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Conservatives upset as San Antonio extends protections to LGBT residents

The city council in San Antonio, Texas, voted on Thursday to extend its non-discrimination ordinance to cover members of the LGBT communities, amid continued objections by conservatives accusing the policy of violating their religious freedom. The San Antonio Express News reported that the council voted 8-3 in favor of the…

Texas politician’s homophobic remarks caught on tape: ‘It’s just disgusting to even think about’

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro (D) quickly criticized one of his city council members on Friday after homophobic remarks by her came to light. Council member Elisa Chan’s statements finding homosexuality “disgusting,” Castro told KENS-TV, were “hurtful and misinformed and they don’t reflect the views of the overwhelming majority of…

Texas police deputy jailed for delivering ‘heroin tacos’ to prison

A Texas police officer pleaded guilty Thursday charges that will garner him a 6-year prison sentence for attempting to give a prisoner a cache of heroin concealed in a delivery of tacos. The investigation into Robert Falcon, 48, of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department ended with a sting operation that…

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