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Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Taylor claims win in San Antonio mayoral runoff

Declaring victory at her election night party, Interim Mayor Ivy Taylor asked supporters if they realized they had "defeated a political machine," by edging out former State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte in the San Antonio mayoral runoff.

Friday, June 12th, 2015

End near in bruising San Antonio mayoral race

A photo finish is expected Saturday in the San Antonio mayoral runoff, which features interim Mayor Ivy Taylor and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte vying for the city's top job. Both sides are claiming momentum...

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.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Austin-San Antonio rail project may get federal funds

Leffingwell says he wants San Marcos, Texas State stop on high-speed route.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

In DNC keynote, Castro courts Latinos, youth

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, in the most defining moment of his young political career, gave a Democratic National Convention keynote on Tuesday night that reiterated Barack Obama’s 2008 message of hope, from the promise of recent...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Q&A: Daniel Guerrero on shooting for a second term

San Marcos Mayor DANIEL GUERRERO, who also serves as executive director of the San Marcos Education Foundation, has made early childhood and continuing education a priority of his office — a potentially precedent-setting departure from the days...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Castro to take national stage at Democratic convention

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro said Tuesday morning that despite growing speculation about his political future after being named the Democratic National Convention’s keynote speaker, he is content leading San Antonio.

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