Ivy Taylor http://tpr.org en Taylor Makes History As First African American Mayor Of San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/taylor-makes-history-first-african-american-mayor-san-antonio <p>When voting finally got underway Tuesday in a packed city council chamber, the top two candidates out of the four vying for the interim mayor position became clear: Ivy Taylor from District 2 and Ray Lopez from District 6, who secured all of the votes.</p><p>District 5 councilwoman Shirley Gonzales and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg, both of whom are rookie council members, did not receive any votes.</p><p>In the initial round of voting, Taylor garnered four votes to Lopez's two. The second round tilted Taylor's direction even more, this time with a vote split of 5-3.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:22:21 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35491 at http://tpr.org Taylor Makes History As First African American Mayor Of San Antonio The Source: Will New Mayor Mean New Priorities? http://tpr.org/post/source-will-new-mayor-mean-new-priorities <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 12:10 PM:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez withdrew his name from being considered for mayor, paving the way for the city's first African American mayor, District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.</p><p>After a multiple rounds of voting by council members had whittled the field to Lopez and Taylor, a 5-3 vote brought Taylor within one. At this point Lopez withdrew his name, saying it was time to unify around a candidate and move forward.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:17 +0000 Paul Flahive 35478 at http://tpr.org The Source: Will New Mayor Mean New Priorities? San Antonio One Of Five Cities To Earn Presidential Promise Zone Designation http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-one-five-cities-earn-presidential-promise-zone-designation <p>On Thursday President Barack Obama will announce that San Antonio is one of five promise zones that will receive additional tools to help revive struggling and impoverished neighborhoods.</p><p>The other promise zone's are: Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.</p><p>The announcement by the White House means that the zones will get tax incentives and grants to help places like San Antonio's Eastside build better neighborhoods, residential areas and businesses.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:09:26 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24784 at http://tpr.org San Antonio One Of Five Cities To Earn Presidential Promise Zone Designation Alamo Brewing Breaks Ground At Hays Street Bridge Location http://tpr.org/post/alamo-brewing-breaks-ground-hays-street-bridge-location <p>The Alamo Golden Ale's motto is "Brewed with a fiercely independent spirit," and that's what it took, almost literally, for Eugene Simor to see the groundbreaking on his near-Eastside brewery.</p><p>The location is symbolic. Alamo Golden Ale, along with German lagers and seasonal selections, will be brewed about 12 minutes from the site of the sacred grounds of the Alamo.</p><p>"For the last 10 years I've brewed just one single product, which is Alamo Golden Ale," Simor said. "So considering that I just have one beer, we've actually done pretty good with our sales."</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:15:53 +0000 Ryan Loyd 23144 at http://tpr.org Alamo Brewing Breaks Ground At Hays Street Bridge Location The Source: Graffiti In San Antonio | Investing In The Eastside http://tpr.org/post/source-graffiti-san-antonio-investing-eastside <p><strong>Segment 1:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graffiti costs Americans $8 billion a year. The city of San Antonio estimates the cost at over $1 million&nbsp; and is considering beefing up the ordinance. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Michael Shannon with the <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/ces/graffiti.aspx" target="_blank">city's graffiti abatement program</a> joins us along with Deputy Janae Florance of the San Antonio Police Department to talk about what the city is doing to clean up this blight.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:29:09 +0000 Paul Flahive 14975 at http://tpr.org The Source: Graffiti In San Antonio | Investing In The Eastside Taylor And Challengers Express Desire To Solve Problems For East Side http://tpr.org/post/taylor-and-challengers-express-desire-solve-problems-east-side <p>San Antonio’s East Side has long been in the spotlight for gun violence and concerns over safety. In late 2011, a series of shootings sparked community meetings, and in response <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d2.aspx" target="_blank">District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor</a> dedicated time for community forums.</p><p>Residents like Jessica Evans called for increased police presence.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:42:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 9367 at http://tpr.org Taylor And Challengers Express Desire To Solve Problems For East Side District 2 Candidate Darden Emphasizes Need For Community Partnerships http://tpr.org/post/district-2-candidate-darden-emphasizes-need-community-partnerships <p>Challenging the incumbent to the East Side city council seat are four opponents who say they want to address the issues facing District 2: Antonio Diaz, Hector Medina, and Norris Tyrone Darden.</p><p>Darden praises current Councilwoman Ivy Taylor for the job she’s done, but is careful in using words that give her too much credit. The long-time resident of the district said Taylor, an outsider who is not originally from San Antonio, is not addressing what really needs to be addressed.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:50:05 +0000 Ryan Loyd 8938 at http://tpr.org District 2 Candidate Darden Emphasizes Need For Community Partnerships Questions About Ethics Board Methodology Following Letter Of Admonition To Taylor http://tpr.org/post/questions-about-ethics-board-methodology-following-letter-admonition-taylor <p>The City of San Antonio's <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/atty/ethics/AdvisoryOpReq.asp" target="_blank">Ethics Review Board</a> has decided it will issue <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d2.aspx" target="_blank">District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor</a> a letter of admonition for not correcting incomplete or inaccurate campaign finance reports on time.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:59:58 +0000 Ryan Loyd 8295 at http://tpr.org Questions About Ethics Board Methodology Following Letter Of Admonition To Taylor Housing Authority Awarded $29 Million HUD Grant For Eastside Development http://tpr.org/post/housing-authority-awarded-29-million-hud-grant-eastside-development <p></p><p>The Housing and Urban Development's <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn/grants" target="_blank">Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant</a> will help revitalize the 71-year-old Wheatley Courts housing complex on the Eastside. &nbsp;248 families call the courts home, where the average income is only $7,500 per year.</p><p><a href="http://www.saha.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio Housing Authority</a> President Lourdes Castro-Ramirez said the complex will be completely rebuilt.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:46:26 +0000 Joey Palacios 3294 at http://tpr.org Housing Authority Awarded $29 Million HUD Grant For Eastside Development Wheatley Sports Complex Needs Teams to Use Facilities http://tpr.org/post/wheatley-sports-complex-needs-teams-use-facilities <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://wheatleyheightssportscomplex.com/" target="_blank">Wheatley Heights Sports Complex</a>&nbsp;opened up on San Antonio's East Side at the beginning of the year. Bexar County, the city and the Eastside Christian Action Group partnered to offer a place where teams can come play ball.</p><p>“It’s a wonderful amateur sports facility right in the heart of the East Side that provides a wonderful place for recreation for our youth,” said&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d2.aspx" target="_blank">District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:30:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1218 at http://tpr.org Wheatley Sports Complex Needs Teams to Use Facilities