Censure, no-confidence vote on Mario Bravo after investigation of angry confrontation
An investigation found Bravo’s “actions violated City Council’s rules and expectations that are reflected in City Administrative Directives 4.67 Equal Employment Opportunity/Anti-Harassment and 4.80 Violence in the Workplace,” according to an agenda memo posted online Thursday evening.
Texas State earns three selections on CoSIDA Academic All-District team
A trio of former Bobcats were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team, Texas State announced on Thursday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Kirby ballot crowded with incumbents and challengers
Former City Councilwoman Kimberly McGehee-Aldrich is running for mayor and is being opposed by Kirby resident Christopher Garza. Three current Kirby city council members are running for election. Joining the current council members on the May ballot are three challengers: Donahue Gibson, Sidney Sanders Sr. and Susan Street. Kirby candidates run at-large, which means residents can vote for up to three candidates to serve on council. The three highest vote getters from among Gibson, Grant, Grider, Hernandez, Sanders and Street will be sworn in as Kirby council members in the weeks following the election.mysanantonio.com
Judson to launch search for new trustee
Judson ISD next week will officially launch its search for a seventh board member after receiving the resignation of one of its trustees late last month. She notified the Judson Independent School District on Oct. 26 of her move and subsequent resignation from the board. The Judson school board will meet on Nov. 19 to announce the process they will follow in order to fill the vacant District 7 seat, which is an at-large seat and open to any Judson ISD resident. Trustee seats 1-5 are districted within the school district, while trustee seats 6 and 7 are at-large, meaning anyone can run, no matter where they reside in the district. “She is just a service leader and all about what’s best for the children, what’s best for the faculty, what’s best for the administration in general.mysanantonio.com
Councilwoman Sandoval wants aquifer protection amendment considered for city charter
SAN ANTONIO – It lies under San Antonians' feet, and now District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval wants the Edwards Aquifer put into the city charter. Putting aquifer protection into the city charter, though, which outlines the duties and powers of different city departments, would ensure there’s something to replace the program in the future, Sandoval said. The $100 million replacement funding plan would rely mostly on borrowing money over the course of 10 years. “Just because it’s in the charter doesn’t necessarily mean that future city councils or this city council would fund it,” Perry said. Though city council could place a proposed charter amendment onto the ballot, based on the Charter Review Commission’s recommendations, voters would be the ones to ultimately approve or reject it.
You’re invited: 2 public meetings set to discuss what’s next for Bandera Road
SAN ANTONIO – Have you ever wondered about the congestion or mobility on Bandera Road? At these meetings, you’ll have the chance to discuss where things stand on Bandera Road from I-410 to Loop 1604. You can even listen to a presentation on transportation and land-use existing conditions on Bandera Road. “Anyone who has tried to drive on Bandera Road during rush hour will understand the urgency of this effort,” Councilwoman Ana E. Sandoval said. Want to learn more about the Bandera Road Corridor Plan?
Info sparse on taxing emergency service districts
There are 11 emergency services districts outside San Antonio city limits in Bexar County, providing fire and ambulance service. County Commissioner Kevin Wolff said the ESDs get little county oversight. "They are little, miniature taxing districts," Wolff said. Wolff agreed that uniform information from the districts is difficult to find. 7 provided the most information about spending, no one there would talk about the expenses and who approves them.