The city of San Antonio is facing a $35 to $50 million shortfall in the general fund for 2014, but outside agencies are requesting funding in the next budget before decisions are made to cut or reduce their piece of the pie.
These are items that are considered unfunded, and city leaders must figure out if the city can afford the requests.
This week of Juneteenth, we're taking a look at the 2012 voting numbers for African-Americans, and why there is a gap between younger generations and those from the civil rights era of the 1960s.
"Lost in translation," is what the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, Houston Democratic Rep. Sylvester Turner, says may be happening when it comes to younger generation blacks showing up at the polls. He says critical votes cast during events like the civil rights movement are simply just history for a younger generation.
On Tuesday Bexar County Commissioners honored the late Rudy A. Garza for his years of service as the county tax assessor-collector.
Before he was Bexar County’s tax assessor-collector, Garza was chief of investigation for the district attorney’s office in the 1970s, which is when Tommy Adkisson, now a county commissioner, knew him.
Adkisson looked up to Garza as a mentor, and described him as skilled at everything he did.
Some House Republicans feel that too much time is being spent debating abortion legislation during the special session and not enough time on roads.
The House first assigned a set of four abortion bills to a select committee on Monday, giving the bills a later start than their Senate companions, but despite that there are some who feel the bills have a fighting chance.
Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso, who is the chairman of the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, has asked that the State Marshall’s Office and Department of Public Safety work together to compile a website where people can identify dangerous chemical sites.
Col. Steve McCraw, who is with the Department of Public Safety, said currently there are 129 chemical plants in Texas that house dangerous chemicals, two just like the one in West.