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Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 01, 2017
by Giulia Afiune, The Texas Tribune Update: Rosa Maria Hernandez was released to her parents the afternoon of Nov. 3. More in this story from KSAT-12 news  and this story from Univision.
Written by Karen Ball on Oct 31, 2017
San Antonio kicked off a discussion of Participatory Budgeting (PB) at The Brick at Blue Star on June 6, 2017 in a free community-powered event. The conversation showcased Palo Alto College’s PB process (learn more here), and concluded with residents, elected officials and candidates talking about how PB could work. Watch the video and scroll down for a commentary by participant Karen Ball:
Written by Justice Garza on Oct 31, 2017
New research collected by Salud America! has found promising community solutions to gaps in Latino education, health and income. The study, “Building for Latino Families,” was conducted by Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. Read her full article: https://salud-america.org/building-support-for-latino-families-research/
Written by Valerie Lambardia on Oct 22, 2017
A new interactive map shows 782,627 Texas children attend schools or daycares within a half mile radius of active oil and gas production facilities that could be hazardous to the children’s health. The Oil & Gas Threat Map also shows that 320,773 senior citizens and 310 medical facilities are located within a half mile of potentially hazardous oil and gas production facilities.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 19, 2017
Join us on Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon, "Power to Dream," commemorating CPS Energy’s  75-year partnership with San Antonio. The sold-out event is being held at the Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom and is a fundraiser for the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership program that provides financial help toward energy bills for low-income elderly, disabled, and families with children. Thanks to underwriting from CPS Energy, anyone can watch the event live for or replay it later for free right on this page.