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Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 19, 2017
by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Ruth Jones McClendon, the former longtime state representative from San Antonio, has died. She was 74. State Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, McClendon's successor, said she died this morning at her home in San Antonio.
Written by Guest on Dec 19, 2017
By Melissa McChesney, Center for Public Policy Priorities The open enrollment period for health insurance is extended to December 31, 2017 for Texans who live in a disaster-affected area, or did when Hurricane Harvey hit. That extends the deadlien by two weeks from the regular open enrollment period for health insurance through the Obamacare Marketplace that ended Friday December 15.
Written by Ben Olivo on Dec 15, 2017
By Ben Olivo San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg put the brakes on a city policy that has lead to an influx of market-rate apartments in the downtown area — which many San Antonians would consider luxury because of the high cost of living there. In making the order at the Governance Committee on Tuesday, he also raised several questions regarding the city’s role in subsidizing its own growth.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 02, 2017
Join NOWCastSA and disABILITYsa on Dec. 5, 2017 at Brick at Blue Star for an open conversation about Disabilty and Transportation. The interactive discussion will examine transportation options, challenges with transportation, models to look at, avenues for review and improvement, ways to get involved in city planning and development and more. RSVP here: http://www.disabilitysa.org/conversation-360.html
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 29, 2017
A NOWCastSA video documenting troubling asbestos removal in a residential neighborhood has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to open an investigation by an Asbestos Program inspector.