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Written by Joe Ruiz on Sep 07, 2011
You can fight city hall and win.A grassroots campaign by students and their parents convinced San Antonio officials to restore funding for a music program that was to have been cut from the 2012 budget.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Sep 06, 2011
While I conducted an interview with puppywalker and foster parent Rebecca Badeaux, a four-week-old litter of Vizsla puppies went to town gnawing on my jeans and jumping around my shoes. This would not be a normal interview. The puppies, known as the "I" litter, scampered around a large, shaded kennel. For the first year of their lives, all they will do is play and learn to be comfortable around groups of new people.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 31, 2011
After 10 public meetings to hear comments from the city's residents, the San Antonio City Council will be presented with a collection of those thoughts two weeks before the scheduled vote to approve the budget for the next fiscal year.UPDATE, 2:12 p.m., September 2: Below is a collection of some of the tweets we sent and how others responded.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 29, 2011
We had such excellent feedback on our coverage of San Antonio city budget public hearings that we decided to live-tweet the final district hearing at Miller's Pond Community Center on the city's Southwest side.In case you missed our previous coverage, find it here:
Written by Irene Berns on Aug 26, 2011
Dear Fellow Parents, Students and Friends,My name is Irene Berns and I am a parent and a student in Michael Gravitt's keyboard and percussion classes. My daughter Samantha is in sax, piano and keyboards. We have been in the city music programs for six years and we are heartbroken that classes will not resume next week. I have started a " Save the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Music Program" campaign and I'm asking for your help.