Browse Stories in Health & Environment

Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 01, 2016
The San Antonio City Council made history Thursday, June 30 when it banned the use of coal tar-based sealcoat products, making it the largest city in the nation to prohibit a compound that federal scientists acknowledge contains chemicals known to cause cancer. The ordinance was championed by District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, who brought forward a council consideration request in 2014 asking city officials to consider the prohibition of the product commonly used in the paving of driveways, parking lots and roadways.
Written by jeremycash24 on Jun 29, 2016
Carrizo Springs, TX -- Dimmit County Commissioners rejected a proposal from Stratton Oilfield Systems that would have turned a former “Man Camp” into a privately operated detention facility similar to those in Karnes and Dilley which are used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain asylum-seeking mothers and children. After heated opposition and even heckling from Dimmit residents and refugee advocates, Dimmit County Commissioners unanimously turned down the proposal, becoming the second Texas county in June to reject a federal family detention center.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 27, 2016
by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune When the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas’ 2013 abortion restrictions as unconstitutional, it was a victory years in the making for former state Sen. Wendy Davis and her “unruly mob.”
Written by Mark Tirpak on Jun 27, 2016
Per the City of San Antonio’s invitation to the public, I am offering feedback on the Brackenridge Park Master Plan which is to be finalized soon and considered for the City’s 2017 bond program.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 21, 2016
As they reviewed the track record to date of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber, Lyft and Get Me, San Antonio City Council members saw maps of where the companies have the most pickups and dropoffs.   Click here to see the full presentation from the June 15 City Council B Session. Scroll down to replay video of the meeting.