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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 24 2018 - 12:06pm
The San Antonio Zoning Board of Adjustment rejected Imagine Built Homes’ request to build a new home eight feet from an existing home, closer than is allowed under the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Conservation District rules.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Sep 23 2018 - 8:23pm
By Robert Moore for Borderzine.com Costs of detaining migrant children at shelters in Tornillo, Texas, and other locations around the country are skyrocketing, with the Trump administration now saying it may cost $100 million a month just to operate the 3,800-bed tent facility outside of El Paso.
Written by Beth Graham on Sep 21 2018 - 11:54am
Replay video: Project Lifeline hosted a panel and community discussion and interactive event, "Immigrant Children, Detention Without End?" on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Student Engagement Ballroom at the University of the Incarnate Word. Each year, as many as 90,000 immigrant children spend time in U.S. detention centers. Those who monitor the conditions say the children often are kept for months at a time in unsanitary conditions without proper medical care and are denied food and clean water. Recent proposals could make their stay in detention indefinite.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Sep 20 2018 - 1:46pm
“It was painful how hungry we were.” “I begged for water for my daughter but the officials wouldn’t give her any.” “The temperature was extremely cold. Children were crying all the time. Human heat was not enough to warm the babies.” Each year in U.S. immigration detention facilities, 90,000 children are systematically deprived of food, water and basic medical care, and exposed to extreme temperatures and unsanitary conditions.
Written by AJPesquera on Sep 20 2018 - 11:33am
By Adolfo Pesquera As the justices of the Texas Supreme Court probed attorneys’ arguments over the fate of land next to San Antonio’s landmark Hays Street Bridge, cities across the state watched closely to see if  the case would affect large swaths of public policy.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 4:02pm
Replay the video: The Supreme Court of Texas heard arguments in the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group’s lawsuit against the City of San Antonio on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Read NOWCastSA’s coverage of the case here.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 9:44am
Under the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, the City of San Antonio will be asking residents to help define the land use and zoning in their neighborhoods and communities. To help neighborhood residents prepare to participate, this hands-on workshop was created by Chrissy Q McCain, Director of Land Use and Neighborhood Planning for City Council District 1. “We want to empower people with as much information as possible,” explained District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. “We’ll be working with you, not around you."
Written by UIWPR on Sep 7 2018 - 12:39pm
SVOSH and AOSA present dining in the Dark on October 18th 2018. Dining in the Dark is a unique sensory awareness experience that gives guests a first-hand glimpse into the lives of those who are completely blind, taking them on a journey into the dark.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 6:16pm
When the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force members briefed the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan Committee in June, only one recommendation was different from similar housing studies over the last 30 years: Implementation. (Scroll down to watch complete video or click on each speaker’s quote to watch their remarks.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 12:29pm
Arturo S. Rodríguez recalled what his parish priest at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church told him after joining the first farm workers’ melon strike in Rio Grande City and getting arrested back in 1966.