Written by Brandy Ruiz on Aug 7 2020 - 6:29pm
Author Susan Bernardo and illustrator Courtenay Fletcher performed readings of their books, “Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs” and “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm,” and gave an in-depth lecture about bibliotherapy and creativity and how to guide children to develop emotional intelligence. The virtual workshop, webcast to more than 1,150 child care professionals, was sponsored by Voices for Children of San Antonio and ChildCareGroup of Dallas.
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jul 27 2020 - 11:13pm
On the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Emma Faye Rudkin says she’s being forced to start all over again in standing up for her rights. When face masks became required attire for the pandemic, communication was disrupted for those with hearing loss who depend on reading lips, said Rudkin, 20, who is deaf and is the founder of the non-profit organization, Aid the Silent.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jul 16 2020 - 2:46pm
These sessions will cover the guidelines and process of the City of San Antonio's COVID19 Recovery Grant Program.  The session is hosted by LiftFund the administrator of the fund. The fund is for small businesses and nonprofits and is open from July 13, 10 a.m. to July 27, 5 p.m. Register for the Grant Program Overview Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2133916082727209228 Dates for Webinar: Monday, July 20, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jul 6 2020 - 1:44pm
Come speak about your experiences growing up black in America and show your support for defunding the police while learning about local resources those funds could benefit. We have had to move the event from June 28 to July 19 due to the recent spike in COVID cases. we want to make sure we all stay safe while letting our voices be heard.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 2 2020 - 7:55pm
Midway through a news conference where executives were describing hospitals' herculean efforts to cope with a staggering increase in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio and Bexar County, the governor of Texas dropped a proclamation. Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texans in most counties to wear face coverings in public and gave mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. It was what local leaders had been imploring him to do for weeks, as COVID-19 cases spiraled out of control in Texas' urban areas.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 29 2020 - 1:25pm
By Meena Venkataramanan, The Texas Tribune June 26, 2020
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 26 2020 - 9:10pm
As San Antonio stepped up its battle against COVID-19 by banning gatherings of more than 10 people in city parks or plazas, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said weekend #BlackLivesMatter protesters would be "kindly asked to think about the pandemic we're in, and disperse." The remarks by Nirenberg, who has repeatedly encouraged #BlackLivesMatters protestors to demonstrate and speak out, came during the evening briefing on the virus which threatens to overwhelm the city's hospital capacity.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 26 2020 - 10:10am
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday took his most drastic action yet to respond to the post-reopening coronavirus surge in Texas, shutting bars back down and scaling back restaurant capacity to 50%. He also shut down river-rafting trips and banned outdoor gatherings of over 100 people unless local officials approve.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 25 2020 - 8:21pm
As COVID-19 hospitalizations skyrocketed again in Bexar County, a top medical official said the area is on a "worst cast scenario" trajectory that could overwhelm hospital capacity within weeks. "This car is going at full speed headed toward a brick wall," said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg during the nightly media briefing. "We all have a role to play. We'll all feel the impact if we hit it." The situation is "a little scary," said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. "If we do nothing, by mid-August we could have 1,900 people" hospitalized.
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 24 2020 - 2:47pm
Miriam and her 15-year old daughter, asylum-seekers from Honduras, have been held at a private prison in Dilley for more than 300 days.  They are among more than 80 immigrant families being kept at the South Texas Family Residential Center, as it is called by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The facility is ringed in barbed wire and the ICE agents refer to the families as “inmates.”