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Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 01, 2017
San Antonians are being introduced - or in some cases, reintroduced - this week to the city’s SA Tomorrow comprehensive plan. The city is hosting open houses with representatives of a few city departments and other partner agencies provide basic information about the plan. The first of four open houses was held Feb. 28 at Stinson Airport. Last year, the City Council adopted the long-range plan to help guide the city as Bexar County prepares to add 1 million more residents by 2040.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 26, 2017
This video by the ACLU explains the presidential actions regarding transgender students and the civil rights case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28. Last year, President Barack Obama said civil rights laws should cover transgender students, but in 2017, President Donald Trump said transgender students should not be covered by civil rights laws. But the courts determine the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue on March 28, 2017.
Written by Daniel Serna on Feb 22, 2017
The refugee assistance group Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) Texas is collecting petition signatures asking Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar to reject a federal government request for his deputies enforce the 287(g) section
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 19, 2017
The Alta Vista Neighborhood Association met on Jan. 25, 2017 to discuss issues including the Vacant Building Program. Claudia Guerra, newly elected board president, introduced John Stevens, manager of the San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation’s Vacant Building Program. (Link to more information: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Vacant-Building )
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 18, 2017
About 200 people marched through the streets of San Antonio Saturday, Feb. 18, protesting the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. Liberty League of San Antonio, a grassroots organization, organized the peaceful event, which went viral via a Facebook invite.