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Written by Laura Acevedo on Nov 08, 2017
In the Nov. 8 edition of #AskRon, Mayor Ron Nirenberg talks with Councilman Rey Saldaña about the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The two discussed how violent acts impact our communities. Also, Nirenberg and Saldaña take a ride on a VIA bus.
Written by Laura Acevedo on Nov 01, 2017
In this Special Edition of #AskRon on Nov. 1, Mayor Ron Nirenberg talks about the upcoing city council meeting regarding emergency situations, and also talking about that night's NBA World Series game with the Houston Astros.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 01, 2017
by Giulia Afiune, The Texas Tribune Update: Rosa Maria Hernandez was released to her parents the afternoon of Nov. 3. More in this story from KSAT-12 news  and this story from Univision.
Written by Karen Ball on Oct 31, 2017
San Antonio kicked off a discussion of Participatory Budgeting (PB) at The Brick at Blue Star on June 6, 2017 in a free community-powered event. The conversation showcased Palo Alto College’s PB process (learn more here), and concluded with residents, elected officials and candidates talking about how PB could work. Watch the video and scroll down for a commentary by participant Karen Ball:
Written by Rogelio Sáenz on Oct 17, 2017
Tragedy struck Sunday, July 23, 2017 when dozens of immigrants were trapped in a semi-trailer truck parked in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio. The men, women, and children put on the rig in Laredo had been promised that their trip would include air conditioning. Not only did they not have air conditioning, but no air to breathe or water to drink as well. It was certainly a horrifying and gruesome end to the lives of 10 people who have died thus far and a horrendous experience to survivors who no doubt contemplated their death over several hours that felt like an eternity.