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 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 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 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 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 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 VIA Transit on Apr 15 2020 - 3:45pm
By Lorraine Pulido VIA and the San Antonio Food Bank are partnering to help make sure homebound residents don’t go hungry during these challenging times. On March 31, VIA operators began delivering meals and supplies prepared by Food Bank staff and volunteers to homes and distribution points throughout San Antonio. Deliveries will take place Monday through Friday. Since VIA joined the Food Bank’s mission to “fight hunger and feed hope,” operators have distributed more than 650 food packages to nearly 500 locations throughout the city.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 13 2020 - 11:55am
More and more businesses, individuals and organizations are heeding the call to help in COVID-19 outbreak recovery efforts. Here are some local relief efforts, and some ways you can help others: