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San Antonio Local & National News – March 13, 2019

Written by on March 13, 2019

In Local News –

CNN News reported that: “Democrats easily kept control of a Texas House seat Tuesday night, holding off another push by the state’s top Republicans to flip a solidly blue district in a special election runoff.”Democrat Ray Lopez defeated Republican Fred Rangel, 58 percent to 42 percent, according to unofficial returns.

Rangel called Lopez to concede minutes after the final results came in.Lopez, a former member of the San Antonio City Council, is now set to replace former state Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio. 

Rodriguez gave up the seat in January to become a Bexar County commissioner.Rangel, a longtime GOP activist, had the support of high-ranking Texas Republicans, including Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

They had hoped to replicate the success they had last year in Senate District 19, where they captured a seat under similar circumstances.

Reference: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/03/12/democrats-hold-texas-house-seat-san-antonio-special-election/

In National News –

An intense and ferocious winter storm — a “bomb cyclone” — is expected to bring hurricane-force wind gusts, blizzard conditions and a flood threat across a swath of the US heartland Wednesday.

A bomb cyclone occurs when there is a rapid pressure drop, falling at least 24 millibars over 24 hours known as bombogenesis.

The massive storm is expected to wallop areas including the Rockies, Central/Northern Plains to the Upper Midwest with blizzard conditions and winds that could blow from 50 to 70 miles per hour.

Travel will be dangerous, if not impossible, at times, across the front range where the blizzard warning has been issued.

Reference: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/us/winter-storm-blizzard-wednesday-wxc/index.html?utm_source=CNN+Five+Things&utm_campaign=71ab1cfb5a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_13_07_43&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6da287d761-71ab1cfb5a-91618905

Photo: https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190313050908-daily-weather-forecast-winter-storm-blizzard-bomb-cyclone-00000000-exlarge-169.jpg


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