Julián Castro http://tpr.org en Texas Border City A Model For Solar Power http://tpr.org/post/texas-border-city-model-solar-power <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>The USDA has lifted a ban on inspectors working in Mexico, which could invigorate a cattle trade that has been hurt in both countries. We look at how one border city provides a model for solar power in Texas. State health officials have alerted the CDC about conditions in border facilities where thousands of Central American minors are being detained. Commentator Yvette Benavides takes us inside an immigration court room in San Antonio where these children and teens are making their cases.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:42:51 +0000 Crystal Chavez 35306 at http://tpr.org Texas Border City A Model For Solar Power Castro Says Goodbye At Chambers Of Commerce Celebration http://tpr.org/post/castro-says-goodbye-chambers-commerce-celebration <p>As Mayor Julián Castro prepares to depart San Antonio for our nation's capital, last night the area chambers of commerce hosted a community celebration in his honor.</p><p>In San Antonio style, people came to honor the man who has led the city for the last five years. The community, business leaders and city staff members came to hear Castro say goodbye.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:26:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35241 at http://tpr.org Castro Says Goodbye At Chambers Of Commerce Celebration The Source: Wanted: New Mayor, Apply Within http://tpr.org/post/source-wanted-new-mayor-apply-within <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Outgoing Mayor </span>Julián<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Castro leaves some pretty big shoes to fill. The popular mayor was known nationwide and whether you liked him or not he brought a spotlight to San Antonio. As Castro prepares to leave for a cabinet job at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, several potential heirs on city council jockey for position.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:31:37 +0000 Paul Flahive 35166 at http://tpr.org The Source: Wanted: New Mayor, Apply Within 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