Browse Stories in Health & Environment

Written by JamiAlise on Jan 25, 2017
AACOG’s Weatherization Assistance Program assists low-income households overcome the high cost of energy by installing weatherization energy conservation measures in their houses at no cost to the program participant. Both home owners and renters can apply. The program is open to applicants whose overall household gross income falls at or below 150 percent of the Federal poverty level: *Families with more than five members, add $6,270 for each additional person. To become eligible for the Program you must comply with the following:
Written by Mark Reagan on Jan 24, 2017
As more than 1,700 victims of a decades-long toxic tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley are about to get settlement offers from exposure a dangerous Superfund site, a digital activist is publishing an online trove of documents, videos, photos and news stories chronicling the story of the Hayes-Sammons warehouse environmental disaster in Mission.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 21, 2017
On Jan. 21, 2017, millions of people marched in 600 cities to protest Donald Trump, hatred and inequality and to promote hope and human rights. Using social media posts, this Storify tells the story of that day in your own words. It is San Antonio-centric, but includes posts from Paris, Antarctica and across the United States. The cover image is We are the Storm, by artist Janet Ghio. (You can purchase a poster here.)
Written by Don Mathis on Jan 20, 2017
Renovations of the Elmendorf Lake Park Improvements Project, approved by voters in 2012, was celebrated Jan 21 at 10:30 a.m.    Jeff Tyler, an engineer with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), described some of the new features at the park.   “The main goal was to get the community close to water,” Tyler said. “New amenities include a floating dock and picnic areas overlooking the lake.”  
Written by Daniel Serna on Jan 20, 2017
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) along with the William C. Velasquez Institute held a two-day “Latino Texas Strategy Session” at the Westside Education and Training Center. The strategy session was organized after an outcry from Latino voters concerned about incoming President Donald Trump’s proposed policies and offensive language towards Latinos during his presidential campaign.