TheAlamo
As San Antonio gears up to celebrate its 300th birthday, every effort must be made to restore a sense of the sacred to that crown jewel of Texas liberty, the Alamo. While it is indeed part of a chain of missions established by the Spanish Empire, the Ala…
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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…
Handcuffs
Bexar County’s cite-and-release program for certain misdemeanor offenses including possession of small amounts of marijuana deserves an endorsement from the community. This major leap in progressive criminal-justice enforcement will create more jail sp…
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The Greater San Antonio area dodged a bullet with Hurricane Harvey — this time. In the future, we may not be so lucky. Unprecedented rains, which deluged counties to the east, are a wake-up call for our vicinity. Don’t forget, meteorologists at one p…
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As another academic year begins, we are likely to hear that students in America — the nation famous for innovations such as the light bulb, transistor radio, atomic energy, the internet and the moon rocket — are lagging behind the rest of the world in…
PartBudget-Pelaez
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…
Intersection
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…