Julián Castro http://tpr.org en San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro: "It Is, For Me, Bittersweet To Say Goodbye" http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-mayor-julian-castro-it-me-bittersweet-say-goodbye <p>Since the confirmation process to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development left some uncertainty, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro had remained mum about the future.</p><p>But on Wednesday, a full Senate confirmation finally allowed the 39-year-old mayor, husband and father to let his guard down and talk candidly about his new role in Washington, D.C.</p><p>During a Wednesday afternoon news conference, Castro spoke with emotion and candor.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:38:22 +0000 Ryan Loyd 34795 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro: "It Is, For Me, Bittersweet To Say Goodbye" Frost Bank Office Tower Concept Would Change Downtown Skyline http://tpr.org/post/frost-bank-office-tower-concept-would-change-downtown-skyline <p>Downtown San Antonio may be changing with the construction of the first office tower built there since the late 1980s.</p><p>A plan by Frost Bank, Weston Urban and the city of San Antonio is in the works in a public-private partnership to build an "iconic" office tower catty-corner to the current Frost Bank Tower on Houston Street.</p><p>In explaining the concept, Mayor Julián Castro said Thursday it's nothing but momentum that resulted in this complex deal. City leaders say that it will be cost-neutral to the taxpayers of San Antonio.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:29:15 +0000 Ryan Loyd 34140 at http://tpr.org Frost Bank Office Tower Concept Would Change Downtown Skyline Texas Sees Money In Proposed Mexico Energy Overhaul http://tpr.org/post/texas-sees-money-proposed-mexico-energy-overhaul <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> In what would be a historic move, Mexico may open up its energy industry to private domestic and foreign investors. How Texas is preparing to get ahead of a proposed overhaul of Mexico’s energy industry. U.S. and Mexico authorities released water into the Colorado River Delta this spring to try to jump-start habitat restoration. We check in to see how that experiment is going.</p><p><strong>Texas Eyeing Mexico Energy Industry Overhaul</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:04:07 +0000 Crystal Chavez 33753 at http://tpr.org Texas Sees Money In Proposed Mexico Energy Overhaul Castro Has First HUD Sec. Confirmation Hearing Tuesday http://tpr.org/post/castro-has-first-hud-sec-confirmation-hearing-tuesday <p>San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will go before a Senate confirmation committee Tuesday, the first step in the process of becoming the new leader of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p><p>In May, President Barack Obama nominated the three-term San Antonio mayor for the job, replacing Shaun Donovan.</p><p>If confirmed, Castro said while he'll be focused on housing in his new role, he's always been a strong supporter of education and hopes that's how he'll be remembered.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:50:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 33495 at http://tpr.org Castro Has First HUD Sec. Confirmation Hearing Tuesday Politicos Say Cabinet Position Could Make Or Break Castro http://tpr.org/post/politicos-say-cabinet-position-could-make-or-break-castro <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is President Obama’s pick to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. One political expert says such a high profile position can make or break a candidate’s political future. Development and drought are creating a duck dilemma in Texas. Also, San Antonio singer Rita Vidaurri&nbsp; marks her 90th birthday this weekend.</p><p><strong>POLITICO: White House Cabinet Positions Can Make or Break a Candidate</strong></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:55:40 +0000 Crystal Chavez 32227 at http://tpr.org Politicos Say Cabinet Position Could Make Or Break Castro A Look At Julián Castro's Rising Political Star http://tpr.org/post/look-juli-n-castros-rising-political-star President Obama is naming 39-year-old San Antonio Mayor <a href="http://www.mayorcastro.com/" target="_blank">Julián Castro</a> to be his next housing secretary. Obama also chose Castro to deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.<p><strong>Jorge Ramos</strong> of Univision and Fusion TV joined <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to discuss Julián Castro, who is widely viewed as a possible running mate for potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.<p>&#8220;What&#8217;s so interesting is that within the H Fri, 23 May 2014 18:07:53 +0000 editor 32238 at http://tpr.org A Look At Julián Castro's Rising Political Star Obama To Nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For Housing Secretary http://tpr.org/post/obama-nominate-san-antonio-mayor-julian-castro-housing-secretary A White House official said Thursday that President Obama will tap San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office.<p>A formal announcement is scheduled to be made on Friday afternoon.<p>Reporting for our Newscast unit, NPR's Scott Horsley says Donovan would take over for outgoing budget director Sylvia Matthews Burwell, who's expected to be confirmed shortly as the next health secretary. Fri, 23 May 2014 16:47:50 +0000 Steve Mullis 32228 at http://tpr.org Obama To Nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For Housing Secretary If Castro Departs, City Council Would Fill Mayor's Seat From Within http://tpr.org/post/if-castro-departs-city-council-would-fill-mayors-seat-within <p>If San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro leaves his position for a post in President Barack Obama's cabinet, city council will then select an interim successor from one of their own.</p><p>Will it be someone with the most experience? Could it be someone who has a lot of background with policy?</p><p>The answer may include a variety of those qualifications. But whatever they are, it won't matter much to residents.</p><p>Political consultant Kelton Morgan said the members will work that out.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 20:00:07 +0000 Ryan Loyd 32032 at http://tpr.org If Castro Departs, City Council Would Fill Mayor's Seat From Within The Source: Is Mayor Castro Packing His Bags? http://tpr.org/post/source-mayor-castro-packing-his-bags <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone from our </span><a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Mayor-Castro-could-be-the-next-HUD-secretary-5486663.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">San Antonio Express-News</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the </span><a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=new+york+times+castro+hud&amp;oq=new+york+times+castro+hud&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i64.5176j0j4&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;es_sm=93&amp;ie=UTF-8" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">New York Times </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is reporting that Mayor&nb Mon, 19 May 2014 17:23:55 +0000 Paul Flahive 31949 at http://tpr.org The Source: Is Mayor Castro Packing His Bags? With Talk Of Cabinet Position Swirling, City Ponders Life Without Mayor Castro http://tpr.org/post/talk-cabinet-position-swirling-city-ponders-life-without-mayor-castro <p>The White House isn't talking and neither is Mayor Julián Castro.</p><p>Today he helped hand out awards inside city council chambers to businesses for the 2014 Healthy Workplace Recognition Program.</p><p>Afterward, a swarm of media caught up with him, only to hear the three-term mayor say what he's said before.</p><p>"All I'm going to say today is that I enjoy being mayor, and I'm going to continue to work hard on behalf of the people that elected me," Castro said. "I'll talk about the future and other things later."</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 16:57:33 +0000 Ryan Loyd 31948 at http://tpr.org With Talk Of Cabinet Position Swirling, City Ponders Life Without Mayor Castro