Fronteras: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is President Obama’s pick to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. One political expert says such a high profile position can make or break a candidate’s political future. Development and drought are creating a duck dilemma in Texas. Also, San Antonio singer Rita Vidaurri marks her 90th birthday this weekend.
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President Obama is naming 39-year-old San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to be his next housing secretary. Obama also chose Castro to deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Jorge Ramos of Univision and Fusion TV joined Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss Julián Castro, who is widely viewed as a possible running mate for potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The White House isn't talking and neither is Mayor Julián Castro.
Today he helped hand out awards inside city council chambers to businesses for the 2014 Healthy Workplace Recognition Program.
Afterward, a swarm of media caught up with him, only to hear the three-term mayor say what he's said before.
"All I'm going to say today is that I enjoy being mayor, and I'm going to continue to work hard on behalf of the people that elected me," Castro said. "I'll talk about the future and other things later."
Fronteras: Legislation to compensate "downwinders" -- people suffering from cancer caused by the fallout of atomic testing near Las Vegas in the 50s -- left out some affected areas and now people are demanding federal compensation. In Phoenix, there's a unique tradition of bringing together both Jews and Latinos to celebrate Passover that brings together two ethnic communities. The last 10 fatalities on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon have been on self-guided trips.
While Congress is showing no signs of moving forward on passing comprehensive immigration reform, the complicated issue was spotlighted Tuesday night in a heated debate between state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.
Patrick and Castro aren’t running against each other for political office; Castro isn’t running for anything right now.
Patrick is running for what many call the most powerful job in Texas, lieutenant governor, and he’s doing it with ads like this:
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro joined former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour this week to kick off the Civil Rights Summit in Austin and to discuss the topic of immigration as a civil rights issue.
Castro told the crowd that a reform of the United States immigration system will enhance civil rights by bringing people out of the shadows, creating situations where immigrants aren’t afraid to report crimes, send their kids to school and get the care they need for their families.
San Antonio Police have issued a cease-and-desist order for drivers of a so-called ride sharing program called Lyft.
But that hasn't stopped them, and instead they are rolling forward full throttle. For passengers, taking a Lyft is easy. A rider must download the app to their smartphone, enter their credit card information and phone number, and request the ride. A driver, whose car is marked with a pink mustache, will typically pull up to the rider's location within 15 minutes, and off they go.