Leaders from nonprofits, human services agencies, community groups and the faith community gathered for a community conversation on how to better connect services and help with people in poverty. The Jan. 28 event at the Maestro Center, hosted by San Antonio Department of Human Services, was the second Community Conversation in a four-part series on Poverty.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 18 2020 - 4:38pm
Written by SUIVES on Jan 22 2018 - 1:12pm
Replay NOWCastSA's video from the peaceCENTER's Blessing of the Peacemakers, on Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Whitley Center on the campus of Oblate School of Theology.
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 Edmond Ortiz on Sep 29 2016 - 12:30pm
Voters in the San Antonio Independent School District are going to the polls Nov. 8 and will decide the fate of two crucial funding initiatives. There will be two items on the ballot. One is for approval or disapproval of a $450 million bond. The other is a Tax Ratification Election (TRE). The bond would support renovations at 13 schools, the replacement of aging infrastructure, upgrading science labs, and expanding classroom spaces.
Written by Jeremy Cash on Aug 21 2016 - 10:00pm
The mood in the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center was celebratory and somber during a community meeting called to discuss transgender expression and the rights of transgender children in Texas public schools. (Scroll down to see photos from the event.)
Written by Oblate School … on Sep 27 2015 - 9:15pm
The Oblate Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality today announced its first initiative on social justice, Dorothy Day for Today, A Contemporary Model of Compassion in Action: Spirituality, Social Justice and Ethics. The new forum will be the first social justice conference in Texas that will foster an ongoing dialogue in spirituality and social justice.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 5 2012 - 11:02am
On December 6, 2011, students and community members gathered at Lanier High School for a tamalada. Together, the community prepared 17,106 tamales weighing in at 2,420 pounds in only 10 hours. "It's the bringing of people together that makes a tamalada, a tamalada," San Antonio Independent School District 5 Trustee Patti Radle said during an assembly on April 3.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Dec 12 2011 - 1:53pm
In November 2010, voters approved -- by an overwhelming margin -- a $515 million bond package for the San Antonio Independent School District. The bond included a proposed $35 million for renovations to Alamo Stadium and the Alamo Convocation Center next door. What has been of contention since before the election is the specifics of those renovations for Alamo Stadium, including the potential placement of a professional-sized soccer field inside the stadium. A new field would require the removal of a track currently bordering the regulation football field.
Written by nancypjohnson on Dec 7 2011 - 9:28am
Spices, Christmas music and laughter filled the Lanier High School band hall as students, staff and community volunteers worked all day toward a goal of achieving Guinness World Record status with a tamalada on Dec. 7, 2011.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Jan 17 2011 - 4:40pm
This short documentary follows the plight of a band of University of Texas at San Antonio students who launched a hunger strike last November, urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act.The strike began at the UTSA on Nov. 10, 2010, when several students announced they were "undocumented and unafraid." The young activists vowed only to consume water and fruit juice for as long as it took.