Elizondo in Democratic runoff for Precinct 2

Elizondo in Democratic runoff for Precinct 2

Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo has been a fixture on the court 
for decades. That experience is why voters should stick with him
in the upcoming runoff election.
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County's Matching Grant Helps SA Symphony Keep Playing

Symphony is $6.2M short

But it surpasses target stipulated in county’s grant

By Deborah Martin, STAFF WRITER, San Antonio Express-News
March 24, 2018

With about three months left in the season, the San Antonio Symphony has raised almost $1.4 million, $6.2 million shy of the $7.6 million that’s needed to fully fund it.

The current season was briefly scrapped when a plan for the newly formed Symphonic Music for San Antonio to take over management collapsed in December. The season was revived following an outpouring of support from the community, which now includes a $350,000 challenge grant put forth by Bexar County Commissioners Court in January, which the symphony more than matched, $368,400 from the city and more in private donations.

Kathleen Weir Vale, chairwoman of the symphony’s board, announced the results of the challenge grant at the start of Friday’s concert at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

The audience responded with enthusiastic applause.

Vale said County Commissioner Paul Elizondo, standing next to her on the Tobin Center stage, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and the rest of Commissioners Court, were “the definition of leadership.”

Elizondo told the audience that the Tobin Center had been built as part of a county program primarily with the symphony in mind.

“We came from the ashes. We had no money.”
Kathleen Weir Vale, chairwoman of the San Antonio Symphony’s board

“It’s an excellent symphony,” Elizondo said, adding that symphony leaders will be reaching out to donors and businesses for further support.


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Closing the Digital Divide

BiblioTech Closing Digital Gap in San Antonio


Local officials, staff and residents celebrated the grand opening of the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech branch on Saturday. Located within the Gardens of San Juan Square, the new library promises to bring broadband access, digital stations and e-readers to Westside San Antonio.

Named for Dr. Romo, the President of University of Texas at San Antonio, the library is second full-service BiblioTech branch, and the first digital library in the nation to be co-located in public housing. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, County Commissioner Paul Elizondo and the Honorable Julian Castro congratulated Romo for his commitment to state-of-the-art education and digital literacy.

“I walked into that library and I could see the future,” Romo told a crowd shortly before the library’s ribbon cutting ceremony. “Ten years from now, every library in America will be either there, in this model, or going in that direction.”

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Forced into runoff, odds still in Elizondo’s favor

Forced into runoff, odds still in Elizondo’s favor

March 8, 2018 Updated: March 8, 2018 9:03pm
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