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The Source: Is Mayor Castro Packing His Bags?

Julián Castro
Ryan Loyd

Everyone from our San Antonio Express-News to the New York Times is reporting that Mayor Julián Castro has been tapped by President Obama to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, echoing the path of former Mayor Henry Cisneros 20 years ago. 

Where does that leave San Antonio's top political office? Who wants it? Is the country ready for Julián and Why would Castro choose now to leave? 


  • Josh Baugh, city hall reporter for the San Antonio Express-News (@jbaugh)
  • Edward-Isaac Dovere, senior White House reporter for POLITICO

*This is the first segment in the May 19 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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