Thursday, September 6, 2018

Council Approves Sweeping Plan to Address San Antonio's Housing Problems

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 4:20 PM

San Antonio City Council voted 8-1 Thursday to accept an ambitious policy framework designed to rein in the city's rapidly escalating housing costs. The plan — the result of year-long deliberations by the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force — establishes new programs to tackle displacement, gentrification, spiking tax rates and...

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The Trump Administration Now Wants to Indefinitely Lock up Immigrant Children

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM

No longer able to separate immigrant families, the Trump administration now says it will pitch out a longstanding court order that requires immigrant children be released after 20 days in detention. Homeland Security officials said ending the 1997 Flores Agreement would accelerate its handling of immigration cases while deterring...

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Latino Voters Feel Ignored Heading into the Midterms, New Poll Shows

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 1:43 PM

With just two months left until a pivotal election, a new poll suggests both parties have a long distance to cover in building Latino support. Nearly 60 percent of Latino registered voters haven't been contacted by a campaign, political party or organization asking them to participate in the upcoming election,...

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O'Rourke Campaign: "Impostor" Responsible for Texts About Helping Undocumented Immigrants Vote

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:20 PM

This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. The campaign of Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, says an "impostor" was behind a text message that surfaced Wednesday asking voters to help people who are in the country illegally cast ballots. "Hi, it's Patsy here w/...

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H. Drew Galloway and His Millennial Hustle

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Editor's Note: Jade Esteban Estrada is the writer of Glitter Political, a series of articles detailing San Antonio's elections. I’m sitting across from H. Drew Galloway at Estate Coffee Shop on the city’s East Side. As the executive director of MOVE Texas, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to civic education...

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