April 24


Updated: Taylor's D2 race

Ivy Taylor, the District 2 Councilwoman first elected in 2009, has drawn an opponent for the May 2013 election: Patrick Jones, 43, pastor of Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and a San Antonio native.

One of the issues his supporters are rallying around, we're told, is the perception that Taylor has failed to deliver on the promises made at the East Side Summit she convened with Mayor Julian Castro in 2010 with real economic development. One friend of Jones described it as a "no cranes" problem: "Right now, with the exception of the Incarnate Word eye clinic, everything else seems to be at a standstill."

But Chris Dawkins, who is managing Jones' campaign, said the Pastor isn't running against anyone, but for holistic, long-term planning for the district.

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