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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.
Written by Susana on Jan 21, 2011
 Saying downtown is the first impression of San Antonio, Mayor Julian Castro and City Council members went on a digging spree along Alamo Street and planted the first of 1,000 Chinquapin oaks that are resistant to the familiar droughts of South Texas.  
Written by Joe Ruiz on Jan 12, 2011
While those in attendance inside a small West Side home were there for a class about diabetes, they may have ended up learning about another way to improve their health.On Tuesday, Jan. 12, a handful of people gathered inside the living room of a converted home on the 2800 block of W. Salinas St. waiting for one course but finding out how to save seeds from planted vegetables.
Written by Sarah Garrahan on Jan 07, 2011
Dozens of people lined up outside the San Antonio Public Library for the latest in a series of free health screenings being conducted by the Baptist Health System in mobile clinics set up across the city.On a cool, sunny January day, nurses and other health professionals checked blood pressure, gave cholesterol and glucose tests and assessed body mass indexes, which can determine risks for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.