Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 16, 2019
In May 2018, San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez met with students at Cleto Rodriguez Elementary and made them a promise: Their school would stay open if they did really well on their standardized STAAR test. They did astonishingly well: The 5th graders’ science scores improved from…
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 12, 2019
Justice for Our Neighbors, a nonprofit that provides legal and humanitarian assistance for migrants, will be expanding its services along the Texas border, thanks to a grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 09, 2019
By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune | May 7, 2019
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.
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…
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…
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