redistricting

Texas Matters
10:29 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Candidates Make Final Push as Nov. 6 Approaches - Close Races in Texas and Across the Southwest

The Latino vote could be influential in this year's election, and we will find out just how influential after the polls close on Nov. 6.
Chris Eudaily TPR News

Texas Matters #636

During the last two weeks of the 2012 campaign, candidates make their final sell to voters, but in close races like that between Francisco Canseco and Pete Gallego there is a different kind of urgency. The Quorum Report's Harvey Kronberg talks about some of the interesting storylines he is watching as we approach Nov. 6, and we take a look at some other election issues from across the American Southwest.

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City Hall
2:15 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

San Antonio City Council Votes on Key Issues

City council voted to approve the convention center expansion and the new council district map, and also ruled to approve the payday loan ordinance championed by District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal.

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City Council Redistricting/Bexar County Sheriff
5:22 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

City Council Redistricting and the Race for Bexar County Sheriff

Revised lines for San Antonio City Council Districts.
Chris Eudaily TPR

With population shifts revealed by the latest census numbers, it was time to re-draw city council districts. David Mendez is the man charged with drawing the new boundaries and making sure everyone has equal representation in San Antonio. The race for Bexar County Sheriff features Democrat incumbent Amadeo Ortiz and Republican Retired Air Force General Susan Pamerleau.

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City Council Redistricting
4:06 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

City Council to Take Up Approval of New District Lines

Austin attorney David Mendez shows the revised illustrative map he drew after gathering input from the community on new council district boundary lines.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

“Simplistically said, San Antonio’s population growth during the decade is Hispanic, very much Hispanic," said David Mendez, who has been drawing redistricting maps for more than 30 years.

He said San Antonio is straightforward when it comes to redrawing city council district lines, but what was different for the Alamo City during this census round is where the growth was reported, and who was moving there.

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