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.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 9:38pm
Residents in unincorporated Bexar County and 26 suburban cities, including Leon Valley, Kirby, and Somerset, can apply online for rental assistance through Bexar County’s Temporary Rental Assistance Measure (TRAM) beginning 10 a.m. May 1.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 11:55am
Joining the list of other San Antonio distilleries that are doing the same, Alamo Distilling has begun producing hand sanitizer to meet public demand for hand sanitizer, but also to generate new revenue to stay in operation during the coronavirus crisis. “Right now, we have prioritized hand sanitizer production, but still maintain beverage products being bottled and supported,” said Noel Burns, Alamo Distilling president and co-founder. “We are committed to making these safety products needed most in our community right now.”
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 11:00am
With people everywhere looking to add an extra layer of protection to their homemade, cloth masks, a San Antonio company is offering a viable solution: air filter inserts. “We’ve heard of people using coffee filters and vacuum bags to put in between their cloth masks,” said David Dilling, president of Filters4Air, which has manufactured HVAC air filters for commercial and residential customers since 1995. “We provide air filter inserts that people can place inside their cloth masks for the extra protection they are looking for.”
Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 27 2020 - 7:56pm
By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune April 27, 2020 Editor's note: This story has been updated with details on Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to begin re-opening businesses May 1.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 23 2020 - 8:47pm
People who have been affected by the coronavirus and in dire need of assistance with rent, utilities, groceries, medicine and fuel have help on the way with the creation of a $25 million assistance program approved April 23 by C
Written by Beth Graham on Apr 23 2020 - 7:56pm
A worldwide pandemic and the resulting disruption of daily routines can cause corresponding upheaval for children, who may not be able to understand the changes in their lives. Parents, caregivers and teachers may find it difficult to help children through hard times.
Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 17 2020 - 7:49pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 15, 2020 Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect the judge's official order signed Friday. A state district judge signed an order easing restrictions for voting by mail in Texas in light of the new coronavirus pandemic.