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Texas Cuts to Women’s Health hurt low income

A recent report by the Texas Observer looks into the ramifications a year after state cuts  to women’s health options in Texas. “One Year Later, Cuts to Women’s Health Have Hurt More Than Just Planned Parenthood. More than 60 family planning clinics forced to close—only 12 belonged to Planned Parenthood.”…

Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Activist with César Chávez to Speak in San Antonio

Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Activist with César Chávez to Speak in San Antonio

Forward from Charlene Doria-Ortiz: cdoria-ortiz [at] bexar [dot] org Linda Chavez Thomas is putting together a great event and needs our support. Dolores Huerta, one of the founders of the United Farmworkers Union, worked along side César Chávez in the struggle to get higher pay, better working conditions and protection…

“Save Our History Campaign” Press Conference

“Save Our History Campaign” Press Conference

 Author and Historian George Nelson, Rosa Rosales Past President LULAC, Gabriel Rosales District 15 Director LULAC, Donna DeLeon President Jose Miguel Arciniega Descendents Society, Ed Mata President Bexareno Genealogy and History Society and Dan Arellano President Battle of Medina Society will be speaking in support of the “Save Our History…

San Antonio City Council OKs Castro’s Pre-K Proposal

San Antonio City Council OKs Castro’s Pre-K Proposal

by Zoë Gioja, The Texas Tribune August 9, 2012 An initiative from San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro that would direct a portion of sales tax revenue to fund full-day pre-kindergarten unanimously passed the City Council, leaving it for voters to approve in November. The pre-K funding initiative, which has the…

In Senate Race, Out-of-State Stars Outshined Texans

In Senate Race, Out-of-State Stars Outshined Texans

by Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune August 3, 2012 By Tuesday’s runoff, the Republican primary battle between Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst had grown into something larger than a fight for an open U.S. Senate seat. With Gov. Rick Perry and many other…

Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce Convention and Business Expo

Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce Convention and Business Expo

August 16- 18, San Antonio, TX * 37th Annual Convention Take advantage of the business and opportunities – register today! CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS Procurement Roundtable for HUB businesses to meet with Government Agencies and Private Corporations – We are proud to have Ford sponsor this event again this year.  This is…

SOLD! Hays Street Bridge to be used for Commercial Purpose

“Shame on you….” was the feeling last night of many in the community who felt betrayed by their own Mayor Julian Castro and elected officials at City Council. Last night the council approved the sale of public land next to San Antonio’s Hays Street Bridge, something many in the community…

Fighting for San Antonio’s Hays Street Bridge

Hays Street Bridge from Erik Bosse on Vimeo. The Hays Street bridge in San Antonio was built in 1908 by the Southern Pacific railroad and utilizing Federal funds for over $2-million dollars it has been restored to provide a public space.  But now, some want to use it for commercial…

Think Group Austin Looking for Focus Group

Think Group Austin Looking for Focus Group

Think Group Austin has an upcoming paid focus group study in San Antonio regarding grocery shopping habits on *Wednesday, August 8th*. We are looking for English speaking women (Latinas or Caucasian) between the ages of 25-60 years who have children still living in their household and who live in one…

At Chick-fil-A, Dewhurst Dismisses Unfavorable Poll

At Chick-fil-A, Dewhurst Dismisses Unfavorable Poll

by Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune July 30, 2012 Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst crossed the Chick-fil-A parking lot in Austin on Monday morning holding one of the fast food chain’s signature white paper bags. He stopped before a phalanx of reporters and television cameras positioned nearby so that the Chick-fil-A…

Forgotten K-9s left to die inside Bexar County Sheriff Patrol

Forgotten K-9s left to die inside Bexar County Sheriff Patrol

This is a report by News 4 WOAI Brian Collister: http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Two-police-dogs-die-after-left-inside-patrol/fmYNpOSeiUSuCrWydudt8Q.cspx (woaiv.com) SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two of the department’s service dogs who died after they were left inside patrol vehicles overnight. Officials with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office say the…

Board Vote Means $300 Million Less for Texas Schools

by Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune In the waning days of the 82nd Legislature, state lawmakers came up with a plan to help cushion the blow of $5.4 billion in cuts to public education. State Rep. Rob Orr, R-Burleson, proposed a constitutional amendment that he said could bring an additional…