While a boisterous audience of COPS/Metro Alliance members cheered them on, candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council pledged to fight Senate Bill 4 - the anti-sanctuary city law - starting on the day they take office. About 350 people packed the Dominion Church of God in Christ on May 22 for a Get Out the Vote Rally and Accountability Session where candidates were asked to give yes or no answers to questions about the COPS/Metro agenda on SB4, affordable housing, immigration and living wages.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 24 2017 - 12:59pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 5 2017 - 8:24pm
The San Antonio Police Chief, the Bexar County Sheriff and District Attorney condemned the bill banning sanctuary policies, and were joined by C.O.P.S./Metro leaders who said they “refuse to give up a culture of hospitality and welcoming the stranger.”
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 27 2017 - 8:45pm
About 750 people filled St. Henry Catholic Church’s parish hall to hear candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council respond to COPS/Metro questions about immigration, affordable housing, minimum wages and workforce development. At the Accountability Session, candidates were told to answer the following questions:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 14 2017 - 2:57pm
How do the four candidates for City Council District 2 feel about Neighborhood Conservation Districts, Infill Development Zoning, the city’s S.A.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Jan 24 2017 - 6:23pm
Replay the video from the Jan. 17, 2017 Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association meeting. Watch a presentation on the Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition by Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association President Cynthia Spielman. (See NOWCastSA story on Tier 1 here.) Watch a presentation on NOWCastSA's new Neighborhood Membership program by Charlotte-Anne Lucas. Watch a presentation by District 2 San Antonio City Councilman Alan Warrick.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 18 2017 - 9:42pm
The formation of a long-range master plan for Brackenridge Park is nearly done, city staff told the City Council in a B session on Jan. 18. The document is meant to help integrate the park into its evolving surroundings and restore much of it to a more natural state. Preservation of historical features, and a reduction of traffic and improved parking are also goals in the plan.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 6 2017 - 4:26pm
Councilman Alan Warrick, II is hosting an empowerment summit for all residents, small business owners, and stakeholders in an effort to hear the community’s vision for the future of the westside. The summit will be held on January 21, 2017 from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at St. Phillips College. Breakfast will be served.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 23 2016 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Optimized with additional information, tools, links, transcribed quotes, links to specific spots in the video and outside links to helpful information. Replay video from the live webcast of What's Next for DREAMers, a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio Aula Canaria Lecture Hall on the downtown campus, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. SCROLL down below video for links, tools and transcript.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Oct 10 2016 - 4:14pm
Councilman Alan E. Warrick, II and San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) invites San Antonio's business community to attend this quarter’s Eastside Business Briefing. Hosted quarterly, the Eastside Business Briefing will provide updates on the growth and development of businesses and corporate partners on San Antonio's Eastside. Entrepreneurs, professionals and involved citizens are invited to attend and learn about new ways they can influence growth within the City's urban core.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 5 2016 - 7:57pm
"Viva Cesar Chavez!" "Viva Dolores Huerta!" "The people united will never be divided!" Those were just some of the chants that could be heard in downtown San Antonio on Labor Day morning, Sept. 5, 2016. Hundreds of union members, labor activists and local leaders took to the streets to celebrate a defining moment in the labor movement from 50 years ago.