VIA Metropolitan Transit is committed to helping people get back on their feet by offering a new fare assistance program for unemployed riders. Now that fare collection has resumed after a 10-week fare-relief period, those who are unemployed can request VIA’s new Workforce Assistance Pass. The free bus pass is good for 31 days from activation and is available through this August for VIA customers who present a copy of their unemployment benefit statement (dated May 15 or after) and a current photo ID at a VIA ticket window during normal business hours.
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 2 2020 - 2:24pm
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 1 2020 - 1:24pm
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 1 2020 - 10:18am
When the coronavirus pandemic struck America, infecting and hospitalizing thousands of New York City residents in a matter of weeks, Natasha Gonzales knew she needed to do something. Then as the virus invisibly crept its way to San Antonio and shelter-in-place orders were issued, she delivered meals to seniors and then volunteered with the San Antonio Food Bank.
Written by rudyarispe on May 22 2020 - 10:29am
Dorothy Pearl Davis was a natural born caretaker whose innate sense of compassion and concern for others led her to become a certified nursing assistant so that she could help the frail and elderly. “She loved to serve others and had that passion for caring for people,” said her sister, Dr. Tammy Steen. Davis, 60, died May 10, 2020 in San Antonio. She was the first nursing home employee in the city to die of the coronavirus and was employed at the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for only three months at the time of her death.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 21 2020 - 7:30pm
By Megan Menchaca, The Texas Tribune May 21, 2020 With Texas’ runoff elections set to happen in the middle of a pandemic this summer, many voters are asking: Do I have to go to the polls to cast a ballot?
Written by Texas Tribune on May 20 2020 - 10:29am
A federal judge opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering Tuesday that all state voters, regardless of age, qualify for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Days after a two-hour preliminary injunction hearing in San Antonio, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery agreed with individual Texas voters and the Texas Democratic Party that voters would face irreparable harm if existing age eligibility rules for voting by mail remain in place for elections held while the coronavirus remains in wide circulation. Under his order, which the Texas attorney general said he would immediately appeal, voters under the age of 65 who would ordinarily not qualify for mail-in ballots would now be eligible.
Written by Beth Graham on May 19 2020 - 4:21pm
Early voting for the July 14 primary runoffs will begin June 29, and of course there is a national election coming up on November 3, 2020. Many may be worrying about going out to the polls during COVID-19. According to the office of the Texas Secretary of State, you may vote by mail if:
Written by rudyarispe on May 18 2020 - 2:20pm
Mary Flores didn’t realize just how much 1 ton of produce was until she arrived at River City Produce to see her donation being given to several local nonprofits and group homes on May 13. It’s enough to feed about 4,000 people.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 15 2020 - 7:01pm
Watch Fred Cardenas of Family Services Association, read an excerpt from "Georgie and the Giant Germ," a coloring book to help children understand the COVID-19 pandemic: