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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 12, 2018
In a victory for the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group and its recently deceased founder, Doug Steadman, the Historic and Design Review Commission on March 9 rejected a developer’s proposal to erect a 72-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-tall Hays Street Bridge. (click here to watch video of the entire meeting or click on any quote below to jump straight to that spot in the video.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 09, 2018
A city commission is scheduled to pass judgement today on a developer’s proposal to erect a 74-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-high Hays Street Bridge, one of the most recognized landmarks in San Antonio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The apartment building would block the view of the iconic bridge, and would be built on land donated by the Dawson family in 2005 to be a public park.
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 07, 2018
By Marissa Evans, The Texas Tribune A wave of Texas women candidates won or made it to runoffs in more than 50 primary races statewide amid a surge of interest in running for office among women around the country.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 05, 2018
The San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation is gathering public input to consider additional local landmarks for "viewshed protection," to keep the view from being blocked by development at the request of District 7 Councilwoman Ana E. Sandoval and District 2 Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw.
Written by Guest on Feb 26, 2018
By Tim Hernandez House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-San Antonio) and Ann Beeson, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, to critique the new tax bill and discuss its effects on people. During a town hall meeting at San Antonio’s Central Library, the three answered questions about the tax bill from moderator Francine Sanders Romero, Ph.D., Associate Dean in College of Public Policy, UTSA. (scroll down to watch complete video of the event)