Midway through a news conference where executives were describing hospitals' herculean efforts to cope with a staggering increase in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio and Bexar County, the governor of Texas dropped a proclamation. Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texans in most counties to wear face coverings in public and gave mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. It was what local leaders had been imploring him to do for weeks, as COVID-19 cases spiraled out of control in Texas' urban areas.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 2 2020 - 7:55pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 26 2020 - 9:10pm
As San Antonio stepped up its battle against COVID-19 by banning gatherings of more than 10 people in city parks or plazas, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said weekend #BlackLivesMatter protesters would be "kindly asked to think about the pandemic we're in, and disperse." The remarks by Nirenberg, who has repeatedly encouraged #BlackLivesMatters protestors to demonstrate and speak out, came during the evening briefing on the virus which threatens to overwhelm the city's hospital capacity.
Bexar County and San Antonio require face masks in businesses as coronavirus surges, possibly paving the way for other counties
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 17 2020 - 5:51pm
By Valeria Olivares, The Texas Tribune June 17, 2020
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 SUIVES on Jan 13 2017 - 4:01pm
Replay the webcast of the 11th Annual San Antonio Blessing of the Peacemakers on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Whitley Center of the Oblate School of Theology.
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 Apr 11 2016 - 7:41pm
More than 30 civic and faith leaders gathered for an interactive conversation on how they could work together to create a more engaged community in San Antonio.
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.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Feb 17 2014 - 1:03pm
Updated April 27, 2015: Please go to the 2015 San Antonio Elections page for complete informationabout the San Antonio Mayor and City Council election May 9, 2015 and a mobile-friendly Early Voting Map.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 13 2014 - 5:44pm
Citing San Antonio's Pre-K initiative as her inspiration, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis pitched her education platform calling for full-day Pre-K for all Texas children.