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Voter ID laws: the new poll tax

October 14, 2014

While everything may be bigger in Texas, voter turnout is not. Texans have a chance to buck this trend thanks to a recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi who declared Texas’ voter ID law to be unconstitutional. In 2011, the Texas legislature passed SB 1...

Patrick and Van de Putte face off

September 30, 2014

Marcus Connolly / The Paisano On Sept. 29, Texas Senators Leticia Van de Putte and Dan Patrick battled each other during the first and only debate of the race for Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Patrick’s overtly aggressive opening set the tone for the debate. “You know in the ra...

Behind the Beat: Good City Modern

September 28, 2014

The Paisano In this episode of Behind the Beat, I play some pretty rad music, talk about all the joys of fall, and interview local band Good City Modern. With a unique style and sound, Good City Modern has made a name for themselves here in San Antonio. Playing along with...

Fight night between Texas gubernatorial candidates draws little blood or attention

September 23, 2014

Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott, two Texas gubernatorial candidates, met for a debate hosted by Univision on Friday, Sept. 19. Although the politicians’ responses may have sounded rehearsed – almost robotic – the debate highlighted the stark differences between the candida...

Behind the Beat: Vegan Street Tacos

September 14, 2014

The Paisano In this episode of Behind the Beat, I interview local band Vegan Street Tacos. A trio consisting of guitar, stand up bass, and trumpet, these guys definitely have a new sound that is sure to catch the attention of any listener. Be sure to check out Vegan Street Tacos on...

Memoir puts abortion back in Texas governor’s race

September 9, 2014

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis launched her long shot bid for governor by filibustering her state’s tough new restrictions on abortion, and now she’s entering the last two months of the race talking about undergoing the procedure herself. The revelation by Davis in her upcoming memoir that she ended ...

The Paisano’s Media Arts Center Grand Opening

September 8, 2014

Mia Cabello and Sarah Gibbens tell viewers more about The Paisano's grand opening this Saturday. ...

The Paisano’s Media Arts Center Grand Opening

September 8, 2014

Mia Cabello and Sarah Gibbens tell viewers more about The Paisano's grand opening this Saturday. ...

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

September 2, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure. Texas Attorney General Gre...

Spurs claim 5th title

June 18, 2014

How sweet it is! The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 104-87 in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals on Sunday, June 15, to win the series 4-1 and be crowned NBA Champions for the first time since 2007 and the fifth time in franchise history. Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard led San Antonio with 22 poin...