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Written by Susana on Feb 03, 2011
By the hundreds, the homeless arrive wrapped in blankets, some with threadbare shoes and some with children in tow, bracing against the icy cold gripping San Antonio.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 01, 2011
You can't stop the cold front that swept San Antonio, but you can do something warm for a neighbor. Here are some places you can donate clothing or blankets and some tips on protecting pipes and plants. Please let us know what else to add to the list, email us at
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 31, 2011
UPDATED for 2019: 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. More than twenty VITA sites opened in San Antonio and the Hill Country on Feb.4 2019. Individuals and households who earned up to $55,000 in total income last year are eligible for free income tax preparation and electronic filing through April 15. 
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.