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¡Sí Se Puede! Houston Celebrates Latina Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta

Dec 12, 2019
Dolores Huerta signs up members at the founding convention of the National Farm Workers Association, Sept. 30, 1962.
Joseph Francis Gunterman. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.

Long before President Obama campaigned with the phrase “yes we can,” Latina civil rights icon Dolores Huerta stood with migrant farmworkers and said, ‘”sí se puede.”

Beth Van Duyne, former mayor of Irving, appeared on Fox and Friends with the "conservative squad."
Fox and Friends

Four women — including one from Texas — are running for Congress and have dubbed themselves the “conservative squad.”

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Three companies were effectively awarded exclusive operating rights in San Antonio Thursday morning, capping more than a year of debate over regulatory uncertainty, pedestrian complaints and the city’s lacking infrastructure. 

Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to voters at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader, Iowa.
KC McGinnis for NPR

Former Vice President Joe Biden is bringing his presidential campaign to San Antonio on Friday, Dec. 13.

Bird Island in Elmendorf Lake was recently cleared of its nesting vegetation for cattle egrets.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

For about 18 months, after the May 2008 four-alarm fire in the main building at Our Lady of the Lake University displaced my colleagues and me, my temporary office was in the Ayres dormitory.  My windows looked out on the parking lot and Elmendorf Lake itself, the most visible part of which was Bird Island — a massive rookery home to hundreds of egrets and other waterfowl.

New Website Offers Local Governments Strategies To Mitigate Gentrification In Texas

Dec 10, 2019
Gentrification is a growing concern in communities near downtown Houston.
Florian Martin | Houston Public Media

Gentrification — the displacement of traditional inner-city communities because of new development in an area — is a growing issue in Texas’ major cities, including Houston.

An individual looks at the San Antonio School Finder website on their phone.
Provided | City Education Partners

San Antonio has a new website for parents researching their public school options.

The San Antonio School Finder includes a sortable list of all public schools in Bexar County, including traditional public schools, charter schools and magnet schools.

Scooters parked on a sidewalk in San Antonio.
Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

City Council is poised to award three exclusive electric scooter contracts to Bird, Razor and Lime Thursday that will shed several companies currently operating on city streets and reduce the total number of scooters in San Antonio to 3,000. It will also lift the ban that has prevented scooters from operating between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. that has been in effect since February. 

Jack Morgan

Another stressful holiday season is upon us, but catching Midday Noels during your lunch break may offer an oasis from the Christmas chaos. The musical event at First Presbyterian Church on McCullough Street is happening this Thursday and next Thursday.

A young boy moves his tent from an encampment where he and others have stayed for months while they wait for their immigration court cases to unfold in the U.S. under the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico policy.
Reynaldo Leaños Jr. | Texas Public Radio

The Mexican government is attempting to clear out one of the tent encampments in Matamoros where more than 1,500 asylum seekers have been living for months.