Woolworth-building-san-antonio
The Alamo is internationally renowned as a symbol of courage in the struggle for liberty. In this Tricentennial year celebrating San Antonio’s place in history, it’s exciting to think about the great possibilities ahead for the Alamo complex, as the c…
SA_RiverWalk
Happy New Year, and welcome to the San Antonio Try-centennial! I’m calling it the Try-Centennial — instead of Tricentennial — because my New Year’s resolution, at least on the civic front, is to “TRY” to be optimistic about enjoying San Anton…
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…
homeless
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…
Vote-Thumb
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…