EN-Depth

EN-Depth

Get behind the scenes with the journalists reporting for the Express-News. Each week, host Luis Vazquez interviews a reporter for an in-depth account of a popular series or an exclusive story that has everyone talking.

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June 13, 2022 26 min

Express News courthouse reporter Elizabeth Zavala joins the show to break down how a Bexar County judge was stripped of most of the cases in her docket.

Read: Embattled judge in Bexar County stripped of most of her court cases

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A San Antonio police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old boy, who crashed a stolen car into the police car. Crime journalist Jacob Beltran reports on the incident and ensuing outrage. 

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San Antonio boy killed by police was not a threat, attorney Lee Merritt says

Family remembers 13-year-old boy killed by police, demands release of bodycam footage

 

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An increasingly tense dynamic is developing between Texas police and the media. In recent days, law enforcement officers in Uvalde have blocked reporters from engaging with residents and covering the aftermath of the horrific May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary.

Read: ‘That seems overboard’: Out-of-town police in Uvalde block cameras, disrupt coverage of tragedy’s aftermath

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The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has devastated a community and shocked the nation. Columnist Cary Clack, who visited Uvalde the day after the massacre, believes something about the response to this shooting feels different. Morning of chaos: A reconstruction of how the Uvalde massacre unfolded

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Express News metro columnist and host of the Puro Politics podcast joins the show to discuss the Lieutenants Governors race, Bexar county judges race, attorney general race, and district 28 race. 

 

Check out the Express-News voters guide for more information on all the primary races

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One of the first to write about the baby formula shortage, reporter  Annie Blanks explains why San Antonio has the highest out-of-stock rate for baby formula of any U.S. metro area — and what this means for local families. Read: ‘How am I going to feed her?’: Baby formula shortage peaks in San Antonio, leaving moms scrambling

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Military reporter Sig Christenson breaks down the ongoing controversy of military personnel refusing to obey vaccine orders.

Read: Following orders is an absolute in the military — but with vaxx orders, it absolutely depends

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Express News education reporter Danya Perez Express elaborates on the firing of a longtime San Antonio College professor due to a his involvement with the Texas Academic Decathalon. 

Read more: After 25 years, San Antonio College lost a valuable tradition, ousted professor says

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April 23, 2022 12 min

Express-News business columnist Micheal Taylor breaks down common myths about the Texas tax system and explains how taxes affect people differently at various income levels.

Read: Low-tax Texas? That’s a tall tale, and state’s tax structure leads to fiscal distortions

Taxes on wealth don’t impact the rich the way they do the rest of us

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Health care journalist Laura Garcia explains the work behind her special report on the health inequities that have plagued San Antonio and were made worse by the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Business journalist Richard Webner discusses the rise in property tax values, who is responsible for them and how homeowners can fight back. We also talk bout his conversation with Hotel Contessa GM Dan Waters and the future of the hospitality industry downtown.

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MySA Food and Culture Editor Madalyn Mendoza discusses her groundbreaking work on the continued grip of San Antonio's history of redlining neighborhoods. 

Read: ‘Tentacles’ of redlining continue to grip upward mobility in San Antonio

 

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April 1, 2022 11 min

Express-News staff writers Rene Guzman and Deborah Martin join the show to talk about Fiesta 2022! We have your guide to the best Fiesta experience  There are new routes for parades, and we also discuss the tragic loss of Hispanic Elvis.

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Express news reporter Guillermo Contreras joins the show to discuss the recent jury verdict regarding the 2015 death of a man shot by Bexar County deputies.

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Water and environment reporter Elena Bruess joins the show to discuss the federal conservation effort over at Camp Bullis, the fight for who controls water regulation in the area surrounding Medina Lake and when stage one water restrictions will be lifted in San Antonio

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Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia joins the show to preview the Texas primary elections on March 1st 

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Features reporter Richard Marini and staff photographer Josie Norris join the show and bring us into the process of covering the Ukrainian protest in San Antonio.

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Express news staff writer Sig Christiansen joins the show to discuss the ongoing clemency bid for soldiers executed in 1917.

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