Patrick Von Dohlen

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Did you here what SAISD did? We need to make sure NEISD doesn’t follow!

Did you here what SAISD did? We need to make sure NEISD doesn’t follow!

SAISD had added sexual orientation and gender identity to it’s Non-Discrimination Policy. SAISD passed the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policy (Monday, Aug. 21, 2017) without any public discourse before the vote, exactly 4 years after the City of San Antonio passed the unjust Non Discrimination Ordinance. Even the city allowed for some public discourse before passing their Non Discrimination Ordinance.
The State Legislature also had lots of public discourse this past special session on the Privacy Bill. If Texas Legislature had passed the Privacy Bill, then a policy like this might be illegal. It would be most appropriate for the State Legislature to pass a privacy bill for uniformity throughout the state especially public schools.
We need to make sure the NEISD doesn’t follow and make similar changes in their policies. Consider watching the NEISD for any potential action.
See the video below of a Citizens to be Heard meeting to hear what citizens of San Antonio and SAISD parents think about the new policy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz4n9zuD-RU&authuser=0
TEA investigations into improper student-teacher relationships jumped 36 percent in past year

TEA investigations into improper student-teacher relationships jumped 36 percent in past year

It is time we reconsider what school districts are teaching children about sex. The evidence exposes that the more the ISD allows a curriculum that condones promiscuity and is inconsistent with risk avoidance education, the more illicit and illegal situations like these occur. Most ISD Boards, including the NEISD, have approved sex ed programs that are not 100% abstinence-based within the last seven years.

To read more from My San Antonio, click here.

CoSA exercised compassion for fellow Texans in need after Hurricane Harvey

CoSA exercised compassion for fellow Texans in need after Hurricane Harvey

The City of San Antonio exercised great compassion for fellow Texans in need after Hurricane Harvey.

Local government and nonprofits turned their focus to helping evacuees and other communities. Here are a few of the ways San Antonians helped our neighbors from the coast.

  • The City, the Red Cross, and the San Antonio Food Bank prepared shelters and organized supply drives and deliveries, ensuring evacuees would have a place to stay.
  • San Antonio Fire Department, in addition to helping locally, sent EMS personnel and task forces to Houston.
  • SAWS sent crews to Port Aransas to help restore water.
  • Local animal shelters took in evacuees’ pets, and residents fostered shelter animals to help make room for more furry guests.
  • Venture X San Antonio opened their coworking space to displaced businesses and employees.
  • San Antonio’s City Council turned their field offices into donation centers, giving residents the opportunity to drop off supplies at a location convenient to them.
  • Many evacuees at San Antonio shelters requested movies and headphones to help their kids (and themselves) relax after the chaos of evacuating. Webhead volunteered to collect tech to give to shelters.

Special thanks to all who have led these efforts.

You can still help! San Antonio Family Association is collecting items and raising funds for families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Even Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a liberal hero, admired Robert E. Lee

Even Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a liberal hero, admired Robert E. Lee

The left is targeting anything that has to do with the Confederacy. Robert E. Lee has had a target on his back for a long time in that respect, as we have seen here in San Antonio with the decision to rename Robert E. Lee High School.

But even Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of the greatest heroes to liberals in this country, revered Lee, spoke well of him, and even attended the unveiling of his statue back in 1936.

“I am very happy to take part in this unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee,” FDR said at the dedication ceremony in 1936.

“All over the United States, we recognize him as a great leader of men, as a great general. But, also, all over the United States I believe that we recognize him as something much more important than that. We recognize Robert E. Lee as one of our greatest American Christians and one of our greatest American gentlemen.”

You cannot change history by taking down statues, changing names of schools, or deleting history books. Lee’s stamp on history cannot be erased. The fact that a liberal hero, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was an admirer of Lee’s should help the left reconsider it’s approach to Confederate heroes and monuments.

Woman sexually assaulted while running in North Side park

Woman sexually assaulted while running in North Side park

Tragic: Female runner sexually assaulted at Hardberger Park.

This might very well be a terrible manifestation of the continued condoning of perversion and promiscuity by local elected officials at the City of San Antonio, Bexar County and School Boards. These political communities’ bad votes on policies like funding twisted “art” programs, “unplanned pregnancy services”, and “domestic partner benefits” as well as sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, and anti-abstinence-based sex education not only condone but also promote the use and abuse of other people for one’s own selfish pleasure.

It’s imperative that our elected officials promote virtue and personal responsibility for actions.

To read more from My San Antonio, click here.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort to help Families in Decimated Rural Areas

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort to help Families in Decimated Rural Areas

San Antonio Family Association is collecting items and raising funds for families impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Coastal Bend area in and around Rockport, including smaller communities like Goliad and Victoria that have been decimated but aren’t getting the national attention of Houston and Corpus Christi.

Food, cleaning supplies, and clothing supplies are in high demand. Monetary donations are also needed due to some residents not having adequate/proper coverage for the property damage they experienced.

Donations can be dropped of at the SAFA office, 45 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216.

To make a financial contribution, go to this page, select ‘Greatest Need’, and put ‘Hurricane Harvey Relief’ in the comment.

 

Oh what a relief it is! Google hut in Haskin Park has been removed!

Oh what a relief it is! Google hut in Haskin Park has been removed!

Oh what a Relief it is. Haskin Park' s heartburn relieved! Adios to the Google Hut. Thank you Google for saving our parks.

Posted by John Whitsett on Friday, September 15, 2017

Thank Google – it wasn’t their fault – guilty parties were San Antonio city management & council.

Crews removed the Google hut from Haskin Park today around 12:30 p.m.

Let’s offer a big thank you to Google for stepping up and doing the right thing by removing the hut from Haskin Park. Despite rumors otherwise, Google’s installation process of high speed internet is moving forward with the faster method of micro trenching (reportedly as much as 5,000 linear feet per day)..a process that results in less destruction to neighborhoods.

Yet city management continues to try to Blame Google: ” ….but plans were spoiled when the CITY SAYS the technology giant FAILED to go through the proper channels during the Haskin Park project.”

The evidence proves it was not Google’s failure but city management and previous city council members who intentionally ignored neighborhood, state, and city laws in order to circumvent the rules and illegally approve installations in City Parks throughout the City. This is why the neighborhood associations of Oak Park/Northwood, Highland Park, and Mission San Jose teamed up to stop multiple hut locations approved in the backrooms by our “City Leaders”.

City Management shortcut the rules (skipping as many as 5 required public hearings) and then began blaming Google when their deceptions were exposed and neighborhoods tried to hold them accountable.

City management & council’s failure to follow & enforce it’s own laws harmed Google’s reputation and stalled their progress of high speed fiber installation. As evidenced by the new council’s recent actions, the city leadership (with some exceptions) will continue to try and shortcut the process in order to avoid public discourse and scrutiny of their agendas unless we diligently hold them accountable.

Today is 30th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to SA

Today is 30th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to SA

The culture of San Antonio can and did bring about a great economic event that still holds the record for the largest crowd in Texas History.

Pope John Paul II’s 1987 visit to San Antonio is still the largest crowd for any public event in the history of the State of Texas 30 years later. I was there with my mom and dad and many other Knights O fColumbus members a hundred yards away from the center of the altar. A great and hot day!

30 Years Ago today, Pope John Paul II said: “To those who have been far away from the sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiving love, I make this appeal: Come back to this source of grace; do not be afraid! Christ himself is waiting for you. He will heal you, and you will be at peace with God!” – Pope John Paul II. Sept 13, 1987, Westover Hills in San Antonio, TX

My dad cheerfully loaned the use of the land where the altar was located after Msgr. Lawrence Steuben asked him, WayneWright and Marty Wender.

 

City Council Will Vote on SA’s Biggest Budget Ever Tomorrow

City Council Will Vote on SA’s Biggest Budget Ever Tomorrow

The proposed city budget for the fiscal year 2018 is $2.7 billion, the city’s biggest budget ever. Council members are tackling the budget with an “equity lens” for the first time.

City council will vote on the proposed budget tomorrow, September 14.

The city council must re-prioritize away from false and tertiary social justice issues and get back to basics of public safety and infrastructure to comply with the City’s purpose and Charter.

See the presentation on the proposed budget here.