By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune May 14, 2020
Written by Texas Tribune on May 14 2020 - 4:15pm
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 14 2020 - 2:24pm
The state of Texas is easing some restrictions, but the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are deep and lasting across the community. Many residents have suffered job loss or furloughs, others have been unable to gain immediate physical or mental healthcare access. Others cannot afford to buy food or other basic necessities. But several area organizations are furnishing a variety of services to help the public. Here are a few:
Written by rudyarispe on May 14 2020 - 11:08am
Social isolation imposed under the coronavirus stay-at-home mandates pose a substantial risk for people in recovery from opioid dependency, says Dr. Adam Bruggeman, an addiction medicine doctor. He worries people will fall into a repeat pattern of opioid abuse.
Written by rudyarispe on May 10 2020 - 11:35am
For healthcare workers and first responders who like to hit the road on their motorcycles, Caliente Harley-Davidson would like to thank them for risking their health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak by offering free scheduled maintenance services through May 30.
Written by rudyarispe on May 8 2020 - 10:21am
San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) has launched two new funding initiatives to assist residents facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis as part of efforts to assist more than 19,000 public housing and SAHA owned and managed mixed-income community residents. SAHA is contributing $350,000 to the City of San Antonio’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, formerly known as the Risk Mitigation Fund, to help SAHA residents with rent assistance. SAHA will also provide staff to support the program’s application review.
Written by rudyarispe on May 7 2020 - 9:56pm
Allee Wallace recently returned home after spending a month at death’s door, slowly recuperating from a life-or-death struggle against the coronavirus. But Allee refused to answer death knocking. At 85 years old, the odds were stacked against him. But he credits his savior, Jesus Christ – as well as doctors and nurses at Brooke Army Medical Center and Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital – for saving his life and restoring him back to health.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 7 2020 - 9:10pm
In partnership with Texas Public Radio, the Luminaria Artist Foundation, Nelco Media and the Lonesome Rose, NOWCastSA webcast ¡VIVA! a live telethon supporting the Arts & Artists of San Antonio on Saturday May 9, 2020. (Scroll down to watch the webcast on this page) The ¡VIVA! pre-game livestream aired for three hours, starting 3 p.m. From 6 p.m. to midnight, Garrett T. Capps hosted the "streamathon" live from The Lonesome Rose on St. Mary’s St.
Written by Andrew Gordon on May 4 2020 - 6:50pm
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow The announcement of Bill Withers’ death by his family on April 3 was a mere footnote in history, lost among the urgency of the current global health pandemic. Paradoxically, Withers’ most popular and familiar recording has increasingly become part of the collective national consciousness, just as it has countless times before in time of personal crisis, disaster and suffering.
Written by Eileen Pace on May 4 2020 - 11:15am
Home-stitched mask-making took off after the Center for Disease Control suggested the public wear cloth masks for the protection of others, advice reinforced by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 10:46pm
It's no secret that plants are known to have a positive effect on a person's mood and disposition since greenery sprouts great mental health benefits. With that in mind, as well as to remind individuals to continue to shelter-in-place and practice social distancing, a coalition of interior plantscapers recently launched a #StayPlanted initiative to remind you to stay "planted" at home.