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Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 27, 2017
About 750 people filled St. Henry Catholic Church’s parish hall to hear candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council respond to COPS/Metro questions about immigration, affordable housing, minimum wages and workforce development. At the Accountability Session, candidates were told to answer the following questions:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 26, 2017
REPLAY video from a webcast of the American Educational Research Association’s Social Justice Initiative workshop on the resources and needs of college-bound undocumented students on April 29 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The session is to help undocumented students, immigrant advocates and the parents and families understand what services they can expect or ask for as students navigate the pathway to college. Parents and families who cannot attend in person are encouraged to attend the online livestream session or replay it later.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Apr 20, 2017
In nearly four decades as an architecture and urban planning critic in San Antonio, I have seen some good plans and some bad plans. Never have I seen anything as destructive, wasteful and historically insensitive as the Alamo Plaza Master Plan. It deserves a place of honor all its own in the trash bin.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 19, 2017
Update: The matter was rejected by the San Antonio Zoning Commission on May 17. Click here for story and video. The issue now moves to San Antonio City Council. On April 4, more than 50 residents from Tobin Hill and other nearby neighborhoods met with city officials and their councilman for a spirited conversation about whether 88 properties should be covered by Historic Designation.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 18, 2017
by Brooke Cowey Hundreds of people gathered at the Institute of Texan Cultures on March 27 for the fourth Cultural Conversation event which was designed to challenge misconceptions about refugees and examine how entrepreneurship in the refugee community is changing the face of San Antonio. The event was reated by District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg and State Sen. José Menéndez to promote tolerance and diversity. Watch video of the event or scroll down for more detail: