Special Coverage

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 22, 2016

NOWCastSA has received a $6,000 grant from Google Fiber to conduct a pilot program to help students in San Antonio public housing build versatile RaspberryPi computers for free and to teach them digital media literacy skills.

Written by Cary Clack on Feb 22, 2016

There is no position in the United States government called “Secretary of Next.” The Founding Fathers had little or no use for the word “next.” The Constitution they created is a real time manual delegating and explaining powers for those in office. It doesn’t instruct officeholders to not use a power until a successor, the next one, is sworn in.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 15, 2016

San Antonio’s Collins Garden Branch library had a grand reopening Jan. 30, 2016 after a six-month renovation and makeover.

But the celebration of the library’s transformation and future also honored the past of the building that opened in1984 after a long community campaign to bring libraries to the city’s Southside and Westside.

Watch the video to hear San Antonio City Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales and Andy Sarabia of C.O.P.S. Metro talk about the past and what a difference community libraries make for the future.

Written by Rudy Arispe on Feb 11, 2016

Artist Kathleen Trenchard, who has lived in the Woodlawn Lake community for five years, has seen her neighborhood slowly evolve, which she partly attributes to the annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour that offers great exposure to the area, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.  

Visitors can discover for themselves what makes the communities along Fredericksburg Road charming and quaint. “People come to the neighborhoods and once they visit the homes and studios, this area gets a good reputation as a nice place to live,” she said.

Written by Rudy Arispe on Feb 11, 2016

Since 2004, Impact San Antonio has awarded nonprofit agencies more than $1.7 million thanks to the collective strength of women committed to impacting and enriching lives throughout the city and surrounding areas.

Members, either individually or in groups up to four people, contribute $1,000 annually with 100 percent of donations pooled to create five $100,000 grants awarded to nonprofits in one of five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment/Recreation/Preservation, Family, and Health & Wellness.