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Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 1 2019 - 3:33pm
As San Antonians gear up for the coming Fourth of July holiday, they should keep in mind pets can become very frightened by all the noise and commotion we take for granted during festivities. Planning ahead and using some precautions can help make this Independence Day a festive one for every member of your family.  Animal Care Services offers these tips to protect your pet this holiday:
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Jun 27 2019 - 12:00pm
By Cynthia Merla Spielman We sat in our first session, a form-based code “boot camp” in anticipation and some trepidation. When we were to introduce ourselves to a roomful of developers, land use attorneys, elected officials, planning staff, and consultants, I whispered to my seat partner, “Don’t tell them we are neighborhood and housing advocates.”
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 22 2019 - 11:09am
Dr. Blanca Gray had two perfect mentors along her path to pursuing her medical degree – her parents. Her father, in fact, was a pathologist for Webb County and her mother was a general practitioner.  So it was a natural inclination to follow in their footsteps. “Initially, I pursued a career in business, but I felt out of place,” the Laredo native said. “When I went into medicine, I loved the interaction with patients and being able to help them.”
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jun 21 2019 - 3:35pm
Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on Jul 08, 2015 on Petplan Pet Insurance Before you burst out the door with Fido on a summer day, stop to think — is the street too hot for four-legged feet? We all know the phrase “hot enough to fry an egg,” but pavement can also be hot enough to burn pets’ paws. I’ve seen plenty of burned paw pads (including my own dog’s).
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 18 2019 - 5:10pm
Texas was ranked 41st in the KIDS Count Child Well-Being Index, an annual report that analyzes which states provide better outcomes for its children by comparing amounts of children in poverty, child education statistics, the unemployment rate of parents, and more. This places Texas as one of the ten worst states to raise children in the United States. New Hampshire ranked at the top of the list, while New Mexico ranked last.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 8 2019 - 1:52pm
City crews continue to help residents recover from the severe storm June 6, which felled trees, downed power lines and left thousands without power. Here is the latest from a City of San Antonio news release:
Written by City of San Antonio on Jun 7 2019 - 4:13pm
San Antonio Animal Care Services is urging residents to use the greatest of caution with pets outdoors during the summer heat. Our South Texas heat can easily put your pet at risk for overheating because dogs cool their bodies by panting which is much less effective than sweating.
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 6 2019 - 3:34pm
What would it take to be more effective and efficient in providing innovative, comprehensive and wraparound services to improve the lives of families and communities most in need?
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 4 2019 - 3:44pm
From the San Antonio Food Bank newsletter: Join us for an Evening on the Edge at Topaz in the La Cantera Resort & Spa. You'll sip on summer-inspired cocktails over live music and enjoy unrivaled Hill Country views at this pool party. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. Details and tickets (pre-sold for $30) can be found here.
Written by Hannah Wolf on May 31 2019 - 1:14pm
From Travis Park's news release: This FREE outdoor, family friendly event features a movie, food trucks and kids activities every Tuesday in June and July. Enjoy free parking after 5 p.m. at City operated garages, lots, and meters as part of Downtown Tuesday. Catch “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” on June 4, “Zootopia” on June 11, “Mary Poppins Returns” on June 18, and “The Little Mermaid” on June 25. For more information, please visit the Travis Park Facebook events page.