The failure of Texas’ electrical grid during February's winter storm likely killed hundreds more people than the state officials have so far acknowledged, according to a new data analysis by BuzzFeed News. Reviewing federal mortality data, the news site estimated that 702 people died during the week of the storm, which cut off power to millions of Texans during freezing weather. That toll is multiple times higher than the official count of 151 shared by state health officials.
Written by San Antonio Current on Jun 14 2021 - 5:24pm
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Apr 22 2021 - 1:07pm
Scroll down to see how candidates' views on COVID-19, vaccines, and masks from various forums and town halls leading up to the May 1, 2021 election.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Apr 22 2021 - 12:21pm
Scroll down to see the candidates’ views on Climate Change from various forums and town halls leading up to the May 1, 2021 election.
Written by City of San Antonio on Apr 9 2021 - 9:45pm
The WestCare Community Blood Drive & Drive-Thru Resource Fair will be held on April 21, 2021. Pre- appointments are required and donors will receive a gift card of their choice. Other resources being offered include: Covid vaccination registrations, free kidney health screenings, and free HIV and Hepatitis testing. Click here to register online or call 210-731-5590.
Written by City of San Antonio on Mar 30 2021 - 3:46pm
Common sense tips can keep every member of your family safe at the party.
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 Javier and Jai Ponce on Mar 18 2021 - 12:02am
Mother Nature can be extremely unpredictable. You certainly would not expect to see 70 degrees in Boston in January, but that’s exactly what happened in 2020. One year later, Mother Nature flipped the script, bringing an unexpected and unprecedented snowstorm to our southern Texas area. Most of us and our plants in San Antonio were caught off guard—and rightfully so.
Written by Texas Parks an… on Mar 16 2021 - 2:40pm
Spring is upon us and that means the start of Texas’ amazing spring wildflower season. Late winter annuals and perennials lead the 2021 flora parade along Texas highways and state lands within our diverse eco-regions and vernal landscapes.
Written by City of San Antonio on Mar 16 2021 - 1:52pm
San Antonio Parks and Recreation presents Jammin’ Jams, a free, drive thru fruit tree adoption event from 8 a.m. until Noon or while supplies last. Six hundred fruit trees will be available including apple, fig, lemon, lime, nectarine, orange, and pear. Quantities are limited and are first come, first serve. One tree available per car.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Mar 2 2021 - 3:08pm
Southwest Pipe Trades Association offers plumbing tips in wake of recent winter storm: As Texans assess the damages caused during the recent severe winter storms, the Southwest Pipe Trades Association would like to provide as much information to Texas residents as possible to ensure all homes and businesses return to a working capability as soon as possible.