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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 22 2018 - 7:53pm
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a news conference at Las Palmas Library, an early voting site, Castro and Menéndez said problems on Oct. 22, included outdated voting machines with no paper records, system glitches, incorrect voter information, staffing shortages, long lines and a lack of accommodations for disabled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 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 Jul 21 2017 - 5:14pm
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg testified against the so-called “bathroom bill,” saying it “puts transgendered people in the crosshairs of discrimination,” and threatens the Texas economy.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 5 2017 - 8:24pm
The San Antonio Police Chief, the Bexar County Sheriff and District Attorney condemned the bill banning sanctuary policies, and were joined by C.O.P.S./Metro leaders who said they “refuse to give up a culture of hospitality and welcoming the stranger.”
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 18 2017 - 4:42pm
by Brooke Cowey Hundreds of people gathered at the Institute of Texan Cultures on March 27 for the fourth Cultural Conversation event which was designed to challenge misconceptions about refugees and examine how entrepreneurship in the refugee community is changing the face of San Antonio. The event was reated by District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg and State Sen. José Menéndez to promote tolerance and diversity. Watch video of the event or scroll down for more detail:
Written by Brooke Cowey on Mar 23 2017 - 4:28pm
Come out to the Institute of Texan Cultures on March 27 for Cultural Conversations. The topic for this conversation will be refugees. A short refugee video will be shown and attendees will be broken off in to small groups. There will be 12 small groups and a total of six topics will be covered. There will be a sampling of foods from different cultures as well.
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 16 2017 - 2:01pm
State Sen. José Menéndez acknowledged Wednesday that he failed to report a combined $50,000 in donations from two groups that are considered arch enemies at the state Capitol — the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Texans for Lawsuit Reform.
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.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 10 2016 - 9:05pm
About 300 people gathered at the Institute of Texan Cultures on Sept. 9, 2016 to learn about each other's cultures through food dance and conversation. Organizers include State Senator José Menéndez, State Representative Diego Bernal, State Representative Ina Minjarez, Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, Councilman Cris Medina, Councilman Ron Nirenberg, and community partners from the Jewish Federation, San Antonio’s Sikh community, PeaceCENTER, Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, the Institute of Texan Cultures and more.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 5 2016 - 7:57pm
"Viva Cesar Chavez!" "Viva Dolores Huerta!" "The people united will never be divided!" Those were just some of the chants that could be heard in downtown San Antonio on Labor Day morning, Sept. 5, 2016. Hundreds of union members, labor activists and local leaders took to the streets to celebrate a defining moment in the labor movement from 50 years ago.