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Written by B Kay Richter on Dec 15, 2016
The anti-vaccination movement is gaining strength in Texas, apparently. At least, that's a concern of Dr. Julie Boom, one of the state's leading vaccers, the director of Texas Children's Hospital's immunization project. Boom recently spoke at a conference in San Antonio, imploring health workers to recommend scheduled vaccinations as strongly as possible.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 14, 2016
Members of COPS/Metro Alliance say the city’s bond-funded effort to encourage affordable housing in distressed areas is flawed, and hope the proposal will be retooled to meet current homeowners’ problems.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 14, 2016
Plans for a new 7-Eleven store at Zarzamora and Buena Vista streets could include physical remnants and aspects to preserve what the iconic Malt House restaurants meant to generations of Westsiders. Officials from the North Texas-based convenience store chain said they want to consider a variety of things from neighborhood residents, architects and artists before razing the restaurant and replace it with a convenience store.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 09, 2016
The San Antonio Neighborhood Improvements Bond Committee voted Thursday, Dec. 8, to recommend 13 distressed areas for inclusion in what would be the city's first affordable housing bond project. The recommendations are part of a five-category, $850 million total bond issue the city plans to put before voters May 6.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 09, 2016
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor met with members of the Nonprofit Council on Nov. 29 to discuss nonprofit community needs and how her office can work more effectively with nonprofits. “We could work more closely,” Taylor told the nonprofit leaders gathered at the Whitley Theological Center. In addition, she said, “The city could do a better job distinguishing between outputs and outcomes,” she said. “The work you all are about is outcomes.”