Julian Castro

FILE - This June 17, 2014 file photo shows Housing and Urban Development Secretary nominee, San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Senate OKs San Antonio mayor as housing secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who’s […]

07/09/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro speaks about President Barack Obama's signature health care law at the Families USA’s 19th Annual Health Action Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama to announce Julian Castro for housing post

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to boost the profile of an up-and-coming young Hispanic Democrat by nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become the nation’s housing secretary. Obama’s current housing chief […]

05/23/2014

In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro speaks about President Barack Obama's signature health care law at the Families USA’s 19th Annual Health Action Conference in Washington. Obama is considering nominating San Antonio's mayor to be housing secretary. That's according to people familiar with the selection process. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter by name. Castro would succeed Shaun Donovan, a member of Obama's original Cabinet. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama considering new housing, budget leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people […]

05/17/2014

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Mayors from San Antonio, Memphis bet BBQ on hoops

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The mayor of San Antonio says everyone knows the best barbecue and basketball comes from Texas. The mayor of Memphis notes barbecue is prized in his city, where restaurant smoke stacks […]

05/24/2013

First lady previews speech

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michelle Obama says she wants to use tonight’s speech at the Democratic National Convention to remind Americans of the values that drive her husband to do what he’s done, “and what he […]

09/04/2012