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Written by Edmond Ortiz on Oct 26, 2016
Over the objection of neighbors, the San Antonio Planning Commission recommended amending a future land use plan to accommodate a low-income apartment complex in the Ingram Hills neighborhood. The vote followed a tense presentation, which included brief shouting between the developer and a handful of Ingram Hills residents. The proposed 252-unit community, named Majestic Ranch, would be located off Callaghan Road and Majestic Drive.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 24, 2016
by Jim Malewitz Hey, Texplainer: When I show up to the polls to vote, do I need my photo ID? If you’re confused about what ID to bring to the polls, it’s no wonder; Legal wrangling over the state’s requirements this year has turned rather complicated.
Written by Mario Salas on Oct 23, 2016
A historic project is underway across the country, and in San Antonio, as veterans of the Student National Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) meet to organize projects and programs that seek to educate the nation. The project in San Antonio will attempt to reach out to young activists in the Black Lives Matter Movement in the form of two events; a poetry reading and a workshop designed to train people on what to do when stopped by the police.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 22, 2016
REPLAY VIDEO: The webcast of Civic Life in the Cyber Age, brought to you by the Annette Strauss Center for Civic Life on Oct. 22, 2016 at the University of Texas at Austin Belo Center for New Media. The conference is focused on how technology is being leveraged to enhance civic participation. Click here to see the agenda. Watch the video:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Oct 14, 2016
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Live Oak Mayor Mary Dennis, joining a panel discussion about property taxes on Oct. 13, said they would be open to any way to reduce the tax burden on residents. But they are wary about how some proposals, including one that calls for eliminating property taxes, would impact growing Texas cities.