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…
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Chasing the dragon is a really catchy name for a devastating reality. The term originated with opium and heroin users. It refers to the way addicts gradually build up tolerance to these drugs, and need more to feel high. Eventually, many can’t even get…
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Before you read further, I’d like to ask you to do one quick thing. Ready? OK. Imagine the Alamo.You probably thought about the Shrine of Texas Liberty, or the Battle of the Alamo or the iconic little stone building downtown. Even if you’ve never…