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Written by Cynthia Herrera on Jun 22 2018 - 8:27pm
Nearly 200 neighborhood residents attended the 3rd annual Neighborhood Day hosted by the Bowen Center for Neighborhood Advocacy on June 9 at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The event encourages residents to come together to get information and discuss ideas to make better neighborhoods.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 3 2017 - 6:23pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The cities of San Antonio and Austin announced on Thursday they have joined the fight to stop the state's new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, in federal court.
Written by JamiAlise on Apr 7 2017 - 3:33pm
"We are hosting a city-wide launch party event and civic engagement symposium in San Antonio to announce our presence and engage students in public affairs dialogue. Our event will feature a dynamic panel on education, civic engagement, and immigration.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 7 2017 - 12:51am
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout due to breaking news.  State Rep. Diego Bernal has withdrawn from participating in a panel discussion at South by Southwest, the annual Austin festival that begins Friday.
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 16 2017 - 2:01pm
State Sen. José Menéndez acknowledged Wednesday that he failed to report a combined $50,000 in donations from two groups that are considered arch enemies at the state Capitol — the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Texans for Lawsuit Reform.
Written by JamiAlise on Feb 3 2017 - 3:25pm
Join the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for ¡VIVA San Antonio! 2017, chaired by Eddie Aldrete, Senior Vice President of IBC Bank. ¡VIVA San Antonio! is a biennial legislative advocacy day for business and industry leaders in San Antonio to visit with legislators at the State Capitol.
Written by JamiAlise on Jan 30 2017 - 5:47pm
Texas Muslim Capitol Day is an opportunity for community members of all ages to visit the Texas State Capitol in Austin and learn about the political process and civic advocacy. Attendees will meet with their elected officials. CAIR-Houston will be organizing buses to escort participants to Austin. Lunch will be provided. Scholarships are available based on need. Contact us at mcarroll@cair.com or rnasrullah@cair.com for more information.
Written by JamiAlise on Jan 30 2017 - 4:05pm
ENGLISH (ESPANOL SIGUE) *WEAR WHITE In breif, SB 4 is the so-called "anti-sanctuary cities" proposal that:
Written by JamiAlise on Nov 28 2016 - 4:33pm
On the heels of contentious elections and just ahead of the 2017 Texas Legislative session, the Center for Public Policy Priorities will host the biennial Dare Texas Summit November 30 – December 1. More than 250 attendees from across Texas will dig into the policy challenges and opportunities facing our state and work together to build a state where everyone is healthy, well-educated and financially secure.
Written by Elizabeth Rodriguez on Sep 13 2016 - 11:14pm
Britt Tovar, a queer Chicana of Austin, Texas shared her experience of coming out as a high school student. She chose to share her story because of the experience that many teens have once they enter into the school system.  “The high school I attended in Southwest Austin did not have a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) when I came out my freshman year,” Tovar said. “My best friend at the time told me she wanted to create a GSA and that she wanted my help.”