Ron Nirenberg

Call To Action

This column is reserved for readers requesting action on issues of interest to San Antonians. Goddess Statue Plethora: The Justice Foundation Urges the Commissioners Court to Immediately Rescind or Not Enter into an Illegal Contract by Alan Parker The Justice Foundation has discovered through the local media that Bexar County has selected and agreed to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a religious monument to a pagan goddess. The statute “Plethora”, as reported in the local media, is described in its own proposal by the Artist Rodriguez-Gerada “the sculpture is an allegorical representation of an archetypal goddess, evoking an…


“The Younger Generation Gets It!”

Ruby Polanco, a high school senior student at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a college preparatory public charter school, petitioned the San Antonio Independent School District a year ago to revise the district’s non-discrimination policy to now include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The SAISD complied with the precocious teen’s request and the eight  member board of trustees voted unanimously for the change in the district’s Employee and Student Welfare Policy on August 22nd. The school’s original non-discrimination policy which was consistent with other Bexar County school districts barred discrimination on the “basis of race, color, national origin,…


What Happened in the City Runoff Election of 2017?

Watching the San Antonio election results on Election Day last Saturday evening was certainly no nail-biting affair. The results were clearly evident during the seven o’clock hour when the early voting report scrolled across the TV screens, even though the tallies from the 30% of the votes from election day  was yet to be counted. There never was a substantial change in the numbers before the final winners and losers were declared. In the aftermath of the election, a common reaction of the local conservative leaders I interviewed after election day was denial followed by horror then a sense of…


SB 4 Lawsuit and Ron Nirenberg Are Dangerous to San Antonio

San Antonio entered the battle on June 1st when Mayor Ivy Taylor was outvoted on the city council’s vote to sue Texas over the Sanctuary City bill,  Senate Bill 4.  Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott, and Attorney General Ken Paxton.  Plaintiffs included three non-profit organizations: Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, La Union Del Pueblo Entero and the Workers Defense Project. It seems that SB4 has brought out the worst in people, especially those who don’t seem to connect criminal behavior with the illegals entering…


Let’s Hope You Don’t Get What You Deserve

If a majority of voters elect Councilman Ron Nirenberg Mayor of San Antonio, the voters will indeed get the city they deserve, and the misery that comes with it.  He describes his bold vision for the city in his 32 page campaign booklet. If the councilman is elected, and achieves only some of his aggressive policy proposals,  our city economy will start to resemble cities in California where only the uber-rich can live, the middle class struggles to keep up, and the poor proliferate with no job opportunities but plenty of government subsidies.  California, and radical cities like Portland and…


City Council Turning A Blind Eye to Abortion Expansion in San Antonio

I wish I was writing this article to expose something about some important prudential issue like pot holes, speed bumps, ride sharing or salaries for City Council members, but unfortunately it is about the actual taking of human life. Texas HB 2, the omnibus pro-life state legislative bill passed into law in 2013, went into effect in January 2014. The new abortion regulations  limit abortions to the first 20 weeks, requires abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges, abortion facilities to meet state ambulatory surgical  center (ASC) standards, as well as requiring abortion providers  to follow the FDA-approved protocols for administering…