Fronteras: There's a critical shortage of mental health care workers in Texas, and the problem is especially apparent in the borderlands. The Texas Democratic Party chair speaks about the party's top candidates, its platform and more as the convention arrives this weekend. For San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz, culture is everything. He speaks about the inspiration for his Tex-Mex artwork and new exhibit at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
For the past year an exchange student from the Philippines has been living in San Antonio, but what separates her from her peers is that she’s deaf. Her impact at Marshall High School has prompted the school to offer American Sign Language as a course.
18-year-old Nicole Linsangan came to the United States in August of last year with a desire to see the world.
This week is the start of early voting and on the ballot is a $648 million bond proposal for Northside Independent School District to alleviate the growth spurt of one of the largest districts in the state.
Growth in Northside is not predicted to stop anytime soon. There are currently 101,000 students and a predicted 2,000 new students every year for the next two decades. The $648 million bond includes $274 million for six new schools and planning for a seventh, and $170 million for renovation and reconstruction of existing schools.
Even though local elementary schools took extra measures to keep students safe against a reported threat, many students still stayed home Thursday.
A letter had specified that on or about April 24, a mass violence event would take place, and targeted a school in the Northside ISD.
Thursday Police Chief William McManus toured campuses to meet with school leaders. One purpose, he said, was to be visible and to assure parents, staff and others that measures were being taken on all fronts to keep people safe.
Thousands of San Antonio kids are ending up in adult courtrooms over "Failure to Attend School" (FTAS) violations. In 2012, a third of all class C misdemeanors filed against minors were FTAS in Texas. The state saw 76,000 cases in courts that year, according to Texas Appleseed.
There are two concerts this weekend that are sure to pack some surprises for those attending. You may know Mark Wood as the guy who decided violins just had too stuffy an image, and who created music like this.
A new public image campaign launched last week by Bexar County schools is aimed at making you aware of how great public schools are doing in the face of dramatic hardships. The "Go Public" campaign asks people to look at the multiple roles public schools have been asked to take on and to tell their stories supporting them.
Northside Independent School District’s community bond meetings began Thursday in an effort to define the most critical needs for the largest school district in Bexar County. Their next bond issue is planned for 2014.
The city of San Antonio’s population growth is reflected in its most popular school districts, and NISD is no exception. NISD spokesman Pascual Gonzales says the district’s population of over 100,000 is growing by about 2,500 students a year.