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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 27, 2017
Despite a call from Congressman Lloyd Doggett asking them not to do it, immigration officials left 50 Central American women and children stranded at the San Antonio bus station on Aug. 25 as Hurricane Harvey approached the city. Sister Sharon Alterdorf, a member of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, said the move by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stranded the asylum-seeking refugees inside the station because bus service was halted due to the storm.
Written by Joseph Tucker on Aug 21, 2017
By Joseph Tucker Increased raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Border Patrol agents are frightening women away from the only reproductive health clinic in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a reproductive rights advocate.
Written by Teresa Shumaker on Aug 21, 2017
By Teresa Shumaker Just weeks into his new job as Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg spoke candidly about his priorities for the city, with an emphasis on equity for  at a town hall conversation at the University of Texas at San Antonio, July 27, 2017. The event was co-sponsored by UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News and moderated by Francine Romero, Associate Dean of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy. Watch NOWCastSA video of the full event here or scroll down to read more about the discussion:
Written by Ben Olivo on Aug 18, 2017
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Keeping a promise he made while on the campaign trail, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced today the formation of his Housing Policy Task Force, a five-member group responsible for addressing San Antonio’s affordable housing shortage and for crafting policies that will prevent displacement of residents because of gentrification.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 17, 2017
NOWCastSA is launching a month-long crowd-funding campaign to raise $15,000 to fund maps filled with information. Click here to go to the campaign   The maps help kids, seniors and the whole community know more.