For as long as we have been human, we have had healers in our midst. Whether it was a curandera, shaman, monk, or the old woman down the street that grew herbs, there was always someone in our own community that knew us, cared about us, and healed us. These individuals had a calling, a gift, a duty. It was NOT about business, but about helping people.
San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department officials announced today that the park curfew will be lifted at selected City parks for the Easter holiday. The park curfew will be lifted beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday March 28 and will resume at 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Citizens are again reminded that recycling bins are available in the parks and should be used for plastic bottles and cans. No glass containers are allowed. Food-contaminated waste should be disposed of in trash cans.
The John Jay High School Air Force JROTC CyberPatriot team, which brought home first in their division at the 2012 national competition, almost didn't make it to Maryland to compete last week due to sequestration budget cuts. But when local businesses and The Chamber heard they may be forced to forfeit their trip, they pooled together $17,000 to cover travel expenses, helping the students make school history.
The purpose of the competition, now in its fourth year, is to raise awareness by asking local high school students to create films about bullying. Providence Catholic School’s Video Technology class production, "Can't Beat Love - Why Bullies Bully," was one of 75 videos from 17 high schools submitted. Last month, the top six winners, which included Providence, were selected and shown at Santikos Northwest Theatre before an audience of more than 300 and a board of judges.
Providence congratulates Mr. Darrell Martin, Video Technology teacher, and students Alejandra Cardenas, Jacqueline Wyatt, and Gabriella Alvarado for winning the Peer Choice Award and the Honorary Award. Each award included a $100 cash prize.
Providence Principal Ms. Alicia Garcia said: “Our students were able to practice the techniques that go behind creating a short film, as well as learn a valuable and meaningful lesson. This is in line with our core values and beliefs in which we practice integrity and work for justice. The team created a video that brought attention to the dangers of bullying. This project promoted the development of our student’s leadership potential as well as gave them an opportunity to be active participants in seeking justice and peace.”
If you are interested in learning more about Providence, call Mrs. Stephanie Takas-Mercer, Admissions Director, 210.224.6651 or visit www.providencehs.net.
Southbound Blanco Road between San Francisco Street and Fresno Drive will close March 20, 2013, for six months. Northbound traffic will remain open during this time.
The closure will allow crews to reconstruct the roadway, curbs, sidewalks, driveways and intersecting streets, as well as install a large storm sewer system to improve drainage in the area. The $12.7 Million project is funded by the City of San Antonio 2012-17 Capital Bond Package approved by voters in May 2012.