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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 26, 2017
At 7 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2017, the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, workers began removing asbestos shingles from a fourplex at 311 Natalen Street in the Mahncke Park Neighborhood. While the workers wore protective gear, nearby neighbors were unprepared and unprotected as the shingles rained down and shattered, releasing asbestos dust as they hit the ground.
Written by gsbaird on Nov 19, 2017
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently studied documents submitted by health insurance companies detailing Obamacare premium price changes and the justification for those changes. The study revealed that premiums were increased by an additional 7% to 38% over what they would have been due to action taken by President Donald Trump. Insurers are required by the health care law to reduce copayments, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs for individuals and families with incomes less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Written by Tatum Forbes on Nov 16, 2017
More than 120 organizations will come together to transform Toyota Field into an educational space for the annual 11th annual AccessAbility Fest on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event will feature an attempt by Autism Uncovered to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest blanket fort.
Written by Joseph Tucker on Nov 09, 2017
Trinity University Professor Christine Drennon launched the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force by describing the disparities in San Antonio and the legacy of structural inequality. When he created the Task Force, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he wanted the panel to develop a framework for a comprehensive and compassionate housing policy that addresses pressing challenges including availability, affordability, gentrification and displacement.
Written by rudyarispe on Nov 02, 2017
Taco Cabana has been honored by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with its Corporate Social Responsibility Award for the company’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in September by providing more than 10,000 meals to Houston and San Antonio residents, evacuees, first responders and American Red Cross volunteers.