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Ivy Taylor

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Friends, family, colleagues and admirers celebrated the life and accomplishments of Lila Cockrell, the first woman to lead San Antonio and one of the first women to lead a major U.S. city. She died on Aug. 29 at age 97.

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Ron Nirenberg’s campaign headquarters was a one-time car lot on Broadway across from Maverick Park. This is where former mayors Phil Hardberger and Julian Castro also set up shop and forged paths to the mayor’s office – and now it was Nirenberg’s turn.

At 7PM Saturday when the early voting totals were posted online by the Bexar County Election’s Office it was clear that Nirenberg’s victory was almost a certainty. And as Election Day ballot results came in his margin grew, ending the night with 55 percent of the vote against Ivy Taylor’s 45 percent.

UPDATE, 1:30 P.M. Monday: View Texas Public Radio's Facebook Live video.

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This week, a new stage in the race for San Antonio mayor begins. The field of 14 is now down to two: incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor who captured 42 percent of the Saturday vote, and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg with 37 percent.  

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One in four San Antonio households do not have access to the internet.

Low-income and rural communities are more prone to suffer from the "digital divide" — a disparity in access to technology and the internet — which exacerbates economic, social and political imbalances.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor believes she's accomplished a lot in her first term as mayor.  She's the front runner in her race for reelection, but facing strong opposition from two opponents.  Today, we continue our conversations with the leading mayoral candidates by sitting down with Ivy Taylor.  We met at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Leading Mayoral Candidates Debate Policies And Visions

Apr 20, 2017

  

Incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, City Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina will be sitting down today with Texas Public Radio talk show host David Martin Davies for the last media-sponsored debate before the start of early voting.

 

 

 

Incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, City Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina will square off in the last media-sponsored debate Thursday before the start of early voting.

Texas Public Radio will host and broadcast the live debate from noon to 1 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM and live-stream on the station website, tpr.org.

Manuel Medina Announces San Antonio Mayoral Run

Jan 7, 2017
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Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina announced Saturday morning he will join San Antonio’s mayoral race.

“We need independent leadership at City Hall,” Medina told a crowd of supporters in front of the San Fernando Cathedral in Main Plaza. “We need a vision for today at City Hall. We need transparency and to restore the public trust at City Hall. You’ve told me you want a mayor that will focus and prioritize the situation on taxes, public safety and transportation.”

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San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor held the second in a series of meetings on police-community relations Tuesday.

SAPD Chief William McManus kicked things off with a rundown of recent police reform efforts. He mentioned body cameras, incentives for officers who live in the city and new trainings for crisis intervention and de-escalation, among other things.

McManus also touted the Department’s early adoption of the Obama administration’s 21st Century Policing task force recommendations.

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