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Sunday, August 26, 2012

San Antonio's Creative Economy and SA2020

Posted By on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Last week, I attended the Creative Economy Luncheon, hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs. Held at Pearl Stable, the luncheon was an unveiling of the 2011 Growth and Prosperity report by Dr. Steve Nivin, Chief Economist for...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Animal Care Services: Kathy Davis replaces Joe Angelo at the helm

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

By Andrew Oxford There were fond farewells and a few grumbles Wednesday night for Joe Angelo, the outgoing interim director of Animal Care Services. Flanked by Kathy Davis, who took over the agency Monday, Angelo put in a final appearance at the ACS Advisory Board meeting. The agenda...

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Nonprofit Boards: What Are They and Why YOU Should Get on One!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Few people know nonprofit organizations like my guest blogger Francesca Rattray. Francesca has spent most of her adult life in the nonprofit world as a fundraiser, trainer, and consultant. She studied Asian Studies at Georgetown University and has an MBA from Boston University’s School of Management. In the following post...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Upcoming San Antonio Pet Adoption Events

Posted By on Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Well, since we've talked about opportunities to go green with your pets, let's talk about other pet pawsibilities--like adoption events. My friend Gavin Nichols aka the no kill guy, sent me a list of scheduled adoption events hosted by Animal Care Services (ACS). The purpose behind the adoption events is...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Tips for evironmentally-friendly pet ownership

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Welcome back guest blogger Andrea Nocito. Andrea currently works as manager for the Energy Savings Solutions program at UTSA. In her spare time, Andrea founded EcoStrategies, a sustainability planning and implementation firm. Andrea is truly a goddess of the green movement with her focus on helping every aspect of life...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bogus reality TV producer accused of sexually assaulting aspiring teenage model

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM

More details have surfaced in the FBI's case against a wanna-be San Antonio reality TV producer accused of sexually exploiting local underage girls.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Botched care at SA's Emeritus as Texas leads nation in nursing home deficiencies

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 1:13 PM

When federal inspectors dropped by San Antonio nursing home Emeritus at Lincoln Heights last summer they discovered a laundry list of problems. They noted several instances of unsafe nursing practices, saying staff was “carelessly failing, repeatedly failing, or exhibiting an inability” to conform to minimum nursing standards. The...

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

African lion on the loose in San Antonio? Stranger things have happened

Posted By on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The author investigates a recent lion report on the city's west side At or around 1:30 a.m. on the morning of August 3, local authorities investigated a report of an ‘African lioness’ running loose in western Bexar County. Evidently, a woman who lives on Mesquite Trail near Talley...

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Teach for America success in SA debated

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

By Andrew Oxford If students are less than energetic about returning to the classroom this month, at least a few young teachers hope to make up for that. Brandon Honore is one of them. “Teach for America brings a lot of energy to education,” Honore said. The Dallas...

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lone Star Green: Texas Republican Party is the real 'extremist' in the climate fight

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM

A future without rain, projections from the U.S. Global Change Research Program. By Greg Harman Hot? Dumb question. Unless you work in an ice factory, movie theater, or chilly data center, you know you are. Last month was the warmest July in the continental U.S. on the record books,...

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