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Jack Pratt; another phony Vietnam veteran mayor

MrBill sends us a link to the San Antonio Express News that tells the story of Jack Pratt, Junior, the mayor of Kerrville who won his office proclaiming that he was 4-tour Vietnam Special Forces veteran. He started telling that tale more than three years ago. Folks started wondering about it recently, and so they […]

TX: Voters Pass Rail, Council-Pay Amendments

May 10--San Antonio voters on Saturday strongly backed a city charter amendment that would give residents a chance to vote on future rail projects in the city and approved big increases in pay for the mayor and the City Council. GetShow More Summary

Pro-Equality Candidate Advances in San Antonio Municipal Election

Saturday was Election Day in San Antonio, and all eyes have been on the mayoral race. LGBT equality has been a central issue in this election.

San Antonio Mayor Who Called LGBT Protections a 'Waste of Time' Advances in Runoff Election: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Anti-gay San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, who recently called the city's LGBT protections a "waste of time," has advanced to a runoff for the seat. Meanwhile, the openly gay mayor of a small Texas town was defeated for re-election afte...

Op-Ed: San Antonio Mayor Needs to Protect Her LGBT Constituents

In an op-ed yesterday in The Advocate, HRC President Chad Griffin called on San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to stand up for her LGBT constituents.

Chad Griffin: San Antonio Mayor Needs to Protect Her LGBT Constituents

LGBT people are in the fight of their lives in Texas, but San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says that’s all just a waste of time. read more

As Election Approaches, San Antonio Mayor Finally Unveils Plan To Implement LGBT Protections

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last week we told you how San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor called the city's LGBT protections — which she voted against as a council member — "a waste of time." We also told you how Taylor, appointed mayor of the...

Venezuela opposition mayor Ledezma out of jail for surgery

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition mayor Antonio Ledezma was out of jail and in a Caracas clinic on Saturday, awaiting an operation after being granted house arrest on medical grounds.

Villaraigosa: Democrats stuck in past, Clinton in tight race

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a close ally of Hillary Clinton, voiced concern Friday that the Democratic Party was “kind of stuck in last year,” saying he expected the former secretary of state to face “a very close election” for president.

HRC Rejects San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor's 'Non-Apology' After She Called LGBT Protections 'Waste Of Time'

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Earlier this week we told you how San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor had called the city's LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance "a waste of time" during a candidate forum at anti-gay Pastor John Hagee's Cornerstone Church. According to the San Antonio Express-News,...

San Antonio Mayor Issues ‘Sorry How It Made You Feel’ Non-Apology

HRC called on San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to take action by fully implementing the city’s non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) protecting LGBT people in city employment and contracting, housing, and public accommodations.

San Antonio Shame: Mayor Taylor Calls LGBT Protections a “Waste of Time”

Mayor Ivy Taylor, elevated after pro-equality Julian Castro left office, derides the non-discrimination ordinance he championed.

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Calls LGBT Protections 'Waste Of Time'

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is apparently taking her cues from wingnut GOP state Rep. Molly White. Last week, we told you how White's staff told a gay constituent that discussing LGBT issues would be a "waste of time." Now,...

Ted’s Cruise to the Far Right

SAN ANTONIO — Texas stereotype shattered. Texas stereotype confirmed. Shattered One: Here in San Antonio, a lively, brawling mayor’s race is underway, featuring 14 candidates and a breathtaking number of candidate forums. Most observers believe there’ll be a run-off after the May 9 election. The front runner is former Democratic state Senator Leticia Van de [...]Show More Summary

Venezuela Charges Caracas Mayor With 'Conspiracy'

Venezuela’s Public Ministry officially accused Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma of plotting violence against the Venezuelan government by helping groups that seek to destabilize the country.

Wonky Is a Speical Needs Cat Running for Office in Texas

You might have heard about this year's meoworal race happening in San Antonio. It's a heavyweight political showdown with two cats duking it out to become the city's official meower, which is basically like a municipal mayor but obviously much better. Show More Summary

Has California's 2018 gubernatorial race already begun? Looks like.

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hasn’t said if he’s planning to run for governor in 2018. But it sure looks like he is.

Antonio Villaraigosa landed a $1.96-million mortgage

Since former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa bought a house in Hollywood Hills for about $2.5 million, readers have been asking: How can he afford this home?

How liberals block affordable housing

Julian Castro is a smiling bundle of energy whose past includes being mayor of San Antonio and whose future may include a spot on a national Democratic ticket — say, as a nicely balanced running mate for a presidential nominee who is a white female from New York. Right now, though, he...

Former L.A. mayor can survey city from new perch

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Antonio Villaraigosa, who served eight years as L.A.'s 41st mayor, has bought a contemporary house in Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million.

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