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Written by Ross Ramsey on May 18, 2018
By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. Derek Ryan, a young Texas voter who also happens to be a political consultant, is finally starting to see some of his peers talking and posting about politics and showing up on lists of voters. It’s taken long enough: He’s in his early 40s.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 17, 2018
Updated: Board members of the Alamo Trust, which manages the daily operations of the historic Alamo, met in public for the first time, giving a peek inside closed-door meetings, and getting an earful from passionate preservationists. Watch complete video here or scroll down for an article with quotes and links to context.
Written by AJPesquera on May 16, 2018
by Adolfo Pesquera The San Antonio Zoning Commission denied a zoning request from industrial to multifamily on a 400-unit market rate apartment project planned for Southtown.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 14, 2018
By Alexa Ura and Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune From Jacquelyn Callanen’s perch in the Bexar County elections office, the period following Texas’ voter registration deadlines is best described as a paper tsunami. Some of it arrives by mail. Some stacks are delivered by volunteer voter registrars. The secretary of state’s office sends over a handful of boxes filled to the brim.
Written by Cynthia Spielman on May 03, 2018
By Cynthia Spielman and Cosima Colvin Neighborhood Plans are civic engagement and grassroots democracy at its most local level. They were created by ordinary people who care about their community and were willing to work, to participate and to engage with their neighbors in a real partnership with the city under the 1998 Community Building and Neighborhood Planning Program.   We spent hundreds of hours planning, facilitating and attending meetings. We talked to one another, and sometimes struggled with ideas until we finally came to a consensus.