Written by Edward Olvera on Jun 10 2020 - 11:35am
Find the latest information with historical context on this data visualization developed by Bexar County and the City of San Antonio. Click the tabs across the bottom of this graphic to drill down on important indicators such as hospitalizations on this data dashboard developed by Texas Department of Human Services and Texas Health Services.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 9 2020 - 12:46pm
Watch the C-SPAN live broadcast of George Floyd's funeral in Houston, Texas on June 9, 2020
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 4 2020 - 10:49am
The 2020 Texas Reuse Tour is going virtual! Join the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Reuse Council for this year's exciting online event. They will be live online with local San Antonio reuse businesses, sharing knowledge and networking among reuse professionals from across the state. At the first Texas Reuse Tour, the focus was amazing businesses and buildings in Houston, and last year they visited multiple locations involved in reuse in Ft. Worth. This year, they focus on San Antonio, home of the Alamo, to scope out the fantastic people and places involved in material reuse!
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 3 2020 - 5:56pm
Thousands of people took to the streets of San Antonio as part of a global protest spurred by video showing George Floyd dying while being pinned to the ground by police. Demonstrators from across the community protested injustice of systemic racism and police brutality nationwide. We're collecting articles and videos on this page, with the most recent at the top. Got some good video? Send an email to news@nowcastsa.org and let us know. Your perspective has value and we want to spotlight your good work!
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 2 2020 - 2:24pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit is committed to helping people get back on their feet by offering a new fare assistance program for unemployed riders. Now that fare collection has resumed after a 10-week fare-relief period, those who are unemployed can request VIA’s new Workforce Assistance Pass. The free bus pass is good for 31 days from activation and is available through this August for VIA customers who present a copy of their unemployment benefit statement (dated May 15 or after) and a current photo ID at a VIA ticket window during normal business hours.
Written by KarenAdamsPR on May 26 2020 - 1:14pm
Bexar County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, ChildSafe, was recently awarded a $14,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of the non-profit’s expanded care coordination and related services for child victims of sexual exploitation, which includes a 24-hour drop in-center with dispatch services.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 21 2020 - 7:30pm
By Megan Menchaca, The Texas Tribune May 21, 2020 With Texas’ runoff elections set to happen in the middle of a pandemic this summer, many voters are asking: Do I have to go to the polls to cast a ballot?
Written by Texas Tribune on May 20 2020 - 10:29am
A federal judge opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering Tuesday that all state voters, regardless of age, qualify for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Days after a two-hour preliminary injunction hearing in San Antonio, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery agreed with individual Texas voters and the Texas Democratic Party that voters would face irreparable harm if existing age eligibility rules for voting by mail remain in place for elections held while the coronavirus remains in wide circulation. Under his order, which the Texas attorney general said he would immediately appeal, voters under the age of 65 who would ordinarily not qualify for mail-in ballots would now be eligible.
Written by Beth Graham on May 19 2020 - 4:21pm
Early voting for the July 14 primary runoffs will begin June 29, and of course there is a national election coming up on November 3, 2020. Many may be worrying about going out to the polls during COVID-19. According to the office of the Texas Secretary of State, you may vote by mail if:
Written by rudyarispe on May 18 2020 - 2:20pm
Mary Flores didn’t realize just how much 1 ton of produce was until she arrived at River City Produce to see her donation being given to several local nonprofits and group homes on May 13. It’s enough to feed about 4,000 people.