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Written by JoleneAlmendarez on May 7 2019 - 2:30pm
Just nine months after San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework rolled off the presses, co-author María Antonietta Berriozábal said she is afraid the key recommendations are languishing and at risk of joining three decades of previous plans, on a shelf, forgotten, gathering dust.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 1 2019 - 11:01am
By Edmond Ortiz Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro was among a handful of presidential candidates and other politicians taking part in Conversations About America’s Future, a collaborative series devised by the Texas Tribune and CNN at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW). Castro told his interviewer, Huffington Post news editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen, that his time as mayor of one of the nation’s biggest cities and his tenure as President Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Department  prepared him for a White House run.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 1 2019 - 12:00am
By Edmond Ortiz The 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW)  festival featured several San Antonians leading conversations about how best to enhance life for the aging population, tackling the opiod crisis and improving medical care for individuals. Former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros discussed how people ages 55 and up can lead productive lives in growing cities.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Apr 26 2019 - 4:34pm
The deadline to protest property taxes is May 15, 2019, two weeks earlier than it has been for the last 40 years, and, according to Bexar County Chief Appraiser Michael Amezquita, homeowners should definitely protest.
Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 23 2019 - 4:54pm
By Elizabeth Byrne, The Texas Tribune | April 22, 2019
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 18 2019 - 7:19pm
Photo by Marco Verch on Flickr, under a Creative Commons 2.0 license. By Edmond Ortiz for NOWCastSA
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 11 2019 - 10:24pm
Join NOWCastSA, six neighborhood associations and the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area for a Candidate Forum for City Council District 1 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the The Public Theater of San Antonio, 800 W Ashby Place, San Antonio. Thanks to sponsorship from Nelco Media Inc. and from NOWCastSA, anyone can watch the webcast live or replay it later, right on this page.
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Apr 11 2019 - 4:25pm
Several years ago, my neighborhood association and each one of its members personally were threatened by a local powerful developer with a lawsuit. We were told that not only would we be sued as an association but each one personally would be “tied up for life” in an expensive legal battle. He said he had lawyers on retainer, so it did not matter to him how long he could drag it out.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Apr 5 2019 - 8:48pm
        Replay video from the Candidate Accountability Assembly hosted by Communities Organized for Public Service and Metro Alliance (COPS/Metro)  on April 7, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Watch the webcast here.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Apr 5 2019 - 10:59am
Replay NOWCastSA's webcast of MOVE Texas' production of  Saturday Night Live on April 6 at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex. Don’t have the time or capacity to sit through another tedious candidate forum this election season? Then San Antonio Night Live is the place to catch up on your local election news.