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Written by Randy Bear on Aug 07, 2013
As several of you probably know, the San Antonio City Council will be considering modifications to city code to provide protection status for sexual orientation, gender identity, and veterans status. The protections will be added to five areas of the code that already provide protections for other classes. Those involve public accommodations, city employment, fair housing, contracts, and boards and commissions.
Written by evrard on Aug 05, 2013
REPLAY VIDEO: The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, in collaboration with Trinity University, hosted a conference on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for interested stakeholders at Trinity University’s Stieren Theater on Aug. 8, 2013 to address the changes to healthcare propelled by ACA.
Written by Sen. Leticia Va... on Jul 29, 2013
One of my priority issues at the Capitol is combating human trafficking. If you’re not familiar with that term, you may know it by its older name: slavery. Trafficking often means forced prostitution, and frequently, the victim is a child. A few years ago, a physician working in Bexar County introduced me to a sex trafficking survivor, a young boy who nearly died from the physical trauma. I later learned the Interstate 10 corridor is a major hub of trafficking activity in the United States.
Written by Clayton Price on Jul 23, 2013
On June 8, 2013 the 24th Annual Neighborhood Conference addressed neighborhood associations and residents from all over San Antonio on the issue of safety at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. Precinct 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson launched the lunchtime session, delivering a talk on the importance of neighborhood associations. Jeanne Russell of SA2020 led a panel discussion on crime and safety with Deputy Chief Joe Hamilton of Bexar County Sherriff's Department and Assistant Chief Jose Banales of the San Antonio Police department. The session concluded with questions and concerns from attendees. Watch the entire session below.
Written by Tawseef Ali on Jul 18, 2013
  Calling his audience the “best of our democracy,” Rep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio, recapped the 83rd legislative session to a group of about 50 local neighborhood association leaders.