Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice is marking its 30th anniversary throughout 2017. But for individuals who have long been associated with the nonprofit, such as director Graciela Sanchez, Esperanza is not standing idly by, celebrating with a few special events. Sanchez. other staff members, volunteers and supporters of the Esperanza have plenty to do, addressing a variety of local and global issues, like they always have.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 26 2017 - 3:30pm
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 Edmond Ortiz on Nov 18 2016 - 2:35pm
The citizen committees studying San Antonio's planned 2017 bond are more than halfway through their work. Members of the parks and recreation committee, though, are offering varying opinions that reflect a growing number of residents who hope to get more attention for smaller, less visible projects citywide.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 3 2016 - 12:45pm
Residents packed the auditorium at San Antonio Central Library Nov. 2 to speak in support of millions of dollars in bond-funded projects to improve the city's largest parks, including Brackenridge, Hardberger, McAllister and the Hemisfair Civic Park. The meeting was the last chance for citizens to be heard by the Parks and Recreation Bond Committee on proposals for the $850 million bond package that will go before voters in 2017.
Written by Susan Yerkes on Oct 5 2016 - 9:20pm
Editor's Note: This column was originally published in the October 2016 issue of LOCAL community news. It has been republished here with the permission from the author and publication. With a divisive, nasty national election right round the corner it’s hard to focus fully on a local election that’s more than six months off. But the City of San Antonio bond election coming up next May is likely to affect most folks in and around the city as much, if not more than, the winner of the presidential cage fight.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Oct 5 2016 - 3:19pm
The city of San Antonio will have a number of public events at Brackenridge Park this fall. That's when visitors will be asked to get acquainted with the park's draft master plan and provide feedback on it.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Aug 16 2016 - 3:03am
The San Antonio Neighborhoods and Livability Committee voted to jettison some controversial proposals from the Brackenridge Park draft master plan and sent city staff back to ask the people who use the park what they want. (Scroll down to replay video of the meeting.)
Written by Green Spaces A… on Jul 26 2016 - 4:52pm
Isabel Garcia, a member of the Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas board of directors, read the following letter at a Brackenridge Park Proposed Master Plan public meeting on July 7, 2016 at the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center. Scroll down to replay video of Garcia speaking at the meeting, and to see a PDF of the letter dated July 21.
Written by admin_charlotteanne on Jul 6 2016 - 6:08pm
This week: San Antonio hits a Level Two Heat Advisory, what the new anti-idling ordinance means; more on the Brackenridge Park draft master plan and a look back at San Antonio Pride festival and parade. : Extreme Heat
Written by B Kay Richter on Jul 5 2016 - 2:45pm
A new master plan for San Antonio's Brackenridge Park has drawn hundreds of residents to recent public hearings, all but unanimously in opposition to the proposal.