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Too many motorists are still speeding around stopped school buses unloading or taking on children, creating a dangerous situation. In this season of giving, let’s also practice a little more care and caution. The most risky part of the day for many pu…
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An emerging process giving residents more of a voice in discretionary City Council spending for neighborhoods deserves widespread community support. Though only in an embryonic stage, the concept of a participatory budget has shown great promise for more…
Veteran-Soldiers
As our community on July Fourth commemorates America’s birthday and the armed forces preserving our freedom, it’s also time to honor the Hidden Heroes Cities initiative. Our wounded warriors returning from active duty are indeed worthy of praise. How…
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One of San Antonio’s latest Vision Zero initiatives is also extremely practical: Don’t Block the Box. Errant motorists would do well to heed the message, which is designed to keep cars and other vehicles from jamming intersections — or the box. Wh…
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In the wake of May 6 elections, newly selected leaders must reaffirm their commitment to serve the needs of the public. The politicians must roll up their sleeves, shake hands with friends and opponents alike, and then get down to the business of earning…
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If younger people of voting age don’t want the older generation calling the shots, then May 6 would be a good time to head to the polls for area elections. In fact, all who are registered to vote should be heard. Portland State University’s recent s…
Standardized-Testing
Lawmakers are realizing what parents, students and educators learned a long time ago — standardized tests are failing as the best option for gauging educational preparedness. It’s time Washington and Austin got out of the classroom, and allowed local…
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Residents who live in unincorporated areas targeted by a city for annexation should be allowed to vote on the matter. It seems unconscionable such a law doesn’t already exist.  However, this will change if state Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, and Te…