Faith-based organization Together for the City is about to launch a new alternative to payday lending that the group hopes will help financially-strapped families get back on their feet. The one-year-old group also plans to carve out a variety ways to serve the community.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Linda Hardberger asked the group to help Green Spaces Alliance promote and build more community gardens throughout the city.
People around City Hall are on edge about what they say following the release of a secret recording that revealed homophobic comments made by District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan and her staff members.
In the audio, given to the Express-News by former Chan staffer James Stevens, who recorded the strategy meeting, are comments by Jeff Bazan, then Chan's chief of policy, who at one point makes talks about sexual orientation by linking it to incest.
The San Antonio Public Library could be tightening up its internet security measures to keep kids from seeing something they shouldn't online.
Currently, there are no filters installed on computers located at branch libraries or the central library downtown, according to the library’s community and public relations manager, Caitlin Cowart.
District 5 candidates join us to talk about their bids for the council seat. Incumbent Councilman David Medina and council hopeful Shirley Gonzales square off and take your calls.
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After repeated attempts to accommodate district 8 candidate Rolando Briones, we were rebuffed, being told that the candidate was too busy any of the days between the original election and the runoff. We speak with his opponent, Ron Nirenberg.
Endorsements are often times influential by appealing to voters who may be undecided, and with the runoff elections for City Council Districts 5 and 8 in June, every vote will help determine who will win the seats.
This year's city council races began with nearly 40 candidates and now only four remain.
In District 5, incumbent David Medina is facing political newcomer Shirley Gonzales.
In District 8, where there is no incumbent, Ron Nirenberg and Rolando Briones are battling it out for the seat.
Plenty of people are choosing sides in these races.
Saturday's city council election wrapped up with several decisive victories for incumbents, but a few races are still to be decided.
District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña beat his challenger with 84 percent of the vote, East Side Councilwoman Ivy Taylor will be returning for a third term, Ray Lopez of District 6 and Cris Medina of District 7 each won their races handily, as did District 9 and 10 Council Members Elisa Chan and Carlton Soules.
After more than a year watching the race from the sidelines, outgoing District 8 Councilman Reed Williams has finally announced who he is backing to fill his seat.
Williams, who said last year he wouldn’t be seeking his third term in order to spend more time with family, initially wanted to keep his opinions about the candidates to himself to allow each of the challengers a fair shot at the job.