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Steele Fabrication

9/24/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters talk about Senate District 19, District Attorney Nico LaHood and the fire union’s misdirection play on last week’s canceled town hall. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:32:24

A Visit From Juany Torres

9/18/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters talk about charter-school tax exemptions, proposed electric-scooter regulations and Latino voter outreach with San Antonio political guru Juany Torres. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:27:50

Road to November

9/11/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters talk about the Hardberger Park land bridge, the shadow organization behind the Bexar County Democratic Party and the latest news surrounding the fire union’s ballot propositions. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:30:22

Kevin Wolff Visits the Pod

9/5/2018
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The Bexar County commissioner talks about city/county conflict, why the county GOP chair should resign and how this state should address rising property taxes. That and more on this week’s episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:19:40

Two Joshes on the Pod

8/28/2018
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Special guest Josh Brodesky joins Gilbert Garcia, Josh Baugh and Brian Chasnoff as they discuss the Alamo Plaza master plan, the latest legal wrangling over the fire-union’s ballot propositions and the impact of Beto O’Rourke’s viral video. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:28:00

City Hall Ambivalence

8/21/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters talk about the contradictory politics behind the passage of paid sick leave and the courtroom uncertainty surrounding three propositions from the fire union. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:27:01

Week of Reckoning

8/14/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters talk about how this week will determine whether or not three proposed charter amendments from the fire union and a paid sick leave initiative end up on the November ballot. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:38:34

Senators & Cenotaphs

8/7/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters talk about the Senate District 19 runoff, the Alamo Plaza cenotaph debate and a new Netflix documentary featuring District Attorney Nico LaHood. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:29:27

Special Guests Bill Lambrecht & Silvia Foster-Frau

8/2/2018
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Jasper Scherer fills in for host Gilbert Garcia, joined by Brian Chasnoff and special guests Silvia Foster-Frau and Bill Lambreckt.

Duration:00:18:58

Home Is Where the Homestead Exemption Is

7/24/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters talk about Pete Gallego's residency issues, faulty campaign finance reporting by the firefighters' PAC and the commotion within the Bexar County GOP. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:35:03

Schooling Voters on the Charter

7/17/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and City Hall reporter Josh Baugh talk with political consultant Christian Archer about the campaign to defeat three proposed charter amendments from the fire union and the prospects for a Texas blue wave in November. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:43:55

Beto's Bipartisan Bid

7/9/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters discuss Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke's efforts to reach Republican voters and the latest developments with San Antonio's paid sick leave initiative. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/politics/.

Duration:00:29:04

The Electric Scooter Acid Test

7/3/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters discuss the arrival of electrical scooters in San Antonio, the decision by Tomas Uresti to run for his brother's Senate seat and the continuing debate over the RK Group's catering work for the Tornillo tent city. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:37:23

Carlos Uresti Resignation & Race to Succeed Him

6/27/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters discuss the State Sen. Carlos Uresti resignation and the four Democrats, three Republicans and a Libertarian who are now on the ballot in the July 31 special election to finish his term in the Texas Senate. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:35:25

State Representative Diego Bernal

6/19/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters are joined by District 123 Texas Democratic Representative Diego Bernal to discuss the state of US immigration. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:35:01

Body Cams & LGBTQ-Themed Crosswalk

6/12/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters discuss the different companies vying to sell body cameras to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department and a newly approved Alamo City LGBTQ-themed crosswalk that may open the door for other organizations, including religious groups, to do the same thing. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:31:52

Local Politics & Governance

6/6/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters discuss several topics concerning San Antonio and Bexar County politics and issues. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:29:37

San Antonio City Budget & Local Party Control

5/31/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters theorize on the upcoming budget process that begins this week, followed by a discussion of the intricacies of local party control currently at play in Bexar County. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:28:53

Primary Runoff Election Results

5/24/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters break down the winners and losers of Tuesday's primary runoff elections in Bexar County and across the state. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:23:00

May 22nd Primary Runoff Election Preview

5/17/2018
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Host Gilbert Garcia and a team of San Antonio Express-News political reporters discuss candidates running in the May 22nd primary runoff elections as well as candidates who will be on the ballot later this year. That and more on this week's episode of Puro Politics.

Duration:00:30:58