Music fans and moviegoers who have attended past South by Southwest festivals are familiar with standing in long lines to see a showcase artist or watch the premiere of a highly anticipated film. But, more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been no lines or crowded venues in Austin, or anywhere else. Following a pandemic-forced cancellation in 2020, SXSW returned this March in an all-virtual format and featured discussions about how the music and film industries have adapted to the outbreak and plan to navigate uncertain post-pandemic waters.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 28 2021 - 10:52pm
Following a pandemic-forced cancellation in 2020, the annual South by Southwest conference returned this year, albeit completely virtual. Multiple panels and presentations traversed topics of institutional inclusion, healthcare equity, homelessness and climate change, with input from several Texan experts. The panel “Inspiring Faith to Climate Action” delved into how climate scientists, ministers and young evangelicals try to appeal to faith-based audiences in their efforts to convince governments to reduce actions that are causing climate change.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 25 2021 - 11:11pm
The COVID-19 pandemic, having disrupted many elements of society, also helped to further expose problems affecting students and educators, including the digital divide and struggles to grow the educational workforce pipeline. Experts addressed these and other issues at South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU, the education-centric portion of the annual Austin-based SXSW festival The pandemic’s emergence last spring caused the abrupt cancellation of all SXSW activities in 2020. This year, SXSW EDU and main SXSW occurred completely online, March 9-11.
Written by Kelley Shannon on Mar 19 2021 - 12:38am
With state lawmakers immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic response and Texas’ electricity failures, the public’s access to information must be at the forefront of the Legislature’s actions. Information allows citizens to watch over their government, to speak out and to ask questions. There’s no better time than Sunshine Week, which began on March 14, to emphasize the importance of the people’s right to know.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 12 2021 - 12:08pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit will offer complimentary transportation for any person traveling to or from an appointment at a City/County-sponsored COVID-19 vaccination site—including the Alamodome, Wonderland of the Americas Mall, and others—beginning Monday, January 11, and until further notice.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jan 8 2021 - 4:21pm
Updated as of January 15th: The San Antonio Metro Health District has received another 9,000-dose shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and will begin booking appointments today for the Alamodome next week. WellMed has also received another 9,000 doses that will be distributed at two City of San Antonio senior centers next week.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 7 2020 - 12:40pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 5 2020 - 6:42pm
San Antonio's "What Will It Take" campaign enlisted local artists to encourage people to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 23 2020 - 5:18pm
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