The San Antonio Public Library System is debuting a new way to expand the reach of its digital book system.
When going to the library you expect to see rows of book shelves, but now the library is experimenting with its walls. Its digital library community project takes vinyl wallpaper that looks like a bookshelf where each book in the image has a QR code, and places it in senior centers, YMCA locations, and at Haven for Hope.
Library Director Ramiro Salazar said the goal is to show what resources the library has available.
A well-established business in San Antonio is defending itself after allegations that a security guard discriminated against a same-sex couple. Thursday night, a rally was held at Sanchez Ice House, where the owner's daughter, Sharon Castillo, read a statement.
But also present at the gathering were the complainants in the case, Maricela Fonseca and her girlfriend, Gina Ramirez.
The get together also featured patrons to the bar, where people relaxing with beer buckets could be seen unwinding from the week.
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A group of kids at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio got their fill of video games on Thursday as a team of gamers who raise money for the hospital brought in plenty of distractions.
The fifth floor of the hospital was packed with Xboxes, Playstations, board games and children who are not too shy to take advantage of them. During the two hours the room was set up, 7-year-old Albany Garaby said she got to play some of her favorite games.
“Batman, NBA, and Angry Birds,” she said with controller in hand while playing Injustice on an Xbox.
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The local business under fire for allegedly discriminating against a lesbian couple is getting the support of a minority rights group.
The director of League of United Latin American Citizens Concilio Zapatista 4383 is siding with Sanchez Ice House, a local business that reportedly told a lesbian couple in early June that they could not kiss because it is a family establishment.
Henry Rodriguez said while the LULAC chapter supports non-discrimination issues, and stood behind the city's revised NDO, he does not believe the business discriminated against the couple.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has asked the U.S. Department of Education allow the state to delay a full rollout of a new teacher evaluation system and teacher's associations are applauding Williams' action.
As per agreement with that allows Texas to opt out of sections of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Williams was to design a teacher evaluation pilot program, test it using voluntary school districts, and then rollout the program after a year.