Political Scene / Escenario Politico
Statement by Councilman Cris Medina on Temporary Leave of Absence
0 | By Colin Strother
San Antonio.- As part of my commitment to the military, I am required to attend professional military education training. As such, last year, I requested to attend military school to further my development as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. These slots are hard to come by for Reservists, but I was fortunate to be given a slot. With the mayoral vacancy, I had hoped to reschedule, but was informed this weekend that I would need to honor my commitment and begin training at the beginning of August.
A new bill would help fix the immediate crisis and assist thousands of children.
0 | By Sen. John Cornyn
Washington, D.C..- From its beginning, our nation has faced enormous challenges. During these times, leaders who didnt always see eye to eye came together to solve our nations problems. Looking at the current situation in Washington, I find myself wondering if those days have passed. I wonder if the youth of America will witness the same sort of great compromises and great results that fill their history books.
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.