Author - Suzanne Melton

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: . 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, [...]

Facebook Sued Over Housing Discrimination

FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONSFacebook is being sued over housing discrimination. The National Fair Housing Alliance, along with affiliated groups in San Antonio, New York and Miami, have sued Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit says the company “continues to enable landlords and real estate brokers to bar families with children, women and others from receiving rental and sales ads for housing.” The suit comes as the social media company continues to deal with charges of the misuse of data, belonging [...]

Another blast strikes Austin; earlier, a package exploded in San Antonio

AUSTIN, Tx. — At least one person was injured Tuesday night in a reported explosion in a south Austin, Texas, neighborhood, officials with Austin-Travis County EMS said. There were no details on what caused the explosion or if it was connected to a string of recent bombings in Texas. EMS said a man in his 30s suffered potentially serious injuries and was taken to a hospital. The news of the most recent blast came on a day two bombs in packages in [...]

Former Texas State student convicted for deadly drunken driving crash

0 SAN MARCOS Woman convicted for deadly crash crash A former Texas State University student was convicted of intoxication manslaughter on Friday and faces prison time for her role in a deadly crash in 2016 that shattered a young family. Shana Lee Elliott was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Impala on Texas 21 in San Marcos on Aug. 2, 2016, when she crossed into oncoming lanes and slammed into a Toyota Corolla carrying Fabian Guerrero-Moreno, 23, and his pregnant wife, [...]