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Written by Susana on Oct 06, 2010
From lead paint in old houses to teen pregnancies, diabetes, obesity, lack of health care, smoking and drinking, East Side residents shared health concerns affecting the well-being of their community. In a unique public forum at the Claude Black Community Center, neighbors formed small discussion groups to focus on matters close to their hearts, sharing them with health care advocates in the hopes to bring about change.
Written by David McLemore on Oct 05, 2010
In an ongoing quest to improve everyday life in San Antonio, neighborhood leaders and residents met Tuesday with city and national policy makers at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the third Community Development Summit.The presentations by a host of speaker, ranging from officials from VIA Metropolitan Transit to San Antonio Housing Authority and the University of Texas at San Antonio offered a glimpse into the city's idea future.
Written by Vanessa Zevallos on Oct 05, 2010
Writers, musicians, poets and fashion designers are among the many creative minds illuminating the West Side on Saturday for a “glorious” night that celebrates San Antonio’s talented Latino artists.Una Noche de la Gloria: Contemporary Art in the Cultural Zone will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 10 in the historic Avenida Guadalupe Cultural Arts District. It features dozens of free events that cater to any taste -- from Tejano music, to classical piano, to poetry readings, independent films and even runway fashion shows.
Written by danielacevedo on Sep 29, 2010
Boxing plays an important role in San Antonio's sports culture and many events, including one day boxing tournaments, called "Smokers," are held year-round at local boxing gyms.Recently, owners of several local boxing gyms came up with an idea. The idea is simple: To step forward and fight back against obesity by teaming up with city of San Antonio and work with the community to have a healthier San Antonio.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 28, 2010
Green Spaces Alliance encourages individuals and groups to get involved in their community garden network.