Government & Public Policy

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The rain's coming in sheets as folks file into the Douglas Community Center in Pittsburg, Texas, population 4,707.

The organizers of an event for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke have set out 50 chairs, but they're worried now that's going to be too many. But by the time the candidate bounces through the door, they're unfolding dozens more chairs as the crowd zooms past 100.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A proposed limestone rock quarry in Comal County worries some residents who live near the site. They discussed their fear the quarry could compromise air and water quality and heavy trucks could damage roads during a public comment meeting Tuesday night at the New Braunfels convention center, which attracted over 400 people.

David Martin Davies / TPR News

The hits keep coming as Election Day nears in the March primaries.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg says the “San Antonio First” campaign launched by the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association to alter the city’s charter would instead deform it. Nirenberg, along with business leaders and five other City Council members, discussed the issue at a news conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday.

San Antonio To Test Emergency Alert System Thursday

Feb 28, 2018

San Antonio will hold the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.