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Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 16, 2017
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Sometimes at public meetings, when it’s time for citizens to address whatever governmental body is presiding, their questions or concerns aren’t germane to the discussion — they’re off-topic or meant for another body. The first public meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s housing task force was different. On Tuesday Oct. 3, all of the housing questions that audience members lobbed toward the five-member task force landed. None were off limits. (Watch full video of the meeting here, scroll down to read more)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 05, 2017
REPLAY the video of the Oct. 5, 2017 webcast of Drug Dealer MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop, a lecture by author Anna Lembke, M.D. The Conversations About Ethics lecture was free and open to the public.  It was hosted by the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics  at UT Health San Antonio  and The Ecumenical Center.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 03, 2017
Replay the video from the forum, “Transportation Needs of San Antonio: How are we preparing for the future?” hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area on Monday, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. Thanks to donations from viewers like you, you can replay the video free, right on this page.
Written by Trey Herrera on Oct 03, 2017
San Antonio will start a six-week project on Oct. 6 to rebuild four intersections along Frio Street. Because the work will be cut off certain areas and affec people’s normal routes to work, VIA bus routes in the Centro Plaza area will follow several designated detours. The project is expected to last four to six weeks, during this time time VIA will have employees at the designated areas to help customers. Signs will direct people to the detours and VIA will try to keep everyone updated on social media of project progression .
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 02, 2017
The first open meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s newly-assembled housing task force is set for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. In mid August, Nirenberg announced the five-member task force — built to address San Antonio’s most pressing housing needs, such as gentrification and the shortage of affordable housing units. At Tuesday’s meeting, Nirenberg expects the group to identify goals — both short- and long-term — and craft a timeline.