- locate books and other materials in the Louis J. Blume and Law
Local Government & Politics
(San Antonio & Bexar County, Texas)
Selected articles from the San Antonio Express-News,
other Texas sources, and wire stories are included.
Full-image articles from the San Antonio Express-News (1869-1879; 1988-present)
are available on microfilm on the Main (Second) Floor of the Blume Library.
La Prensa de San
Antonio - "San Antonio's Premiere Bilingual Newspaper"
San Antonio Current
"Published every Thursday, San Antonio Current is distributed free at more than
900 locations in the San Antonio metro area, including office and government buildings,
retail stores, restaurants, bars, clubs, and colleges."
Note: Databases with a plus (+) preceding
them can be accessed through the link provided on the St. Mary's University
campus. Current students, staff, and faculty can access these databases
from off-campus by following the Restricted
Databases Instructions for Use.
City of San Antonio
Information about city services and agencies with links
to web sites where available.
Bexar County (Texas)
Official county web site offers information about elected
offices, infrastructure and planning departments, local election
results, Commissioners Court agenda, Commissioners Court work sessions,
Juvenile Meeting agenda, job listings, notices, public reports, jury summons
information, county directory.
Bexar County Commissioners Court
Bexar [County] Appraisal District
Searchable site of property in Bexar county.
Bexar County Historic Markers
Bexar County Justices of the Peace
Bexar County Records
Searchable site of land records, marriage licenses, assumed names,
UCC filings, foreclosure notices, and public notices in Bexar county.
Alamo Area Council of
"A voluntary association of 94 local governments and
organizations that serves its members through planning, information and
coordination activities. The 12 counties that comprise the Alamo Area planning
region are Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe,
Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson."
Other Local Government Entities (including taxing entities)
- Campaign Finance Information
Voter Registration Materials are available at the following locations on campus:
Dean of Students - University Center (Second
Louis J. Blume Library
Office of the Registrar - St. Louis Hall Room 105
To be eligible to register in Texas, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen;
- be a resident of the country;
- be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months);
- not a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including
any probation or parole)
- not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law
Office of the Secretary of State,
P.O. Box 12060,
Austin, TX 78711-2060
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-252-VOTE(8683)
Early voting in person starts 17 days before each election unless the first
day falls on the weekend, then early voting begins on the following Monday and
ends 4 days before each election. Anyone who is registered for at least 30 days
in Bexar County is eligible to vote at any early voting site in Bexar County.
For a sample ballot and a list of early voting times and sites go to http://www.co.bexar.tx.us/elections/
If you live in Bexar County and have questions about whether you are registered
or at which address you are registered, contact the office of the Bexar County
Elections Administrator at (210) 335-VOTE (8683) or see the Bexar County Elections
site at http://www.co.bexar.tx.us/elections/
For those outside of Bexar County, election information is available at the
Texas Secretary of State's web site at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
Election Day Voting
For a sample ballot and a list of polling sites in Bexar County, go to
For election information elsewhere in Texas, go to the Texas Secretary of
State's web site at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
Exercise your right and responsibility to vote and encourage others—colleagues,
friends, neighbors, family, students—to do so, too. Imagine what an impact we
can make if each of us gets 10 people to the polls!
Kathleen Amen's San Antonio Local Area Government Information