The SAISD board provides questions following a presentation. Photo by Scott Ball.

SAISD Board Hears Public Support for Deal With Zoo, Brackenridge Park

School board meetings only draw crowds when a topic of significant public interest arises, and so it was Monday evening when 21 people spoke in favor of a proposal that would allow two acres of San Antonio Independent School District property near the San Antonio Zoo and Brackenridge Park to be developed as a public parking garage that the zoo, park and district could share.

City Council Chambers. Photo by Scott Ball.

Could You Live on $1,040 a Year?

Former Mayor Lila Cockrell posed the question Thursday afternoon:

If you wanted to run for a City Council seat and found out that the full-time position only paid $20 per meeting, maxing out at $1,040 per year, could you – would you – do it?

SAMA Kelso Director Katherine Luber points to the museum's new property donated by CPS Energy. Photo by Scott Ball.

CPS Energy Conveys Land, Building to SAMA

Former Mayor Lila Cockrell and San Antonio Museum of Art Kelso Director Katherine Luber walked out of CPS Energy's downtown headquarters wearing big smiles Monday afternoon after the public utility's board voted unanimously to support a gift of more than three acres of land, including a large building, to SAMA.