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Written by Heather DiMasi on Nov 04, 2010
Veterans' Day will be observed Thursday, Nov. 11, and there are several events happening in San Antonio to honor our veterans.If you are attending any of them, make sure to send us your photos and video! Or, if you have any events to add to the list below (we're sure there's more!), please let us know by e-mailing news@nowcastsa.org or by mentioning it in the comment field to the right of this story.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 29, 2010
 Watch video from the San Antonio branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's  annual Freedom Fund Dinner in La Villita Assembly Hall Friday. The night's theme was "One Nation, One Dream," with a keynote speech by Alethea R. Bonello, NAACP Field Organizer for Operations and Membership.    The local group is honoring Josue "Joe" Robles, President and CEO of San Antonio-based USAA, along with Aaronetta Pierce and Laura Banks-Reed for their contributions to the community.
Written by David McLemore on Oct 28, 2010
At the Big Easy Café, food isn’t just nutrition. It’s a sacrament. Owner Dwana Dominick is in the loving chaos of the kitchen, laughing with her cook Loretta Ware as they chop, slice, stir the holy trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper and add them into simmering pots that fill the air with a heavenly aroma. As the dining room fills, Dominick pulls pans of poultry magically transformed into Creole chicken out of the well-used black oven.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 26, 2010
You'll notice a number of stories on our site about how the streets of San Antonio can be friendlier, safer, more "walkable" and just plain healthier.Healthier streets mean healthier people.Make no mistake about it - we have a problem. Just look at this map of childhood obesity in San Antonio:What is it about this place where we live that causes so many children and adults to be so overweight and get the ensuing diseases, such as diabetes?
Written by jj on Oct 26, 2010
Plants were used in the healing practices of ancient civilizations all over the world.The communities of Mesoamerica and the Southern United States were no exception. Medicinal plants were cultivated in gardens and studied by community doctors. Basic knowledge of herbal medicine was common, as nearly every family grew its own herbs and vegetables.Massage therapists, chiropractors and midwives also had their place in these ancient communities and administered medicinal plants for numerous ailments. However, this vast knowledge is not as well known today.