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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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City officials will release the newest iteration of the San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan on August 22. What's changed? Will the debate over if and how the City should address climate change continue to be mired in controversy or is there common ground to be found for addressing climate change on the local level?

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WEDNESDAY at noon on "The Source" — The race for Mayor of San Antonio is closer than expected. Will incumbent Ron Nirenberg hold on to the office or succumb to the momentum of challenger Greg Brockhouse?

Two weeks ago at her state of the city Mayor Ivy Taylor told us about her vision of San Antonio We invited her in to talk with The Source and answer your questions about the state of San Antonio. 

Tuesday at the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor gave her "State of the City" speech. She praised colleagues, city leaders, and described the state of the San Antonio as "strong." 

We talk with San Antonio Express-News Columnist Gilbert Garcia for his reaction and analysis to Mayor Taylor's second time at this podium.


  • Gilbert Garcia, columnist for the San Antonio Express-News

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Early voting begins today for local, May 9, elections. Following is the fourth profile of leading candidates in the 14-person race for San Antonio mayor. (Watch the video with candidate Ivy Taylor below.)

In the kitchen of her historic East Side home, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor samples the chicken salad she’s fixing for her daughter. Something about the taste isn’t quite right.

“Maybe I put too much pickle relish in it,” she says to 11-year old Morgan.

“It needs sugar,” her daughter suggests.

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  With less than three weeks to early voting, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is increasingly taking aim at the perceived front-runner who’s competing to unseat her in the May 9 election.

Taylor  has joined other mayoral candidates in attacking Former State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for transferring $300,000 from her state campaign accounts to her mayoral war chest, and with delaying a police contract agreement.

The communications director for San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor has confirmed for TPR that Taylor plans to join the race for mayor in May. 

The three highest profile candidates running for San Antonio mayor squared off in their first debate Saturday. It was sponsored by the Asian-American Alliance of San Antonio.  If elected in May, each candidate promised to resolve the contentious issue of the police and firefighters’ contracts.