We are here today because of the Woolworth Building, but also because of the building that stands opposite it, and because of the space between them. There is perhaps no building in the United States to which so much meaning has been attached for so long as the Alamo. Indeed, the Woolworth is at risk of being demolished because of emotional and symbolic weight the Alamo has long been made to bear.
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
Written by Andrew Gordon on May 4 2020 - 6:50pm
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow The announcement of Bill Withers’ death by his family on April 3 was a mere footnote in history, lost among the urgency of the current global health pandemic. Paradoxically, Withers’ most popular and familiar recording has increasingly become part of the collective national consciousness, just as it has countless times before in time of personal crisis, disaster and suffering.
Written by Ross Ramsey on Jan 8 2020 - 4:11pm
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Jun 27 2019 - 12:00pm
We sat in our first session, a form-based code “boot camp” in anticipation and some trepidation.
Written by AJPesquera on Jan 9 2019 - 5:30pm
San Antonio is, without question, the most backward city of any of the major urban Texas municipalities when it comes to making public records available. Opacity seems to be the rule.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 6 2018 - 2:22pm
For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”
Written by AJPesquera on Jun 3 2018 - 9:52pm
By Adolfo Pesquera On the same day it agreed to hear arguments in the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group’s lawsuit against the City of San Antonio, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled against another Texas city in a case with significant similarities.
Written by Ross Ramsey on May 18 2018 - 8:36pm
By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. Derek Ryan, a young Texas voter who also happens to be a political consultant, is finally starting to see some of his peers talking and posting about politics and showing up on lists of voters. It’s taken long enough: He’s in his early 40s.
Written by Mike Lowe on Sep 8 2016 - 1:14pm
Editors Note: This column was published in 2016 prior to the city council's vote for the SAPOA contract. The final vote of the City Council approved the contract (9-2) with the two dissenting votes cast by Ron Nirenberg (D8) and Rey Saldaña (D4). NOWCastSA was at the protest and rally that occurred a day before the vote and captured video and photos of the participants.
Written by Rick Noriega on Feb 14 2015 - 6:54pm
If nearly 50,000 more Texas students had an opportunity to go to college, most would agree that this would be good for our state. This has occurred in Texas this past decade because of the nearly unanimous bipartisan support and passage of House Bill 1403 (the Texas Dream Act) signed by Governor Rick Perry in 2001.