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Statement by Senator Menéndez on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

"Texas Is Now A Safer, More Accessible State For All Women"   San Antonio, Texas - State Senator José Menéndez issued the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down House Bill 2 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The following quotes are attributable to Senator José Menéndez: “Today's landmark decision by the Supreme Court to overturn House Bill 2 is a profound victory for women not just in Texas, but across the country. The 5-3 decision shows that House Bill 2 was never meant to protect women's health, but rather a ruse to deny access to their constitutional right to an abortion. With this bill overturned, Texas is now a safer, more accessible state for all women.” "The unscrupulous regulations put in place under House Bill 2 had profound consequences in Texas. More than half of the abortion clinics in Texas were shuttered, making it … Read More...

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Property Tax Town Hall

On May 28th, 2016, State Senator José Menéndez, State Representative Diego Bernal, and City Councilman Roberto Treviño hosted a Property Tax Town Hall to inform San Antonio taxpayers of their rights and responsibilities. Each year the Bexar Appraisal District appraises the estimate value of every property in the county. Property owners have the right to dispute and appeal an appraisal if they believe it is excessive. At this event, taxpayers learned the importance of paying their property taxes, where that money goes, and how to appeal appraisals. The Honorable Mike Villarreal, former State Representative for District 123, facilitated the town hall. Taxpayers wishing to protest their appraisals in person have until 5pm on May 31st, 2016. To file a protest in person please visit the Bexar Appraisal District office located at 411 North Frio San Antonio, TX 78207. Taxpayers … Read More...

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Team Menéndez joined the Dellview Area Neighborhood Association (DANA) for their quarterly meeting. Residents received information about local recyclng efforts, upcoming community events, had presentations from Bob Wikinson of the Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives. Deputy Chief Anthony Treviño, Roberto C. Treviño, City Councilman District 1, Code Enforcement Officer Guerrero, and Senate District 26 gave community updates. #Menendez4TX ... See MoreSee Less

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Team Menendez attended the Hispanic Contractors Association de San Antonio's 7th annual gala. Awardees were recognized for their support of small business diversity. #Menendez4TX HCA de SA ... See MoreSee Less

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Team Menendez joined the PeaceCENTER San Antonio's Call to Peace, where citizens gathered on the steps of City Hall to show how compassionate our city is. We are so happy that San Antonio continues to beam with love. Thank you to the San Antonio Peace Center for this beautiful gathering! #Menendez4TX ... See MoreSee Less

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