Above: Lanier High School cosmetology students participated at the 2nd annual Teacher Fest recently, pampering teachers with manicures.

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Visto en KEWX 41, 25 de julio de 2019
Impusieron restricciones a la iglesia de San Antonio que brinda apoyo a las personas sin hogar [Restrictions have been imposed on the church that provides support to the homeless]
La ciudad dice que la Iglesia Vida Restaurada no tiene los permisos solicitados para ofrecer comida y duchas. [The city says Restored Life Church does not have the permits requested to offer food and showers.]

Found in the Current, 25 July, 2019
Gonzaba Medical, San Antonio Organizations to Give Away 800 Box Fans to Senior Citizens
More than 800 free box fans will be distributed at Woodlawn Lake Park Saturday to senior citizens who are at least 62 years old, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Found in the Current, 17 July, 2019
Conservationist Danté Fenolio Fights to Protect Biodiversity At Home and Abroad
“Our motto in the department is that if a project doesn’t put wildlife first, we won’t do it. No ego. No projects for personal glorification. ”

Seen on KSAT 12, 26 July, 2019
250 kids receive free school supplies
The event is geared toward residents of the Cassiano Homes, where the average annual income is about $12,000.

Seen on WOAI 4, 26 July, 2019
New court program will help foster kids pursue higher education
“We just want to treat foster kids like they’re our own children.”

Seen on Spectrum News, 27 July, 2019
Community Reaches Out After Vandalism at The Jerk Shack
“I would hope that they would reach out to us. Let’s see what we can do. If you’re the parent, maybe we can mentor them.”

Found in the Express-News, 27 Jul, 2019
Palo Alto College forum reveals South Side community needs, especially Wi-Fi
“We see this center as a game-changer, when you have an educational institution, particularly one of higher education, in your own backyard.”

Found in the Express-News, 27 July, 2019
City of San Antonio helps fund West Side summer youth leadership program
“I like the program because many people in this community have these types of problems and not a lot of people know how to prevent them.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 27 July, 2019
Judge Seeks Funding for Hybrid Domestic Violence and Drug Court
More than 96 percent of those charged with domestic violence-related crimes were also involved in drug- or alcohol-related crimes.

Found on KENS 5, 27 July, 2019
Leaders call for domestic violence prevention funding in Bexar County
“If we don’t get to the root of the behavior we will continue to exhaust our coffers finding resources for survivors and victims.”

Seen on KENS 5, 27 July, 2019
Leaders call for domestic violence prevention funding in Bexar County
A county judge and city councilmember announced plans to push for $1 million in funding for a two-year pilot program to prevent domestic violence.

Found in the Express-News, 27 July, 2019
‘Tackle it head on’: San Antonio leaders plead for funding to address family violence, substance abuse
The program, if funded, would establish a drug court that would require participants to attend classes on issues related to power and control, appropriate anger responses and nonviolent problem-solving skills. The program would also offer supervision, including random urinalysis, and counseling services.

Heard on Texas Public Radio, July 26, 2019
Migrant Resource Center Still An Oasis For People Journeying Towards Hope
At least 27,000 people received a warm meal, a medical screening, a safe place to rest or travel assistance since March.

Found in the Current, 23 July, 2019
San Antonio Doctor and Restaurant Owner Partner Up to Offer Direct-Care Health Care to Employees
“My thing is like community takes care of the community. If no one is coming to rescue us, and no one is taking care of us, we have to take care of us.”

Found in the Express-News, 27 July, 2019
San Antonio Fire Department hosts Hero Like Her Camp
“I believe any firetruck that pulls up in a neighborhood ought to be represented by the people in that neighborhood and the community that they represent.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 29 August, 2019
Service club makes dolls for migrant children
Volunteers with the San Antonio Rotary Club spent the morning sewing “puente pals” – dolls made from refurbished t-shirts – to give to children who are passing through San Antonio.

Found in the Current, 29 July, 2019
Multisensory Tours at the San Antonio Museum of Art Invite People With Visual Impairments to Touch, Smell, Hear Art
“There is a difference between being able to see something and having a vision of something.”

Found in the Express-News, 30 July, 2019
Report: Poverty in San Antonio disproportionately hits Hispanic, black residents
Decades of racist deed restrictions and federal policy barring nonwhite families from obtaining federally-backed mortgages largely blocked San Antonio’s nonwhite communities from building wealth during the economic boom following World War II.

Found in the Rivard Report, 31 July, 2019
SA’s Worst Poverty, Employment, and Education Outcomes Are Concentrated in 4 Zip Codes
“We know what the problems are. We know where the attention and the resources need to be . . .We just need to stay focused and consistent and not deviate to the next big thing that comes along.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 30 July, 2019
Bexar County’s $1 Billion Opioid Suit Set for Trial in 2020
County officials want any money received in a potential verdict or settlement to come directly to local programs and services.

Seen on WOAI 4, 30 July, 2019
Local teen, duffel bag company team up to help foster kids
Most foster kids have nothing more than a trash bag to carry around their things from home to home.

Found in the Rivard Report, 30 July, 2019
Renovated Kitchen at Youth Shelter to Provide More Than Just Meals
“The basic need of nutrition can feed the soul, feed the mind, feed the heart of these children, and helps with their healing and their rehabilitation.”


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