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Written by Cary Clack on Jul 04, 2017
To be an American is not a talent. It's not a craft or skill discovered and manifested early in life that is honed and mastered so that we perform with pride as others marvel at this singular talent. We didn't will ourselves into existence or align the stars and our bloodlines in our favor so that we would be born in the United States. When we say that we're proud to be an American it should be with the acknowledgement that everyone should be proud of his or her birthright.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 02, 2017
San Antonio's Pride Bigger than Texas festival and parade began the morning of July 1, 2017 with a community "Chalk It Up" creation of a chalk rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Evergreen and Main. The crosswalks were augmented by a diagonal blue line in memory of San Antonio Police officer Miguel Moreno who was shot and killed near there a day earlier. Here is a Storify of the day, built with the Tweets, Instagrams and Facebook posts of 39 of your neighbors:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 26, 2017
Hundreds of people from across Texas came to San Antonio on June 26 to demonstrate against Senate Bill 4, the anti-sanctuary city law at the same time as a federal court was hearing arguments from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and El Cenizo who are suing to block the anti-immigrant law. Here are the Twitters from people inside and outside the courthouse who reported on the events of the day. In all, we've quoted 112 individuals and organizations. Check it out:
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 03, 2017
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The cities of San Antonio and Austin announced on Thursday they have joined the fight to stop the state's new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, in federal court.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 25, 2017
Bexar County Appraisal District officials gave Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association members a rundown on rising property values and a roadmap for protesting their valuations at the May 16 meeting. Most importantly, protests must be filed by May 31 and can be done online or in person. Watch the complete video here or scroll below the video for links to jump directly to key points in the presentation and the Q&A with residents. The meeting began with a presentation by Lynn Bobbitt, Executive Director of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy.