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COVID-19: San Antonio should be bracing for the worst

Photo by Jake Striebeck

Daniel Ysmael Dominguez, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

I work at a coffee shop in the medical center in which the majority of my customers are first responders in nearby hospitals.  Those who are awake enough before their morning dose of coffee often speak about the day as something foreboding, like the drizzle before the downpour: “It is steady, but...

Marijuana law slackens in SA

Editorial staff

October 4, 2017

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced a new “cite and release” pilot program aiming to put fewer Bexar County residents, including members of the UTSA student body, in jail for nonviolent crimes—including marijuana possession offenses under four ounces. Instead of arresting offenders on the s...

SA mayoral candidates work to earn the student vote

Jeremiah Hobbs

January 25, 2017

Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina has never held an elected government office but has experience as a political consultant. He has pledged to regulate public utility rate and salary increases, improve public transportation, and restore public trust at City Hall along with other ...

UTSA downtown campus hosts Candidate Forum

Libby Wiedermann and Catherine Torres-Stahl debating at the Candidate Forum. Isaac Serna, The Paisano

Isaac Serna

October 12, 2016

UTSA students and San Antonio residents gathered at the Candidate Forum, located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, to learn about Bexar County’s public candidates. League of Women Voters (LWV) in partnership with the UTSA College of Public Policy. Candidates running for Bexar County sheriff, as well...