Updated: Promise Zone officials await word from HUD

Federal grants might be at risk if HUD budget cuts are imposed, reducing the amount of money that’s allotted for affordable housing and anti-poverty programs.

What Texas can learn from Utah

Certain factors and culture in Utah allow for better opportunities for people to move out of poverty.

Blueprint Ministries helps repair people’s roofs, psyche

The local Christian-based nonprofit and volunteers repaired more than 50 roofs mostly in the near West Side and East Side in 2016.

Annual Cesar Chavez march hopes to unite people and politics

The 21st annual Cesar Chavez march focused on accountability and not politics, according to the march organizer Gabriel Velasquez. Local colleges, advocate groups and San Antonio residents gathered to celebrate the annual march that commemorates the civil rights leader known for improving the lives of farmworkers through non-violent tactics. This year’s theme centers on San…

Mayoral candidates talk gentrification, food deserts at forum

On March 6, during a mayoral forum held at Trinity University, Mayor Ivy Taylor, Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Manuel Medina fought each other on the Laurie Auditorium stage over the 2017-2022 bond program, public safety and the city’s growth strategy. But it was the issue of economic segregation that seemed to be the elephant in the…


San Antonio is known to be one of the most economically segregated cities in the country, but signs of integration can be seen in an area where the population has been thought to be predominantly white.