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Written by southwest work… on Apr 29 2019 - 8:10pm
Southwest Workers Union celebrates International Workers’ Day 2019 with a workers resource fair at The Movement Gallery, 1416 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, on May 5, from 12 p.m. to  5 p.m.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 25 2019 - 6:42pm
Join NOWCastSA on April 28 at 7 p.m. right on this page for a live webcast of the first Cosmic Mass in San Antonio with Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox.
Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 23 2019 - 4:54pm
By Elizabeth Byrne, The Texas Tribune | April 22, 2019
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 6 2019 - 11:52am
During Fiesta San Antonio from 2012-2018, there was a nearly 20 percent increase in alcohol-related crashes in Bexar County and a 41 percent increase in resulting injuries, a study has found. The study, “Alcohol-Involved Crashes During Fiesta San Antonio,” was commissioned by Hill Law Firm to call attention to drunk driving that occurs during the Alamo City’s biggest celebration of the year – and to encourage Fiesta revelers to avoid driving while intoxicated.
Written by gsbaird on Apr 4 2019 - 5:00pm
By Stephen Baird
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 2 2019 - 2:45pm
HealthTexas Medical Group celebrated the opening of its newest facility, the San Pedro Clinic on March 27.   Located at 530 San Pedro Ave., the 19,000-square-foot, primary care clinic includes 30 exam rooms, two laboratories, a pharmacy and enough space for 10 medical providers. Additionally, an 8,100-square-foot, community center will open later this year.  The community center will become a hub not only for the Medical Group but also for the surrounding community with ample space to host educational events, health fairs, exercise groups and senior events. 
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 2 2019 - 1:00pm
When a group of pioneering women joined forces in 1984 to establish a nonprofit now known as the SA Cancer Council dedicated to supporting the former Cancer Therapy & Research Center, they had one goal in mind: Make a difference in the fight against cancer. Thirty-five years later, the fight continues with funds raised annually for cutting-edge, cancer research and patient assistance at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Mar 29 2019 - 4:41pm
Sobbing and pleading for help, Silvia Rodriguez stood before a special meeting of the Housing Commission on March 12. In the previous nine years, her rent at the Soapworks apartment increased by about $100 a month, or just under 3% a year. But when the apartment complex changed hands in October of 2017, the new owner raised her rent about $100 - a whopping 20 percent - to $600 a month.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 5 2019 - 7:33pm
Replay the video from the webcast of a presentation by John Underwood, a nationally recognized human performance speaker, discussing the damaging effects of alcohol and other drugs on athletic performance. The event was sponsored by the San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Awareness in partnership with Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School PTO & Boerne High School PTO, thanks to funding from the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country. The webcast was underwritten by the San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Awareness.