In five short months, District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg has found juggling the demands of his job at Trinity University's jazz station, KRTU, and the constituents of his Northwest Side area, divided his focus a bit more than he'd like on each.
Not to mention his wife and his young son.
That's why the newly-elected councilman said he is stepping down as the General Manager of KRTU, a role he assumed recently after serving as the station's Assistant General Manager.
The city's non-discrimination ordinance is in its 40th day, meaning those opposed to the measure are out of time in leading an effort to force a referendum to get the ordinance reversed.
City Clerk Leticia Vacek said petitioners needed a little over 61,000 signatures, which is 10 percent of the registered voters in May. But Pastor Gerald Ripley said he and fellow opponents did not meet the goal.
A coalition of people from multiple political backgrounds are calling for Texans to vote "no" on Prop. 6, the plan that is being promoted by a bipartisan group of state legislators and Gov. Rick Perry as the solution to the state's water problems.
Voters will see the measure on the ballot starting next Monday when early voting begins and Election Day in Nov. 5.
If passed, the plan set into motion by Prop. 6 will move $2 billion from the state's Rainy Day Fund to the Texas Water Development Board to be used for loans on water projects.
One of the most important jobs city leaders have is to appoint board members to CPS Energy and the San Antonio Water System. On Thursday they took up SAWS, and left two members walking away angered that their recommendation to represent the Northeast quadrant did not get approved by their colleagues.
District 10's Carlton Soules and District 9's Elisa Chan picked Kirk Francis for his knowledge and experience with water issues.
Chan said Francis would bring a certain characteristic that may be missing from the current SAWS board.
This week the Texas political world is buzzing over where Attorney General Greg Abbott -- the perceived GOP front-runner for governor -- stands regarding the issue of providing in-state tuition for students without immigration documentation.
The inquiry into Abbott followed the fallout in the lieutenant governor’s race, where Republican candidates picked each other apart over the issue. At a recent Austin event, Abbott ducked reporters’ questions, saying he was running late and had no time to talk.
The federal government shutdown could impact cities the longer it continues. Tom Downs, the City of San Antonio's federal consultant, believes an agreement might be in the works, but city leaders are closely watching out for possible consequences.
Downs held a video-conference with city leaders on Wednesday from his office in Washington, D.C. and said he's closely monitoring the situation for San Antonio.
The mood for compromise has been slow because the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic-controlled Senate want different things.
A special committee in the Texas Senate may have found a solution to the hundreds of miles of roads in South Texas and the Permian Basin that were slated to be converted into gravel.
The Texas Department of Transportation announcement near the end of the summer surprised members of the legislature and as the discussions wore on, the number of miles that were up for conversion grew into the hundreds.