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Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 03, 2011
Anybody looking to adopt a new dog or cat can find reduced rates at the Animal Defense League of Texas.
Written by Susana on Feb 03, 2011
By the hundreds, the homeless arrive wrapped in blankets, some with threadbare shoes and some with children in tow, bracing against the icy cold gripping San Antonio.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 01, 2011
You can't stop the cold front that swept San Antonio, but you can do something warm for a neighbor. Here are some places you can donate clothing or blankets and some tips on protecting pipes and plants. Please let us know what else to add to the list, email us at news@nowcastsa.org.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 31, 2011
UPDATED for 2018: Check out the map of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offices in San Antonio to see where you can get free help preparing your taxes. Twenty VITA sites opened in San Antonio and the Hill Country on Jan. 16, 2018. Individuals and households who earned up to $60,000 in total income last year are eligible for free income tax preparation and electronic filing through April 17. 
Written by Sarah Garrahan on Jan 28, 2011
 From a World War II prisoner-of-war who hoards food, to a single woman making $400 a month and a vegan who ran a bakery from a tiny apartment, local artist Mark Menjivar tried to capture people’s lives by photographing the inside of their refrigerators.  In his exhibit “You Are What You Eat” showing at the Southwest School of Art and the San Antonio Public Library, Menjivar traveled for three years across the nation exploring the hot topic of food.His work highlights not only what Americans eat but also how our consumption affects communities.