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Viewpoint: It's time to 'Go Blue' against child abuse

April 8, 2010

Guest Commentary

http://www.mysanantonio.com/community/opinion/Viewpoint_Its_time_to_Go_Blue_against_child_abuse.html

by Senator Carlos Uresti

 

Where ever you live, when you tuck your kids into bed at night and give them a kiss goodnight, not far away other children are lying awake in pain, fear and hunger.

Last year, there were 68,300 confirmed cases of child abuse in Texas, and 280 kids died.

Work zone ahead — ease up on the pedal!

April 8, 2010

Guest Commentary

http://www.mysanantonio.com/community/opinion/Viewpoint_Work_zone_ahead__ease_up_on_the_pedal.html

by Senator Carlos Uresti

 

Perhaps you were driving through life too fast last week to notice it was National Work Zone Awareness Week.

Don't worry. It's not too late to slow down, stop fiddling with the radio dial, put the cell phone away and watch where you're going. You could save a hefty traffic ticket —perhaps even your life.

Individual Development Accounts let you earn while you save

March 31, 2010

by Sen. Carlos Uresti

Being successful in life means setting priorities, making good decisions and taking advantage of opportunities when they come along.

If one of your priorities is the American dream of homeownership, opening a small business or getting a college degree, there's an amazing opportunity available to help you get there — an Individual Development Account.

An IDA allows you to earn money by saving money, and it delivers more than a simple compound interest account.

Local Democrats pick sides in clerk runoff

March 29, 2010

San Antonio Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/Local_Democrats_throw_support_behind_Ybarra.html?showFullArticle=y

by Gilbert Garcia

In a rare example of prominent local Democrats choosing sides in a party runoff, a state senator and three members of the Bexar County Commissioners Court on Monday endorsed Tim Ybarra for county clerk.

Park Hosts Second Annual Outdoors Fair

March 6, 2010

National Park Service

http://home.nps.gov/applications/digest/headline.cfm?type=Announcements&id=8785

On Saturday, March 6th, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and the San Antonio River Authority hosted the second annual “Get Outdoors!” event at Mission San José.  Over 5,300 people attended the all-day outdoor fair and over 50 organizations hosted activity booths oriented to help families experience their outdoors. 

Ignoring The Census Hurts Texas

March 3, 2010

The Mudville News

www.mudvillenews.com/mnarchives/2010/mn20100303/mn20100303_news2.php

by Sen. Carlos Uresti

 

Are you going to ignore the Census this year? If the answer is yes, it's the same as saying, "I don't count."

And by not being counted, you are hurting your state, your county and your community. It's as simple as that.