San Antonio economists told members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that San Antonio recovered from the recession faster because it didn’t suffer as great an impact as the rest of the nation, or even Texas.
Keith Phillips with the local branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said metropolitan statistical area's in Texas have recovered all of the jobs lost in the recession, and San Antonio suffered the least:
A bill requiring higher standards for abortion providers has made it out of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and is now on the senate floor for full review.
The discussion on the matter of requiring abortion providers to have a similar setup as surgical office quickly escalated from a civil conversation to a yelling match between the author of the bill, Sen. Bob Duell, R-Greenville, and Virginia Brawn, who owns a North Texas women's clinic.
The Pre-K 4 SA board members are regularly seen gathering together around City Hall to work out hiring procedures, student enrollment and how the education centers will be managed.
On Tuesday the board voted to keep the language in its job description for the professional development director as "preferred" master’s degree. Board member Bob Bevard suggested the word "preferred" diminishes the applicant pool.
Chair Elaine Mendoza said the board can assess what kind of candidates apply before deciding to amend the description to "required."
San Antonio’s poet laureate is on her way this week to Bordeaux, France, to perform at the International Conference on Interlanguage.
Dr. Carmen Tafolla’s poetry has been heard in countries all over the world, but she said she was invited to the linguistic conference based on her mastery of code-switching. She says this is the natural progression of language, and it happens all the time:
As the Republican Party continues to grapple with finding a solution to its Latino voter problem, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has dramatically softened his stance on immigration reform.
Paul told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that there could be a place in America for undocumented workers.
At first there was some confusion about what Paul said to the Hispanic Chamber. It was reported that the he had jumped the Tea Party ship and was endorsing comprehensive immigration reform including a pathway to citizenship.
News 4 WOAI had to evacuate mid-broadcast after fire alarms sounded at about 5 a.m. at their studio on N. St. Mary’s and Navarro. "WOAI Today" Morning Anchor Leslie Bohl said at first the staff thought the sirens were a false alarm.
"The alarm kept going off for about five to six minutes, we stayed with the Vatican coverage and once the alarm went off we resumed broadcasting," Bohl said.
Once they resumed local news, they were told to evacuate.