Enough funding has been secured to create a rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of North Main Avenue and Evergreen Street. The crosswalk is expected to be painted in the next few weeks. Evergreen Street and Main Avenue are at the center of San Antonio’s LGBT district. Last year, District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino called for the creation of a crosswalk and received approval from a City Council committee.
On Fronteras: Researchers are looking into how to raise awareness about rising rates of cancer in the Latino population (0:15). Texas schools are teaching students about slavery, but the curriculum doesn’t reflect how it affected the course of U.S. history (12:04). In 1968, high school students at San Antonio’s Edgewood High School walked out of class and changed how public schools were funded (15:02)
Over 140,000 petition signatures requesting paid sick leave for workers across San Antonio were hand-delivered to City Hall Thursday. Working Texans for Paid Sick Time, a coalition of grassroots organizations from across the state, is pushing for the measure.
U.S. representatives Henry Cuellar, Joaquín Castro, and Lloyd Doggett Thursday secured an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act which would improve the wastewater infrastructure for Joint Base San Antonio and surrounding areas. The wastewater pipeline that runs through JBSA serves about 500,000 people in southwest San Antonio and on Lackland Air Force Base. The pipeline, known as W-6, has experienced several sewage overflows in the last few years. San Antonio was mandated by...
Port San Antonio opened the doors to its newest building Wednesday night, marking a new chapter for the 100 year-old campus on the city’s southwest side. The $20 million facility was conceived as the first of six buildings focused on the cyber security and technology industries. Breaking free of the image of the port as just a runway with big airplanes, staff said they wanted this development to have new architecture and new, more welcoming spaces they hope will lead to new collaborative...
Teachers, nurses and librarians in the Boerne Independent School District are getting a 3 percent raise next school year. District officials say they can afford to give staff raises because enrollment is increasing.
Texas advocacy and research group Children at Risk is shining a light on schools that help students growing up in poverty succeed academically. The organization published its 2018 school rankings Monday, comparing schools that serve students from similar economic backgrounds.
On this episode of "Texas Matters," this is one of 19 states to not expand Medicaid when the Affordable Care Act became law. Matthew Buettgens, lead author of the report “ The Implications of Medicaid Expansion in the Remaining States,” joins us to discuss whether or not Medicaid expansion is good for the Lone Star state. Also, author Ken Roberts talks about a tight society of fiercely independent country folk – known as "The Cedar Choppers (10:30)."
Historically, Texans just don’t vote in large percentages when comes to primary runoff elections, and even though there are still some key undecided primary elections, only the most politically engaged Texans are likely to cast a vote Tuesday .
On Saturday, 204 high school seniors will be awarded associate degrees from Palo Alto College before earning their high school diploma. They’re the first cohort to benefit from Palo Alto’s tuition-free early college high school programs, launched in 2014. According to school officials, 88 percent of students who signed up for the program four years ago earned enough college credits to graduate.
On Fronteras: For one day each year, the borders are erased between Lajitas and Paso Lajitas, Mexico (0:15). A recent graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso shares her story of moving to San Antonio to escape war-torn Syria (6:55). We go on a tour of San Antonio’s Westside. It’s one of the poorest parts of San Antonio, but it’s rich in culture (11:30).
Every year in the tiny border town of Lajitas — located about 300 miles east of El Paso — hundreds gather to celebrate, remember and protest the closing of the area’s border passage. For decades, U.S. tourists and locals used to cross freely over the Rio Grande into Pasos Lajitas, Mexico. But that changed in May of 2002, when the federal government abruptly closed the informal passage. The small community Lajitas shared with its Mexican neighbor was cut in half. But the annual Voices From...
Updated 2:47 p.m. You may have seen it while driving on Hildebrand, approaching Broadway, there’s a massive, tiled gate. Inside are curious sculptures and benches. It’s called Miraflores, and its past is fascinating. Now it appears its future will be, too.