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Written by nancypjohnson on Dec 20, 2011
The San Antonio Eastside Promise Neighborhood Program, modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone, will work to revitalize the educational and developmental outcomes of children on San Antonio's East Side, children who struggle with poverty and other challenges including housing and education. 
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 19, 2011
Christmas came early for the San Antonio Eastside Promise Neighborhood project: The collaboration, led by the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, won a $24.6 million grant to from the federal government to provide "cradle to career" services to improve educational achievement.Mayor Julian Castro announced the grant at a news conference on Dec. 19."What this means is that education on the East Side will never be the same," Castro said.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Dec 12, 2011
In November 2010, voters approved -- by an overwhelming margin -- a $515 million bond package for the San Antonio Independent School District.The bond included a proposed $35 million for renovations to Alamo Stadium and the Alamo Convocation Center next door. What has been of contention since before the election is the specifics of those renovations for Alamo Stadium, including the potential placement of a professional-sized soccer field inside the stadium. A new field would require the removal of a track currently bordering the regulation football field.
Written by nancypjohnson on Dec 07, 2011
Spices, Christmas music and laughter filled the Lanier High School band hall as students, staff and community volunteers worked all day Wednesday toward a goal of achieving Guinness World Record status with a tamalada. The school is trying to create a new category in the Guinness World Record by making the largest number of tamales in 10 hours. The official total was 17,132 tamales weighing in at 2,420 pounds, surpassing its goal if 2,205 pounds.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 01, 2011
Check out the brand new website of CI:Now, the collaborative that is a funder and co-founder of NOWCastSA.CI:Now, short for Community Information Now, is a partnership of more than 25 public, private, governmental, educational and healthcare organizations working together to "democratize the data" since 1998.