Written by San Antonio Pu… on May 29 2018 - 11:06am
San Antonio Public Library visitors are invited to use any public computer at any library location to access online content from the New York Times. Users only need an email address to access the site, or can sign in using a Facebook or Google account. Users who would like to access from home simply need to visit mysapl.org/services to access the newspaper under “databases." From there, cardholders will create an account and redeem a special code for one-day access that renews each day, so Library customers can access the New York Times every day!
Written by Cynthia Spielman on May 3 2018 - 1:25pm
By Cynthia Spielman and Cosima Colvin Neighborhood Plans are civic engagement and grassroots democracy at its most local level. They were created by ordinary people who care about their community and were willing to work, to participate and to engage with their neighbors in a real partnership with the city under the 1998 Community Building and Neighborhood Planning Program.   We spent hundreds of hours planning, facilitating and attending meetings. We talked to one another, and sometimes struggled with ideas until we finally came to a consensus.
Written by Cary Clack on Jul 4 2017 - 11:07am
To be an American is not a talent. It's not a craft or skill discovered and manifested early in life that is honed and mastered so that we perform with pride as others marvel at this singular talent. We didn't will ourselves into existence or align the stars and our bloodlines in our favor so that we would be born in the United States. When we say that we're proud to be an American it should be with the acknowledgement that everyone should be proud of his or her birthright.
Written by Don Mathis on Feb 21 2017 - 8:02pm
The Esperanza Center opened its doors in solidarity with the National General Strike in opposition to the current administration. On Friday, Feb. 17, Strike4Democracy coordinated more than 100 strike actions across the country to stand up for America’s democratic principles. Local poets and protestors included Eliza Perez, Don Mathis, Enrique Sanchez, Gianna Rendon, Monica Landry, and Elva Treviño.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jul 22 2016 - 12:43pm
When Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association filed a routine appeal of the city’s zoning for a Stripes convenience store and gas station at Fredericksburg Road and Woodlawn Avenue, the developer's response shocked them. Association members said the developer, GFR Development Services, sent emails threatening to file a lawsuit against them unless they dropped the appeal.
Written by Dialogue Institute on Nov 16 2015 - 11:08pm
Jim Harrington TCRP Director and Attorney Born in Lansing, Michigan, Jim Harrington received his law degree in 1973 from the University of Detroit, from where he also had earned a Master’s degree in philosophy.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 28 2015 - 1:20pm
A runoff election is being held for Texas House District 124 with Early Voting through April 17 from 8 a.m. to a p.m. and Election Day on April 21. (Find an Early Voting Polling Place here.) The candidates for House District 124 are:
Written by UIWPR on Sep 27 2012 - 4:15pm
At "Democracy, the Common Good, and Elections" Dr. Gary Keith of the UIW Political Science Department and Advisor of the Pre-Law Program will invite consideration of critical questions. The Platform for the Common Good, which is based on principles from Catholic social tradition, is part of the background for this session - find more information at http://www.networklobby.org/platform-common-good. For more information about the event contact Gary Keith at 832-2183 or gkeith@uiwtx.edu.
Written by bexarkat on Aug 3 2010 - 1:44pm
David Cobb, national spokesperson for the movement to Declare Independence from Corporate Rule, will lead a community dialogue about this growing movement for democracy in the United States on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Josephine Theatre, 339 W. Josephine St. He will illustrate how unelected and unaccountable corporations have hijacked our government and describe the national coalition of diverse public interest, community, and business organizations which has issued a bold call to amend the United States Constitution to restore the power of people over corporations.