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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 19, 2012
You know that annoying "SOPA" Internet protest on Jan. 18 that blacked out everything from Wikipedia to LOLCats?Why should you care?The so-called "Stop Internet Piracy Act" is about as close to your life as the screen where you're reading this article.As written, SOPA could let someone try to blacklist NOWCastSA for daring to webcast the part of a Fiesta parade where the high school band plays "Seventy-six Trombones."
Written by abnaz on Jan 16, 2012
Marchers came from the North and West sides of San Antonio. Some stepped out their East Side doorsteps. Others hailed from Long Island, New York, and Baltimore. They all came to San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Drive to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 25th annual official march, believed to be the largest such march in the nation.San Antonio Police officials declined to give a crowd estimate, but the parade of marchers stretched a mile long, with crowd organizers believing that it exceeded past years’ estimates of 100,000 people.
Written by nancypjohnson on Jan 11, 2012
Janie Barrera, founding president and CEO of ACCION Texas, Inc., has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio Branch board of directors.Barrera’s appointment is a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2014. She will give input into regional economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Dec 12, 2011
In November 2010, voters approved -- by an overwhelming margin -- a $515 million bond package for the San Antonio Independent School District.The bond included a proposed $35 million for renovations to Alamo Stadium and the Alamo Convocation Center next door. What has been of contention since before the election is the specifics of those renovations for Alamo Stadium, including the potential placement of a professional-sized soccer field inside the stadium. A new field would require the removal of a track currently bordering the regulation football field.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Nov 29, 2011
REPLAY VIDEO: Information and general updates about the latest downtown transportation projects will be made in an open forum on Tuesday, Nov. 29. NOWCastSA will webcast the specific presentations about the Downtown Transportation Study, the HemisFair Park Area Framework Plan and the VIA Long Range Plan.The presentations will begin at 5:45 p.m. and be repeated beginning at 7:15 p.m. for those who wish to attend at the San Antonio Central Library at 600 Soledad Street. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:30 p.m.