The River Road Neighborhood Association firmly opposes a controversial and secretive proposal to use city bond funds to demolish San Antonio’s historic Sunken Garden Theater and convert it into an event space that will overwhelm the infrastructure of the entire area. “This is the people’s park. It is not for sale,” says River Road Neighborhood Association Chair Lucy Wilson. “The Brackenridge Park Conservancy has put forward a proposal to use public funds in a private development scheme.”
Written by Sofia Briones on Oct 15 2021 - 3:18pm
NOWCastSA created this resource page after a state agency removed a webpage of resources for LGBTQ youth. Check this list of LGBTQ+ resources to find the support and help you need to navigate life's challenges.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Aug 7 2012 - 12:06pm
Where can you find all the back-to-school events, health fairs and clinics where you can get free backpacks and school supplies, free and low-cost immunization shots? On NOWCastSA's bit.ly/KISSMap. Click the boxes at the top to search for events by date, or type your address in the search field to find the event closest to you. Click on the marker for event details and directions to get there by car or public transportation.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 31 2011 - 12:28pm
UPDATED for 2022: Where you can get free help preparing your income taxes? Check out the map of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offices in San Antonio. Individuals and households who earned up to $55,000 in total income last year are eligible for free income tax preparation and electronic filing. As coronavirus, COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S. and the globe, the VITA San Antonio Coalition is responding to the ever-changing circumstances. The health and safety of the community and its residents is our number one priority.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 20 2022 - 1:02pm
By Terri Langford, The Texas Tribune The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 — immediately. One officer’s daughter was inside. Another officer had gotten a call from his wife, a teacher, who told him she was bleeding to death.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 16 2022 - 11:09am
Given the podium at the White House Press Briefing Room, Uvalde, Texas native Matthew McConaughey seized the opportunity to talk about the deadly shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary. During an emotional speech before media from across the globe, McConaughey said he spent some time in Uvalde with the victim’s families hearing stories, tears and memories. He shared stories and memories while passionately calling for responsible gun ownership.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 15 2022 - 11:16am
By Lexi Churchill, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica In the past week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined the growing list of state and local officials fighting the release of records that could help bring clarity to how the emergency response unfolded during last month’s deadly shooting in Uvalde.
Written by Sofia Briones on Jun 10 2022 - 12:44pm
On June 4 2022, the #StandWithUvalde event at Travis Park hosted by Voto Latino gathered San Antonio leaders, community members, and speakers in a peaceful demonstration to “turn anger into advocacy”. Speakers included U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, and others.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 9 2022 - 12:44pm
By James Barragán and Zach Despart, The Texas Tribune Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language. Only a locked classroom door stood between Pete Arredondo and a chance to bring down the gunman. It was sturdily built with a steel jamb, impossible to kick in.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 8 2022 - 1:25pm
San Antonio Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department are hosting the fourth meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. regarding the Brackenridge Park 2017-2022 Bond Project. The meeting will be held virtually and in person at the Witte Museum. Learn about the restoration and preservation of the park's historic assets including the 1776 Upper Labor Diversion Dam, 1870's Brackenridge Park Pump House and 1920's River Walls. To register and watch the meeting virtually, click here.