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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.
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.