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San Antonio and the 86th Legislature

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University of Texas at San Antonio – Downtown Campus

501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

San Antonio, TX 78207

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The Texas Tribune is touring the state with a series of post-session events recapping the major policy debates of the 86th Texas Legislature and what they mean for Texas' largest cities and surrounding communities.

Join us in person or on our livestream for a conversation about public education, taxes, immigration, health care, spending and other consequential matters with San Antonio-area legislators including state Reps. Diego Bernal and Ina Minjarez, and more to be announced shortly. The conversation will be moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune.

Diego Bernal, D-San Antonio, has represented House District 123 since 2015. He serves as vice chair of the House Public Education Committee and sits on the Local & Consent Calendars and Transportation committees. Previously, Bernal served as an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in San Antonio and as a San Antonio City Council member.

Ina Minjarez, D-San Antonio, has represented House District 124 since a 2015 special election. She sits on the House Appropriations, Land & Resource Management and Redistricting committees. She has her own private law practice where she represents child abuse victims in Child Protective Services cases. Previously, Minjarez worked as an assistant district attorney in Bexar County.

Additional panelists will be announced shortly.

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This event will be held in the Buena Vista Building Auditorium at the University of Texas at San Antonio's Downtown Campus. The event is free, open to the public and includes a light lunch. Lunch and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the conversation at noon. Complimentary visitor parking is available in Lot D3 adjacent to campus (parking map).


The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Learn more and become a member at texastribune.org.

This series of events is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. This event is supported by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, AT&T, Walmart, Pearson and The Children's Shelter and hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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