Author - Suzanne Melton

260-plus San Antonio affordable housing units in the pipeline under revamped incentive program

1of3Alamo Community Group plans to reserve 86 units at its $17.5 million Museum Reach Lofts development for households making less than 60 percent of area median income. The project, at the intersection of North St. Mary’s Street and West Jones Avenue near the San Antonio Museum of Art, is expected to be completed next year.Photo: Courtesy /Alamo Architects The first few developers seeking incentives under a recently revamped city incentive program will set aside more than half of their residential [...]

San Antonio: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Looking for a new home nearby, but getting tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings again and again? Thanks to our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can stay on top of the scene. Here’s a handy list of the five newest homes to hit the market in the San Antonio area — including one in the Indianapolis area with 4 beds and 3 baths for $149,900, and another in the [...]

San Antonio: Check Out 5 Local Homes For Sale

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Looking for a new house, and want to get a better understanding of what’s available near you? Need some assistance in your search? Fear not! To help simplify your search, we here at Patch have compiled the latest batch of new listings nearby. Here’s a list of the five most recent homes to hit the housing market in the San Antonio area — including one in the Indianapolis area with 3 beds and 1 bath for [...]

After 50 years, clergy work together again in San Antonio, for affordable housing

The downtown San Antonio skyline in 2012. An interfaith group plans to advocate for better housing options in the city. Photo by Katie Haugland Bowen/Creative Commons (RNS) — An initiative in San Antonio has brought together clergy from different faiths to find a solution for affordable housing in a city where 19 percent of residents live at or below the poverty line. Unlike interfaith efforts that focus more on dialogue, the San Antonio project attempts to move toward action. “It gives us [...]

Watch as a Texas Center Housing Immigrant Children Calls the Cops on a Senator Who Asks for a Tour

Sen. Jeff Merkley talks with Brownsville police outside of an center housing immigrant children. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s visit Sunday to a South Texas facility housing migrant children ended up with the federal contractor running the center calling the police and asking him to leave. Merkley, D-Oregon, is looking into the Trump Administration’s policy of separating asylum seekers from their children when they try to cross the border, so he had his office call to arrange a tour of the Brownsville [...]

San Antonio FC Travels to Face Reno 1868 FC

SAN ANTONIO, TX – San Antonio FC (3-2-5) will travel to face Reno 1868 FC (3-3-5) at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 p.m. CT. The matchup marks the first between the two clubs in the 2018 USL season. SAFC heads into the match after advancing to the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night, beating Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on penalties. Prior to that, the Alamo City club earned a 1-1 [...]

Former Texas Mayor, U.S. Housing Secretary Weighing Presidential Run

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 13: U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro testifies during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee July 13, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "HUD Accountability." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Julian Castro is sparking more speculation that he’s gearing up for a run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The former San Antonio, Texas mayor and Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack [...]

Paralyzed Veterans of America Honors San Antonio-based Luna Middleman Architects with 2018 Barrier-Free America Award

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has awarded its 2018 Barrier-Free America Award to Luna Middleman Architects of San Antonio, Texas, for outstanding contributions to accessible design with their fully inclusive projects, Morgan’s Wonderland and Inspiration Island. The award was presented in a private celebratory event on May 2. Paralyzed Veterans of America honors Luna Middleman Architects with its 2018 Barrier-Free America Award for exemplary accessible design of Morgan’s Wonderland & Inspiration Island [...]

Texas AP Broadcasters radio, TV awards presented in Austin

Thirty-seven TV stations and 11 radio stations submitted 789 entries in the contest. A list of winners can be found at: http://discover.ap.org/contests/texas-broadcast . The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1.400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States. … TELEVISION I & II and RADIO I & II COMBINED: TAPB-Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Award: KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station, "Tommy Wallis Investigation." Jordan-Flaherty Award 2017: KDFW-TV, Dallas. TELEVISION I and II COMBINED: Overall Excellence-Television: KHOU-TV, Houston. RADIO I and II COMBINED: Overall Excellence-Radio: KUT-FM, [...]

Worldwide Broker Network, Member Host EPIC Announce 58th Global Conference in San Antonio, TX

SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Worldwide Broker Network™ (WBN), the world’s largest fully integrated international network of independent Property & Casualty and Employee Benefits brokers, has announced its 58th Global Conference on April 11-14, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Partnering with Member Host EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, the 2018 Global Conference will include more than 300 brokers, carrier sponsors, and speakers from more than 100 countries for discussions on compliance, client engagement, specialty industry coverage, [...]