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Written by Rogelio Sáenz on Oct 17, 2017
Tragedy struck Sunday, July 23, 2017 when dozens of immigrants were trapped in a semi-trailer truck parked in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio. The men, women, and children put on the rig in Laredo had been promised that their trip would include air conditioning. Not only did they not have air conditioning, but no air to breathe or water to drink as well. It was certainly a horrifying and gruesome end to the lives of 10 people who have died thus far and a horrendous experience to survivors who no doubt contemplated their death over several hours that felt like an eternity.
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 16, 2017
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Sometimes at public meetings, when it’s time for citizens to address whatever governmental body is presiding, their questions or concerns aren’t germane to the discussion — they’re off-topic or meant for another body. The first public meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s housing task force was different. On Tuesday Oct. 3, all of the housing questions that audience members lobbed toward the five-member task force landed. None were off limits. (Watch full video of the meeting here, scroll down to read more)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 03, 2017
Replay the video from the forum, “Transportation Needs of San Antonio: How are we preparing for the future?” hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area on Monday, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. Thanks to donations from viewers like you, you can replay the video free, right on this page.
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 02, 2017
The first open meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s newly-assembled housing task force is set for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. In mid August, Nirenberg announced the five-member task force — built to address San Antonio’s most pressing housing needs, such as gentrification and the shortage of affordable housing units. At Tuesday’s meeting, Nirenberg expects the group to identify goals — both short- and long-term — and craft a timeline.
Written by Laura Acevedo on Sep 27, 2017
Here is the September 27, 17 edition of #AskRon with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg talking about Hurricane Harvey relief.  Nirenberg talked about the clean up and rebuild that will need to take place in Houston and the surrounding areas and talked about transportation in San Antonio.