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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 29, 2016
San Antonio City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed to observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30, 2016. But do you have to take out the trash on Memorial Day? Yes. Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will be collected on Monday, May 30. The Bitters Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Wurzbach Parkway and the Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, 8963 Nelson will both be open. Dead animal collection crews will be on duty and the 3-1-1 Call Center will be operational.
Written by Rudy Arispe on May 26, 2016
SA Youth honored Councilman Rey Saldaña; Katie Harvey, CEO of KGBTexas Communications; and Kim Lubel, president and CEO of CST Brands, for their contributions to the community and youth during the 2016 Briscoe Friends of Youth Awards May 25 at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.  “These three individuals have encouraged thousands of inner-city kids to succeed in life. They are also role models in business and in life, encouraging the next generation of leaders to spread their wings and reach for the stars,” Cynthia Le Monds, SA Youth president & CEO, said. 
Written by Rudy Arispe on May 23, 2016
Twelve pianists from the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Israel, China and South Korea will compete for the gold medal, concert performance opportunities and a $15,000 cash prize during the 12th San Antonio International Piano Competition (SAIPC) June 5-12 at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University. Admission to the competition performances and Winner’s Recital is free.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 19, 2016
Replay the video from Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger's discussion of his book, "A German Life: Against All Odds, Change is Possible." Dr. Wollschlaeger described his struggle growing up in Germany in the shadow of his father, a highly-decorated WWII German tank commander and Nazi officer. Dr. Wollschlaeger eventually converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a medical officer.
Written by J.T. on May 17, 2016
Seventeen local artists were asked to use a pinwheel as their canvas as part of 1 in 5 Minds, a campaign to eradicate the stigma and raise awareness about children’s mental health. The pinwheels were unveiled at the San Antonio Central Library at the beginning of May, which is Mental Health Awareness month, before going on display at locations around the city. Later, the giant pinwheels will to be auctioned off, with proceeds going towards Clarity Child Guidance Center, a not-for-profit that provides mental health services for children