Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 15, 2021
City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 to observe Juneteenth. The City of San Antonio adopted Juneteenth as a City holiday as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget and will be observe it for the first time this coming Friday. Public safety and emergency services…
Written by San Antonio Current on Jun 14, 2021
The failure of Texas’ electrical grid during February's winter storm likely killed hundreds more people than the state officials have so far acknowledged, according to a new data analysis by BuzzFeed News. Reviewing federal mortality data, the news site estimated that 702 people died during the…
Written by League of Women Voters on Jun 08, 2021
By the wonderful authors Diann Andy, Michelle Byrne, Mary Paz, Ernie Witter, and Linda Arronge. On May 26, 2021, The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area presented findings of the Economic Inequity Committee regarding the relationship between economic inequity and…
Written by Mckenzie Hervey on Jun 05, 2021
Voters San Antonio ousted two incumbent city council members and retained another, bringing a total of four new faces to the 10-member panel in the June 5, 2021 runoff election. Unlike the May 1 election that brought out more than 17% of registered voters, the runoff drew a paltry …
Written by Kelley Shannon on May 31, 2021
Texas lawmakers approved two key transparency measures this session to ensure greater access to public records after some governments closed off information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Greg Abbott signed both bills in the final days of the legislative session. The laws take effect Sept. 1.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 24, 2021
Scroll down to see the questions from the District 5 Candidate Runoff Debate, then click on the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidate's answer. The Westside Neighborhood Association Coalition hosted the District 5 Runoff City Council Debate with Teri Castillo and Rudy Lopez on…
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 24, 2021
Read or listen to the City Council Runoff Forums for District 1, District 5 and District 9 on Texas Public Radio: The Source. All forums are moderated by David Martin Davies.
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 22, 2021
Scroll down to see the questions from the Runoff Candidate Forum with Roberto Treviño and Mario Bravo, then click on the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidates’ answer. The Forum was webcast by NOWCastSA. Special thanks to the sponsors of the event: Mary Johnson, Christina…
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 22, 2021
Scroll down to see the questions from the Runoff Candidate Forum, then click on the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidate's answer. The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area hosted a District 9 Runoff Candidate Forum with John Courage and Patrick Von Dohlen on May 18,…
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 17, 2021
The two remaining candidates for the City Council District 2 seat met May 16 and took on issues such as development, homelessness, protecting the most vulnerable community members, and the digital divide. Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan and challenger Jalen McKee-Rodriguez emerged as the top…