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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 21, 2017
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg testified against the so-called “bathroom bill,” saying it “puts transgendered people in the crosshairs of discrimination,” and threatens the Texas economy.
Written by Donna Howard on Jul 21, 2017
Upon receiving their property tax notices Texas homeowners seem ready to channel Peter Finch in the classic movie "Network," by throwing open their windows and yelling, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"  But at whom should that ire be directed?   Some wolves in sheep's clothing at the State Capitol are pointing their fingers at your locally elected officials and pursuing legislation to tightly restrict cities.  But don't be fooled—it's the wolves themselves who have driven up your property taxes.  
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 19, 2017
Bexar County Chief Appraiser, Michael Amezquita answered questions and provided information to residents at a District 1 Property Tax Forum on May 22 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Residents got information and guidance on the appraisal and protest process.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 18, 2017
Neighbors heard about a victory for the Neighborhood Conservation District plan, got a preview of the Midtown Master Plan Process and heard about the Brackenridge Park Community Cat Project at the June 20, 2017 meeting of the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association. MNPA Board Secretary Camis Milam said she attended the June 19 meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and testified against three of the five variances sought by the DSW Construction Co., which proposed building 45 two- and three-story town homes near the southeast corner of East Mulberry and Tendick.
Written by Maria Gardner on Jul 12, 2017
In the Texas Senate in 1957, when filibusters were used by southern legislators to weaken racial integration mandates, Henry B. Gonzalez and Abraham Kazen filibustered for a record-setting 36 hours to successfully kill bills that would have enabled segregation.