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Written by David McLemore on Aug 19, 2010
In a 7-4 vote, San Antonio City Council approved a tougher smoking ban Thursday, joining other major Texas cities to ban indoor smoking.The ban will go into effect Aug. 19, 2011, despite pleas by opponents that it be put off for up to three years.Mayor Julian Castro and Council members Mary Alice Cisneros, Ivy Taylor, Phil Cortez, David Medina, Justin Rodriguez and Reed Williams voted for the ordinance.Voting against were Elisa Chan, Ray Lopez, Jennifer Ramos and John Clamp.
Written by Guest on Aug 16, 2010
San Antonio students, parents and anyone interested in attending college now have a local resource all their own to provide direction in navigating the college process. Café College, designed by the City of San Antonio and managed by the San Antonio Education Partnership, opens on Tuesday, Sept. 28 in downtown San Antonio at at 131 El Paso St.
Written by San Anto Cultur... on Aug 13, 2010
The community is invited to help San Anto Cultural Arts paint 40th mural “Transformation,” located at Haven for Hope, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Bring your grandma, cousins children and friends!This is a free event and all materials are provided. No experience necessary, and participants are not required to stay the entire time. There will also be music and refreshments provided.
Written by rudyarispe on Aug 13, 2010
Oscar Maldonado, 30, works hard for his money.He sells paletas from his bicycle, a job that's helped him lose 100 pounds  since December, going from 326 pounds to 226 pounds.Maldonado sells paletas part time, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and he also works for Alamo Concrete from midnight to 7 a.m., driving bulldozers.He said the paleta sales help him save money to restore a '67 GT Mustang.
Written by David McLemore on Aug 02, 2010
If you can't go in person for the unveiling of Phase I on Dec. 18, take this multimedia tour of the Mission Reach project as it transforms the San Antonio River on the city's South side, connecting neighborhoods and people ... The river has always been there. And now it's changing in ways that are part engineering, part alchemy.   Jason Stevens and his wife, Leslie Raymond, watch backhoes rip dirt from the banks of the San Antonio River downstream from Roosevelt Park. To them, it sounds like music.