Webcast: San Antonio and the Issues in the Interim Texas Legislature

At noon on Tuesday April 26, watch the live webcast of the first installment of the Texas Tribune San Antonio City Series.  The event will feature a San Antonio conversation about school finance and school choice, immigration, health care, spending and taxes, and other consequential matters with state Reps. Diego Bernal, Rick Galindo, Ina Minjarez and Justin Rodriguez. Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith will moderate.

This event will be a The University of Texas at San Antonio's Main Campus in the H-E-B University Center. The conversation will be livestreamed here and accessible for viewing afterward.


  • Bernal, D-San Antonio, serves as a member of the Urban Affairs and the International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs committees. Before his election to the Texas House in 2015, Bernal served on the San Antonio city council and worked as an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
  • Galindo, R-San Antonio, serves on the Public Education and the Government Transparency & Operation committees. Galindo was elected in 2014 in an upset of Democratic incumbent Philip Cortez. He works as a risk manager for Spectrum Association Management.

  • Minjarez, D-San Antonio, serves as a member of the State Affairs, Transportation, and Federal Environmental Regulation committees. Prior to her election in 2015 to the seat formerly held by now-Sen. José Menéndez, Minjarez served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bexar County.
  • Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, serves on the Rules & Resolutions, Pensions and Appropriations committees. Before his election in 2012, Rodriguez served on the SAISD Board for three years and two terms on the San Antonio city council. He previously worked as a juvenile prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and is currently a practicing attorney.