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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 11, 2010
The Texas Drought Project, the SEED Coalition and the Council on American Islamic Relations, organized a Forum on Climate Justice Nov. 11, featuring populist author and radio host Jim Hightower and international experts on climate justice issues.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Nov 09, 2010
The beautiful weather brought out a great crowd to the grand opening of a new farmers' market in the heart of downtown San Antonio.A collaborative effort between the San Antonio Food Bank and Main Plaza Conservancy, the market will be an urban hub of fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday on Main Plaza.
Written by Susana on Nov 09, 2010
Wearing orange hardhats and T-shirts, they scraped, hammered and painted, climbing up rooftops and hanging from windows.Young, idealistic and motivated, college students are descending on the East Side on weekends to bestow a "little TLC" to some grand, but battered, historic homes.More than 250 architecture students from the University of Texas at San Antonio are spending their weekends repairing homes on the Dignowity Hill Historic District, located about two miles from downtown.
Written by David McLemore on Oct 28, 2010
At the Big Easy Café, food isn’t just nutrition. It’s a sacrament. Owner Dwana Dominick is in the loving chaos of the kitchen, laughing with her cook Loretta Ware as they chop, slice, stir the holy trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper and add them into simmering pots that fill the air with a heavenly aroma. As the dining room fills, Dominick pulls pans of poultry magically transformed into Creole chicken out of the well-used black oven.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 26, 2010
You'll notice a number of stories on our site about how the streets of San Antonio can be friendlier, safer, more "walkable" and just plain healthier.Healthier streets mean healthier people.Make no mistake about it - we have a problem. Just look at this map of childhood obesity in San Antonio:What is it about this place where we live that causes so many children and adults to be so overweight and get the ensuing diseases, such as diabetes?