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Written by nancypjohnson on Aug 25, 2011
With another looming heat advisory, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has identified 37 cooling locations throughout the city for residents who need a place to cool off. Community members are also asked to check on neighbors and family, especially infants, young children and the elderly.“We are working to provide additional cooling options for our population most at risk of developing heat-related problems and make them feel a little better during these hot days,” said Dr. Thomas Schlenker, Director of the Metro Health District in a release.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 23, 2011
San Antonio residents gave impassioned pleas to city officials about the city's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.About 60 people gathered Monday, August 22, at the Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior One Stop Center for the District 6 public meeting about the proposed budget. Officials representing city departments were there to listen to reactions to the proposal.
Written by saafdn on Aug 23, 2011
The San Antonio Area Foundation and UTSA’s Rural Business Program at the Institute for Economic Development have developed a partnership to train organizations that are part of the Middle Rio Grande Valley Development Council (MRGDC) developing the communities surrounding the Eagle Ford Shale natural gas projects.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 15, 2011
With about 50 people quietly munching on a surprisingly healthy breakfast, one of San Antonio’s representatives in Washington, D.C., said the onus for a healthier community was on the neighborhoods first.U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez, the representative for Texas’ 20th district, gave a brief update on health issues in front of legislators and focused on increasing the health of the community by asking those in attendance to take more responsibility.
Written by San Antonio Met... on Aug 12, 2011
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is notifying the community of a Heat Advisory. When the daytime heat index values are 105 degrees or greater, and the minimum ambient air temperature is not expected to fall below 80 degrees F° for two consecutive days, the City of San Antonio advises the community of a Heat Advisory – Level II.During the summer months, excessive heat temperatures are a fact of life in South Texas. Excessive heat conditions can result in direct and adverse health consequences, particularly to the very young and to the elderly.