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Written by Rogelio Sáenz on Oct 17, 2017
Tragedy struck Sunday, July 23, 2017 when dozens of immigrants were trapped in a semi-trailer truck parked in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio. The men, women, and children put on the rig in Laredo had been promised that their trip would include air conditioning. Not only did they not have air conditioning, but no air to breathe or water to drink as well. It was certainly a horrifying and gruesome end to the lives of 10 people who have died thus far and a horrendous experience to survivors who no doubt contemplated their death over several hours that felt like an eternity.
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 16, 2017
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Sometimes at public meetings, when it’s time for citizens to address whatever governmental body is presiding, their questions or concerns aren’t germane to the discussion — they’re off-topic or meant for another body. The first public meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s housing task force was different. On Tuesday Oct. 3, all of the housing questions that audience members lobbed toward the five-member task force landed. None were off limits. (Watch full video of the meeting here, scroll down to read more)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 05, 2017
REPLAY the video of the Oct. 5, 2017 webcast of Drug Dealer MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop, a lecture by author Anna Lembke, M.D. The Conversations About Ethics lecture was free and open to the public.  It was hosted by the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics  at UT Health San Antonio  and The Ecumenical Center.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 03, 2017
Replay the video from the forum, “Transportation Needs of San Antonio: How are we preparing for the future?” hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area on Monday, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. Thanks to donations from viewers like you, you can replay the video free, right on this page.
Written by Trey Herrera on Oct 03, 2017
San Antonio will start a six-week project on Oct. 6 to rebuild four intersections along Frio Street. Because the work will be cut off certain areas and affec people’s normal routes to work, VIA bus routes in the Centro Plaza area will follow several designated detours. The project is expected to last four to six weeks, during this time time VIA will have employees at the designated areas to help customers. Signs will direct people to the detours and VIA will try to keep everyone updated on social media of project progression .