Special Coverage

Written by Rick Noriega on Mar 12, 2015

AVANCE to Serve More Texas Families through Early Head Start

AVANCE has been awarded nearly $4 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants, which will fund collaboration between AVANCE and local child care programs to expand high quality early learning opportunities for San Antonio, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley’s most vulnerable infants and toddlers.

Written by gsbaird on Mar 10, 2015

The government has opened a special health care enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 after some people who recently filed their tax returns were assessed a fee because they did not have health insurance during the 2014 calendar year as required by the Affordable Care Act.

Written by Clayton Price on Mar 05, 2015

San Antonio City Council voted Thursday to dramatically lower fees and loosen some key parts of the city ordinance that legalizes and regulates Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such Uber and Lyft.

The move, which was opposed by District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran and District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez, still fell considerably short of the full repeal that Uber said was necessary for it to stay in San Antonio.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 05, 2015

The conversation about legalizing transportation network companies Uber and Lyft has neglected any mention of social justice or the historic corruption that permeated San Antonio’s taxi industry for years.

The rush to exempt the San Francisco-based multi-billion dollar companies from San Antonio's carefully crafted consumer protection and worker protection rules for taxis, pedicabs, limousines and horse-drawn carriages also flies in the face of Nobel Prize-winning economic theory about sustainably sharing a common good such as the public streets.

Written by Clayton Price on Mar 04, 2015

Updated: NOWCastSA has created an interactive graphic that lets you compare regulations on Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft in San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Dallas.

This updated graphic shows how San Antonio changed its regulations after Uber and Lyft complained the rules were too strict here compared to other cities.