Community

LGBTQ Community Support
10:08 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Pride Center San Antonio Providing New Home to LGBTQ Community

Pride Center San Antonio

San Antonio is one the few major cities in the country without a dedicated LGBTQ community center. While there were several attempts in the past, a collective of community members is laying the ground work to establish a new one.

The Pride Center San Antonio doesn’t have a dedicated space yet, but the people behind its creation want it to be a connector for the gay community.

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Utility Assistance
9:34 am
Wed October 31, 2012

CPS Energy Sends Crews to Help Restore Power in Virginia

CPS Energy workers watch the caravan of utility trucks leave for Richmond, Va.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

Millions of people on the East Coast remain without power today as Superstorm Sandy barrels into the United States. To help restore electricity, CPS Energy is sending some of its own emergency response crews.

For the next three days, 6 of CPS Energy’s utility trucks will be traveling to help Dominion Virginia Power, who sent CPS a request for assistance on Sunday Morning.

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HearSA
12:35 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Art and Commerce: Painting in 16th-Century Antwerp with John Hand

Jan Gossaert, Portrait of Anna de Bergh, Marquise de Veere (detail), ca. 1530. Oil on panel. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Oppenheimer.

Sunday, October 28th 6:30pm at the McNay Art Museum. John Hand, Curator of Northern Renaissance Paintings for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC discusses the golden age of Netherlandish painting during the 16th-century boom in trade, finance, and textiles that made Antwerp the cultural capital of the Northern Renaissance.

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hearSA
1:58 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Community Conversations: Pre K for SA

Mayor Castro and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff debate the merits of Pre-K for SA
Gina Farrell

The Community Conversations Series at St. Mary's University hosted San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff.  It focused on the proposed sales tax increase to pay for the mayor’s Pre-K 4 SA Initiative, a plan designed to improve access to quality and affordable pre-school options.  Commissioner Wolff has been an outspoken critic of the plan.

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Urban Revitalization
11:35 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Mission Road Power Plant Next in Line for Restoration?

Former Mayor Phil Hardberger shows his support for Power of Preservation.
Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio

On tree-canopied streets and blocks in San Antonio’s center, the sounds of old-fashioned ice cream trucks and children playing mingle with the sounds of urban traffic from nearby downtown. This is where residents have begun restoring old homes – and communities.

"We just really wanted to be in Dignowity Hill and fell in love," said Michele Jacob, who is one of those new homeowners. "When we walked in here and I saw these floors, I just thought, 'You can't even find the long-leaf pine.' You know, we have views of the Tower and the Tower Life Building."

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Revitalizing Small Cities
9:43 am
Tue October 23, 2012

UTSA Helping La Vernia Revitalize its Downtown

"The goal is to really create a vibrant, walkable, livable downtown area," said Tom Kennely of UTSA's Institute of Economic Development, who could be talking about any city in the United States, or even San Antonio.

Located on Hwy. 87 east of San Antonio, La Vernia is a community of about 1,000. UTSA is working with the City of La Vernia to bring people back to the community's downtown area, and the university also offers business development and community development for 79 counties from its San Antonio office.

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hearSA
3:39 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

2012 Krost Symposium: Unlocking the Future Panel Discussion

Panelists: Harley Eagle, Cecila Menjivar, Doris Marie Provine, and David Doerfler. It was moderated by Carolyn Turner. The Panel Discussion is a culmination of all the views and issues presented at the symposium, which focused on the U.S. criminal justice system and, in particular, racism, the "drug war",  immigration, and the concept of restorative justice.

Panelists Included

David Doerfler

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hearSA
5:03 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

2012 Krost Symposium: Harley Eagle

Harley Eagle is of Dakota and Anishinabe decent. He is the co-coordinator of Indigenous work for the Mennonite Central Committee Canada, a Restorative justice practitioner, and dismantling racism/oppression trainer. Harley will look to his Dakota traditions and experience in working with Indigenous and diverse communities in both Restorative Justice and dismantling oppression to explore what it might mean to address racial harms using Restorative concepts that embrace a fuller Indigenous worldview.

Hemisfair Park Redevelopment
9:20 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Holiday Events Give Residents New Vision of Hemisfair Park

The entrance gate for Hemisfair Park.
Lee Dunkelberg Texas Public Radio

So far, the redevelopment of Hemisfair has been mostly on paper, but planners are working to pull the park’s future into focus for residents. Officials are hoping holiday events starting on Halloween will bring families back to to the park.

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Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!
1:52 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Terraced Seating Unveiled at Dignowity Pushcart Derby!

Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby 2011.
Juan and Barbara Garcia

The terraced seating being built on the old volleyball courts at Lockwood Park is in prime position for pushcart viewing and will be the centerpiece for fireworks watching and other community gatherings in the future for the Dignowity neighborhood.

Texas Public Radio presents the official unveiling of this winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio.

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