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Written by David McLemore on Jun 17 2010 - 3:57pm
San Antonio City Council Thursday approved a new SAWS rate structure as well as a 6.5 percent rate increase that that will heighten city's water conservation.“We appreciate the City Council’s support for conservation as a top priority for our community,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO.The new SAWS rate structure reduces rates for lower water use while raising rates for higher water use. Ninety-three percent of residential customer bills, for example, nev er exceed 17,000 gallons per month, the threshold for higher rates.
Written by David McLemore on Jun 14 2010 - 5:01pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit System asked the public for ideas to improve its comprehensive regional transportation plan to meet San Antonio’s growing demand for public transit on June 15. The event at San Antonio's Central Library was the first of five community workshops to get public input on long-range transit plans, to hear VIA officials lay out the need for a comprehensive, county-wide transit plan to meet the burgeoning demand for service.You can watch, listen and see the online conversation in the videos below.
Written by katie238 on Jun 7 2010 - 5:06pm
Every first and third Saturday of each month, The Helotes Humane Society holds adoption events at the NW Petco off Hwy 1604 and Bandera Rd. Every third Sunday of each month are cat/kitten adoptions.Please come out and take a look. All of our animals are given foster care in homes since the Helotes Humane Society is so new, we have no shelter. All our dogs and cats are rescued animals. All of our animals come spayed/neutered, and up-to-date on all of their shots. They are tested and treated before going to a permanet home.
Written by David McLemore on Jun 3 2010 - 10:36am
If you couldn't join us during the live webcast of the SAWS public hearing on a proposed new water rate structure, you can watch an archive of the video here. SAWS officials explained the proposal that will raise rates for high-end users but would result in lower rates for lower water use. Hear questions by other residents who attended the hearing, and feel free to add your own questions or comments via the chat window next to the video.  
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 29 2010 - 2:45pm
NOWCastSA streamed live video of an open discussion about food policy in San Antonio, and how to access fresh food in the community.You can see the archived version of the video below. Video starts at 7:52.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on May 14 2010 - 2:00pm
Zoom in on our UPDATED map of San Antonio area farmers' markets to find out where you can get some fresh fruits and veggies today! You can help make our map of farmers' markets in San Antonio more colorful and interactive with your photos, videos and stories. Send us your pics and favorite market stories so we can add them to the map and let other folks know. Send us an email: news@nowcastsa.org.
Written by Heather DiMasi on May 12 2010 - 3:04pm
Get a look behind the scenes at Phil Hardberger Park, through our photos, slideshow and video today. Then go enjoy the shaded nature trails, playground and the city's third dog park which opened to the public on May 15.  
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 5 2010 - 8:07am
With help from you, NOWCastSA helped expand an important neighbor-to-neighbor conversation about people's health. More than 50 people from nearby neighborhoods came to the Benavides Learning & Leadership Development Center on San Antonio's West Side on May 5 for a conversation about community health issues.

 Event organizers shared maps of health data and other health information with the neighbors, hoping to spark conversations that will lead to better health for the people of San Antonio. 
Written by Heather DiMasi on Apr 22 2010 - 1:27pm
Have you ever wondered where the water your drink comes from? Have you thought about how it is cleaned and treated before it comes out of our faucets?San Antonio Water System (SAWS) wants to answer questions from the community by hosting a free Rain to Drain field trip from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29.A free boxed lunch will be provided. If special dietary needs are required, let SAWS know at the time of registration.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Mar 16 2010 - 4:21pm
Catholic Mass celebrating the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez will begin at 8 a.m.Sunday  at San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza in San Antonio.