Special Coverage

Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 19, 2017

by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune

Ruth Jones McClendon, the former longtime state representative from San Antonio, has died. She was 74.

State Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, McClendon's successor, said she died this morning at her home in San Antonio.

Written by Ben Olivo on Dec 15, 2017

By Ben Olivo
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg put the brakes on a city policy that has lead to an influx of market-rate apartments in the downtown area — which many San Antonians would consider luxury because of the high cost of living there. In making the order at the Governance Committee on Tuesday, he also raised several questions regarding the city’s role in subsidizing its own growth.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 15, 2017

This has been a tough year to be a journalist, and, for that matter, a sentient, compassionate human being.

I’ve thought a lot about my friend, Molly Ivins. I wonder what she would be saying, and how she’d be reminding us to stop and laugh right through our fears.

Written by karensadams on Dec 05, 2017

ChildSafe was recently awarded a $6,770 grant by the Texas Bar Foundation for a care coordination team for commercially sexually exploited youth, a problem that plagues children in Texas and especially Bexar County. As a result of this grant, ChildSafe will facilitate the creation of a dedicated taskforce and protocols to better identify and meet the needs of child victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Written by rudyarispe on Dec 01, 2017

During last year’s holiday season, approximately one in four deaths on Texas roadways were alcohol-related. In an effort to reduce these fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds drivers to plan for a sober ride as part of their holiday celebrations.