As many members of the city council submit their letters of interest to the city clerk to be interim mayor, District 9 Councilman Joe Krier released a letter stating he does not want to be considered for the job.
"Having just been elected May 10, I have made a commitment to the residents of District 9 to serve out the remainder of former Councilwoman Elisa Chan's term," he said in his statement.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the total bill for state-provided border security could run upwards of $50 million. Abbott is gathering this information for a federal lawsuit to recoup those expenses.
Abbott said $50 million is an early estimate that his office is using to weigh a possible legal challenge against the Obama administration should the president refuse to reimburse Texas.
The city of Castle Hills is considering removing VIA and VIA Trans service from it’s city boundaries.
If the Castle Hills City Council approves it, the citizens of the small San Antonio suburb will be able to vote on whether or not to remove VIA from the city. Acting Castle Hills Mayor Timothy Howell, who was placed into the position last week, said he’s not taking a side on the issue yet.
“I think it’s very important that we allow the citizens to decide what they want to do moving forward,” Howell said.
Three of the four candidates vying for the top two offices in Texas spent the day in Austin last Thursday laying out each of their visions for public education at an teachers conference in Austin. Republican lieutenant governor nominee Dan Patrick was invited but declined the invitation.
The Association of Texas Professional Educators is the largest independent teacher’s association in the United States, and teachers represent a large block of Texas’ voting population.
A lengthy and highly charged email went out to members of the media Thursday, alleging misconduct, illegal use of campaign funds and city office time, and the suspicious firing of several staffers from Councilman Cris Medina's office.
Medina told TPR during a phone conversation following the release of the email that he's looking into pressing criminal charges against the still-unknown writer of that email for impersonating him because it appeared to originate from the councilman himself.
The city of San Antonio has now officially been served a lawsuit that claims two women at Animal Care Services were paid significantly less than their male colleagues doing the same jobs.
Their attorney, Lawrence Morales, points to clear evidence that the city violated the Equal Pay Act. He feels confident about data he said shows his clients were compensated less than the male managers at the city's Animal Care Services department.