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Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Thousands at Texas immigration rally told they’re being heard in D.C.

Thousands of Texans gathered Saturday afternoon to protest President Trump’s refugee ban and border wall proposal, hearing from speakers like U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, that their efforts are making a difference.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Isaac endorses Rubio for president while Campbell backs Cruz

ELECTION 2016 | Bucking a majority of his colleagues in the Legislature, State Rep. Jason Isaac is urging Republican voters to choose U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the March...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

President Obama welcomes San Antonio Spurs with White House ceremony

At a White House ceremony, the president on Monday offered the reigning NBA champions advice on winning back-to-back, one of the few milestones the Spurs have yet to reach.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Obama taps San Antonio’s Julián Castro as HUD chief

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be President Obama's next secretary of housing and urban development, sources close to the Democratic Party rising star said on Saturday.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

For Joaquin Castro, attention and speculation mounts

Speaking last week at a dropout prevention conference in a hotel ballroom a few miles from his new congressional office, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, cracked one of his familiar self-deprecating jokes: “In case you’re wondering,...

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Castro: Current immigration laws create ‘ugly realities’

Discussing immigration policies with Texas business leaders Thursday, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, said that current laws lead to "ugly realities" and need to be changed to create a path to citizenship for immigrants here illegally.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Castro, switching races, won’t run in CD-35

State Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, who planned to run for Congress in CD-35, one of Texas' four new U.S. House districts, confirmed Friday evening that he will instead run to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez,...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

TCEQ invites Central Texans to Thursday environmental summit

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has invited Texans living and working along the Austin/San Antonio I-35 corridor to attend the first Central Texas Environmental Summit this week. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Joaquin Castro to campaign at Texas State

The University Democrats at Texas State will host State Representative Joaquin Castro on Thursday in San Marcos.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Updated: Castro, Doggett duke it out in YouTube duel

Responding to a story that broke last week in the San Marcos Mercury, State. Rep. Joaquin Castro says the veteran congressman is “so worried about losing his job that he’s spreading conspiracy theory rumors about me working...

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