with some baggage: he oversaw coalition forces in Iraq before retiring in the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
Word in Democratic circles is that Sanchez will make his announcement on Facebook, then file the paperwork in San Antonio . Sanchez is 59 and was raised in San Antonio. He becomes the only Democrat so far in the race to succeed Hutchison. Several Republicans are in -- or expected to get in -- the race. Any Democrat comes into the race at a severe disadvantage. The GOP holds every statewide elected office and both Senate seats. The last Democrat elected to the Senate in Texas was Lloyd Bentsen , who resigned the seat in 1993 to become treasury secretary in the Clinton administration. (Bob Krueger was appointed and briefly held the seat before being defeated by Hutchison).
Democrats point to the growing Hispanic population in Texas. Hispanics tend to vote Democratic. They account for two-thirds of the population growth in Texas over the last decade. And President Obama's immigration speech yesterday in El Paso was clearly aimed at bolstering his political bona fides with Hispanics. But the Democrats' history of putting a Hispanic candidate at the top of the ticket -- billionaire banker Tony Sanchez for governor in 2002 and Senate hopeful Victor Morales in 1996 -- has not worked. While Hispanics constitute nearly 35 percent of the population, they accounted for only 20 percent of the vote last November.
Read more: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/05...
"I am rooting for him, even though I do not live in Texas..."Source: Dallas Morning News The latest in a long line of Democrats hoping to break... more
A modest proposal about why Arizona should be sold to China by Keith Olbermann.
http://foknewschannel.com/video/the-first-guess-a-modest-proposal-about-arizona/A modest proposal about why Arizona should be sold to China by Keith Olbermann.... more
Latest Complete News Updates Today Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare disorder with atrophy of the soft tissues and skin of the face (usually left-sided) called hemifacial atrophy. My name is Jessica and I am from San Antonio, Texas. I have Parry Romberg's Syndrome and have never really shared my story with anyone other than the people who are really close to me.Latest Complete News Updates Today Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare disorder with... more
Latest Complete New Information on how to get a job at TxDOT and the types of programs and benefits offered by the agency.The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has activated the Ice Plan Command Post and is asking ....Latest Complete New Information on how to get a job at TxDOT and the types of programs... more
Los pioneros de SIN, perdieron mucho dinero al empezar, pero despues se volvieron millonarios!.
Los aparatos de televisión en ese entonces no venían adaptados con el equipo para recibir la señal UHF. Los que deseaban ver la programación de KMEX -TV Canal 34 en Los Angeles necesitaban comprar un convertidor que se conectaba a los aparatos televisores de entonces.
La venta de esos mismos aparatos le permitía a KMEX medir el numero de personas que lo adquirían por lo que esto también servia para convencer a los anunciadores sobre el tamaño de su audiencia. Debido a que canal 34 era la única estación que transmitía en esa señal era obvio que la venta de los aparatos convertidores era para poder disfrutar de la programación de KMEX.
http://eduardoquezada.com/historia-kmexLos pioneros de SIN, perdieron mucho dinero al empezar, pero despues se volvieron... more
San Antonio weather condition is not good and the area is under threat of heavy rains and floods. San Antonio weather is packed with heavy rains from Tropical Storm HermineSan Antonio weather condition is not good and the area is under threat of heavy rains... more
I work in a building in San Antonio called the San Antonio Technology Center. It's full of different companies doing all sorts of weird and wonderful things related to Technology. The most interesting, and the one I'd use if I were creative, is the Idea Finishing School. www.ideafinishingschool.com They're an incubator for Technology start-ups. They take small businesses through the school, helping them with their business plan, teaching them marketing, hooking them up with lawyers so they can learn all the legal stuff, building a webpage and SEOing it. You could probably learn most of this other places, but what sets the Idea Finishing School apart is that when you're ready, they have 16 Venture Capitalists waiting to meet you and invest in your Technology start-up.
One of the start-ups going through the school right now is PREE Corp. They've got an iphone charger that takes Wi-Fi and Solar energy and uses it to charge your phone. They've already got a couple investors and more people are looking at them.
Now if I could just think up something creative to get someone to invest in....I work in a building in San Antonio called the San Antonio Technology Center.... more
Forget emo and goth. According to San Antonio's KENS-5, being a werewolf is all the rage these days. Is the new trend being caused by "Twilight: New Moon" or just a plain old full moon? Find out in this edition of "Adorable Local News."
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Erin Gibson, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://facebook.com/infomania.Forget emo and goth. According to San Antonio's KENS-5, being a werewolf is all... more
Extra information about the Texas oil refinery explosion.
http://scienceray.com/biology/ecology/texas-oil-refinery-explosion-5510/Extra information about the Texas oil refinery explosion.... more
An 18-wheeler being loaded with fuel at a San Antonio refinery exploded Wednesday, setting off a chain reaction of smaller explosions and sending a towering plume of thick black smoke over the city's southeast side. One man was critically burned, and other employees received minor injuries.
A truck driver believed to be missing for hours after the blast was found after a dense funnel of smoke dissipated as the fire burned itself out, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. Firefighters focused on shutting off valves and cooling down tanks — the larger of which contained jet fuel — to prevent any more explosions.
"This could've been a tragic fire if we had explosions in those larger tanks, but we were able to cool it off," Hood said.
Three tanker trucks were at the AGE Refining Inc. fueling station when the explosion occurred, Hood said. The burned man was the driver of one of the trucks, but Hood said it was unclear which one. The man was taken in critical condition to Brooke Army Medical Center, which said it also was treating one other patient from the fire.
Several plant employees were treated at the scene. Hood said investigators do not yet know what caused the explosion.
"It looks like a burned-up gas station," Hood said of the fueling station.
Residents within a half-mile radius of the refinery were evacuated. Vanessa Valdez, 23, said she heard something like "gunfire" from her apartment about a mile from the refinery before a swarm of fire trucks and ambulances raced by.
Police went through nearby apartment complexes with sirens, blasting an evacuation notice over the loud speaker and banging on doors and windows.
AGE marketing director Jeff Dorrow confirmed a truck exploded at the refinery that handles about 14,000 barrels per day, but had no other details. Hood said he did not know how long the refinery would be closed.
http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-5760239/aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnNmZ2F0ZS5jb20vY2xpY2sucGhkbz9pPTQ4MWUyNjZkYzViMjU2ZWI0NGQ0NGRmY2JmNjk0MTA2An 18-wheeler being loaded with fuel at a San Antonio refinery exploded Wednesday,... more
Immigrants in the U.S. are detained in a secretive web of 350 private, federal, state and local jails and prisons, at an annual cost of $1.7 billion to taxpayers. Over 80% of detained immigrants go through the immigration system with no lawyer. Many are denied their fair day in court owing to mandatory and arbitrary detention laws and policies that severely limit judicial discretion. While detained, immigrants face horrific conditions of confinement, including mistreatment by guards, solitary confinement, the denial of medical attention and limited or no access to their families, lawyers and the outside world. Last year ICE announced plans to reform the immigration detention system, yet to date, there is little evidence of change.
Join Detention Watch Network as we launch our National Campaign “Dignity, Not Detention: Preserving Human Rights and Restoring Justice” which calls for an end to detention expansion nationally. Our demands:
• We are demanding that President Obama take immediate action to
prevent human rights abuses in detention centers.
• We are demanding that Congress restore due process to the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws and guarantee that every person has the right to a fair day in court.
• We are demanding that the U.S. government put an end to the arbitrary detention of more than 300,000 people and start using cost-saving alternatives.
The campaign will include local site fights against detention expansion in Arizona, Georgia and Texas that underscore the impact of national detention policy on local communities. For more information, visit http://www.dignitynotdetention.org
On Feb. 25th, coordinated actions in support of the national campaign are taking place in cities across the country in cities including Gainesville (GA), Phoenix, San Antonio, New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles.
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Location: San Antonio ICE HeadquartersImmigrants in the U.S. are detained in a secretive web of 350 private, federal, state... more
Construction crews moved dirt to shore up a group of houses precariously perched on a crumbling hill in San Antonio on Monday as engineers tried to determine why the land below was shifting, causing dozens of homes to evacuate.
Gaping crevices, some 15 feet deep, cut across several yards as dirt cascaded into a towering stone retaining wall that nearly split in half. Fences crumpled like accordions as crews packed dirt under one home and around its exterior after part of its foundation was exposed.
One soil expert said the cause of the landslide appeared to be the result of poor retaining wall design, and a city official said the nearly 1,000-foot-long wall in the upper-middle class neighborhood of sprawling two-story homes was built without a permit.
No one has been injured, but about 80 homes were evacuated on Sunday after a resident in the northwest side subdivision reported that his backyard was sliding down hill. By Monday afternoon, residents in about 55 of those homes were allowed to return after inspections and soil monitoring found them to be safe, said Valerie Dolenga, a spokeswoman for Pulte Homes Inc., the parent company of the neighborhood's builder, Centex Homes.
One neighbor who was among the first homebuyers in the subdivision set among rolling hills on the outskirts of San Antonio said he was initially told no homes would be built on the crumbling ridge because it was too steep.
Romeo Peart, 32, said one retaining wall failed several years ago before the current one was built and homes were constructed above it.
"They can keep the view now," Peart said, shaking his head as heavy equipment stuffed dirt beneath an exposed foundation. "And they paid an extra $10,000 for those lots."
The development, which was started in 2004, has nearly 750 homes with others under construction. The neighborhood, with houses selling for $250,000, is one dozens that have sprung up on hilly former ranch land as San Antonio grew to be the nation's seventh largest city.
had to get this up, this is occurring close to where I live!Construction crews moved dirt to shore up a group of houses precariously perched on a... more
Artwork So Awesome It will Melt Your Face Off
PICASSO SUPERHEROES Inspired by Pablo Picasso. Currently on display at The Bijou in San Antonio, TX
http://www.wonderbros.com/art/artwork-so-awesome-it-will-melt-your-face-off/Artwork So Awesome It will Melt Your Face Off PICASSO SUPERHEROES Inspired by Pablo... more
As an immigrant myself, I can appreciate that the US tries so hard to make us foreigners feel welcome. But, sometimes it's at the expense of the locals...As an immigrant myself, I can appreciate that the US tries so hard to make us... more
This 7-yr-old girl is now an orphan because a truck veered into the shoulder her parents were riding tandem and killed them both. The driver is out walking free and was never ticketed or charged.
This happened near my hometown of San Antonio and although it's breaking hearts amongst locals, I wanted this situation to be known on a larger scale because I know it's not just a San Antonio or Texas issue. Cyclists are being treated no better than deer even in cities with a bike-friendly attitude. If you are a Texan, please to go to biketexas.org and sign the BikeTexas Safe Passing petition. If you are not, please do all that you can within your own community to ensure the cyclists and pedestrians have rights out there on the road and have a better chance of getting home safely.This 7-yr-old girl is now an orphan because a truck veered into the shoulder her... more
San Antonio is constantly being named in the top 10 places to live in the US. With its stable economy, thanks to military and medicine; the only 2 growing jobs in the US, as well as an environmentally great location, with its lack of hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes.
Here's a list of 12 reasons to move to the Texas Hill Country, just outside of San Antonio, just in case you wondered why all the Californians were re-locating there....San Antonio is constantly being named in the top 10 places to live in the US. With its... more
The city of San Antonio, Texas passed an ordinance in 2007 that charges people thousands of dollars to march in the city streets.
The Free Speech coalition and the Int'l Woman's Day march planning committee have been organizing against the ordinance for two years. These organizations/groups community members have been blockwalking, making phone calls, having house meetings and demonstrating several times. Both organizations have filed a lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit is now in the 5th circuit court, however, the community continues to gather thousands of signatures and members not just relying on the justice system but continuing to mobalize more and more people on this issue.
This video is a call out to citizens of San Antonio to come out on August 8th and defend your rights to free speech!
More information: http://www.esperanzacenter.org/freespeech/The city of San Antonio, Texas passed an ordinance in 2007 that charges people... more