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Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The 2020 budget for the City of San Antonio is the largest in the city’s history at $2.9 billion. 

In addition to funding the city’s essential services, it includes new money such as $1 million for domestic violence initiatives and about $500,000 dollars as seed money for a new institute on Mexican American Civil Rights.  It also includes the city’s first ever homestead exemption.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the budget – which began gathering council amendments recommendations this summer – is a moral document for the city.

Angela Hsieh | NPR

September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

A row of Blue Duck scooters near the Pearl in San Antonio.
Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Eric Bell laughed and chatted with a group of tech workers on a sidewalk in downtown San Antonio. He was excited to tell them about his new company, Blue Duck Express.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The draining of four area lakes will not begin on Monday because a state district judge in Seguin wants to hear more testimony from plaintiffs seeking to stop the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Hundreds of residents protested the plan to begin draining the waterways on Monday, Sept. 16. By Wednesday night, it was unclear when the drainings would actually begin.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The city’s paid sick time ordinance may get a new name and policies under revisions proposed by a city commission.

Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

More than 30,000 asylum seeking migrants have been returned to Mexico to await their day in immigration court — a process that can take months. This is part of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy. The program says vulnerable populations may be excluded from the program, but many migrants who are considered vulnerable populations, including LGBTQ asylum seekers, are still being sent back to Mexico.


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An initiative to reduce gun violence in Bexar County kicked off on Monday during a joint news conference of government leaders and community groups at the county courthouse.


Richard Loria for Texas Public Radio

U.S. officials have sent back to Mexico more than 30,000 asylum-seeking migrants to wait for their immigration court dates. This is part of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program. Pregnant women are among some of the people sent back. But one attorney from the Rio Grande Valley pushed back at the policy. She tried to get her client paroled and back into Texas.


Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

Two usual political allies — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the National Rifle Association — traded rhetorical blows Friday after Patrick continued to advocate for requiring background checks for stranger-to-stranger gun sales.

State Rep. Roland Gutierrez at the podium during news conference by local Texas Democrats calling for a special legislative session on gun violence. Other local state lawmakers stand behind him at event held at San Antonio College.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Democratic state lawmakers held joint news conferences across Texas on Wednesday to urge Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special legislative session in Austin to address gun violence in the state.  


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