Residents living in the West and Southwest sides of San Antonio met with city planners to find out how their neighborhoods will grow and what redevelopment and conservation efforts are in store.The second public meeting of the West/Southwest Sector was held Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Northwest Vista College located at 3535 N. Ellison Dr. You can watch video from the live Webcast here:
Written by Susana on Feb 15 2011 - 3:53pm
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 13 2011 - 10:22am
After months of public forums, surveys and input from people who care about San Antonio, a draft report of the SA 2020 plan was released Sunday morning by the Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 12 2011 - 10:30am
Diego Bernal launched his bid for San Antonio City Council District 1 in Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral Saturday with guests and supporters including his one-time middle school classmate Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio). You can watch three videos from the webcast of the event here:
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 10 2011 - 3:52pm
A town hall meeting on the future of higher education and Texas' projected budget shortfall drew dozens of residents to St. Philip's College on San Antonio's East Side. Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, hosted the forum that featured Texas' Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes, who took questions from members of the audience at the filled 160-seat Heritage Room. Paredes warned that if state lawmakers approve wide-ranging cuts in education "we will have no money for new students, zilch, zero, nada."
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 7 2011 - 1:21pm
State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, will be hosting a public forum to discuss possible measures to reduce Texas' projected $27 billion budget deficit during the 2001 legislative session.McClendon, whose 120th District covers most of San Antonio and Bexar County's East Side, announced the Thursday, Feb. 10 forum in a robocall received by a NOWCastSA staffer on Sunday, Feb. 6. The forum is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., according to the call.
Written by Graciela Sanchez on Jan 25 2011 - 3:12pm
On April 1, 2002, the historic gas station, open-air dance space known as La Gloria was demolished.Hundreds of community residents from the West Side and from all parts of San Antonio joined arms, hearts and minds for over two months to stop the destruction of this landmark building. But the owners of La Gloria, and their cronies at City Council didn’t listen to the community.Y murio La Gloria.
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.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Dec 24 2010 - 4:33pm
NOWCastSA was with the DREAM Act protestors when they broke a 43-day fast at the Jefferson United Methodist Church. This video contains exclusive footage of their first meal. They were joined by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. The students vowed to continue fighting for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented people who were brought to this country as children and who spend time in school or in the military.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 18 2010 - 12:15pm
With help from both members from Texas, the Senate voted Saturday to block the DREAM Act, which would provide a route to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.Only 55 of the needed 60 Senators voted to stop debate on the bill and bring it to the floor for a vote. Texas' Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn were among the 41 who voted against moving forward with the DREAM Act.
Written by Susana on Dec 15 2010 - 5:53pm
Criminal trespass charges have been dropped against 13 of the 16 supporters of the DREAM Act who were arrested after a protest at the offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a defense attorney said Friday.The 16 protesters, including former San Antonio Councilwoman Mara Berriozabal, were arrested Nov. 29 following a peaceful sit-in at Hutchison’s Port of San Antonio offices.They were demanding to speak to the senator, a Texas Republican who could have been a key swing vote in the Senate to pass the immigration legislation.