Miriam and her 15-year old daughter, asylum-seekers from Honduras, have been held at a private prison in Dilley for more than 300 days. They are among more than 80 immigrant families being kept at the South Texas Family Residential Center, as it is called by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The facility is ringed in barbed wire and the ICE agents refer to the families as “inmates.”
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 24 2020 - 2:47pm
Written by BexarCounty on Jun 23 2020 - 4:09pm
In order to alleviate some of the pressures the business community faces while trying to reopen safely and caring for their staff members, Bexar County will begin to distribute 1 million masks to local businesses.
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 19 2020 - 1:02pm
The 700,000 Dreamers in the United States have held their breath for the past three years, expecting the worst from the U.S. Supreme Court after the Trump administration said it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
We are here today because of the Woolworth Building, but also because of the building that stands opposite it, and because of the space between them. There is perhaps no building in the United States to which so much meaning has been attached for so long as the Alamo. Indeed, the Woolworth is at risk of being demolished because of emotional and symbolic weight the Alamo has long been made to bear.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jun 17 2020 - 5:24pm
Join Senator Royce West on a Virtual Community Conversation across Texas by attending this virtual town hall. He is in a runoff election for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the former member of the Texas Senate, his experience, his vision for Texas, and ask questions.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 17 2020 - 5:17pm
We talk about a case where an officer punched a young woman at a quinceañera and the officer was never charged, a case where the District Attorney did not prosecute.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 17 2020 - 3:00pm
Organized by Ananda Tomas San Antonio spends more money on policing than anything else ($479 Million for FY20). Speak out at the City Council Meeting on June 18. Members of the public can speak at city council meetings as long as they discuss an item on the agenda. One of the agenda items is discussing amending the budget for the coming year (mainly based on COVID-19).
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 15 2020 - 4:01pm
At these virtual meetings, you can learn about and provide input on the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. Between June 18 and 25, we're hosting meetings for Council Districts 1 through 10. Each meeting will be 1 hour long and you can attend from the comfort of your home! Check out the schedule below for dates and specific times.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 15 2020 - 1:48pm
Here are links to watch or replay three San Antonio City Council Public Safety Committee community listening sessions to gather feedback on policing in San Antonio. The Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by District 6 Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda, is hosting three listening sessions, one in-person event and two virtual meetings. Council members Jada Andrews-Sullivan, District 2; Rebecca Viagran, District 3; Ana Sandoval, District 7; and Clayton Perry, District 10, also sit on the committee.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 10 2020 - 3:10pm
Description: We need to be educated voters as we fight for these social justice issues. This is a NON-PARTISAN voter workshop for the July 14th primary run-off election. 500 S. New Braunfels Avenue MASKS REQUIRED!! Go to GCBA-SA.ORG for directions and more info on this and similar events