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Preocupado por pagar el alquiler este verano? Esto es lo que puede hacer

By Por El San Antonio Board of Realtors Con el desempleo aumentando a niveles históricos, muchos resi- dentes del Condado de Bexar están preocupados por su capacidad de pagar el alquiler y por las conse- cuencias de no pagar. Estas preocupaciones no han pasado desapercibidas ya que la ciudad y el condado han ofrecido recursos rápidamente para ayudar. Hasta la fecha, más de 10,000 familias han solicitado apoyo para cumplir con el alquiler o la hipo- teca a Programa de Asistencia de Vivienda de Emergencia Medida de través del y la Asistencia de Alquiler Temporal del Condado de Bexar (TRAM) . La ciudad también aprobó recientemente unos $28 millones en fondos adicionales para asistencia de alquiler e hipoteca a través del Plan de Recuperación y Restauración para la actual pan- demia de COVID-19. Mientras que muchos ciudada- nos han recibido asesoramiento y asistencia financiera, otros todavía se encuentran buscando ayuda o enfrentando nuevas dificultades financieras. Nosotros estamos contigo. Evaluamos algunas de las pre- guntas más comunes recibidas sobre las moratorias de desalojos  y ejecuciones hipotecarias debido a la pandemia. Nuestros expertos nos presentan su opinion: P: Soy un inquilino. ¿Puedo ser desalojado por no pagar el alquiler durante este tiempo? R: Depende de muchos factores. Según la Ley CARES, el gobierno federal imple- mentó una moratoria de 120 días sobre los desalojos de cualquier propiedad residencial que reciba fondos...

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Cornyn’s Record of Failure: Siding with Big Pharma over Texans

For Immediate Release July 23, 2020 Contact: Billy Begala, (703) 919-9350, press@txdemocrats.org Cornyn’s Record of Failure: Siding with Big Pharma over Texans Austin, TX — Over his 18 years in the Senate, Cornyn has, time and again, sided with his big pharmaceutical donors over the best interests of Texans. Cornyn has gutted and attacked bipartisan legislation to reduce drug prices — jeopardizing the health of Texans so his special interest allies can make a buck. Cornyn Has Taken Over $1.4 Million from the Pharmaceutical Industry While in the Senate 2015-Present: Cornyn Accepted $648,591 From The Pharmaceuticals/Health Products Industry. 2009-2014: Cornyn Accepted $518,800 From The Pharmaceuticals/Health Products Industry. 2003-2008: Cornyn Accepted $241,096 From The Pharmaceuticals/Health Products Industry. Cornyn Voted At Least Five Times Against Allowing Medicare To Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices. From 2005 to 2007, Cornyn voted at least five times against allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. In 2019, Cornyn attacked a bill that would have allowed Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and would have achieved an estimated $345 billion in Medicare savings. Cornyn Repeatedly Voted Against Cracking Down On “Pay-For-Delay” Deals That Let Big Pharma Companies Pay Generic Producers To Delay Cheaper Versions Of Drugs From Being Sold To Consumers. Cornyn Changed His Vote Last-Minute To Oppose A Bill Increasing Generic Drug Competition And Lowering Prescription Drug Prices In 2018, Cornyn changed his vote at the...

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Over 500 Small Businesses Served by the Westside Development Corporation During COVID Pandemic So Far

Contact: Vincent Estrada (210) 347-3297 vincent@aguillon-associates.com July 20, 2020 San Antonio, TX – The Westside Development Corporation (WDC), an economic development nonprofit for the westside of San Antonio, has helped more than 500 local small businesses since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are just getting started. “Our small and micro businesses are the backbone of the westside economy. Many of our residents are employed by these businesses and rely on them for their livelihood. We’re committed to doing everything we can and connect them to every available resource to give them the best chance of weathering this...

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Civic Engagement Group Launches Major Campaign to Register the Rising American Electorate in Texas

COVID-19 Pandemic Increases Need for Mail-based Voter Registration Programs By Lala Kumakura The Voter Participation Center (VPC) and its partner group the Center for Voter Information (CVI), are mailing 373,518 voter registration applications to people in Texas this month as part of their largest-ever campaign to register voters ahead of the historic 2020 election. More than 6.7 million people who can vote in Texas are not yet registered, according to the “Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2018” supplement to the U.S. Census, and 83% of them are members of the Rising American Electorate: young people, people...

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Fabricado para Resolver Bien Todo, Ford Revela el F-150 Más Resistente y Productivo de la Historia y el Más Potente de Su Clase

Por Dawn McKenzie El totalmente nuevo Ford F-150 lleva la cami- oneta elegida de Estados Unidos para el trabajo y la recreación al siguiente nivel, con el objetivo de ofrecer la máxima capacidad de remolque, carga útil, torque y potencia de cualquier camioneta liviana de tamaño completo, con características ingeniosas que hacen clientes aún más producti- vos y nuevas tecnologías, como actualizaciones inalámbricas y SYNC® 4 El nuevo diseño exterior tiene un aspecto más audaz e incluso más resistente, y un interior completamente nuevo ofrece más comodidad, tecnología y funcionalidad para los clientes de camionetas, junto con materiales mejorados,...

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Black Lives Matter….

By Manuel C. Ortiz Jr. As I rarely write any post or give my opinion on such matters I do believe this is a great opportunity to share my experience as a minority in a profession that doesn’t employee a lot of minorities in our positions because of what I consider the point of the following short story. “Opportunities “ I come from a migrant family who naturalized Legally here in the USA in the mid 1900’s. My mom and dad do not have a college education but still found a way to successfully manage there own restaurant for...

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The Pop Up Returns to St. Paul Square This Summer

By Erica Garcia Starting July 17th The Pop Up market will return to St. Paul Square – with the first market as an evening market from 6PM-9PM. The market will continue monthly on the following dates: Friday, August 14th, 6-9PM Sunday, September 13th, 11AM-3PM This market will now be strictly outside and we will be distancing vendors in accordance with CDC guidelines, so spots are limited. All vendors must wear a mask when interacting with guests and all guests will be required to do the same. To apply please visit egcollaborations.com/thepopup and fill out the form. The Pop-Up is...

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Centro Cultural Aztlan presents El Gran Mes de Los Artistas to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary every Friday at 7:00pm during the month of June!

By Ruth Guajardo For over a decade, this neighborhood-based community festival, presented in collaboration with the Jefferson/Woodlawn Lake Community Development Corporation, highlights the immense artistic talent of the city’s historic Deco District. COVID-19 has greatly impacted the work we do here at Centro Cultural Aztlan, and we have had to adapt quickly! We are excited and proud to present 4 unique artists, highlighting theatre, film, visual arts, and music during EL GRAN MES DE LOS ARTISTAS. Centro Cultural Aztlan was founded in 1977 with a vision to build upon the traditions of Chicano/a, Latino/a, and indigenous peoples by creating...

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La Oficina del Censo entregará cuestionarios del censo 2020 en el condado de Bexar este mes

Por Ximena V. Alvarez La Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU., En coordinación con los funcionarios de salud federales, estatales y locales, abrirá sus Oficinas del Censo del Área y reanudará las operaciones el 1 de junio, para sus ubicaciones en San Antonio. Las oficinas continuarán con sus operaciones de actualización y entrega de cuestionarios a los hogares que correspondan. Esto se hace en áreas donde la mayoría de los hogares no reciben correo en su dirección física. La Oficina del Censo comenzó a entregar materiales del censo en mano el 15 de marzo, pero suspendió todo el trabajo de campo para esta operación el 18 de marzo debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. El personal de campo temporal ha sido entrenado para observar todos los protocolos de distanciamiento social y usará equipo de protección personal oficial provisto por el gobierno para su seguridad y la seguridad del público. Esta operación no tiene contacto y sigue las pautas federales de salud y seguridad más actuales.  La salud y seguridad del personal de la Oficina del Censo y del público es siempre una prioridad. La Oficina del Censo entregará invitaciones del Censo 2020 y cuestionarios en papel en las puertas principales de aproximadamente 5.1 millones de hogares en los Estados Unidos. Esta operación es crucial para asegurar un conteo completo y preciso de todas las comunidades, lo que ayuda...

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TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR’S OFFICE OPENS LOBBIES

By Lisa Anderson During his nearly eight years in office, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Albert Uresti has always taken precautions to protect his citizens and employees at all Tax Office locations.  The Bexar County Tax Office continued to operate every day during the state and local “Shelter-In-Place” and “Stay-At-Home” orders and is happy to announce that all Tax Office lobbies will be officially re-opened to the public at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5th. “We have used innovative and alternative means during this pandemic to continue providing all our services, and I am happy to inform our citizens that...

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SAHCC VOICES Podcast Episode 2

  Our latest SAHCC VOICES episode takes listeners on a personal journey with cultural restaurant icon and world-famous Chef Johnny Hernandez as he discusses small business resiliency during COVID-19 and shares some valuable insights and business understandings during this pandemic. Listen to Johnny talk about how his company was able to pivot during the economic disruption and how his community and professional network helped him find answers. From his early beginnings and finding success across the U.S., Johnny gives a comprehensive insight into the inner workings of his leadership style and experience with the Hispanic Chamber’s Senior Vice President...

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Patricia Vonne Rodriguez, Mexican-American Singer, Actress, and San Antonio Native Will Co-Host and Perform on the Next Episode of Artist, David Blanca’s, Virtual Program

PRESS RELEASE                                                        Contact: Vincent Estrada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    (210) 347-3297                                                                                         vincent@aguillon-associates.com San Antonio, TX, May 19th, 2020 – Mexican-American singer, songwriter, filmmaker, actress and San Antonio native, Patricia Vonne Rodriguez, will co-host and perform live this Friday, May...

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