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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Cut the costly capitalism

Cut the costly capitalism

Allana Llabres, Social Media Manager February 20, 2024

Texas has been growing at an alarming rate since 2010, and the retail landscape that has come along with the population growth is significant, to say the least. The change in consumerism and changes in...

Funding the future

Funding the future

Allana Llabres, Social Media Manager February 6, 2024

After four special sessions, Governor Greg Abbott has caused dismay for the public yet again. After his unsuccessful fight for school vouchers, Abbott has continued to deny public schools funding with...

A disappointing step towards re-criminalization

A disappointing step towards re-criminalization

Editorial Board February 6, 2024

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, the office of Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that they would be suing five cities — Austin, San Marcos, Killeen, Denton and Elgin — for passing local ordinances that would...

Alumni, Future Texas Business Legend: Anna Almaraz

Alumni, Future Texas Business Legend: Anna Almaraz

Kara Lee, Graphic Editor January 30, 2024

Anna Almaraz is a first-generation college student, a Future Texas Business Legend in the Texas Business Hall of Fame, a nonprofit lover and, most recently, one of the invited panelists for UTSA’s 2024...

End Abbott’s grandstanding

End Abbott’s grandstanding

January 30, 2024

The Texas border standoff has further intensified following the recent Supreme Court emergency injunction in favor of the federal government. On Jan. 22, the Supreme Court “agreed to temporarily let...

End Texas’ war on women

End Texas’ war on women

Editorial Board January 23, 2024

Almost a year and a half after the implementation of a controversial abortion legislation in Texas, the law has received its first challenge. Kate Cox, a Dallas mother of two, received devastating news...

Governor Abbott calls fourth special session

Governor Abbott calls fourth special session

Allana Llabres, Assistant Social Media Manager November 21, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Texas lawmakers convened for a fourth special session. Gov. Greg Abbott called lawmakers back into session immediately after the previous one had ended, stating, “There is more work...

Push science, not fiction

Push science, not fiction

Jake Mireles, Opinion Editor November 21, 2023

With the onset of the Texas Legislature’s fourth special session called by Governor Greg Abbott, public education has secured itself at the forefront of Texas politics in recent months. While Abbott’s...

Texas Prop 3 supports wealth inequality

Texas Prop 3 supports wealth inequality

Editorial Board November 14, 2023

In the elections on Nov. 7, Texas voted on 14 amendments; Proposition 3 was among the 13 that passed. Prop 3 is a constitutional amendment prohibiting the “imposition of an individual wealth or net worth...

Texas elections pass 13 of 14 amendments

Texas elections pass 13 of 14 amendments

Abraham Roman, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Last Tuesday, Texans voted on 14 constitutional amendments, with all but one receiving voter approval. The most popular amongst them were propositions 9 and 4.  Proposition 9, approved by 84% of voters,...

The processes and costs of DWI

The processes and costs of DWI

Amber Serio, Assistant News Editor November 13, 2023

In the state of Texas, a person is considered legally intoxicated and may be charged for driving under the influence (DWI) when their blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or more.  An...

CEO of CPS Energy addresses Texas power grid concerns

CEO of CPS Energy addresses Texas power grid concerns

Kara Lee, Graphic Editor November 7, 2023

In an interview with the CEO and president of CPS Energy, Rudy Garza, The Paisano asked questions regarding the Texas power grid and what Texans should anticipate this winter. Garza discussed CPS’ future...

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