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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 16, 2019
In May 2018, San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez met with students at Cleto Rodriguez Elementary and made them a promise: Their school would stay open if they did really well on their standardized STAAR test. They did astonishingly well: The 5th graders’ science scores improved from 23 percent to 64 percent, according to their proud principal.  
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 12, 2019
Justice for Our Neighbors, a nonprofit that provides legal and humanitarian assistance for migrants, will be expanding its services along the Texas border, thanks to a grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on May 07, 2019
Just nine months after San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework rolled off the presses, co-author María Antonietta Berriozábal said she is afraid the key recommendations are languishing and at risk of joining three decades of previous plans, on a shelf, forgotten, gathering dust.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 01, 2019
By Edmond Ortiz Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro was among a handful of presidential candidates and other politicians taking part in Conversations About America’s Future, a collaborative series devised by the Texas Tribune and CNN at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW).
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 01, 2019
By Edmond Ortiz The 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW)  festival featured several San Antonians leading conversations about how best to enhance life for the aging population, tackling the opiod crisis and improving medical care for individuals. Former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros discussed how people ages 55 and up can lead productive lives in growing cities.