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Health care heroes need help, no more hurting

Early in Mary Heye’s career as a nurse, an angry patient left the emergency room, returned with a gun, and shot and killed a...

The unforgettable Alamo

Following years of stops and starts, plans to preserve and maintain the Alamo are moving forward. After the Texas Historical Commission’s refusal to allow...

Guide dogs change lives

Guide Dogs of Texas is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Most folks have never heard of the nonprofit. But it has quietly improved...

New hope for I-35?

The drive on Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin always has been fraught with frustration. When lanes are added, construction turns into bottlenecks....

Opening our eyes to the lessons of history

I never thought the University of Texas at Austin’s “The Eyes of Texas” was a racist song. As an alumna, I still don’t. But,...

Downtown streetlights getting smarter

City planners are looking to an old, ubiquitous standard – the streetlight – to harvest helpful data downtown thanks to enhancements using sophisticated technology. Smart...

In praise of activists

The year of COVID-19 also has been a year of political activism, from sweeping Black Lives Matter protests to storming the U.S. Capitol. In San...

DeBerry takes seat as new county commissioner

ALAMO HEIGHTS — “PRAGMATIC” AND “SCRAPPY” are adjectives new Bexar County Precinct 3 Commissioner Trish DeBerry often uses to describe herself. Both traits have served her...

Rodeo returns to roots

We started 2021 with such high hopes, but we forgot about Murphy’s Law. Named for Edward Murphy, an Army major who became an Air...

New VIA chair has deep South Side roots

New VIA Metropolitan Transit Chairman Fernando Reyes grew up on the South Side, where he grasped the importance of public transit early. Today, Reyes is...

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