Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Marriage Equality Campaign Puts SA In The Spotlight

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 3:47 PM

A new marriage equality ad campaign puts San Antonio front and center with the high-profile social issue that will be soon resolved by the country's top court. Freedom to Marry, a non-profit group started in 2003 by civil rights lawyer Evan Wolfson, through its "Familia es Familia" project, launches tonight...

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VIA Metropolitan Transit Wants You To Take This Survey

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 1:48 PM

San Antonio likes to plan. Sometimes it feels like we even form plans to study planning. However, the Alamo City is rapidly changing and anticipating a population of 1.1 million future residents arriving here by 2040. And as we all already know, the highways are packed and congestion is...

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Hillary Clinton And Dick Cheney In The Alamo City Today

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Today, fundraising efforts bring both Hillary Clinton and Dick Cheney to San Antonio. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for president, will kick off her two-day Texas tour in San Antonio, briefly stopping here to raise funds before continuing on to Austin and Dallas. Many long-standing supporters for the Clinton...

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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff Pitches B-Cycle To VIA

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 10:38 AM

With questions looming on how to balance expanding B-Cycle in San Antonio with funding the nonprofit bike-share program's needs, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff is floating a fresh idea. In a June 1 letter to VIA Chair Hope Andrade, Wolff asks her to diversify the transportation agency's options by...

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Panel Discusses Housing Every Homeless Vet In SA

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 10:36 AM

About 284 homeless veterans live in San Antonio, according to a January 2015 count. That figure isn’t as lofty as it once was. But for San Antonio civic leaders, it’s still too high. Their goal is as close to zero as possible. On Tuesday, a panel of local and...

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Castro Amendment Adds $10M To DOJ Body Camera Program

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:33 AM

A federal program that helps police departments purchase body-worn cameras received a $10 million infusion Tuesday. Congressman Joaquin Castro successfully introduced an amendment that increased funding to the Department of Justice's Body Worn Camera Partnership Program, bringing the total amount of available money to $25 million. The amendment is...

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Mediation Date Set For Dispute Over Alamo Library

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:23 AM

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the General Land Office have set a date to wage the next Battle of the Alamo. Both entities claim ownership of the Alamo Research Center, a collection of over 38,000 items related to Texas history that sits on the Alamo grounds....

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