Was the Firestone Tire company complicit in the brutal war crimes of Charles Taylor?
Details of the relationship between the American icon and the African country were scant in the 25 -year-old civil war until now. A trove of diplomatic cables and corporate letters were discovered in the basement of an Akron, Ohio courthouse. Akron is the headquarters of Firestone.
The SpawGlass Foundation Tuesday awarded a $22,500 dollar grant to the Respite Care Center of San Antonio.
Respite Care’s mission is to help children with special needs to heal from complicated medical procedures or from neglect or abuse, and the funds will provide scholarships to care for more special-needs children.
Babies to young children come in with major disorders, cognitive impairment, and birth defects. Some are injured or addicted to drugs after birth, and the shelter is filled to capacity.
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. That amount, or something less for exempted positions, is what 3.3 million Americans earn per her hour across the country. Many believe it is time to raise the minimum wage to a livable wage, or a wage that raises a person out of poverty.
Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2007 singing the role of Stéphano in Charles Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette.” Since then, her Met appearances have included Blanche in Francis Poulenc’s haunting “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” and Rosina in Rossini's “The Barber of Seville,” which she reprises this season.
Dan Patrick has long fought to get a school choice bill passed in Texas. Now, as he takes his final stroll as Senate Education Chair, before becoming Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick is calculating the likelihood of passing such a bill in 2015.
A Republican state lawmaker is hoping to decriminalize Texas students’ learning experience. Rep. James White’s bill, will decriminalize truancy laws and require schools to find a way to incentivize attendance and student learning.
In 2013, school officials, nonprofits, and even the then-Chief Justice for the Texas Supreme Court, worked with state lawmakers to get a bill that banned school resource officers from issuing misdemeanor tickets to students “disrupting class,” signed into law.
Artpace is hosting a lecture on Tuesday, November 18 about a New York City installation that has a San Antonio connection. You may remember a story I did a few months ago on the High Line, a public park on the west side of Manhattan.
Cecilia Alemani curates art for the High Line, which is an abandoned, elevated freight railroad.
“Imagine it’s a very long bridge suspended 30 feet in the sky. It has a lot of planting — gorgeous plantings and architecture."
San Antonio could become the fifth largest city by population in the country by 2020 if they annex five key Bexar county areas. The proposal was made last Wednesday by John Dugan, the head of the Department of Planning and Community Development to city council.
Currently seventh in the country with 1.3 million residents the proposal would add 66 sq. miles and about 200,000 people. In less than 10 years the city would be around 1.7 millions according to city estimates. The annexation would represent the biggest addition to the city in nearly 20 years.