Browse Stories in Health & Environment

Written by sandra.guzman on Oct 07, 2010
Here on the West Side, some of our community recreation areas do not have covered or shaded areas to block the sun.The importance of this matter should be heard now since our children are exposed to these rays of sun that can trigger heat stroke and lead to skin cancer.
Written by Susana on Oct 06, 2010
From lead paint in old houses to teen pregnancies, diabetes, obesity, lack of health care, smoking and drinking, East Side residents shared health concerns affecting the well-being of their community. In a unique public forum at the Claude Black Community Center, neighbors formed small discussion groups to focus on matters close to their hearts, sharing them with health care advocates in the hopes to bring about change.
Written by David McLemore on Oct 05, 2010
In an ongoing quest to improve everyday life in San Antonio, neighborhood leaders and residents met Tuesday with city and national policy makers at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the third Community Development Summit.The presentations by a host of speaker, ranging from officials from VIA Metropolitan Transit to San Antonio Housing Authority and the University of Texas at San Antonio offered a glimpse into the city's idea future.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Oct 04, 2010
While the signs aren't up yet and finishing touches are being made, San Antonio's first downtown off-leash dog park is set to open to the public Sunday, Oct. 10.The Madison Square Dog Park, located on the corner of Lexington and Dallas streets, boasts shaded walkways, benches and water fountains. Oh, and of course, a brightly painted red, faux fire hydrant.
Written by danielacevedo on Sep 29, 2010
Boxing plays an important role in San Antonio's sports culture and many events, including one day boxing tournaments, called "Smokers," are held year-round at local boxing gyms.Recently, owners of several local boxing gyms came up with an idea. The idea is simple: To step forward and fight back against obesity by teaming up with city of San Antonio and work with the community to have a healthier San Antonio.