Friday, August 19, 2016

State representative visits 55 schools

State Rep. Diego Bernal visited all 55 public schools in his district this summer. He met with principals and teachers and asked them how the Legislature could help them do their jobs better.

His hope was that he could persuade his legislative colleagues to provide some of those things. Hear what Bernal has to say about his plans.

Why has Baylor continually mishandled rape cases?

Last year’s rape scandals at Baylor University focused on what appeared to be a pattern of protecting football players from the consequences of criminal acts.

An investigation this year commissioned by the university was so troubling that it led to the firing of legendary football coach Art Briles and the demotion of University President Ken Starr.

But Baylor’s mishandling of rape cases for years has gone beyond the protection of football players.

Monday, August 15, 2016

City’s latest plan to handle growth

San Antonio’s mayor and City Council this week voted on an extensive plan to deal with as many as a million new residents over the next 25 years.

But was the plan strong enough to deal with issues of sprawl and protection of the environment? Hear from two councilmen who took opposing positions during the deliberations.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Kaine says he and Clinton taking Texas seriously

Vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine visited Austin this week and stirred the hearts of some Democratic activists by telling them that he and Hillary take Texas seriously.

"This team, the Clinton-Kaine team, we are serious about Texas," Kaine said, speaking to a gathering of about 300 local campaign officials and volunteers.

"We are very serious because we know the kind of work that you do.”

The Texas Tribune reported that he amplified the thought:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fate of long-sought police contract

We may learn as early as next week whether members of San Antonio’s police union have ratified the long-sought collective bargaining agreement with the city of San Antonio. The agreement was being celebrated in mid-June. But this week, a member of City Council announced that he couldn’t. Hear from Councilman Rey Saldana about why he isn’t signing on.