Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 11 2020 - 9:50pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 22 2018 - 9:22pm
Join us for the CPS Energy Future of Energy Symposium on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the Texas A&M - San Antonio Auditorium. The event will include opening and closing remarks by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and CPS Energy President & CEO Paula Gold-Williams and a series of roundtable discussions about energy issues including the industry's evolving business model, leveraging data to meet customer needs, energy's role in Smart City, the technical and legislative complexities, cybersecurity and the power of alignment and partnerships.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 12 2016 - 3:19pm
Hours after a federal judge ordered Texas officials to reissue voter materials with more positive language about the Voter ID requirements, the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area hosted a forum to discuss the requirements for voting and implications for the Nov. 8 General Election.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 15 2014 - 4:25pm
Saint Mary's University Institute for Public Administration, Politics and Public Policy hosted a Community Conversation on Gentrification featuring a collection of San Antonio policy experts including Mayor Ivy Taylor; activist and former councilwoman María Antonietta Berriozábal and Christine Drennon, Ph.D.
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 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 8 2010 - 12:54pm
With cheers and tears, students from the University of Texas at San Antonio celebrated passage of the DREAM Act in the House, a vote that resounded from Washington as community leaders met here to plan for the future in SA2020.Many of the UTSA students who have been on a hunger strike since Nov. 10 to push for the legislation were attending the community meeting that Mayor Julian Castro hosted at St. Mary's University.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Jan 23 2010 - 8:59pm
Southwest Workers Union kicked off its Roots of Change community garden, Jan. 23, at the groups' headquarters, 1416 E. Commerce St.Forty volunteers from St. Mary's University and Central Catholic High School came out to till the soil, pull weeds and sow seeds. Even a family who had learned of the event on Twitter stopped by to pitch in.The crew pulled weeds and used them to start a compost pile.Diana Lopez, Environmental Justice Organizer for the SWU, even repurposed the grubs, giving them to a volunteer to bring home to feed to their chickens.