Special Coverage

Written by JoleneAlmendarez on May 07, 2019
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 01, 2019
Updated: Just a week before the May 4 election day, candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council filed reports showing that donations are flowing into their coffers. All officeholders, candidates and specific purpose political action committees are required to file campaign finance reports by…
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 01, 2019
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…
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 01, 2019
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…
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Apr 29, 2019
With no money, no food, no medicine and no access to basics like showers, scores of asylum seekers began arriving in San Antonio in late March with few options. But a massive joint effort by the City of San Antonio and a legion of nonprofits and volunteers has surrounded the newcomers with hope and…
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Apr 26, 2019
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
By Elizabeth Byrne, The Texas Tribune | April 22, 2019
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 18, 2019
Photo by Marco Verch on Flickr, under a Creative Commons 2.0 license. By Edmond Ortiz for NOWCastSA
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Apr 11, 2019
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…
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 06, 2019
During Fiesta San Antonio from 2012-2018, there was a nearly 20 percent increase in alcohol-related crashes in Bexar County and a 41 percent increase in resulting injuries, a study has found. The study, “Alcohol-Involved Crashes During Fiesta San Antonio,” was commissioned by Hill Law Firm to call…