Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

New York veterans will soon access their programs or earned benefits under one state agency with a familiar face at the helm. The current state Division of Veterans’ Services will be elevated to the Department of Veterans’ Services on April 1, 2023, creating a one-stop shop for New York’s service members. “No one who served … Read more

Summer is already hitting, and these San Antonio-sourced mixed drinks can tame the heat | Drink | San Antonio

Summer is already hitting, and these San Antonio-sourced mixed drinks can tame the heat |  Drink |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / La Cantera Resort La Cantera Resort & Spa’s Honey Badger It’s not yet summer in San Antonio, but everyone’s sure feeling it. Higher-than-normal temperatures are baking the Alamo City, and there’s a good chance you’re already calling your friends with pools to beg for a quick dip. However, there’s … Read more

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum seekers

Court ruling extends uneven treatment for asylum seekers

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) – As the sun set over the Rio Grande, about 120 Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans who waded through waist-deep water stepped into Border Patrol vehicles, soon to be released in the United States to pursue their immigration cases . Across the border in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras, Honduran families … Read more

LA County COVID hospitalizations reach highest number since March

LA County COVID hospitalizations reach highest number since March

THE ANGELS – The number of COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Los Angeles County has reached its highest number since March, according to the latest state data. As of Saturday, hospitalizations stood at 402, one more than on Friday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 44, down from 47 a day … Read more

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

A New York City congressional race that already includes former Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting more crowded with Hudson Valley Rep. Mondaire Jones announcing Saturday that he’s also running for the seat. Shortly after the final congressional district maps were released to the public early Saturday morning, Jones surprised many by tweeting: “I have … Read more

Judge blocks Biden administration from lifting public health order used to quickly expel migrants | Texas News | San Antonio

Judge blocks Biden administration from lifting public health order used to quickly expel migrants |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Pu Ying Huang nternational travelers presented their IDs and vaccination cards on Nov. 9, 2021, before crossing the pedestrian bridge into downtown Laredo. A Louisiana federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s efforts to lift Title 42, a federal health order that has been used to quickly deport … Read more

Heat advisory issued for NY, NJ ahead of sweltering weekend

Heat advisory issued for NY, NJ ahead of sweltering weekend

Storms leave, sweltering heat moves in Historically high spring temperatures are expected this weekend as sweltering weather sweeps across the region. Temperatures are expected to soar into the ’90s this weekend in what might be a preview of a long, hot summer to come. New York City, the Hudson Valley, northeastern New Jersey, and most … Read more

Texas resumes investigations into parents of trans children, families’ lawyers confirm | Texas News | San Antonio

Texas resumes investigations into parents of trans children, families’ lawyers confirm |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Texas Tribune People gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in Austin on March 13 to protest Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate families providing gender-affirming care to their children. For LGBTQ mental health support, call the Trevor Project’s 24/7 toll-free support line at 866-488-7386. You can also reach a trained … Read more

Teen arrested in connection with girl’s shooting death: NYPD

Teen arrested in connection with girl’s shooting death: NYPD

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly fired a shot that killed an 11-year-old girl in the Bronx earlier this week has been arrested — and police are still searching for his alleged accomplice, officials said Friday. Police officers arrested the teen in connection with the shooting death of Kyhara Tay around 1:30 am on Friday at … Read more

The US census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count | Texas News | San Antonio

The US census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Annie Mulligan Glenda Joe, center, encourages students to help their parents fill out the 2020 census during a Make Youth Count meeting on Feb. 15, 2020. The census, taken during a year of COVID-19 challenges, is estimated to have undercounted 559,593 residents in a post-count analysis by the US … Read more