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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 03, 2019
A mayoral debate hosted by NOWCastSA and sponsored by AARP covered a myriad of issues including gentrification,  transportation, and, yes, the controversial vote to keep Chick-fil-A out of the San Antonio International Airport. The event was a unique opportunity to hear incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg and his challenger, District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse, address political issues and quality of life issues on how the city can remain accessible to people of all ages.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Mar 29, 2019
Sobbing and pleading for help, Silvia Rodriguez stood before a special meeting of the Housing Commission on March 12. In the previous nine years, her rent at the Soapworks apartment increased by about $100 a month, or just under 3% a year. But when the apartment complex changed hands in October of 2017, the new owner raised her rent about $100 - a whopping 20 percent - to $600 a month.
Written by AJPesquera on Mar 17, 2019
The Texas Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that favored the City of San Antonio in a long-running dispute with a community group that has been trying to transform a tract of land surrounding the Hays Street Bridge into a visitors park.