Bexar County http://tpr.org en County Gains Valuable Space With Acquisition Of Federal Reserve Bank Building http://tpr.org/post/county-gains-valuable-space-acquisition-federal-reserve-bank-building <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bexar County commissioners have approved an agreement to purchase the Federal Reserve Bank building downtown.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:18:31 +0000 Eileen Pace 29789 at http://tpr.org County Gains Valuable Space With Acquisition Of Federal Reserve Bank Building Bexar County Inmates Learning To Take Responsibility For Their Circumstances http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-inmates-learning-take-responsibility-their-circumstances <p>A new philosophy of rehabilitation for inmates has taken shape at the Bexar County Jail. The effort is designed to stop the cycle of escalating levels of criminal activity by inmates after they are released from the local facility.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pamela Taylor, CEO and founder of Dress for Success, teaches a new class at the </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Jail.</span></p><p>"So I encourage you to start looking at the information I gave you," she tells a group of inmates. " 'The Four Agreements' is really, really powerful.”</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:30:38 +0000 Eileen Pace 29376 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Inmates Learning To Take Responsibility For Their Circumstances Bexar County Jail Program Helps Incarcerated Mothers Connect To a New Way Of Life http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-jail-program-helps-incarcerated-mothers-connect-new-way-life <p></p><p>According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, more than <a href="https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/gokids/gokids_articles_children_impacted.html">7 million children in the U.S. have at least one parent in jail or prison.</a> Studies show many of&nbsp;the children&nbsp;get stuck in a cycle of intergenerational crime and incarceration.&nbsp;</p><p>Several programs in Texas jails are trying to break that cycle.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:14:35 +0000 Eileen Pace 29155 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Jail Program Helps Incarcerated Mothers Connect To a New Way Of Life Bexar County's Bibliotech Shares Accessibility Message In The Netherlands http://tpr.org/post/bexar-countys-bibliotech-shares-accessibility-message-netherlands <p>Bexar County’s Bibliotech is an international hot topic this week. The all-digital library's two directors are speaking to their counterparts of book-based libraries in the Netherlands.</p><p>After representatives from&nbsp;Stichting Bibliotheek, the national library foundation in The Netherlands, made a trip here in January to get a tour, they were eager for Bibliotech’s key people to speak at a conference.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:32:13 +0000 Eileen Pace 29047 at http://tpr.org Bexar County's Bibliotech Shares Accessibility Message In The Netherlands The Source: The Epidemic Of Child Abuse In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/source-epidemic-child-abuse-bexar-county <p>Last year in Bexar County <a href="http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/documents/about/Data_Books_and_Annual_Reports/2013/10ChartsAll.pdf" target="_blank">5,846 kids </a>were abused or neglected. We have the second highest rates of abuse in the state. Houston's Harris County ranks first, but Bexar&nbsp;only has 83 fewer total incidents with a child population half that of Harris.</p><p>In addition, kids in Bexar County are more often abused even after Child Protective Services gets involved.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:01:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 28806 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Epidemic Of Child Abuse In Bexar County Wolff Beats Adkisson In County Judge Primary, Faces Soules In General Election http://tpr.org/post/wolff-beats-adkisson-county-judge-primary-faces-soules-general-election <p></p><p>Going into the election, the quest for the Democratic nomination for Bexar County judge appeared to be a tight contest. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the mood of each camp told the story as soon as early voting results came in.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even though the candidates knew the South Side of San Antonio is traditionally an election-day voting crowd, each seemed convinced of the outcome moments after the early vote tabulations crossed the computer screen at 7:15.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:10:47 +0000 Eileen Pace 27759 at http://tpr.org Wolff Beats Adkisson In County Judge Primary, Faces Soules In General Election Both Parties Head To Runoff In Bexar County Precinct 4 Race http://tpr.org/post/both-parties-head-runoff-bexar-county-precinct-4-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race to be the next Bexar County Precinct 4 commissioner is moving into a runoff election for both parties after no candidate could reach the 50 percent of the vote required to get their party's nomination.</span></p><p>Commissioner Tommy Adkisson held the seat for nearly 14 years and when he announced he was running for county judge it opened a floodgate of candidates to try and fill the vacancy.</p><p><strong>Democrats</strong>:</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:31:24 +0000 Joey Palacios 27750 at http://tpr.org Both Parties Head To Runoff In Bexar County Precinct 4 Race Wolff And Adkisson Make Final Push To Voters Before Primary Election http://tpr.org/post/wolff-and-adkisson-make-final-push-voters-primary-election <p>In the last efforts to gain the democratic nomination for Bexar County judge, Nelson Wolff and his challenger, Tommy Adkisson, spent time with the people they hope to get to the polls to vote in Tuesday's primary. Wolff spent a warm Saturday block walking on the far Southside.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“This is our third street,” Wolff said, walking up to the gate at a home where the owner stopped doing yard work to chat.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Is this your place?” Wolff asked of Ross </span>Suniga<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:01:31 +0000 Eileen Pace 27692 at http://tpr.org Wolff And Adkisson Make Final Push To Voters Before Primary Election San Antonio-Bexar County MPO Seeking Regional Public Input On Growth Plans http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-bexar-county-mpo-seeking-regional-public-input-growth-plans <p>The San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization is in the midst of its second round of public meetings to plan for the next 25 years of regional transportation needs.</p><p>With new census numbers bringing in large populations from surrounding areas, regional road planning is necessary to accommodate all the expected traffic growth from an additional 1.5 million residents by 2040.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:56:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 27421 at http://tpr.org San Antonio-Bexar County MPO Seeking Regional Public Input On Growth Plans The Source: Constitutional Right Or Abused Loophole? http://tpr.org/post/source-constitutional-right-or-abused-loophole <p></p><p>The Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County Appraisal District is being sued at a record pace this year. Appraisal districts tell you what your house is worth, its "fair market worth," which essentially tells you how much you owe in taxes. Property owners that feel they deserve to pay less can&nbsp;sue. The amount of property under dispute is worth $10 billion and growing.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:57:38 +0000 Paul Flahive 27281 at http://tpr.org The Source: Constitutional Right Or Abused Loophole?