In spite of their emotional pleas, residents of the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park will be forced to move to make room for a $75 million development. Many people who spoke struck a chord with several council members and the mayor Thursday.
When it came time for the vote, Mayor Julián Castro reversed course from his usual push for progress. He said he could not support a zoning request to make the Mission Trail Mobile Home Park, located on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, a mixed-use development for shops and apartments.
In every city there are hidden gems; places off the beaten trail, less known and less likely to be a tourist attraction, their cultural and historical value less straight forward.
Such sites include the marriage of Mexican craftsmanship and Spanish engineering that resulted in Espada Dam and aquaduct, the history of the cemetery on East Commerce, little family-owned shops that have maintained the traditions of their forebears, the spots far from city center, the repurposed, and the countless places overrun by time.
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AT&T company leaders are dismissing sexual harassment allegations made by a contracted employee late last year against two of its workers.
The complaint is the city's first since council members passed the controversial non-discrimination ordinance revision.
Last September, as city council debated the revised non-discrimination ordinance to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected groups in San Antonio, a case hinging on gender identity harassment was brewing.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been inundated with criticism and calls for its head, Eric Shinseki, to resign after the disclosure by a retired doctor at the Arizona VA hospital. That doctor said wait times were manipulated to show that patients were seen in order to make the hospital look better.
The doctor further alleged that as many as 40 people died as a result of waiting in the backlog of patients.
Malaria killed 617,000 people in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. The mosquito-transmitted disease affects more than 207 million every year having a fast impact on the stability and productivity of affected societies.
Research into the disease has reduced fatalites by almost half since 2000, but the variety of parasites that cause the disease make the treating of it more difficult, and the rise of drug-resistant malarial strains are on the rise.
Yesterday the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 to begin impeachment of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.
Hall has been accused of waging a wasteful open records search for impropriety at UT-Austin in an effort to drive out President Bill Powers. The committee began its inquest into the regent nine months ago.
This is the farthest in the impeachment process the state has ever gone with a governor-appointed official.
The designs showed the addition of both toll and non-toll roads, including a segment where all additional lanes are tolled. The Stone Oak corridor of U.S. 281 North ranks 28th in the state's 100 most congested roadways, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.