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Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

News After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out... By Mary Tuma | 4/16/2014
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Protestors Won’t Give Up on Immigration Reform

News “Obama, Obama, don’t deport my mama!,” chanted dozens of protestors at the University of Texas—Austin last week. In a call to President Barack Obama... By Mary Tuma | 4/16/2014
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Cityscrapes: A historic argument for a streetcar vote

News Here in San Antonio, we’re really, really good at remembering some things: Travis, Barrett, Crockett, the defenders of the Alamo and the story of the creation... By Heywood Sanders | 4/16/2014
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Glitter Political: Tommy Calvert’s political rebirth

News Tommy Calvert, candidate for precinct 4 Bexar County commissioner, says his love of reading has dramatically sharpened his skills in the art of... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 4/9/2014
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  • Student Aid San Antonio Can Help You Hit That FAFSA Deadline

    Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:31:43 +0000

    Much to the disappointment of college students, modern science has yet to figure out how to make money, or a college education grow on trees. In turn, students must do things the old fashion way, and apply for financial aid. The task itself is tedious, important, and time sensitive. That may be why Student Aid San Antonio, an organization that offers financial aid application assistance for college students, is offering their services on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at: cafécollege, KIPP: Un Mundo Dual Language Academy, and BiblioTech to help students apply for financial aid. Those that complete their application by May 1 will be eligible for “priority processing,” which ensures that they will have their financial aid award before the fall semester. According to a press release, students planning to attend one of the Alamo Colleges are especially reminded to complete their financial aid applications now. Meeting the May 1 deadline allows students to maximize their aid eligibility. By getting your financial aid application done now, you won’t waste any valuable “procrastination time” that could be better spent right before midterms. @marshnaylor
  • Texas Activists on Twitter Get Inspired by #myNYPD Campaign Backlash

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:54:14 +0000

    Inspired by the stream of critical Tweets in response to the New York Police Department’s recent (horribly failed) attempt to engage on social media, Texas activists took to Twitter today to post their own critical remarks about the Texas Department of Public Safety. When the NY police department solicited photos on Twitter of residents pictured with police officers for their Facebook page on Tuesday, they ended up with more than they bargained for. The Twitterspehere erupted with snarky Tweets alongside photos of abuse, excessive force and brutality by NYPD officers, all under the hashtag the police department designated for the PR stunt: #myNYPD. Today, borrowing a similar hashtag—#myTXDPS—Texans began Tweeting out sarcastic messages with photos of DPS restricting, removing and arresting activists who protested against the state’s abortion restrictive law this summer at the Capitol. Here are a few so far: #MyTXDPS will gladly help realign your shoulder for you, at no cost. pic.twitter.com/VuPoHWipgu — Corey Williams (@iamed_nc) April 23, 2014 Oh, and if you visit the state house, the #MyTXDPS Swing Dance Team might be willing to give you lessons! pic.twitter.com/Psl5Tpx5KY — Txnewsprincess (@txnewsprincess) April 23, 2014   #MyTXDPS making sure the #TXlege stays safe from free speech, so that our legislators can […]
  • Pride Center SA Finds a New Home

    Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:26:12 +0000

    After searching for a brick-and-mortar home since its inception in 2009, Pride Center SA has recently settled into offices in the Monte Vista neighborhood— a temporary stop in the journey to find permanent digs. “The goal is for it to be a permanent space until we raise enough money and start a capital campaign to build or purchase a building,” Richard Farias, board president, tells the Current. The new spot, located at East Mistletoe and McCullough Avenue, will serve as a centralized hub for meetings with the board, program organizers and the community. Regular office hours begin on May 1 and will serve walk-in visitors seeking health care referrals, information on support, LGBT advocacy groups and local activities. In 2013, the non-profit leased a space on Fredericksburg Road but soon realized it wasn’t equipped for programming and events and fell out of their lease. While they’ve been on the hunt for their building headquarters, the Center never slowed down its schedule, offering a monthly lineup of events around the city geared toward assisting the LGBT community and its allies. Every third Sunday of the month, the center invites LGBT residents and their parents to ‘Pride Families’ a social and support group […]