These boxes of the San Antonio Library Foundation’s Born to Read bilingual board books series created with @sama_art And @tupress are on their way to the City of San Antonio’s Migrant Resource Center. This compassionate news roundup is published every Wednesday afternoon. If you want to get the news sooner, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate actions!
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 3 July, 2019
San Antonio Women Share Personal Stories Of Violence In Texas’ Deadliest Large City For Women
“Everybody should have the right to safety, to justice, to love and to respect.”
Found in the Current, 3 July, 2019
Survivors of Domestic Violence at Town Hall Call on Lawmakers to Reverse Disturbing Trend in San Antonio
“It’s something that’s not going to be solved by a particular politician or even one level of government, but by all of us.”
Seen on KENS 5, 3 July, 2019
How much money has San Antonio’s temporary migrant shelter cost taxpayers so far?
“It is what we do as a city from the top level to the employees in the field. We provide that service with compassion.”
Seen on WOAI 4, 4 June, 2019
Non-profit opening up new food pantry for San Antonio veterans
For more information on the AGIF-NVOP food pantry for veterans, call (210) 223-4088.
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 4 July, 2019
Seniors Struggle With Loneliness. This Tech Program Is Trying To Help
The 350 seniors were at high risk of social isolation, which it measures with a metrics like whether they lived alone, are low-income or have a disability.
Found in the Express-News, July 4, 2019
Domestic violence town hall laid bare the enormity of San Antonio’s problem
Attendees begged the city and county to better coordinate services and better fund agencies and groups that can help reverse the trend.
Found in San Antonio Magazine, July, 2019 issue
Colleen Bridger: The interim assistant city manager is focused on creating a healthy San Antonio
“Many [migrants] don’t know where here is, and this may be their first real exposure to what it means to live in the U.S. So we coined the phrase “compassionate layover” and that really is our guiding principle.”
Found in the Express-News, 5 July, 2019
Newest juvenile judge readies launch of gang court in Bexar County
JUNTOS Court is for self-reporting teenagers involved in gang activity who want to change their lives before they get deeper into the lifestyle.
Found in the Express-News, 5 July, 2019
San Antonio area house fire disrupts Catholic ministry to the deaf
The SA-based Dominican religious order recruits deaf and hearing men who want to serve and preach in sign language.
Seen on KSAT 12, 6 July, 2019
San Antonio innovator invents biometric gun lock that could keep weapons out of children’s hands
Josh Ramos was stirred by the high number of school shootings in 2018.
Seen on KSAT 12, 5 July, 2019
28 children battling cancer, some terminal, get Christmas in July celebration
“The families get to come together with families just like them, so there’s a unification that happens that’s kind of unexplained. Everyone just enjoys life for just a little while.”
Found in the Express-News, 6 July, 2019
San Antonio nonprofit lifts sick children’s spirits with Christmas in July
“We bring Christmas early to them. It’s so necessary to give unto others.”
Seen on Spectrum News, 8 June, 2019
Professional Cuddler Offers Group Cuddling Therapy
“You also feel that you are something, a human. You’re worthy of being touched, you’re worthy of offering touch.”
Found on Culture Map, 9 July, 2019
New neighborhood urban farm crops up on San Antonio’s East Side
It is a community resource that will address food insecurity and provide educational opportunities to help residents learn about healthy choices.
Found in the Express-News, 9 June, 2019
San Antonio teacher receives national sustainability award
Nimitz Middle School’s Jennifer Humphrey was recognized for her work in her sixth and seventh grade environmental science classes, including aquaponics, gardening, and rain catchment systems.
Seen on KSAT 12, 9 July, 2019
San Antonio park police officer starts boxing gym to deter youth from crime
“All they’re looking for is a listening ear and someone that’s just going to care about them, and that little bit of love goes a long way and you can see many examples of that in our community.”
Found in the Express-News, July 10, 2019
Spurs’ Lonnie Walker volunteers to get locked in hot car for PETA video showing dangers for dogs
You could save a life.