Meningitis is a swelling of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. This inflammation is typically caused by an infection of the fluid covering the brain and spinal cord.
In 2013, meningitis occurred in about 16 million people worldwide, resulting in 303,000 deaths. Many survivors may come away from a bout with meningitis with permanent damage in one form or another.
But local leaders and members of the local arts community say cultural equity - comprehensive access to all the arts and resources - is crucial to not only growing local arts, but to developing a well-rounded society.
Editor's Note: This column has been republished with the permission of Texas Rep. Diego Bernal. He originally published his education report here.
My commitment to public education is rooted in two core beliefs:
The first is that education can solve our most pressing problems — poverty, hunger, inadequate health care, the lack of affordable housing, unemployment, crime, the need for criminal justice reform, and many more.
Grammy award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his quintet known as the E-COLLECTIVE will be coming through the Alamo City via the Carver Community Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 beginning at 8 p.m.
King Kevin Wolff and the Magik Theatre invite you to relive the days of “Olde Englande” and make merry through games and entertainment during the second annual Shakespeare in the Park: Renaissance on the River beginning at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at La Villita.
The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 19-20. Admission is free although vendors will sell food and beverages.