Ron Nirenberg

Ron Nirenberg City Council District 8

San Antonio District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg is asking for a comprehensive water plan through the year 2050. The plan would include how city growth patterns will impact the Edwards Aquifer and San Antonio Water System. Nirenberg said the number one threat to the state's economy and future prosperity is water scarcity. In a request to the city staff, he outlined a compilation of all city policies, procedures, standards and regulations into one place so that council members can easily...

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Thousands of drivers who use Hausman Road as a shortcut from Loop 1604 to I-10 are starting to see some progress on one of the most-heavily traveled roadways in the city. Utilities are going in along the first section of road project nearest Loop 1604. The widening of Hausman Road will proceed in quadrants to make it easier on the 17,000 drivers that go up and down the road each week. Work began in December to prepare the first section nearest 1604 for utilities. District 8 Councilman Ron...

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In the first segment: In never-before-seen footage on the streets of North Korea and in the secretive prison camps, a new Frontline documentary airing tomorrow night takes viewers inside the most clandestine country in the world. What is it like living under the volatile and mysterious Kim Jong-Un? We talk with director James Jones about what filming this was like and what the totalitarian dictator has done, how he differs from his father, how the state is changing, if modest, despite the...

Bat Conservation International

A tentative buyer has declined to purchase the property -- known as Crescent Hills -- adjacent to the Bracken Bat Cave and now a coalition of potential buyers is hoping to acquire the land to preserve it. The coalition is a loosely-knit group of people and organizations who want to see the land surrounding the bat cave permanently preserved instead of being open for development of houses and commercial activity. One of the interested parties is San Antonio District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg ...

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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 Tuesdays meeting, Linda Hardberger asked the group to help Green Spaces Alliance promote and build more community gardens throughout the city. I am asking them both to promote activities in the gardens, also maybe adopt a...

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