In the Texas Senate in 1957, when filibusters were used by southern legislators to weaken racial integration mandates, Henry B. Gonzalez and Abraham Kazen filibustered for a record-setting 36 hours to successfully kill bills that would have enabled segregation.
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Written by Elizabeth Rodriguez on Oct 20 2016 - 6:56pm
The college experience is usually remembered as a coming of age period, where students have some of the best moments of their lives. However, when some people remember their college experiences, it is very unpleasant. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that for every 1,000 women attending a college or a university, there will be 35 incidents of rape every academic year, with 35 percent of attempted rapes happening while on a date. This does not include rapes and sexual assaults that go unreported to law enforcement.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 17 2016 - 3:47pm
Westside Development Corporation brought community leaders together on July 26, 2016 to talk about the present and the future the Lower Fredericksburg Road Corridor. Leonard B. Rodriguez, President and CEO of Westside Development Corp, shared an economic analysis by St. Mary’s University professor and economist Steve Nivin, looking at the existing conditions and the potential for Fredericksburg Road, a key artery in San Antonio. (replay the video below to see the presentation)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2016 - 8:09pm
On this week’s Edge, how to improve our dismal voter turnout rate, what’s missing in the police union’s contract with the city, the long history of gentrification and displacement, and how the whole community benefits when a kid gets an immunization shot. This edition of the Edge is sponsored in part by NOWCastSA nonprofit member Friends of Communities in Schools San Antonio. To learn more about sponsorship, click here.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Aug 9 2016 - 6:47pm
It's back to school time again, and children of all ages are required to receive minimum immunizations in order to be eligible to attend school in Texas. Why are minimum vaccinations required? And what makes these and other vaccines important? NOWCastSA sat down with Dr. Dennis Conrad for a conversation on immunizations to find out.
Written by admin_charlotteanne on Jun 21 2016 - 9:07am
This week: Learn what happened when Donald Trump came to town, and how small businesses are hurt when unregulated ride-hailing competitors Uber and Lyft arrive. Trump in San Antonio
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 14 2016 - 5:33pm
Kelly Allen, a passionate and tireless advocate for immigrants and social justice, died on June 5, 2016 after suffering a stroke. As pastor of San Antonio’s University Presbyterian Church, Allen helped form the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, a humanitarian response to the women and children fleeing deadly violence and poverty in Central America and seeking asylum in the United States.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 8 2016 - 3:39pm
Join NOWCastSA at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 for the live webcast of San Antonio Public Library's (SAPL) Texas Women of Influence. The panel discussion will feature local San Antonio female leaders:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 15 2016 - 8:11pm
Catch up and get ahead for the week of February 15. Election 2016 Are you ready to cast an informed vote in the March 1 primary election?
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 7 2016 - 2:22pm
REPLAY the video from the webcast of a conversation with Ginger Kerrick, NASA's first Hispanic female flight director, who spoke at the 2016 Conference for Undergraduate Women In Physics. The conversation took place in the University of Texas at San Antonio's University Center, and was watched and shared across nine universities, who are simultaneously holding three-day regional confe