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Got a Council beef? Post to the blog

City Hall Steps, a new blog for Council pundits, government watchdogs, and the discontented, is online at http://sanantoniocitycouncilblog.blogspot.com/

Two-time mayoral candidate Julie "Mama Bexar" Oldham and perennial itch that City Council can't scratch, is sponsoring the blog, which went live on August 11. You can comment on each council member and the mayor and link to various governmental sites and documents.

Just say maybe, and then only with a condom

As abstinence-only sex education gains popularity, there are also resources for parents who want to offer their children more comprehensive sexual information, including chastity. The First Unitarian Universalist Church, I-10 and Loop 410 across from Crossroads Mall, hosts a Parent Forum on Adolescent Sexuality from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. Topics include adolescent sex, pregnancy, STDs, and Abstinence-Only vs. Abstinence-Plus sex-ed.

Just say no to the constitutional amendment

Abstaining from sex until marriage is impossible for Texas gays and lesbians, since conservatives are determined to keep the unions same-sex-free.

On August 18 at 7 p.m. the San Antonio Alliance for Social Justice holds a training session on volunteer training and recruitment to oppose the November referendum. If passed, same-sex marriage would not only be illegal in Texas, but unconstitutional. The event will be held at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro.

A second meeting on August 23, "Defeating the Texas Marriage Constitutional Amendment" is also scheduled. The No Nonsense In November Campaign is sponsoring the event, which runs from 5-7 p.m. at the Diversity Center, 531 San Pedro. Info: 223-6101 or http://rightsforall.meetup.com/47/events/

Water quality on tap at SARA meeting

The annual steering-committee meeting of the San Antonio River Basin Clean Rivers Program meets Thursday, August 25 at 1 p.m. at the San Antonio River Authority Board Room, 100 E. Guenther.

The committee plans to discuss the progress of the Clean Rivers Program, including funding; water-quality monitoring, and ongoing issues regarding water resources and flood control.

The agenda is posted on the SARA website at sara-tx.org.

- Compiled by Lisa Sorg and Nicole Chavez


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