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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…
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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…
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When the tornado struck my home Feb. 19, I was standing in my third-floor bedroom facing the storm, wrestling the wind to latch the sliding-glass door. At the time, it seemed logical. I thought it was just rain and wind. I never dreamed a tornado would a…
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As San Antonio counts down to the citywide tricentennial celebration next year, there’s a lot of excitement about history and heritage. A big part of the legacy comes alive every February at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The nearly monthlong …
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I’ve always found it interesting that two of this city’s biggest economic generators are the military medical establishment and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. With thousands of military and civilian contract employees a…
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I’ve always found it interesting that two of this city’s biggest economic generators are the military medical establishment and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. With thousands of military and civilian contract employees a…