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Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 18, 2016
The citizen committees studying San Antonio's planned 2017 bond are more than halfway through their work. Members of the parks and recreation committee, though, are offering varying opinions that reflect a growing number of residents who hope to get more attention for smaller, less visible projects citywide.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 18, 2016
Meningitis is a swelling of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. This inflammation is typically caused by an infection of the fluid covering the brain and spinal cord. In 2013, meningitis occurred in about 16 million people worldwide, resulting in 303,000 deaths. Many survivors may come away from a bout with meningitis with permanent damage in one form or another.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 16, 2016
Replay the video from the live webcast of the State of Child Welfare, an in-depth town hall on Thursday, Nov. 17. The free community event was hosted by The Children's Shelter in partnership with Texas Public Radio and was moderated  by Shelley Kofler, TPR news director.
Written by Diego Bernal on Nov 15, 2016
Editor's Note: This column has been republished with the permission of Texas Rep. Diego Bernal. He originally published his education report here.  My commitment to public education is rooted in two core beliefs: The first is that education can solve our most pressing problems — poverty, hunger, inadequate health care, the lack of affordable housing, unemployment, crime, the need for criminal justice reform, and many more.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 14, 2016
  by Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune Nov. 12, 2016