Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 02, 2015
What if you could protect the planet without leaving your front yard?  The Solid Waste Management Department will roll out a new program in October to do just that.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 01, 2015
When civil rights leader and social activist Julian Bond died recently, the New York Times referred to him as a “persistent opponent of the stubborn remnants of white supremacy.” President Barack Obama called Bond a friend and a hero. "Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life,”…
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 01, 2015
In this video, Jorge Montiel of COPS/Metro Alliance examines the business of immigrant detention, and follows the money coming from and going to the private prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, Inc.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 31, 2015
Updated links, video, audio: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Sept. 1, 2015 in the largest school finance case in the state’s history, Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition vs. Williams. You can replay the oral arguments at this link: http://texassupremecourt.mediasite.com/…
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 26, 2015
U.S. Representatives Lloyd Doggett (D-35) and Joaquin Castro (D-20) reiterated their call to close private prisons in Texas that are holding asylum-seeking women and children, and pledged to refuse campaign contributions from the corporations who run the prisons.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22, 2015
La educación pública de los estudiantes indocumentados está garantizada, dice Intercultural Development Research Association. Bajo la ley federal, agencias educativas tanto estatales como locales están obligadas a proporcionar a todo niño la igualdad de acceso a la educación pública a nivel de…
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22, 2015
Public schools must serve all children including undocumented students. Under federal law, state and local educational agencies are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level.
Written by Center for Civic Engagement on Aug 21, 2015
The Center for Civic Engagement, in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, is launching a unique community-based work-study program called Rowdy Corps. The program is a first of its kind at UTSA. Rowdy Corps is designed to place students in local nonprofits…
Written by Rudy Arispe on Aug 20, 2015
The San Antonio Independent School District is partnering with The Power of a Dream, an organization that encourages youth and teens to pursue their goals and life ambitions. “The partnership with SAISD and The Power of a Dream is to inspire and engage the youth of San Antonio to become the best…
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 16, 2015
More than a dozen people gathered for a protest and march at San Antonio's HemisFair Park on Aug. 15, 2015. Here is the story in their own words through their Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Email news@nowcastsa.org to ask us to add more social media posts.