Browse Stories in Politics

Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 27, 2017
A local state legislator and San Antonio’s top cop feel the federal and state push to step up enforcement of immigration laws, locally, could do more harm than good. But a conservative think tank official and Bexar County’s GOP chairman say the federal and state governments are only wanting cooperation from police in local immigration enforcement to improve community safety.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 24, 2017
by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Jan. 24, 2017   Before Nov. 8, Julián Castro liked to imagine sitting at home in San Antonio on Election Night, gleefully watching as the commentators at GOP-friendly Fox News called the presidential election for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 21, 2017
On Jan. 21, 2017, millions of people marched in 600 cities to protest Donald Trump, hatred and inequality and to promote hope and human rights. Using social media posts, this Storify tells the story of that day in your own words. It is San Antonio-centric, but includes posts from Paris, Antarctica and across the United States. The cover image is We are the Storm, by artist Janet Ghio. (You can purchase a poster here.)
Written by Daniel Serna on Jan 20, 2017
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) along with the William C. Velasquez Institute held a two-day “Latino Texas Strategy Session” at the Westside Education and Training Center. The strategy session was organized after an outcry from Latino voters concerned about incoming President Donald Trump’s proposed policies and offensive language towards Latinos during his presidential campaign.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 18, 2017
The formation of a long-range master plan for Brackenridge Park is nearly done, city staff told the City Council in a B session on Jan. 18. The document is meant to help integrate the park into its evolving surroundings and restore much of it to a more natural state. Preservation of historical features, and a reduction of traffic and improved parking are also goals in the plan.