NOWCastSA Contributors

NOWCastSA Executive Director

Charlotte-Anne Lucas was selected to lead NOWCastSA in 2009 because of her strong background in journalism, online news technology, community building and innovation. 

Under her leadership, NOWCastSA has published more than 10,000 articles, 1,500 videos and webcast live more than 375 civic, cultural and eductional events. NOWCastSA’s most popular piece of content is the early voting map that has helped more than 185,000 individuals find a polling place and vote.

Lucas is on the Advisory Board of the Journalism Studies Department of Texas A&M University San Antonio and is a founding member and officer of the Local Independent Online News publishers, online news leaders who are innovating in business, technology, communication and storytelling, while honoring the rich heritage of local journalism. 

Lucas wrote her first news story on a manual typewriter, and she has taught online journalism, Web design, digital storytelling, interviewing, content management systems, media literacy and public relations at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, St. Mary's University in San Antonio and Texas A&M University San Antonio.

Lucas worked for newspapers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Antonio, and her freelance writing has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to the Auckland, New Zealand Herald. Her journalism has earned dozens of awards, including being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service journalism.

In 1997, she became the first woman business editor of the San Antonio Express-News. Under her leadership, the paper's business section was named the Best in the Business by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She graduated from Leadership San Antonio, a program jointly sponsored by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to develop emerging and existing community leaders.

Lucas went to the Web in 1999, becoming managing editor of the online-only financial news Web site, She later became Content Director of, the converged website of the San Antonio Express-News and KENS-5 TV. The website was named The Best in Texas by The Texas APME under her leadership. Both and became profitable during her tenure.

In 2007 she was a manager for the Knight News Challenge-funded Innovation Incubator project, in which 35 college students at seven universities across the United States collaborated to create new models of participatory community news production.

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Her full vitae is on her blog here.

Newsletter Editor

Beth Graham is NOWCastSA's MVV (Most Valuable Volunteer) because she manages the newsletter, our primary contact with the NOWCastSA community.

In her spare time, she is a board member for the Friends of San Antonio Public Library, and a freelance journalist who prefers the Oxford Comma.


Intern, 2018-2019

Calasia Haynes is currently a senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio gaining her bachelors degree in communications.

Outside of her studies, Calasia is an active member of NAACP, NPHC, videographer, photographer, and editor in her spare time. Now, a new intern at NOWCastSA

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Venue Manager

The Magicians Agency is a secret organization founded and operated by magicians.

They use their unique abilities and skills to take on dangerous missions and make the world a safer place. Witness incredible award winning magic, mind blowing illusions, hilarious comedy, audience participation, daring escapes and baffling sleight of hand.

The Magicians Agency is 100% guaranteed entertainment for the whole family. Before the show, enjoy FREE popcorn and FREE soda as well as mind-bending magic from our close up magician.

Then the show begins! Enjoy just over an hour of non-stop, action-packed magic and illusion that you will never forget.


SATX INNER CITY DEVELOPMENT is a nonprofit, community based organization that responds to emergency, educational, and recreational needs of the neighborhood on the near Westside of San Antonio in the vicinity of the Alazan-Apache Public Housing Project.  It has been operating in this area, the economically poorest area of Bexar County, since 1968. The mission of the organization is to lift the dignity of the individual.

Steve Taylor is editor-in-chief of the Rio Grande Guardian.

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Owner 223 Productions

I'm a short story and screenwriter. I'm a born and raised San Antonian. I graduated from St. Mary's University with my Bachelor's Degree in English Communication Arts and earned my Master's degree in Communication Studies at University of the Incarnate word.