With a signature, an oath and a check for $100, Mayor Julián Castro officially became a candidate for mayor.
At his Feb. 2 rally, he told supporters that he recognized he’s the first San Antonio mayor to have the opportunity to run for a third term. Expanded term limits in 2009 now allows Castro and each of the council members to run for four two-year terms.
In one month, San Antonio will once again be illuminated for the city’s annual multi-media art show known as Luminaria.
The annual arts and culture show fills downtown with music, lights, and unique art displays from over 600 artists and 80 musicians. HemisFair Park is practically turned into a living lit-up painting. Mayor Julián Castro said Luminaria is the largest single-night arts event in Texas.
There are aggressive programs underway in San Antonio to redevelop downtown, push education opportunities, improve transportation, deal with water issues, be on the cutting edge of green initiatives and attract job providers.
During the first hearing on immigration of the 113th Congress, House Republicans honed in on seeking a middle ground between “mass deportation” of undocumented immigrants and providing a path to citizenship.