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Written by Teresa Shumaker on Aug 21, 2017
By Teresa Shumaker Just weeks into his new job as Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg spoke candidly about his priorities for the city, with an emphasis on equity for  at a town hall conversation at the University of Texas at San Antonio, July 27, 2017. The event was co-sponsored by UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News and moderated by Francine Romero, Associate Dean of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy. Watch NOWCastSA video of the full event here or scroll down to read more about the discussion:
Written by Ben Olivo on Aug 18, 2017
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Keeping a promise he made while on the campaign trail, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced today the formation of his Housing Policy Task Force, a five-member group responsible for addressing San Antonio’s affordable housing shortage and for crafting policies that will prevent displacement of residents because of gentrification.
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 13, 2017
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune   It’s supposed to be God, not government, that decides when a Catholic church that’s been welcoming parishioners since 1899 should burn its last candle.
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 02, 2017
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Representatives from Texas’ business, local government and higher education sectors argued Tuesday that the state’s new immigration-enforcement law, which is slated to take effect Sept. 1, could do billions of dollars in damage to the Texas economy.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 23, 2017
Nine immigrants are dead and 20 others are clinging to life after they were found inside a smuggler's truck at a Wal-Mart on July 23, 2017. Here is how San Antonio responded.