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Written by B Kay Richter on Dec 20, 2016
Join NOWCastSA for an open house at our home in the San Antonio Central Library on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Drop in any time for a light snack, to review highlights in civic engagement and community journalism from 2016, and to see how you can get involved. If you cannot attend but would still like to support NOWCastSA, you can click here to donate.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 20, 2016
Loved ones, friends and classmates of Cameron Redus gathered outside the University of the Incarnate Word on Dec. 6 for a candlelight vigil. There, they recalled Redus as an unselfish, upbeat young man who held strongly to his faith and convictions. On Dec. 6, 2013, Redus, a UIW senior, was fatally shot by then-campus police officer Christopher Carter in an off-campus traffic stop. Redus was 23.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 19, 2016
Law enforcement from around the nation joined family and friends of San Antonio Police Det. Benjamin Marconi on Nov. 28 to pay their final respects to the slain officer. Marconi was shot and killed Nov. 20 as he wrote a ticket for a motorist close to the police department’s headquarters in downtown.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 19, 2016
It's a weekday afternoon before Christmas at On Main Off Main. Shop co-owners Bill Davis and Oscar Camacho wear festive green holiday sweaters as jazzy Christmas music plays in the background. A small group of college students giggle while browsing the shelves, which are filled with gag gifts and other novelties that have made On Main Off Main a popular enterprise in Monte Vista.
Written by Don Mathis on Dec 14, 2016
San Antonio prides itself on holiday lights. Some people don’t even take their Christmas lights down after the new year. They just flick a switch when the next Christmas rolls around to celebrate another season of holiday cheer.