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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.
Written by Soren Vaughn on Aug 15 2018 - 3:10pm
In this video, disABILITYsa Co-Founder and Executive Director Melanie Cawthon demonstrates how to use an "adaptive" voting machine designed for people with disabilities.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Aug 10 2018 - 12:32pm
On Aug.11, from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Climate Action SA is hosting a Climate Plática. This particular Climate Plática will be focusing on CPS Energy and the Flexible Path with the purpose of engaging the public and fostering a discussion about the current state of energy in San Antonio and what we want to see moving forward. We all want to work towards making San Antonio and better place for our current and future residents, especially in light of challenges from climate change.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2018 - 7:34pm
San Antonio's public hearing on a proposal to mandate paid sick leave drew an overflow crowd to City Hall Chambers Aug. 8, with former Mayor Julian Castro leading off more than 100 speakers in favor of the measure. The San Antonio Express-News reported that 20 people spoke against the proposal.