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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.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Aug 11, 2011
With help from a grant from U.S. Department of Education, San Antonio school, city and and community leaders joined with residents to create the East Side Promise Neighborhood initiative to collaborate on a plan to expand the opportunities for children to succeed in getting an education from cradle to career. This video is the second in a series to collect the participants' expectations, desires and ideas about how the East Side Promise Neighborhood Initiative will function.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 10, 2011
U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas) is scheduled to attend the next Healthy Kids Breakfast set for 9 a.m., Monday, August 15.