Political and technology leaders from San Antonio were out in force for the duration of the interactive portion of South by Southwest in Austin. Choose San Antonio wrapped up its Casa San Antonio activation at the Half Step bar on March 12. But before the closure, the nonprofit group hosted a day’s worth of presentations revolving around Smart City initiatives.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 23 2017 - 2:13am
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San Antonio’s frontrunner mayoral candidates debated neighborhoods, gentrification, public safety and sanctuary cities on March 6.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 2 2017 - 4:48pm
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout. There will be more than San Antonian taquerias, musicians and filmmakers demonstrating their talent at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Several local representatives from the high technology, culinary arts and educational sectors will gather in Austin to discuss how San Antonio has now become known more than a tourist town. The annual convergence of interactive technology, music and cinema begins March 10.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 12 2017 - 3:22pm
SA2020, the local nonprofit that’s charting San Antonio’s progress in several categories over a decade, said 41 percent of 59 target goals have been achieved or exceeded. That was one of the big takeaways from a DreamWeek luncheon held Jan. 12 at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 6 2017 - 12:20pm
Freezing (and in some cases, icy) weather did not dampen the spirits of more than 100 people who attended the DreamWeek San Antonio opening ceremony Jan. 6. Gathered for a warm, freshly cooked breakfast at The Spire at Sunset Station, the attendees heard powerful words of hope, compassion and cultural diversity from guest speakers and organizers.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 13 2016 - 12:02am
At its first open public meeting, members of the Mayor's Council on Police-Community Relations listed goals including better two-way communication between police and neighborhoods, urging the San Antonio Police Department to hire more women and people of color and moving the council’s meetings into the community and away from government offices that could intimidate participants.
Written by B Kay Richter on Aug 23 2016 - 1:44pm
By R. Feria – San Antonio Progressive Alliance In an article shared on the Rivard Report, the neoliberals spoke on the ride-hail programs that have weaseled their way into the city under the guise of “progress.”
Written by Clayton Price on Apr 2 2015 - 4:17pm
Replay video from Town Hall meetings across San Antonio of the Mayor's Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighbohoods in the spring of 2015.
Written by City of San Antonio on Nov 12 2014 - 8:22am
EnrollSA is a coalition of healthcare, government, nonprofit and grassroots professionals working collaboratively to increase Bexar County’s enrollment in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.