Adult-Students
These days, higher education and higher cost go hand in hand. The reasons are many and complex, and reach to the end of World War II. College was primarily for the most promising students back then, or the elite whose parents could afford it. However, in…
Antibiotic-Pills
America is reeling from the opioid crisis. Painkillers are causing the deaths of far more people than terrorism or mass shootings. Today, an epidemic fueled in part by perfectly legal substances is taking out Americans in all walks of life. The executiv…
Hurricane_October2017
Many of us who saw Hurricane Harvey’s power will never forget images of the storm’s staggering toll. Yet, we’ll also remember Harvey’s heroes — both first responders and ordinary residents. Their extraordinary actions provided both desperately n…
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The much-ballyhooed San Antonio Tricentennial marking the city’s 300th anniversary is just around the corner, scheduled for May 2018. It seems ironic the same year the city celebrates its rich history, we’ll likely be saying “adios” to the Instit…
Police-Car
In a long, hot summer, when violence and discord seem to be heating up everywhere, it’s important to remember the good news that too often goes unpublicized. Good news, for instance, such as the program veteran San Antonio Police Department officers Mo…
People-in-park
Fashion gurus say the hottest colors this year are shades of green. The hue is big with city planners, too. The proposed 2017-22 San Antonio bond issue, which passed easily in May, included a record $187 million for 79 parks and recreation projects. That…
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When I went to vote on May 6, I was even more surprised than usual by the echoing emptiness of the polls. There were three workers and one lonely voter when I arrived about 3 p.m. After casting my ballot, I visited two other nearby polling places. They di…
Emergency-Preparedness
When Lord Robert Baden-Powell wrote the famous handbook “Scouting for Boys,” he explained the Boy Scout motto, “Be prepared,” in part, this way: “Be prepared … by having thought out beforehand any accident or situation that might occur, so tha…