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Seen in the New York Times, 6 December, 2017
A Place to Play, on Wheels or Feet
At Morgan’s Wonderland and Inspiration Island, people with special needs can do every ride.
Discovered on BuzzFeed, 6 December, 2017
The Mom Of This Sikh Professor Had The Purest Troll After Finding Racist Threats To Her Son
Kaur had one reaction toward the trolls and bigots urging him to leave the country. “She asked me to tell people thank you for trying to get me home to Texas.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 7 December, 2017
Boys & Girls Club sees higher number of members at East Side branch
“We are here to provide that support and be that safe haven for the kids who are in really some difficult situations.”
Seen on Fox 29, 7 December, 2017
Animal Care Services will have ZERO tolerance for weather-related violations
The forecast is calling for freezing, wet conditions over the next several days.
Seen in the Express-News, 7 December, 2017
Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy opened school to education children of slaves
Today the school offers extensive counseling and health services, works closely with a growing homeless population and offers child development services for the children of its students.
Seen in the Express-News, 8 December, 2017
Wintry weather does little to cool San Antonio climate kickoff
“As much as experts know about what to do … it should be up to the community how things are changed around in their environment.”
Found in the Express-News, 8 December, 2017
This is S.A.: Discover the city’s hidden wildlife shelter
The facility hosts a rotating cast of about 200 animals per year, with wildlife coming in sick or injured and going back out healed and whole.
Seen in the Rivard Report, 8 December, 2017
Bunker Labs’ Mission: Turning Veterans into Entrepreneurs
Started in 2014 and based in Chicago, the [non-profit] organization aims to inspire, educate, and connect military members to entrepreneurship opportunities. San Antonio is its 17th chapter.
Also heard on Texas Public Radio, 8 December, 2017
Bunker Labs Launches San Antonio Chapter
Michael Pleasant, community manager with Bunker Labs San Antonio, said part of his job is to map out local resources and networking opportunities for veterans.
Seen on Univision 41, 8 December, 2017
Ayude a una buena causa en ‘¡Feliz Tamalidad!’ [Help a good cause at ‘¡Feliz Tamalidad!’]
Disfrute de unos deliciosos tamales este sábado 9 de diciembre y contribuya a apoyar a la comunidad. [Enjoy delicious tamales this Saturday, December 9 and help support the community.]
Found in La Prensa, 8 December, 2017
La Sociedad de Conservación de SA apoya la educación con “Heritage Education Tours” [The SA Conservation Society supports education with “Heritage Education Tours”]
Durante el mes de noviembre aproximadamente 2,400 estudiantes de cuarto grado tuvieron la dicha de enriquecer su educación sobre la historia de San Antonio. [During the month of November, approximately 2,400 fourth-grade students were fortunate enough to enrich their education about the history of San Antonio.]
Seen on KENS 5, 8 December, 2017
Hot deals on cold dogs: ACS hosting winter adoption special
Animal Care Services is almost at capacity so they are sponsoring a “Name Your Price” adoption event.
Found on KSAT 12, 9 December, 2017
District 10 task force takes initiative to fight homeless problem in area
“People need to reach out to Haven for Hope, so they can meet with them to offer them more long-term solutions.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 9 December, 2017
Local students assemble donated bikes, get to keep them as presents
Students attend 5-hour program that teaches safety, maintenance, nutrition
Seen on Kens 5, 9 December, 2017
Superstar volunteers shine at awards ceremony honoring east-side community
21 individuals and businesses were honored with plaques extolling the virtues of diligence, faith, leadership and community.
Seen on Fox 29, 9 December, 2017
Mayor’s “Housing Task Force” discusses issues in San Antonio
“Everyone has a right to live somewhere,” said Ruben Pena who was participating in the event. “And it shouldn’t be in a box or under a bridge”
Seen in the Express-News, 10 December, 2017
Spirit of San Antonio runs through Carmen Tafolla’s poetry like a river
“Young people need to have it reaffirmed that their uniqueness is valuable.”
Seen on KENS 5, 10 December, 2017
Bells continue to ring and raise money for the Salvation Army
Hometown celebrity ringers are going head-to-head to see whose kettle raises the most money.
Seen in the Express-News, 11 December, 2017
Texas Power Broker Najim works to give his money away
Najim has given millions of dollars to area charities, most of them focused on children.
Seen on News 4 San Antonio, 12 December, 2017
Local non-profit gives Christmas decorations to Hurricane Harvey victims in Aransas Pass
The Chow Train gave trees and ornaments to make this holiday season complete to those in need.