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San Antonio Local & National News – March 8, 2019

Written by on March 8, 2019

In Local News –

Today is the last day of early voting in the San Antonio runoff that will decide the city’s newest state representative in the Texas House.

Republican Fred Rangel, a businessman, and Democrat Ray Lopez, a former city councilman, are seeking the District 125 seat that covers a a large part of the West and Northwest sides. Justin Rodriguez vacated the seat in January when he accepted a post on the Bexar County Commissioners Court.

Rangel and Lopez emerged from a crowded field of five candidates in the Feb. 12 special election.

Soooo Get Out and Vote.



In National News –

Paul Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on bank fraud and tax evasion convictions. That sentence is a lot shorter than prosecutors wanted — they were hoping for up to 25 years.

The federal judge who sentenced him also made a point to say Manafort, Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman, was “not before the court for anything having to do with colluding with the Russian government.” President Trump will probably happily tweet about that today.

But this story isn’t over. Manafort faces a different judge next week to be sentenced on conspiracy and witness tampering convictions, which could still yield substantial prison time.



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