Move over, Dos Equis Man. A local musical depicts former Mayor Phil Hardberger’s life of service, piloting, sailing, traveling, and climbing mountains.
Commentary: Perhaps the greatest irony of Nirenberg’s being forced into a runoff is that his opponent is even less prepared than he was.
Nirenberg and his supporters say he is laying the foundation for generational change in San Antonio. Critics say the former bodybuilder has tried to do the heavy lifting all on his own.
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts was transformed into a bustling cocktail party to honor former City Manager Sheryl Sculley, who recently retired.
World Affairs Council members and city leaders praised Hardberger as someone who’s long promoted civic pride and a positive global perspective.
Unpredicted political developments are moving through the city, one after the other, like so many seasonal fronts.
When it comes to the balance of power, the text of San Antonio’s city charter, approved in 1951, is not up to the needs of today’s city of 1.5 million.
Even a competent replacement will have to contend with the populist strain of politics infecting civic life at all levels in this country.
Tim Farrell, a retired senior military officer and nonprofit executive, is serving as interim executive director for the educational foreign policy group.
At three panels during San Antonio CityFest, speakers offered various lenses through which to view San Antonio’s long history and how the city will evolve.