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Pandemic pushes changes to urban landscape

It’s easy to talk about returning to normal when the pandemic is tamed. But, normal is unlikely to mean the same — especially when...

Pandemic pivots: retail recovery in crisis times

While the pandemic seemed like the end of the line to many small businesses, some already were pursuing positive survival strategies. Others pivoted by adopting...

Giving thanks, not COVID

When Thanksgiving approaches I make a list of things I’m grateful for. At the top this year: I’m thankful 2020 is almost over. We...

Smarter lights to brighten Brooks

Some South Side streetlights are getting smarter. In late September, cutting-edge technology came to a few carefully chosen CPS Energy streetlamps around Brooks. As one...

Silver linings

This fall, “back to school” has been anything but back to normal. From online instruction to masks and distanced classrooms, the pandemic is changing...

Sew good to help out

As a nationally recognized costume designer, Margaret Mitchell — a longtime theater professor at the University of the Incarnate Word — creates impressive garments. Today her...

Farming with a mission

Deep on the South Side, near the banks of the San Antonio River, the fertile fields of Mission San Juan Capistrano have returned to...

Allison Craig: Thinking Inside The Box

TERRELL HILLS — Fitting San Antonio into a box is a challenge, but that hasn’t stopped Allison Craig. From a makeshift home office and supply room,...

Home work 101

Home work is making me crazy. I don’t mean schoolwork, although you might say I’m getting schooled in a new way. My home work...

Teen volunteer at zoo a natural

August Lambrecht practically grew up at the San Antonio Zoo. Now the Alamo Heights teen is a standout volunteer and fundraiser for the organization...

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