On Wednesday, June 17, NOWCastSA webcast the San Antonio City Council B Session from the campus of Haven for Hope. The meeting included a briefing on Haven for Hope Campus Development, current programming, and related homeless initiatives.
The City of San Antonio underwrote the webcast, which you can replay any time right here:
Within hours of their release from Karnes County Correctional Center, a privately-operated prison located about 60 miles south east of San Antonio, three refugee mothers reached out to NOWCastSA to share their stories. Video of their testimony is now available to share, with credit, on any website:
A little-noticed law signed last week by Gov. Greg Abbott mandates syphilis testing of pregnant women in the third trimester. The additional test helps prevent infants from being born with congenital syphilis and gives them a real chance at living syphilis-free.
For three years, Krystal Sanchez coordinated South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) drives for her San Antonio employer, donating and encouraging colleagues to join her.
“I never thought I would become a patient who would need a blood transfusion,” she said.
But that changed earlier this year when Sanchez underwent an emergency cesarean section. Afterward, she felt so weak she could not hold her baby.
The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address emergency, safety and security needs at public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities.