Political Scene / Escenario Politico
Missions on the move; Doggett Missions Bill in Must-Pass Legislation
0 | By Leslie Tisdale
Washington, D.C..- Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio) announced that he has been successful in getting the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act included in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill. His Missions bill was originally approved by the House on June 3, 2013, but has lingered in the Senate. Similar legislation failed to become law during two previous sessions of Congress.
Jaime Martínez pide a Obama que pare las deportaciones
0 | Por Roberto J. Pérez
San Antonio.- En una carta plena de emoción y urgencia, interpretando la desilusión y el sentir de la comunidad hispana ante las deportaciones masivas, Jaime Martínez envió nuevamente una carta al presidente Obama para que ejerza su prerrogativa y detenga las deportaciones que en el 2014 alcanzarán una cifra que no tiene antecedentes.
Millennial generation looking for career options, look here!
0 | By Lt. Col. Britton Hopper
San Antonio.- My name is Britton Hopper, and I work for one of San Antonio’s top employers, The United States Army! I am glad the new school year is underway. During the last school year, I hired 713 high school and 60 college graduates. These 773 young men and women committed to work for their country for three, and some for up to six years. They are part of a very small percentage of young Americans who qualify to be part of the Army team.
Remembering September 11, 13 Years Later
0 | By U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett
Washington, D.C..- All of us have our own memories of that tragic day, thirteen years ago. I was at work in my Washington office, when at 9:51 a.m., the fire alarm sounded and Capitol security told us we had to evacuate our office. My staff and I joined the orderly departure from the building and proceeded to my nearby DC residence. Once the roads and the sidewalks emptied, the usually frantic pace of Washington was replaced with a somber, quiet city. Only the occasional police siren, the roar of jet fighters, and whirling helicopter blades punctured the silence.
Ballot Order for Nov. 4, 2014 Council District 2 Special City Election
0 | By Leticia Vacek
San Antonio.- Today, City Clerk Leticia Vacek conducted a drawing for placement on the ballot for the Special City Election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 to fill the vacancy in Council District 2. The ballot order is as follows: Norris Tyrone Darden, Keith A. Toney, Ntando McIntosh, Alan E. Warrick, Dori L. Brown, and Elmo Aycock.
More than $1.5 million available to selected San Antonio universities
0 | By Leslie Tisdale
Washington, D.C..- U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and House Budget Committee, today announced that more than $1.5 million will be made available to three San Antonio Universities under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions National program. St. Mary’s University will receive around $525,000, The University of Texas at San Antonio will receive close to $517,000, and Our Lady of the Lake University will receive about $558,500 to be spent over a five-year period. The funds may be used for activities such as laboratory equipment for teaching, renovations of teaching facilities, educational materials, teacher education, faculty development, and other similar projects for Hispanic students.