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Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 16, 2011
Telling the story of his one semester as a substitute teacher at Jefferson High School, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro told teachers preparing for the upcoming school year that he knows the impact they can have on students. He also implored them to continue their push toward making the city's education system top-notch.Castro gave a brief speech to teachers on Tuesday, August 16, at Carlos Coon Elementary in the Northside Independent School District, praising them for their work and talking up the SA2020 initiative.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 15, 2011
With about 50 people quietly munching on a surprisingly healthy breakfast, one of San Antonio’s representatives in Washington, D.C., said the onus for a healthier community was on the neighborhoods first.U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez, the representative for Texas’ 20th district, gave a brief update on health issues in front of legislators and focused on increasing the health of the community by asking those in attendance to take more responsibility.
Written by evrard on Aug 11, 2011
Information from press release:The FY 2012 Proposed Budget will be presented to City Council on Thursday, August 11, and San Antonio residents are invited to provide their comments on the proposal at community hearings set to begin Monday, August 15.Council members and City staff will be available at the hearings to explain important aspects of the proposed budget and answer questions from participants, and a short educational video will be presented to help participants learn more about the budget proposal.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Jul 19, 2011
WATCH THE REPLAY: The latest in a series of public meetings designed to receive the public's input into changes they would like around the San Antonio area is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19. NOWCastSA will be streaming the event from La Villita's Assembly Building in downtown San Antonio.
Written by gsbaird on Jul 07, 2011
When former President George H.W. Bush referred to Reaganomics as “voodoo economics," he was right on target. Yet, Republicans continue to claim that lowering taxes will result in higher revenues.Currently, President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership are looking for a mutually agreeable plan that raises the national debt limit and provides a plan for budget deficit reduction over the next decade.