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  • In my council career, I’ve attended close to 1,000 evening Neighborhood Meetings or Town Halls. I come for the people and stay for the home cooked grub 😋
  • Do a TED Talk ✔️ @jesusarendon
  • It was special to see so many first responders from around San Antonio make the trip to make the climb #september11 They were joined step for step by police, military, as well as hundreds of civilians ✊🏽
  • Little people clothes is slowly making its way into the house. I’m not sure what the “N” stands for, but I can’t say no to hand-me-downs. I’ll make something up 🤔
  • ‪SouthSide Student Empowerment Symposium was about one thing: showing the world we can make it too. Sometimes we just have to remind the kids in our toughest neighborhood. Southwest grad, and NYTimes best selling author Shea Serrano reminds us: If you ain’t taking L’s every so often, that means you’re not shooting your shot!‬
  • I had to stop for a detour while driving to the #SARise press conference. Poor little guy was cold and wet near the highway. So he joined me for the press conference.
  • We love mixing it up with the community @outreyjess #VIBES Church ⛪ Festival with Divine Providence
  • San Antonio Budget Presentation: at the Park en Español
  • Just in time for College Football 🏈!! Let’s go @stanfordfball #fearthetree 🌲
  • Pretty pumped that @shea.serrano agreed to come back and hang with students for our Southside Student Empowerment Symposium. He’ll talk about growing up in our neighborhood, becoming a @nytimes Best selling author and finding himself on Barack Obama’s reading list. Join us! @puropinchesa
  • Made it happen for Manu Day! 😢
  • ‪It was love at first Euro Step. He played with spice and grit San Antonio can’t live without. Today we honor Manu with his own day. Happy Manu Day @spurs @manuginobili
  • Peek a Boo Baby Saldaña 👶
  • Sleepovers save lives #cleartheshelters #Foster 🐶
  • Imagine being mother to an 18 month old baby who just severed her fingers in a moving bicycle chain. You live in a small TX town, and rush to two area hospitals before they say you need to go to San Antonio for attention. Baby is a US citizen, but mother is not. After the second hospital, Customs and Border Patrol is alerted and your ambulance is stopped at a checkpoint. You’re able to make it passed the checkpoint, but now flagged, followed and in deportation proceedings. That doesn’t matter to you because all you care about is getting your daughter to a doctor to save her fingers. That’s the testimony I arrived to when I met mom and baby at a San Antonio hospital last week. The non profit American Gateways and the Mexican Consulate stepped up in a big way. They made sure mom could navigate the checkpoint and calmed the family when border patrol agents where ordered to wait outside the hospital door in San Antonio. I have no doubt this would have gone much different without the help that stepped in. Luckily, mom and dad did landscaping for a lawyer back home who connected them with American Gateways in San Antonio to begin the advocacy. Ultimately, Mom was able to return home with daughter after it was confirmed she had no criminal history and agreed to a Notice to Appear with Customs and Border Protection. As I spoke to mom, it was clear she would stop at nothing to stay with her daughter and keep her safe. With the threat of being detained, she also worried about not being with her five month old that was still nursing back home. It’s tragic to think that the price of a mother’s love can cost you the separation from your husband and children. @americangateways
  • Perspective from downtown SA @kingjames
  • Caught up with @shea.serrano and found out his dad drove a bus for @viatransit for 30 years. Who’s Shea? A NYTimes best selling author who grew up on the south side and played mean pickup games at Millers Pond. #SouthSide✊🏽
  • Pearsall Park 5k and Zumba @sa_sports84 #FitFamilyChallenge HillsKill
  • Will the ChocoFlan cake make it to its final destination? Swipe...👉🏽
  • 1200 Students going away with immunizations and school supplies after our 8th Annual Back to School Fair!