Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Work heals at the San Antonio Clubhouse

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 3:34 PM

So, where were you this Christmas? Most likely you were with family enjoying all the usual happy activities. For many of those affected by mental illness, there is no family gathering or festivities--or hope. Fortunately, in San Antonio, nestled in a group of trees at the end of Recoleta Street,...

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Monday, December 24, 2012

"Alien Hunter" Derrel Sims pays San Antonio a visit

Posted By on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Do you know anyone who claims to have been abducted by aliens?

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Best of 2012: Sarah Gould, Saluté’s "angel"

Posted By on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Meet the person who helped secure landmark status for Saluté.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Castros talk gun control on Charlie Rose

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

The Castro twins have become quite the hot commodity on the national media circuit since last month's election underscored the importance of the Hispanic vote. Appearing on the Charlie Rose show last night, the San Antonio wunderkinds decided to dive into the choppy waters of the gun control...

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Ethics board recommends criminal investigation into Alamodome debacle

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM

The city's Ethics Review Board last night recommended law enforcement investigate three former city employees who received free or discounted rooms at the Grande Hyatt. With little to no public discussion, the board ruled all three men, none of whom attended Monday night's hearing, broke city ethics rules....

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Family calls Northside ISD 'the Antichrist' over student tracking chips

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Today Andrea Hernandez and her father referred to Northside ISD as the "Antichrist." In federal court. Over and over again.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Charters for the wealthy and white

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Over at the Texas Observer today, Patrick Michels highlights how amid local efforts to expand charter schools, SA donors are courting a charter company “with a Record of Serving Wealthy White Students.” The so-called “Choose to Succeed” plan to draw $50 million out of local donors hopes to...

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Police say man murdered mother's abusive boyfriend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Police are searching for Jonathan Jose Guillen, saying he shot and killed his mother's abusive ex-boyfriend just after midnight. Guillen caught his mother arguing with the 44-year-old victim just after midnight at an Oak Manor apartment off Austin Highway, according to a police report. The victim grew angry,...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Greening your holidays

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 6:24 PM

While having lunch with friend and blog writer Andrea Nocito, I mentioned that the holiday season, while spectacular, seems so wasteful. Andrea agreed and quickly, we were off to discussing strategies for a less wasteful way to deck the halls. Here are some strategies for greening your holiday season. ...

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Unite Here!, downtown service workers fighting 'tip theft'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

If you find yourself wandering the River Walk or downtown streets in the coming days, chances are you'll run into one of these ballot box-strapped organizers (pictured above). Mostly downtown service workers and organizers with Unite Here!, here's a very crude breakdown of what they'll ask: When you...

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