Carlton Soules http://tpr.org en Carlton Soules Kicks Off Campaign For Bexar County Judge http://tpr.org/post/carlton-soules-kicks-campaign-bexar-county-judge <p>Former San Antonio City Councilman Carlton Soules officially kicked off his campaign Sunday to run in the Republican primary for Bexar County judge.</p><p>Soules is fairly new to the political scene, having won the City Council District 10 seat in 2011. But in just a short time, Soules said he has learned a lot, and wants to stop spending he thinks is ruining the county. He said he has a three-step plan to take the county back from what conservatives say has been out-of-control spending for far too long.</p><p>First, he wants to stop what he calls "legacy projects" like streetcars.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:34:52 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26859 at http://tpr.org Carlton Soules Kicks Off Campaign For Bexar County Judge Update: Special Election For District 9 & 10 Council Seats Is May 10 http://tpr.org/post/update-special-election-district-9-10-council-seats-may-10 <p><strong>Update (2/7):</strong> City council voted Thursday to call a special election for May 10 to fill the unexpired terms of former District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan and former District 10 Councilman Carlton Soules.</p><p>Applicants who wish to run in the special election may file for a place on the ballot beginning Feb. 10. The filing deadline is March 10.</p><p>According to the Bexar County Elections Office, the city's special election will be held in conjunction with Bexar County's joint general and special election.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:55:14 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26233 at http://tpr.org Update: Special Election For District 9 & 10 Council Seats Is May 10 Residents Recommend Mike Gallagher To Replace Soules In District 10 http://tpr.org/post/residents-recommend-mike-gallagher-replace-soules-district-10 <p>Through a series of meetings and interviews, neighborhood leaders in the city's North Side District 10 have come to a conclusion on who they want to replace outgoing Councilman Carlton&nbsp;Soules.&nbsp;</p><p>Soules, in his second term on the city council, will step down Thursday to focus on his campaign for&nbsp;Bexar&nbsp;County judge in the Republican primaries.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:44:50 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25773 at http://tpr.org Residents Recommend Mike Gallagher To Replace Soules In District 10 District 10 Interim Candidates Make Their Case For Appointment http://tpr.org/post/district-10-interim-candidates-make-their-case-appointment <p>Members of the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance are in the middle of interviewing the candidates seeking an appointment to the San Antonio City Council District 10 seat that's being vacated by Carlton Soules.</p><p>The councilman, who is in his second term, decided to leave and focus his attention on a run for Bexar County Judge.</p><p>Their interviews began this weekend and will conclude before the group's meeting next week, where the candidates will participate in a forum to meet people from the community and answer questions about their vision for the district.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:29:55 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25404 at http://tpr.org District 10 Interim Candidates Make Their Case For Appointment SAWS Board Appointment Angers Council Members Soules & Chan http://tpr.org/post/saws-board-appointment-angers-council-members-soules-chan <p>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.</p><p>District 10&#39;s Carlton Soules and District 9&#39;s Elisa Chan picked Kirk Francis for his knowledge and experience with water issues.</p><p>Chan said Francis would bring a certain characteristic that may be missing from the current SAWS board.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:30:16 +0000 Ryan Loyd 20060 at http://tpr.org SAWS Board Appointment Angers Council Members Soules & Chan Delegate Agencies Deal With City Budget Cuts http://tpr.org/post/delegate-agencies-deal-city-budget-cuts <p class="p1">With more than 70 delegate agencies, the city council each year funds the organizations to help them accomplish their missions, but this time the council had to make cuts to meet its objective of balancing the budget.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">San Antonio budget director Maria Villagomez said the agencies, with the exception of Haven for Hope, took a five percent cut.</p><p class="p1">It's not enough for District 10 Councilman Carlton Soules, who has said every non-essential service should be eliminated.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:16:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 18478 at http://tpr.org Delegate Agencies Deal With City Budget Cuts City Budget Shakeup Reveals Some Wins, Some Losses http://tpr.org/post/city-budget-shakeup-reveals-some-wins-some-losses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio city leaders swept through a $2.3 billion budget amid negotiations in the final hour that added line items back in that previously had been eliminated.</span></p><p class="p1">With the majority of the city council favoring the amendments, and the 2014 budget as proposed, residents will begin seeing some of the effects.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:12:32 +0000 Ryan Loyd 18411 at http://tpr.org City Budget Shakeup Reveals Some Wins, Some Losses Councilman Carlton Soules Records B Session Because City Did Not Broadcast Meeting http://tpr.org/post/councilman-carlton-soules-records-b-session-because-city-did-not-broadcast-meeting <p>He’s not a multi-media professional, nor does he have formal training in audio/visual technology.</p><p>But District 10 Councilman Carlton Soules had last week’s B session recorded and posted to his website because it was not broadcast on the city’s public access channel, TVSA.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:16:39 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17913 at http://tpr.org Councilman Carlton Soules Records B Session Because City Did Not Broadcast Meeting Facing Difficult Decisions, San Antonio City Council Sets Tone For Next Two Years http://tpr.org/post/facing-difficult-decisions-san-antonio-city-council-sets-tone-next-two-years <p></p><p>The San Antonio City Council took the oath of office in a swearing in ceremony inside the chambers of City Hall, preparing for what is ahead for the body over the next two years.</p><p>Mayor Julián Castro said the mission of the council is a double-edged sword because each member is looking out for the interests of their own district, but he told his colleagues they also have to do what’s best for the city as a whole.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:49:53 +0000 Ryan Loyd 13941 at http://tpr.org Facing Difficult Decisions, San Antonio City Council Sets Tone For Next Two Years Redistricting Forces Candidates Into New District Race http://tpr.org/post/redistricting-forces-candidates-new-district-race <p></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:39:33 +0000 Ryan Loyd 9534 at http://tpr.org Redistricting Forces Candidates Into New District Race