Police: Taking Survey Can Lead to Improvements, San Angelo Standard-Times
by Steve Taylor, "Valley Interfaith to Mobilize Against Cuts in Education, Healthcare," Rio Grande Valley Guardian
The Border Organization in Del Rio, Texas Unionizes Police, Establishes Public Defenders Office and Leverages Job Training Funds.
After increasing voter turnout across Del Rio, enough to boot out a recalcitrant judge, TBO succeeded in picking up the required signatures for collective bargaining for police officers by a margin of 65% and reestablishing the public defenders office with the new Republican judge. City Council subsequently allocated $35 thousand for the use of city buildings for long-term job training (Quest) which has the potential to leverage an additional $250 thousand from the Texas JET fund. Leaders have already identified 40 potential students.Read more
Addressing an agenda item in relation to schools, COPS / Metro Alliance helped pass a $515 million school bond measure, with over 300 leaders walking neighborhoods in the fall. They are now working with the school board to ensure that they implement an effective citizen oversight committee.
by Jeannie Kever, "A Call to Action on Immigration: Local Religious Leaders Hopeful for Reform, Despite Political Climate," Houston ChronicleRead more
by Tamarind Phinisee, "New Leader Taking the Reins at San Antonio Education Partnership," San Antonio Business Journal