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Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 10, 2011
A town hall meeting on the future of higher education and Texas' projected budget shortfall drew dozens of residents to St. Philip's College on San Antonio's East Side. Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, hosted the forum that featured Texas' Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes, who took questions from members of the audience at the filled 160-seat Heritage Room. Paredes warned that if state lawmakers approve wide-ranging cuts in education "we will have no money for new students, zilch, zero, nada."
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 07, 2011
State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, will be hosting a public forum to discuss possible measures to reduce Texas' projected $27 billion budget deficit during the 2001 legislative session.McClendon, whose 120th District covers most of San Antonio and Bexar County's East Side, announced the Thursday, Feb. 10 forum in a robocall received by a NOWCastSA staffer on Sunday, Feb. 6. The forum is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., according to the call.
Written by Graciela Sanchez on Jan 25, 2011
On April 1, 2002, the historic gas station, open-air dance space known as La Gloria was demolished.Hundreds of community residents from the West Side and from all parts of San Antonio joined arms, hearts and minds for over two months to stop the destruction of this landmark building. But the owners of La Gloria, and their cronies at City Council didn’t listen to the community.Y murio La Gloria.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Jan 17, 2011
This short documentary follows the plight of a band of University of Texas at San Antonio students who launched a hunger strike last November, urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act.The strike began at the UTSA on Nov. 10, 2010, when several students announced they were "undocumented and unafraid." The young activists vowed only to consume water and fruit juice for as long as it took.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Dec 24, 2010
 NOWCastSA was with the DREAM Act protestors when they broke a 43-day fast at the Jefferson United Methodist Church. This video contains exclusive footage of their first meal. They were joined by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. The students vowed to continue fighting for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented people who were brought to this country as children and who spend time in school or in the military.