On the first day of early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Texas State Senator José Menéndez (D-26) called on Bexar County to quickly resolve voting issues, and encouraged voters not to give up. During a news conference at Las Palmas Library, an early voting site, Castro and Menéndez said problems on Oct. 22, included outdated voting machines with no paper records, system glitches, incorrect voter information, staffing shortages, long lines and a lack of accommodations for disabled voters.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 22 2018 - 7:53pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 29 2018 - 7:50am
Leaders of the Westside Neighborhood Associations Coalition told the mayor, city council members and state representatives that they are being disrespected and treated like “guinea pigs” in the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan process.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 12:57pm
Three hundred people turned out for a #RallyForOurChildren at the Guadalupe Plaza in San Antonio on May 31, 2018. The event was the first of several across Texas and the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating children - some younger than 2 years old - from their immigrant parents at the border. The United Nations says taking children from their parents is illegal.
Written by Guest (not verified) on May 28 2018 - 8:17pm
The #WhereAreTheChildren rally in San Antonio will be on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Guadalupe Plaza, 723 South Brazos St.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Feb 26 2018 - 9:31am
By Tim Hernandez House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-San Antonio) and Ann Beeson, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, to critique the new tax bill and discuss its effects on people. During a town hall meeting at San Antonio’s Central Library, the three answered questions about the tax bill from moderator Francine Sanders Romero, Ph.D., Associate Dean in College of Public Policy, UTSA. (scroll down to watch complete video of the event)
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 15 2017 - 11:31pm
“San Antonio is in the middle of a renaissance.” So says Hugh Daschbach, culinary concierge of Hotel Emma at Pearl.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 3 2017 - 5:08pm
Replay the video from the March 6, 2017 webcast of Congressman Joaquin Castro’s Town Hall meeting in the cafeteria of Memorial High School in San Antonio. At the free public event, participants were encouraged to discuss federal issues and matters you find important and that impact you and your family.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 2 2017 - 1:22am
Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. San Antonio organizations and elected representatives are responding to Gov. Greg Abbott’s withholding state grant money his office administers to Travis County due to the county jail’s policy regarding immigrants.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 24 2017 - 5:52pm
by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Jan. 24, 2017 Before Nov. 8, Julián Castro liked to imagine sitting at home in San Antonio on Election Night, gleefully watching as the commentators at GOP-friendly Fox News called the presidential election for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 23 2016 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Optimized with additional information, tools, links, transcribed quotes, links to specific spots in the video and outside links to helpful information. Replay video from the live webcast of What's Next for DREAMers, a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio Aula Canaria Lecture Hall on the downtown campus, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. SCROLL down below video for links, tools and transcript.