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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 06, 2016
A Mennonite Church in San Antonio has become a living nativity scene, sheltering hundreds of refugee mothers and children who fled violence and poverty in Central America. Immigration officials delivered more than 500 asylum-seeking women and children to the church after a judge in Austin ruled that Texas could not license the detention centers where they were being held as child care facilities. The refugees were delivered in waves, some arriving at 2 a.m. Monday in a driving thunderstorm.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 06, 2016
The Parks Community Bond Committee on Monday, Dec. 5, finalized its recommendations toward the city’s planned 2017 bond. Committee members spent nearly four hours making proposals and counter-proposals. Negotiations during brief breaks took place. A few tense moments, also, were present.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 01, 2016
The Texas Tribune is pleased to present a series of events focusing on the issues at play in the run-up to the 85th Legislature — and what they mean for one of the state’s largest and fastest-growing cities and its surrounding communities.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 30, 2016
Replay the video: Nearly 200 people met on Nov. 29 for a wide-ranging community conversation about how San Antonio residents are moving forward together after a divisive 2016 election. The conversation was hosted by San Antonio District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg at the Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro and included diverse participants  from across the community. Panelists included:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 29, 2016
Members of a C.O.P.S. (Communities Organized for Public Service (C.O.P.S.)/Metro Alliance "action team" are unsure how to take on part of the city's planned 2017 bond that could dedicate $20 million toward affordable housing.