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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 08, 2010
San Antonio opened a special, temporary brush collection site and extended the hours of the main Bitters Brush Recycling Center to help residents cope with the dozens of uprooted and downed trees and brush in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine.
Written by David McLemore on Sep 07, 2010
Watch videos from the first of three public workshops on the MidTown Brackenridge Master Plan, which affects the neighborhoods of Mahncke Park, Tobin Hill, Monte Vista, 
Written by Heather DiMasi on Sep 03, 2010
Graffiti tagging is no stranger to San Antonio's urban and residential areas. Drive just about anywhere, and you'll see the spray-painted images and "signatures" on the sides of buildings, fences, utility boxes, you name it.The City of San Antonio's Housing and Neighborhood Services Department, in an effort to gather community support to clean up graffiti in our neighborhoods, has declared Sept. 18 and 25 Graffiti Wipeout Days.
Written by Vanessa Zevallos on Aug 31, 2010
Despite the economic crisis, people cannot stop buying one thing: food. With many supermarkets today full of expensive organic food to inexpensive products, buying groceries can be a complicated adventure.With a busy life, who wants to lose time in a supersized supermarket with long lines or confusing islands of shelves that look like puzzles?Some find it faster and more familiar to go to a small, neighborhood grocery store.
Written by David McLemore on Aug 19, 2010
In a 7-4 vote, San Antonio City Council approved a tougher smoking ban Thursday, joining other major Texas cities to ban indoor smoking.The ban will go into effect Aug. 19, 2011, despite pleas by opponents that it be put off for up to three years.Mayor Julian Castro and Council members Mary Alice Cisneros, Ivy Taylor, Phil Cortez, David Medina, Justin Rodriguez and Reed Williams voted for the ordinance.Voting against were Elisa Chan, Ray Lopez, Jennifer Ramos and John Clamp.