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Written by Ross Ramsey on Mar 28, 2018
By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Counting is one thing. Culling is something else entirely. As the federal government prepares for its once-every-decade count of the U.S. population, it has decided to ask residents whether they are U.S. citizens or not. At a time when immigration and sanctuary cities top Republican lists of political concerns, that question has less to do with counting and more to do with culling.
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 14, 2018
By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. A panel of three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Tuesday that most of the state’s immigration enforcement legislation, Senate Bill 4, can remain in effect while the case plays out, handing a victory to Gov. Greg Abbott and Republican supporters of the law.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 14, 2018
Elected leaders and pro-immigrant groups came together on the steps of San Antonio City Hall on March 14, 2018 and vowed to keep fighting the anti-immigrant law, SB 4 one day after judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of the Texas law. (scroll down to watch complete video of the 30-minute event)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 12, 2018
In a victory for the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group and its recently deceased founder, Doug Steadman, the Historic and Design Review Commission on March 9 rejected a developer’s proposal to erect a 72-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-tall Hays Street Bridge. (click here to watch video of the entire meeting or click on any quote below to jump straight to that spot in the video.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 09, 2018
A city commission is scheduled to pass judgement today on a developer’s proposal to erect a 74-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-high Hays Street Bridge, one of the most recognized landmarks in San Antonio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The apartment building would block the view of the iconic bridge, and would be built on land donated by the Dawson family in 2005 to be a public park.