Government

Democratic National Convention
2:44 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Family History the Context of Mayor Castro's DNC Keynote

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro talks to reporters at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Ryan Loyd TPR

“I’m excited and of course a little bit nervous, and I know that it’s a very important moment,” said Mayor Julián Castro, who will deliver the keynote address tonight and tell how far his family has come in his American story.  

“It’s a 'made in America' story that is so common throughout the generations, no matter where folks have come from,” said Castro.

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Democratic National Convention
2:15 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Immigration and the Importance of the Hispanic Vote

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaking at the Latino Leaders Luncheon
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Speaking at the Latino Leaders Lunch as chairman of the Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he doesn’t cry much, but he did when President Barack Obama instituted deferred deportation of young Americans brought into the country by their undocumented parents.

“Because," said Villaraigosa, "these people are not only our future, they’re the best and brightest; they’re the strongest!”

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Democratic National Convention
1:38 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Labor Day Party in Charlotte, Whether You have a Pass to the DNC or Not

The Labor Day festival in Charlotte, N.C. drew convention-goers and locals alike
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

The people of Charlotte expressed their southern hospitality by inviting thousands of convention-goers downtown to spend the day together.

“It’s hot and there’s a lot of people running around, trying to see people at the convention." said Willie Hull, who lives in South Charlotte and thinks this is a great way to showcase his city.

Ilene Grayson loves that this street party gets everyone out, even if many won’t be going inside for the keynote speech tonight “because it allows people to be involved in the convention."

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City Utilities
5:27 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

CPS Employees Earn $16 Million in Bonuses, Councilman Questions Timing

District 7 Councilman Cris Medina said he believes it’s bad timing to issue bonuses to City Public Service executives and staffers because of a tough economy.

“People are trying to make ends meet and CPS energy is issuing out these types of bonuses; very surprising," said Medina. "And certainly the comments I’ve gotten from my constituents are that they’re excessive.”

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2012 Presidential Race
12:30 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Gary Johnson: Libertarian Candidate for President

Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for president, campaigned in San Antonio and paused to talk about his beliefs and platforms
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Sweeping the country, former Governor of New Mexico and Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson stumped in San Antonio as the November general election nears.

Wasting no time to speak on the issues, he said why he thinks he is the clearest choice for the nation's next Commander in Chief.

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The Source
12:08 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Bexar County Works To Preserve Historic Documents

The histories of San Antonio, and those of Texas, are illuminated in stories contained in legal documents of county courthouses around the state. 

Bexar County Clerk Gerry Rickhoff is working to preserve aging, fragile documents found in the Bexar County Courthouse, and to retrieve about 70,000 documents dating back to 1717, which were given to the University of Texas by a Bexar County Commissioners Court over 100 years ago. 

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